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Review of Lisbon

Ivonique flew with TAP Airlines to Lisbon for her honeymoon: "I was impressed by the services on board in the plane, very good food." They stayed at the Eduardo VII Hotel: "Even if the furniture is kind of old, I would recommend this hotel for his price range." And of the sights in Lisbon: "I was impressed by the Commerce Square, the statues and the Tejo river close by." They also visited the Castelo de S. Jorge: "I liked the medieval royal atmosphere up there. It is mostly ruins, but the city panorama is amazing." South Africans may be interested in visiting the Jeronimos Monastery and see Vasco da Gama's tomb. On the Tower of Belem: "I liked this defense tower build also in the Manueline style that combines elements of moore, renaissance and gothic elements. It was practically built over the Tejo River. I was impressed by the statues found here."

If you're mobile enough, we recommend staying at the Casa Do Bairro B&B/apartments (it's at the bottom of a steep street with cobblestones) in the heart of old Lisbon, near the River Tejo (and walking distance from the Barrio Alto and Chiado nightlife). Book a room with ocean views.

Cheap Flights from Johannesburg to Lisbon

To get on a cheap flight from Johannesburg to Lisbon (Portugal):

  1. Check the prices of all the airlines flying the route using the flight price comparison tool on the left, book the cheapest flight which isn't too long a duration for you (there are no direct flights).

  2. Use your stock of SouthAfrica.TO travel vouchers to discount your flight further. If you've got none yet, then use this flight to start building them up. Our readers are our writers, and if you send us a review of your flight from JNB to Lisbon, we'll give you a travel vouchers - the better the quality of the review the more you'll get, but everybody gets something.


There are no direct flights from Johannesburg to Lisbon. All flights from Joburg are from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB). We carried out a snapshot survey of airfares when we set this up and ordered the airlines from the cheapest flights at the top (obviously this will have changed since):



Johannesburg to Lisbon (LIS)

1-stop (18 to 21 hours)
Dubai (DXB)

Turkish Airlines

Johannesburg to Lisbon (LIS)

1-stop (21 hours)
Istanbul (IST)


Johannesburg to Lisbon (LIS)

1-stop (15 to 24 hours) in London (LHR)

TAP Air Portugal

Johannesburg to Lisbon (LIS)

1-stop (14 to 24 hours)


Johannesburg to Lisbon (LIS)

1-stop (20 hours)
Zurich (ZRH)

British Airways

Johannesburg to Lisbon (LIS)

1-stop (16 to 22 hours)
London (LHR)


Johannesburg to Lisbon (LIS)

1-stop (14 to 18 hours)
Paris De Gaulle (CDG)

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Johannesburg to Lisbon (LIS)

1-stop (16 to 17 hours)
Amsterdam (Schipol)

Virgin Atlantic

Johannesburg to Lisbon (LIS)

1-stop (24 hours)
London (LHR)

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Johannesburg to Lisbon (LIS)

1-stop (14 to 17 hours)
Paris De Gaulle (CDG)

TAAG Angola

Johannesburg to Lisbon (LIS)

1-stop (19 hours)
Luanda (LAD)

Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM)

Johannesburg to Lisbon (LIS)

1-stop (14 hours)

See our SA to Portugal flights page for a detailed discussion of flight connections between the 2 countries.


  • Apr 2013. TAP Portugal increases its flights between Maputo & Lisbon to 4 a week during the nothern hemisphere summer, and to 5 a week from June to September. "TAP boosted its capacity on this route by 33% last year, and this year will start operating its extra peak summer flight earlier – jumping to five weekly flights starting in June." said the airline

  • 9 Jul 2012. Emirates introduces daily flights from Dubai to Lisbon in a B777-200ER aircraft, offering first-, business- and economy-class cabins. Flight EK191 is scheduled to leave Dubai at 09h15 and arrive in Lisbon at 14h45.

  • 1 May 2012. Iberia suspends its flights from Johannesburg.

  • June 2011. On 20 Jan 2011, TAP Portugal stated in a press release, that from June 2011 it is scrapping direct flights from Johannesburg to Lisbon, and in future its flights will be via Maputo, in cooperation with LAM.

  • 1 Apr 2011. LAM begins flights from Maputo to Lisbon, timed so that passengers from Johannesburg can easily connect onto it. The flights run twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays. The flights will be in a Boeing B767-200 ER aircraft, owned by Euro Atlantic Airways, with capacity for 202 passengers, 150 in economy class and 52 in executive class.

Lisbon panormaic photo

Things to do in Lisbon

See Jeronimos Monastery, where Vasco de Gama is resting, visit Chiado Square for some window shopping & stop by at the Berardo Museum. Here's a photo of Pena Palace:

Pena Palace in Lisbon

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