IKEA has several stores across Portugal: One in Lisbon (Alfragide), one in Loures (about 18km from Lisbon), one in Braga, one in Matosinhos just outside of Porto, and one in Loulé near Faro.
Online Shopping & Delivery
While it’s possible to browse IKEA Portugal’s online catalogue online, it’s not possible to buy all of those products online. For a lot of products, you’ll have to physically go to the store to buy them (you can view IKEA’s online shop here) and then arrange delivery.
Most items can be delivered throughout Portugal, but delivery isn’t always cheap. It starts from €39 and works its way up to €189.
Delivery costs are calculated based on the amount you spend (e.g. up to €1,000, more than €3,000 etc.) and what zone your property or delivery address is in. For more information and to check stock of a particular product, go to your local IKEA page: Alfragide, Loures, Braga, Matosinhos, and Loulé.
As an example: using the online shop we added a SÖDERHAMN sofa to the basket. Here are some examples of what delivery would cost across Portugal:
- Alcantara, Lisbon – €49
- Beja – €129
On the plus side, delivery costs don’t really go up when you add more items so if you’re buying a few things (or furnishing a house) it can work out more affordable to arrange delivery with IKEA than to do it yourself.
The stock listed for Madeira and the Azores is different to that of mainland Portugal. Delivery prices started from €89 instead of €99.
The other alternative is to shop somewhere other than IKEA. La Redoute offers free delivery on a lot of items, including furniture. Conforama, for example, has eight stores in Portugal and a well-stocked online shop. Naturacasa.net is another online furniture shop, and delivery is free on orders over €400.
Delivery from other Countries
IKEA is often cheaper in other countries, for example in the UK or Germany, however sending large items like furniture abroad can make the savings minimal. If you order from IKEA in the UK, for example, you will need to send that to a UK address (either someone you know or a postal forwarding service) and then pay for shipping to Portugal.
For more expensive items, it is always worth checking to see if your home country is cheaper but with shipping added on sometimes the savings can be so small it’s not worth bothering.