Getting here

There are many scheduled, budget and charter services to both Lisbon and Porto from both major and regional international airports – the Internet, Telextext, Sunday newspapers or your travel agent are the best places to search for good deals.

Many provincial airports also operate services to Faro which is an easy 4 hours motorway drive north – you could also incorporate sightseeing in the Alentejo and Lisboa en route.

Alternatively some visitors may prefer to bring their own vehicle via ferry services to France or Northern Spain and then spend some time exploring Galicia and then northern Portugal en route

Lisbon (Lisboa)

Leziria is 1½ hours’ drive north of Lisboa’s Portela Airport; there are 2 motorways, both of which have toll (Peage) sections – We recommend that you take the quieter A8 that then merges with the A17 with an exit conveniently close to us.

Detailed directions will be supplied with your reservation confirmation.

Oporto (Porto)

Should you choose to fly to Porto’s newly extended Sao Francisco de Carneiro Airport, then Leziria is about 2 hours drive in total, travelling south towards the city then following signs for Lisboa; thereafter changing to the A29 in the direction of Aveiro then south west using the A25 and A17.  On leaving this motorway you are then around 2kms from your holiday home at Casa das Flores.

Detailed directions will be supplied with your reservation confirmation.


Below is an indication of the tolls you may incur on your journey and below you will find more detailed information on the toll system on the Brisa website –

ApproximteToll Charge Information as at 31/01/2013

Porto Euros
From Porto on A1/A29/A25/A17 around €10 single journey
(From Porto to Aveiro on A1 = €3.00 + A25 camera tolls in places, some sections are FOC, start of A17 to Monte Redondo = €7)

From Porto using the A29, A25 route there are automatic camera tolls – ask for more information at the car hire desk or contact us at Casa das Flores Apartments

Lisboa Euros
From Lisboa to Varzeas on A17 & A8 about €10 single journey in total
There are 2 separate toll sections, the middle part of your journey is FOC
Obidos Euros
Varzeas to Tornada (nr Óbidos) about €5 single journey

For full information about tolls, the network and how tolls are charged visit the Brisa website – –  there is an English language button at the top and if you want to calculate your toll you can find it under Tolls-Toll Rates-How tolls are determined and at the bottom of the page there is a Toll Calculator (well hidden so look around for it).

It is important to note that you should never use the Green ViaVerde lanes on the toll booths as this is strictly for people who are registered and have a toll box which calculates their journeys.  If you mistakenly take this route you can be seriously fined plus the cost of your journey, no matter how short can come to €40/€50 or more.

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