Lisbon Airport Live Departures

Lisbon Airport Check-In

There are a few ways to check in at Lisbon Airport: you check in at your airline’s counter, online in advance, or using the self-service kiosks. To locate your airline’s check-in counter at the airport, check the flight information screens in the terminal or our Lisbon Airport live departures board. 

Alternatively, you can use the self-service check-in kiosks in either terminal’s public departures area. Once you’ve printed your boarding pass, you can head straight to security. Or, if you have luggage, proceed to the bag drop area first.

Lastly, you can skip check-in for Lisbon Airport departures altogether by checking in online in advance through your airline’s website or app. Most airlines offer this service and it means that you can head straight to security upon arriving at the airport, as long as you don’t have any luggage to drop.

Lisbon Airport Departures Terminal 1

  • Check-in desks, boarding gates and security are all located on Level 1.

Lisbon Airport Departures Terminal 2

  • Terminal 2 is a one-floor building, with check-in desks and the public area in one large hall, and security and boarding gates located in the adjacent hall.

When to arrive for departures from Lisbon Airport?

Humberto Delgado Airport recommends that passengers arrive 90 minutes ahead of Schengen flights, 2 hours prior to non-Schengen flights, and 3 hours before intercontinental flights. Although. If you’ve checked in online and don’t have any baggage to check in, you can arrive a little earlier to avoid hanging around the airport for too long.

What’s next?

Once check-in is complete, you can head towards security to access Lisbon Airport’s departures lounge. We recommend checking what you can and can’t bring in your luggage before getting to the airport, to avoid wasting time at security. Liquids must be stored in clear 100 ml containers and placed into a transparent plastic bag.

At security, you’ll need to remove any large electronic devices and your liquids from your baggage and place them in plastic trays. Place your suitcase in a separate tray and remember to remove everything from your pockets, as well as any jewellery, watches, belts, and coats. Next, walk through the scanner and pick your items up on the other side.

Lisbon Airport security wait times are around 20-30 minutes. However, waiting times can extend during peak periods such as the summer months.

*If you’d prefer to ensure a speedy process, you can book Lisbon Airport’s fast-track services from €9.

What to do in Departures at Lisbon Airport?

Lisbon Airport has two terminals, Terminal 1 is used for international and domestic flights, whilst Terminal 2 is only used by low-cost airlines such as easyJet and Eurowings.

Both are equipped with all the necessary amenities, facilities and services for the modern traveller including information kiosks, currency exchange and cash services, accessible toilets and changing rooms, family services, WiFi, and more. 

Those with departures from Lisbon Airport Terminal 1 can also take advantage of a dedicated relaxation zone, a business centre, a children’s playground, and some VIP lounges. The LIS Shopping and Dining Centre is also found in Terminal 1, offering passengers a good choice of cafes, restaurants and shops.

Terminal 2, however, is much smaller and doesn’t offer the same variety of services. But there is still a modest collection of cafes, restaurants, and shops to enjoy including Soho Coffee Co, Ale-Hop and Sunglass Hut.

*If you’re shopping in Lisbon Airport duty-free, it’s a good idea to check the tax-free entitlement for the country you’re travelling to.

Frequently Asked Questions

When to arrive at Lisbon Airport?

The airport recommends arriving 1.5 hours before Schengen and domestic flights, 2 hours before non-Schengen flights, and 3 hours ahead of intercontinental flight departures.

How do I know what gate my flight is departing from?

How long does it take to get through security at Lisbon Airport?