in lisbon there is a choice of trains, buses, trams, taxis, metro,
funiculars (glória and bica) and car rental agencies. Domestic flights in
portugal are relatively expensive. car hire is a good choice for a bigger
for detailed information regarding accessibilities you can also visit the
website of transpor.
cp lines serving the city:
lisboa/sintra line - rossio and oriente stations
lisboa/cascais line - cais do sodré station
santa apolónia station is the main departure point for trains from lisboa to
the north and outside portugal.
trains belonging to fertagus, a private railway company, run between the two
sides of the river tagus across the 25 de abril bridge (fogueteiro/entrecampos
tickets are on sale at station ticket offices and from automatic vending
trams and buses
carris is lisbon's tram and bus company.
buy tickets prior to boarding. buses run 6.30am-1am, trams 5am-1am.
sightseeing tours take tourists around lisbon in open-topped buses or
19th-century trams. there are three different tours: carris tour, which visits
the downtown area and the historical belém quarter, the colinas tour, which
takes you to the old part of the city, and the aerobus, which runs between the
airport, city centre and the cascais railway line. the bica or glória funicular
are also worth trying.
The lisbon metro network, which has
recently been extended, now reaches most of the city. runs from 6.30am-1am,
tickets €0.65 one-way, 7-day and 10-journey options available.
there are four metro lines, identified by names and colours. it is the
fastest way to get to the old part of the city and to visit the different
tourist attractions, especially at rush hour.
transtejo operates the ferries that
cross the river tagus and cruises.
parque das nações - Seixal
parque das nações - Cacilhas
parque das nações - Barreiro
cais do sodré - cacilhas
terreiro do paço - seixal
terreiro do paço - Montijo
belém - porto brandão
belém - trafaria
the price varies from €0.60 to €1.65.
taxis are normally painted cream, although there are still some that are black
and green. if you call a taxi by phone there is an extra charge of €0.75. there
is also a charge of €1.50 for luggage carried in the boot. tips are optional,
but 10% is normal.
welcome centre - praça do comércio - tel. +351 210 312 815
oficial website of lisbon tourism
lisboa airport - tel. +351 218 450 660
palácio foz - praça dos restauradores - tel. +351 213 463 314
baixa - rua augusta -tel. +351 213 259 131
belém - mosteiro dos jerónimos - tel. +351 213 658 435
at the airport
linking the airport to downtown lisboa and cais do sodré (every 20 minutes from
7 a.m. to
buses: nºs. 5, 8, 22, 44, 45, 83
available right outside the arrival and departure halls.
this service is available to passengers arriving at lisboa airport who wish to
travel by taxi.
the service operates with vouchers on sale at the turismo de lisboa counter,
located in the terminal. the price of the voucher depends on the distance of
the trip or length of time, as well as on the type of service required: normal
or personalized (in the former, the driver is trained to speak foreign
languages and acts as tourist guide).