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To ride the public transportation in Lisbon you will need to get the rechargeable card Viva Viagem or 7 Colinas (0,50€). You can get it and charge it in every metro station. There are several ways of charging it:
Single ticket: 1,45€
valid only for Metro, Carris buses and Carris tramways, allowing to change from one to another.
Zapping ticket: 1,30€ within the city center
with this option you can charge your ticket with an amount of your choice, and the price of the trip will be discounted each time you travel. It is valid on all the ways of transportation (metro, bus, tramway, train, elevators and ferries) not only in Lisbon but also, for a different price, between Lisbon and the suburb areas.
You can always buy a single ticket inside the buses, tramways and funiculars, with an increased price: bus – 1,85€; tramway – 2,90€; funiculars – 3,70€ for two ways.
24 hour ticket: 6,15€
valid for 24 hours on all the ways of transportation (metro, bus, tramway, train and elevators) within the city center. The time starts counting the first time you validate the card.
Travelling Cacilhas: 9,15€
valid for 24 hours on all the ways of transportation (metro, bus, tramway, train and elevators) within the city center and on the ferry boat to Cacilhas. The time starts counting the first time you validate the card.
Metro – from 06:30 to 1:00
Bus and Tramway – you can check the timetable of every bus and tramway individually here.
There are several train stations in Lisbon, each one of them leads to different destinations:
Rossio: to get to Sintra
Cais do Sodré: to get to Cascais and the coast area
Santa Apolónia / Oriente: to get to other cities in the country (Nazaré, Coimbra, Porto, Faro, etc.)
The tramways are always a fun traditional way to ride around the city. There are several of them:
15E: goes to Belém
12E: goes up the castle hill
28E: it is the most famous tramway of Lisbon, always with big queues of tourists trying to get it. The reason is that this tramway does a big circuit around the city: it passes the castle hill, the traditional neighborhood of Alfama, the area of Chiado and several other districts of Lisbon.
Taxis in Lisbon are not very expense, which make them a good alternative to other ways of transportation, especially if you are a group of 3 or 4 people.
Day time (06:00 – 21:00): minimum price 3,25€ + 0,47€/km
Night time (21:00 – 06:00): minimum price 3,90€ + 0,56€/km
They charge a supplement of 0,80€ when you call them by phone, and 1,60€ to take luggage.
Radio táxis +351 219 362 113
You can also use the app MyTaxi.
Metro: Lisbon’s airport is located inside the city, so the simplest and cheapest way to go to and from the airport is by taking the metro – cost: 1,25€ (zapping ticket) or 1,40€ (single ticket)
Aerobus: Leaves every 20 to 30 minutes between 8:00 and 23:00 – cost: 3,50€
Taxi: A taxi is also a good option to go to and come from the airport, especially at late hours. Make sure to ask for a receipt – cost: between 10€ to 15€