What do you do with your bags if your flight gets into Lisbon early? With cobbled streets and LOTS of hills, Lisbon is definitely not the kind of city that you want to carry your bags and suitcases 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.
As well as lockers in train stations, there are also plenty of apps like Luggage Hero and Nanny Bag where you can drop your bags off at a nearby shop, museum, or café (for a fee).
These are really useful as you can just download the app, check which ones are near your apartment, and then go and dump your bags or suitcases. Many of these services have voucher codes (listed below) so be sure to take advantage and save yourself a few €€€s.
Luggage Storage Apps
These are the most common luggage storage apps. Most have storage locations in central areas like Chiado and Baixa, so if you need somewhere more obscure, you might have to check on a few of them.
|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|
- Best for a few hours: LuggageHero offers pricing per hour while most of the others were per day, so could be the best option if it’s just for a few hours
- Which has the most locations: There’s not much in it, but Radical Storage probably has just a few more options than anyone else. Also worth a mention is Luggit, as they will come to you anywhere in Lisbon
- Best for long-term storage: While some companies have a time limit (NannyBag is 30 days), many companies like Stasher and Radical Storage didn’t seem to have any limit. However, they could end up costing a lot. Luggit seemed to have a limit of around 63 days, and worked out much cheaper than most of the others
- Most flexible option: Luggit brings your luggage to you when you’re ready, so this is ideal if you really don’t know where you’re going to be (or you’re going to be somewhere unusual).
- Best for big items (like surfboards): Luggit and Lisbon Airport (see below) are both great options
Where Should I leave my Luggage?
Luggage storage apps are great, but where in Lisbon should you leave your luggage?
- If you’re waiting to check into an Airbnb: Try and find somewhere near your Airbnb, so you can drop your stuff off and come back later. If that’s not an option, choose a place in a neighbourhood like Baixa (or failing that, Chiado or Cais do Sodré)
- If you’re heading to the airport, bus, or train station later that day: If you’re getting public transport, look for somewhere that’s near the metro line. It’s the easiest form of public transport in Lisbon
- If you’re visiting Lisbon on a day-trip: If you’re visiting Lisbon on a day-trip, have a think about where you’ll be leaving from. If it’s the train station (e.g. Entrecampos or Oriente) or the Bus Station (e.g. Sete Rios) then try and find a place nearby. That way you won’t have to carry it too much at the end of the day
- If you’re visiting Lisbon on a layover: If you’re just flying in Lisbon for a few hours, there’s luggage storage at Lisbon Airport. You can drop it off and come back and pick it up before your flight
- If you’re arriving or leaving at an unusual time: Consider somewhere that’s 24 hours (Nannybag has a filter for this)
- If you need to do your laundry: Luggage & Laundry, a luggage storage and laundrette combo, has two locations – one near Cais do Sodré and one close to Bairro Alto
- If you need to print a document (like a boarding pass): Try Luggage Storage Lisbon or Luggage @ City Centre (closed on Sundays)
Note: The majority of luggage storage locations are in the city centre (especially around Baixa, Chiado, Bairro Alto, Alfama, etc.)
A deeper look at the apps
Luggage Hero has some of 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 jewellery aren’t covered.
- Costs €1 per hour (+ a €2 handling fee)
- Costs €8 per 24 hours
- Free cancellation: 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, like these other apps, 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
- Your 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 travellers 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 from the other luggage storage apps: 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.
Note: Collecting and returning to Lisbon Airport is more expensive than other locations around Lisbon.
- You can store your bags for as long as you like
- Big ‘out of format’ items like surfboards, bicycles, golf equipment, small musical instruments, tennis rackets, and baby and child equipment can also be stored https://luggit.app/company/terms/
- It’s usually better value to use one of the other apps if it’s less than 24 hours
- Typical insurance is €500 per bag, but you can request premium insurance which covers bags up to €1200 https://help.luggit.app/en/article/how-is-luggage-security-guaranteed-is-there-any-insurance-vqbyl2/
- Use the code PORTUGALIST to get 10% off
Bounce, like the other companies listed, is a luggage storage app where you can find cafés, restaurants, and museums where you can store your bag. Bounce offers an extremely high level of cover: $10,000 so it’s perfect for those with laptops, cameras, and other expensive items.
- €5.65 per 24 hours per bag (€5 per bag and then €1.65 for the insurance, which isn’t automatically included)
- You can also get packages (e.g. those all-important Amazon orders) sent to a pickup location. This costs around €5, depending on the size of the package
A few important notes
- Radical Storage and Bounce don’t charge per 24-hour period, but per day. The other services charge per 24 hours, and you would pay closer to €6 (depending on their 24-hour rate)
- If you’re storing expensive items such as computers or tablets, make sure you use a service with adequate insurance
- If you’re storing cash or credit cards, be sure to read the terms and conditions and many policies have exclusions
- If you do carry your expensive items with you, be careful when visiting touristy places like Tram 28, which is known for pickpockets
- If you’re storing your luggage in a shop or café, be sure to check the opening hours. You can find plenty of places that stay open late or even 24 hours, but some places are more 9-5
At train stations
The main train stations are Entrecampos and Oriente.
- Entrecampos: There are no lockers at Entrecampos.
- Oriente: According to the Comboios de Portugal’s website, there are coin-operated lockers at Oriente. Storage is only available for a maximum of 24 hours.
At metro stations
City Lockers is a Portuguese luggage storage company with lockers located throughout Lisbon and Porto. In Lisbon, their lockers are located at Rossio metro station in the centre of Lisbon. They also have lockers at Praça Figueira Parking (which is also near Rossio) and Martim Moniz Parking. You can store your bags and suitcases for anywhere from 1 hour to 24 hours.
At bus stations
The two main bus stations in Lisbon are Sete Rios and Oriente.
- Sete Rios: According to the Comboios de Portugal’s website, there are coin-operated lockers at Sete Rios.
- Oriente: According to the Comboios de Portugal’s website, there are coin-operated lockers at Oriente.
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 store 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. https://www.ana.pt/en/lis/services-shopping/essential-services/baggage-services
While you can normally store your bags and suitcases at Lisbon Airport for as long as you need, sometimes things don’t always go according to plan. When there are renovations or other work going on, there are sometimes limits on how long you can store your bags for. If that happens, here are some solutions:
- 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 10% off)
- NannyBag and LuggageHero both list at least one storage location at Parque das Nações, which is just four metro stops away from Lisbon Airport
- There are coin-operated lockers at Lisbon Oriente Train Station (map) which, as mentioned, is just four metro stops away
- There are coin-operated lockers at Lisbon Oceanarium (map), which you can also reach by going to Parque das Nações, four metro stops away.
- Otherwise, you can go into Lisbon City Centre and find somewhere else to store your bags
(Note: Lisbon Oriente and Parque das Nações are essentially the same place).
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.