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

1 Day Tour with Private Driver to Sintra and Cascais


€50.00 p.p.

Let's Ride Vespas Around Lisbon!


€100.00 p.p.

Old Tram Ride & Visit to Monserrate Palace in Sintra!


€30.00 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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Zubair Lisbon

90 Minutes Kickstart Tour of Lisbon

Nice trip

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Erica Isabel

Local Flavors in a Portuguese Home

It was a pleasure to dine with Isabel. This is my first time to Lisbon and Isabel gave me numerous recommendations on what to eat and where to go. Isabel also prepared delicious homemade Portuguese dishes, which I really enjoyed. The best part of the experience was Isabel's company - she is a wonderful host, with a great sense of humour and is extremely charming. Her home is also tastefully decorated with a lot of interesting artwork. Highly recommended.

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Pam Lisbon

Lisbon's Favourites and Hidden Gems Tour

Luis was an excellent tour guide. We met up with him around 3:00 after arriving in Lisbon that morning. Luis spent 5 hours with us (on a 3 hour tour!) sharing his love of Lisbon as well as personal stories from when he grew up. It truly was like spending an afternoon with a good friend. We highly recommend Luis as a tour guide.