What do you do with your bags if your flight gets into Lisbon early? Some hotels will let you leave your stuff, and it’s always worth asking your Airbnb host if you can drop yours bags off early, but sometimes neither of those two things are an option. Or, maybe you’re planning on going away for a few days and you don’t need (or want) to have to lug all of your stuff around with you?
With cobbled streets that stretch across the 7 hills that Lisbon is built on, Lisbon is definitely not the kind of city that you want to carry your bags through. Thankfully, there are now plenty of companies in Lisbon that will store your backpacks and suitcases for a few hours, days, or even weeks.
To see which company was the best, I compared all the different luggage storage services in Lisbon.
|3 Hours||24 Hours||3 Days||Insurance||Promo Code|
|Luggage Hero||€ 5||€ 8||€ 18||€ 2,500||PORTUGALIST (2 Hours Free)|
|NannyBag||€ 6||€ 6||€ 14||€ 1,500||PORTUGAL5 (5% off)|
|Stasher||€ 6||€ 6||€ 16||£1,000|
|Radical Storage||€ 5||€ 10||€ 15||€ 500|
A few important notes:
- Radical Storage don’t charge per 24-hour period, but per day. This means if you were to store your bag for 23 hours and 59 minutes over the course of 2 days you would pay €10 not €5. The other services charge per 24 hours, and you would pay closer to €6 (depending on their 24-hour rate)
- Luggage Keeper, although cheaper, don’t have as many reviews or locations as the others. Reviews are important.
- If you’re storing expensive items such as computers or tablets, make sure you use a service with adequate insurance. Be sure to read the small print as many services have exclusions for cash and credit cards.
Luggage Hero have the highest insurance coverage of any of the services mentioned: €2,500 (or $3,000) per bag. As with the other services, cash, credit cards, and items like jewelry aren’t covered.
- Costs €1 per hour (+ a €2 handling fee)
- Costs €8 per 24 hours.
- You won’t be charged if you don’t show up, or if you find something better.
- Use the code PORTUGALIST to get 2 hours free.
Nannybag is one of the largest luggage storage services, with locations all over Lisbon.
- Costs €6 for the first 24 hours.
- Every day after that costs €4 per day.
- Your luggage is insured for up to €1,500 in total or up to €1,000 per item.
- Use the coupon code PORTUGAL5 to get 5% off.
Stasher is essentially Airbnb but for luggage storage: the website shows you local shops, cafés, and other businesses that offer luggage storage. Simply select a place that looks suitable, and you can then book your storage online using a credit card or PayPal.
- €6 for the first day
- €5 for every day after that.
- You luggage is insured for up to £1,000, excluding cash and some other items, so don’t store anything more valuable than that.
Like Stasher, Radical Storage (formerly Bagbnb) lets you connect with nearby shops, hotels, and other businesses that offer luggage storage on their premises.
Simply put in your location and Radical Storage will show you nearby places that offer luggage storage. The website has quite a few users, so it’s easy to see places that other travelers have used before (and, most importantly, reviewed). Opening times are marked in the listings, which is useful if you need to find somewhere that’s open particularly early or late.
- €5 per day per bag (note: per day, not 24 hours)
- There is no size or weight limit so good for large items, even bicycle bags.
- You have to pre-book and there are no refunds if you decide not to use the service.
- Your luggage is insured for up to €500.
- Use code PORTUBAG10 to get 10% off.
Luggit works slightly differently to apps like LuggageHero and BagBNB: rather than you going to a shop with your luggage, a Luggit driver (called a ‘Keeper’) comes to you.
They will collect your bags, suitcases, surfboard, or whatever else from wherever you are in Lisbon and, using the app, you can arrange when and where you want them delivered to you.
This saves you spending time lugging your bags around Lisbon. It also means you don’t have to go back to the place where you left your bags. All in all, it could save you quite a bit of time.
- You can store your bags for as long as you like.
- Big items like surfboards and bicycles can be stored.
- Use the code PORTUGALIST to get €3 off.
City Lockers is a Portuguese luggage storage company with lockers located throughout Lisbon and Porto. In Lisbon, their lockers are located in the centre of Lisbon: at Rossio metro station, Praça Figueira Parking (which is also near Rossio), and Martim Moniz Parking.
You can store your bags and suitcases from anywhere from 1 hour to 24 hours. They also offer long-term storage, which is anything up to 7 days, but can also offer bespoke solutions for anything longer than that.
Luggage storage at Lisbon Airport
Lisbon Airport’s baggage storage area is located in the arrivals area, before security, and next to car park P2 (basically on the right hand side of the airport). The facility is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and you can storage items for as long as you like.
The long-term storage works like this: initially you pay for one day, and when you come back you pay for any additional days. This works well for people who want to leave their luggage, but aren’t quite sure how many days they’ll need.
According to Lisbon Airport’s website, the service isn’t just limited to bags and suitcases: you can also store bulky items like surfboards and bicycles as well.
Problems at Lisbon Airport?
While you can normally store your bags and suitcases at Lisbon Airport for as long as you need, this hasn’t been the case while there’s renovation work being done. It’s also always good to have a backup plan, so here are some options:
- Use Luggit – They’ll send a driver to Lisbon Airport who will pick up your bags from you there. You can use the app to schedule where and when to have them dropped off (Tip: Use the code PORTUGALIST for €3 off).
- NannyBag and LuggageHero both list at least one storage location at Parque das Nações, which is just 4 metro stops away.
- There are coin-operated lockers at Lisbon Oriente Train Station (map), which is just 4 metro stops away.
- There are coin-operated lockers at Lisbon Oceanarium (map), which is also 4 metro stops away.
(Note: Lisbon Oriente and Parque das Nações are essentially the same place).
Luggage storage at Lisbon train stations
According to Comboios de Portugal’s website, coin-operated storage lockers are available at several Lisbon train stations including Cais do Sodré, Lisboa Oriente, Lisboa Santa Apolónia, Rossio, and Sete Rios. Storage is only available for a maximum of 24 hours so, if you need something longer-term, you should look at one of the other options above.
Note: There are no lockers at Entrecampos.
Luggage storage at Lisbon Oceanarium
As the Lisbon Oceanarium is located near Lisbon Airport, a lot of people go there before or after heading to the airport.
There are luggage storage facilities at the aquarium, and more information about them can be found on Lisbon Oceanarium’s website. As well as normal lockers, there are also bicycle lockers as well. These lockers are coin-operated and, unlike most of the other baggage storage options on this page, you actually get your coin back at the end.
If those lockers aren’t suitable, don’t forget there are also left luggage lockers at Lisbon Oriente station.
Luggage storage in other parts of Portugal
Have you stored your bags while you were in Lisbon? Where did you leave them, and what was your experience? Share a review or ask a question by leaving a comment below.