Travel options in Lisbon

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Travel options in Lisbon

Public transportation around Lisbon is stress-free and reliable. You have plenty of transport options, which include the subway, buses, trams, taxis, trains, boats, bike, or by foot. Tourists are also advised to use the funicular system, just to experience this kind of transportation once in their lives.

If you’re planning to rent a car during your stay in Lisbon, know that driving around the city is a different story. The city’s narrow and (sometimes) steep streets can be a problem for most tourists not used to these kinds of roads. Also, traffic and parking can be difficult during weekdays.

Driving regulations enforced in Lisbon are similar to other European cities, such as mandatory seatbelts and child carriers, drinking limit of 0.5%, and varying speed limits, including 30mph/50kph in the city, 55mph/90ph on open roads, and 75mph/120kph at highways.

Top experiences to get around Lisbon

Let's Ride Vespas Around Lisbon!


€79.00 p.p.

Sintra Tram Ride & Monserrate Palace


€55.00 p.p.

Lisbon's Favorites & Hidden Gems Tour



€21.50 p.p.

Travel like a local in Lisbon

  • Carris network – Founded in 1872, Carris and its trams were the main transportation used until the 1960s (when The Metro and bus networks became other options for travelers). The company is now in charge of Lisbon’s public surface transport, which includes trams, funiculars and the Santa Justa Elevator.
  • Metro – Since it was inaugurated in 1959, The Metro network has become the longest-ranging public transportation in Lisbon. It has four lines, all of which operate from 6:30am to 1am daily. The Metro allows for efficient and comfortable travel all over Lisbon.
  • Train – Lisbon suburban rail network, mostly operated by CP, serves national and regional areas. Fertagus operates the line from Roma, Areeiro to Pinhal Novo and into the southern suburbs. Tickets for CP and Fertagus are not interchangeable. Prices are fairly cheap and trains depart and arrive on time.
  • Ferryboats – Lisbon has three fluvial stations, also linked to the Metro networks, that allow you to explore the southern margin of Tagus river, such as Montijo and Cacilhas.
  • Taxi – If you find yourself out at 1am, and discover that The Metro is already closed, your safest bet is to hire a taxi. Most destinations within the city costs less than 10 Euros, but fares go higher as you travel outside the center.
  • Walking – Walking around the city is popular, particularly if you’re after sightseeing castles and Lisbon’s famous viewpoints. The hilly streets can be challenging though, but most of these areas have access to the trams, so you always have a second option.
  • Bus fare paid cash onboard is €1.80 for any journey within the city. The cheapest way to travel is to buy a prepaid card from Metro, Carris or other ticket offices, have them validated and use it for buses, trams, ferryboats and Metro at only €1.25 for each trip. A city-zone 1-day pass is also available at €6.50 for a 24-hour pass and additional 6 Euros to recharge for a second whole-day pass.

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Dee Lisbon

Fairytale Sintra Day Trip

Bruno was a fantastic guide for our day in Sintra. He had a wealth of knowledge to share and made the day so enjoyable. Touring the castles was a highlight of our trip and Bruno’s knowledge of the time period and castles’ history really brought the experience to life.

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Bhreaugh Lisbon

90 Minutes Kickstart Tour of Lisbon

Antonio was fortunately available last minute to tour us around! He provided a brief history of many important sights as well as more details about what we were interested in (good views, best drinks and food, as well as tips and tricks for transports). He is clearly passionate about his role as a guide and loves Lisbon! Thanks Antonio for showing these Canadians the whirlwind tour of an amazing city!

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Dulice Bruno

A customized trip with Bruno

Bruno was the perfect guide to our family of three's 2 full days tour around Lisbon and Sintra!
He has such passion and great knowledge for what he does and its really shows. Bruno is very good with children, our 8 year old son absolutely took to him right from the beginning.
Bruno is very accommodating so do let him know if you have any special requests/interests. We highly recommend Bruno as your guide. We are so glad to have met you Bruno!