You can get to mainland Portugal a
number of ways, probably the easiest and quickest is to fly.
Flights from the United Kingdom to Portugal take on average
about two and half hours, though this depends on your
by Air: The country has three international airports:
Faro in the Algarve; Lisbon in Central Portugal and Oporto, to
the north. All three airports are operated by ANA Aeroportos de
Portugal, a state owned authority.
Lisbon Portela is the busiest
airport in Portugal, with both passenger and cargo levels
increasing rapidly. Although schemes are in place to increase
Portela's capacity, the Portuguese government are investing in
the construction of a new airport to eventually replace it. The
government chose the site for this new airport in 1999 to be at
Ota, a district 50 kilometres north of the capital.
Completion of this airport is
projected to be around 2017 and it is