±A - Subscribe to Our Newsletter
Our monthly newsletter contains health and financial news, expat articles, social media recommendations and more.
±A - Join Our Community
±A - Read Our Guide
±A - Compare Quotes and Save
±A - Listen to the Podcast
±A - Expert Financial
±A - ExpatFocus Partners
Getting ThereBack to top Back to main Skip to menu
Portugal - Getting There
There are international airports located in the following cities:
- Funchal (Madeira)
- Ponta Delgada (Azores)
- Laies (Azores)
Lisbon's international airport is serviced by flights from a variety of destinations, including England, France, Spain, the USA and Canada. There are also international flights to Porto and Faro.
The Portuguese national airline is Air Portugal (TAP). For domestic service, the regional airline SATA offers connections to the Azores.
There are daily international railway connections to destinations abroad:
- Lisbon - Porto - Paris (Twice daily)
- Lisbon - Madrid
- Porto - Vigo (Spain)
- Lisbon - Badajoz (Spain)
You may enter Portugal by car at the following major points of entry:
- Valenca do Minho (in the north)
- Guarda (in the east)
- Badajoz (in the south east)
- Villareal (southern coast)
These checkpoints are manned 24 hours a day.
There is frequent coach service to Lisbon, Porto and the Algarve from several cities in Spain.
There are regularly scheduled departures between Faro and Seville.
The Plymouth-Santander ferry allows you to take your car from Great Britain to Spain.
P&O operates a ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao, an alternative to the more popular Plymouth-Santander route.
Read more about this country
Expat Health Insurance Partners
At Bupa we have been helping individuals and families live longer, healthier, happier lives for over 60 years. We are trusted by expats in 190 different countries and have links with healthcare organisations throughout the world. So whether you're moving abroad for a change of career or a change of scene, with our international private health insurance you will always be in safe hands.
Cigna has worked in international health insurance for more than 30 years. Today, Cigna has over 71 million customer relationships around the world. Looking after them is an international workforce of 31,000 people, plus a network of over 1 million hospitals, physicians, clinics and health and wellness specialists worldwide, meaning you have easy access to treatment.