Latest news about tolls on Motorways in Portugal, how to pay, what to look for etc. The system for charging tolls on SCUT motorways in Portugal came into force on 15 October 2010 we are now mid 2013 and they are less popular than ever. Estradas de Portugal reported over €30 million of unpaid tolls in 2012.
These are the current 2011-2012 flight schedules for the most popular destinations, from Portugal airports. We will update it when we can, but as flights change so often if you find anything wrong then please let us know.
Winter Schedule are usually October to March and Summer March to October.
Flights From Lisbon
|Winter Schedule||Summer Schdule||Notes|
Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, Berlin, Geneva, Milan, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, Madeira
|various check www.easyjet.com|
London Gatwick LGW
|Heathrow LHR||3 x per day||up to 4 x per day|
|London Gatwick LGW||Daily||Daily|
|London Heathrow LHR||Daily||Daily|
|Aer Lingus||Dublin||up to 6 times a week||daily||winter schedule changes each month|
Flights from Porto (Oporto)
|Winter Schedule||Summer Schedule||Notes|
Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Geneva, Lyon, Milan, Paris
|various check www.easyjet.com|
|London Gatwick LGW||daily||daily|
|Tap||London Gatwick LGW||daily||daily||www.flytap.pt|
|RyanAir||other european destinations||various check www.ryanair.com|
|Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun||2 x per day|
|Gatwick||Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun||no|
|Stanstead||daily||2 x per day|
Flights from Beja
|BMI/Sunvil||London Heathrow||none||2 x week||book through Sunvil|
Flights from Faro
|Airline||Destination||Winter Schedule||Summer Schedule||Notes|
|British Airways||London Gatwick LGW||Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun||2 x per day|
|London City LCY||no||Tue, Thu, Sun||Jul & Aug only|
|easyjet||Belfast||Tue, Sat||Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun|
|Glasgow||Tue, Sat||Tue, Thu, Sat||extra days at holiday times|
|Liverpool||Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun||daily|
|Gatwick||2 flights per day||2 flights per day|
|Luton||Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun||daily|
|Southend||daily (April - June)||starting April|
|Newcastle||Tue, Thu, Sat||Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun|
|Paris Orly||Tue, Sat||daily||daily Jul & Aug only|
|Monarch||Birmigham||most days||most days|
|Gatwick||Thu, Sun||Thu, Sun||more days in peak|
|Luton||no||most days||more days in peak|
|Jet2||Blackpool||no||Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun|
|East Midlands||no||Thu, Sat, Sun|
|Edinburgh||Thu, Sun||Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun||March to October|
|Glasgow||no||Mon, Fri, Sat||+ Thu in peak months|
|Leeds Bradford||some around Christmas||up to daily in summer months||schedules change each month|
|Newcastle||no||Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun||+ Fri in peak months|
|Memmingen (Munch West)||no||yes|
|no||Sun - Fri||April to end October|
|?||Tue, Fri||new route starting April 2013|
|Colonia||?||Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun||new route starting March 2013|
|Aer Lingus||Dublin||Tue, Thu, Sun||daily|
|Belfast BFS||no||Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun|
|Cork ORK||no||Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun|
Cheap Flights between UK and Portugal operate widely from March to October, but a winter service into Lisbon or Porto is only supplied from London airports. More detailed Flight Schedules.
EasyJet have shortlisted Lisbon in the last 4 in their choice for a new European Hub so this could open up year round flights to UK and many other European destinations.
From Porto, Ryanair is flying to Liverpool, Bristol, Dublin, London-Stanstead and more European destinations, it now operates a year round shuttle to Faro.
On the Liverpool-Porto route, the first flights start at the end of March until October 28th 2010. Flights in both directions are on Sundays and Thursdays.
Travelling between Birmingham and Porto is a similar story with flights commencing from end March with flights on Fridays and Mondays, and finishing on October 29th 2010.
Direct Flights between Porto and Bristol also start at the end of March and fly on Thursdays and Sundays until October 28th 2010.
Dublin flights as well as London-Stanstead operate throughout the year.
Flights into the Netherlands are already in operation between Porto and Eindhoven, travelling 4 days per week.
Easyjet also start their summer program right at the end of March.
Lisbon - Bristol operate with three flights a week on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays until November 1st 2010.
Lisbon – Liverpool service has 4 weekly flights until November 2nd 2010.
Lisbon - Edinburgh service operates until November 2nd 2010.
Lisbon - Luton operates daily throughout the year.
Lisbon - Gatwick operates daily throughout the year.
Porto - Gatwick operates daily throughout the year.
stopped operating in 2012
Jet2 only offer Flights from Faro but do fly in to Leeds/Bradford , Manchester, Blackpool and Edinburgh.
Aer Lingus have a regular flight to Lisbon from two airports in Ireland. Cork flights are Monday and Fridays starting at the end of March. Dublin flights are already flying 5 times a week with a daily service starting at the end of March.
If you need to fly between the UK and Portugal before the end of March, it is useful to note that RyanAir operate a shuttle service between Porto and Faro at least every other day. Prices on certain days last March were priced from £4 (plus taxes), so look out for these.
There has been a reprive for the Linha Oeste. After contacting CP about this closure and pressure from Caldas da Raihna council, CP are reviewing the decision to close the line. No final conclusion yet (25th January 2012).
Delights of Transport (Delicious do Transporte) is our Portugal Transport column written by Robert Patten. This included lots of information about travelling by public transport in Portugal.