The city that lives with its lights and colours.
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The 7 hills on which Lisbon lies offer a beautiful view from the city to the sea. Although not very big it goes up and down, so that walking around is quite difficult. Excluding certain areas, the use of public transport is required. There are 5 tram lines on which 57 trams, 3 funiculars and a lift run, together with 151 bus lines (8 circulate at night) and the Metro, divided into 4 lines. All public transport is managed by the Companhia Carris de Ferro de Lisboa (tel: 213 613 054), with the exeption of the Metro.
autobus 1,85 € , tram 2,90 €
Bica, Glória and Lavra funicular (till 2 sections) 3,70 €
Sta. Justa (till 2 sections) 5,15 €
Carris / Metro combined ticket (7 Colinas or Viva Viagem card)
Carris / Metro single ticket 1,45 €
1 daily ticket (24 ore)
Carris / Metro network 6,15 €
Carris / Metro / Transtejo (Cacilhas) 9,15 €
Carris / Metro / CP € 10,15
It is a public transit service operating from dawn onwards, at intervals of an hour and a half or two hours, connecting the district of Cacilhas, Barreiro or Montijo. The low price and its slow navigation makes it ideal not only for travel but also to admire the city from another point of view in relaxation.
Taxis are very comfortable, reliable and not too expensive in Lisbon. We recommend them because they will help you to save time and allow you to enjoy Lisbon. No doubt that they are not to be used at night when you leave pubs because most of the public transportation is not active.
The rate appears on the taximeter and should not be negotiated (for safety always check that the meter is working correctly at the start of the race). Taxi drivers do not expect tips, but of course they will be glad to receive it.
On the contrary if you want to visit the beautiful surroundings of Lisbon in comfort and without driving, you should rent a car with chauffeur. In this case we advise you to ask directly your travel agent, so that you have the maximum comfort and the best level of service/ price.
Teletáxis: 218 111 100
Rádio Táxis de Lisboa: 218 119 000
Autocoope: 217 996 460
Volancoop: 218 153 513
The tram is definitely one of the means to be preferred in Lisbon. Trams offer a nostalgic journey through the city’s most famous and historic districts such as Bairro Alto and Alfama, with a unique view of the city. Many date back to before 1945 and are still dignifiedly in use. Line 12 starts at Praça da Figueira and goes through the narrow streets of Alfama, line 15 goes from Praça da Figueira to Belém. The tourist line 28 passes through Bairro Alto, Alfama and other historical zones of Lisbon.
12 Praça da Figueira – Praça Figueira via Martim Moni
15 Praça da Figueira – Algés
18 R. Alfândega – Cemitério do Ajuda
25 R. Alfândega – Campo de Qurique
28 Martim Moniz – Campo de Qurique
Trams run around 06.00 am to 01.00 am. The stops are marked by a small yellow sign with the inscription PARAGEM (stop) hanging from the poles or the electric wires.
If you want to visit the most beautiful places in Lisbon with a tram, you have to choose the tourist line 28. As on a rollercoaster ride you’ll pass through the Alfama district, passing along narrow streets (only 4 meters wide) and making tight curves. You can take the tram in Campo Ourique and pay the ticket on board at a cost of €2.90. The service is not included in the Lisboa Card.
For the most enthusiastic, Monsanto Forest Park has a network of cycle paths, with an extension of almost 42 kilometers, ideal for mountainbiking enthusiasts and other itineraries suitable for all types of bicycles.
21 – Saldanha – Moscavide Centro;
25 – Estação do Oriente – Prior Velho;
31 – Av. Josè Malhoa – Moscavide Centro;
708 – Martim Moniz – Parque das Nações;
723 – Desterro – Algès;
724 – Alcântara – Pontinha.
Beautiful weather and the long days are an invitation to know and to live the city walking by foot, up and down the Seven hills. Along the way you can enjoy from different viewpoints beautiful panoramas, such as Graça, Senhora do Monte, Santa Luzia, Castelo de São Jorge or São Pedro de Alcântara, just to name a few.
Along the way you can also be conquered by the fascinating light of the city reflected on the beautiful pastel-coloured facades of the houses decorated with the famous “Azulejos” and the Lisbon citizens lifestyle.
You can have a break in one of the gardens of the city, admiring beautiful plant specimens from all over the world. The “Jardim da Estrela” and the Botanical Garden (Jardim Botânico) of the Faculty of Science in the heart of the city, the Ajuda Botanical Garden, the Praça do Império garden, in Belém, or the garden of the waves, at Parque das Nações are just a few examples.
The best way to end this walk around the city is to walk along the river Tagus, in whose waters are reflected the two faces of the city, the most ancient Lisbon but also the modern and innovative.
Elevador do Lavro Largo da Anunciada – R. Câmara Pestana. Every day 7.00 am -10.45 pm Sunday and holidays 9.00 am -10.45 pm.
Elevador da Glória Restauradores – S. Pedro de Alcântara. From Sunday to Wednesday 07.00 am-02.00 am, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and holidays 07.00 am and 03.00 am.
Elevador da Bica Rua São Paulo – Largo do Calhariz. Every day 7.00 am -10.45 pm Sunday and holidays 9.00 am -10.45 pm.
Elevador de Santa Justa Rua do Ouro – Largo do Carmo. Every day 7.00 am -10.45 pm.
There are five train stations as well as areas of exit from the city in Lisbon, and for this reason take the train can be considered as waste of time if not planned.
Lisbon’s main starting point for international destinations and to go to central-Northern Portugal is the Santa Apolónia station, located on Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, Eastern Alfama District, on the banks of the Tagus river (accessible by Bus 46). Alfa high-speed trains depart for Oporto (Porto) daily until 08.55 am. The South Express leaves for Paris every day at 06.00 am, while the Lusitânia train leaves for Madrid at 10.00 am every day.
From Rossio station, located in Restauradores area, trains run to Sintra every 10 minutes, and trains to Cascais, Estoril, Oerias (every 20 minutes) and Belém (every 10 minutes) leave from Cais do Sodré station. To get to the station of Cais do Sodré, take the metro of the same name Cais de Sodré (Green Line) or the bus line 58.
From Barreiro station, located on the opposite side of the Tagus river, trains depart for destinations in southern Portugal such as Costa Azul and Algarve. The station can be reached by ferry from Terreiro do Paço, Praça do Comércio, every 30 minutes. There is also a private rail operator that runs services between the Entrecampos station in central Lisbon and Fogueteiro on the south side of the river that passes through the suspension bridge called “April 25”. Trains to Setúbal leave every half-hour, those for Évora every 2 and a half hours, those going to Lagos in the Algarve every 5 and a half hours.
Fines in case you have no ticket are to be paied on the train.
FROM/TO THE AIRPORT
Just 7km from the city, Lisbon Airport is the main entrance to Portugal as well as one of the largest airports in southern Europe
To reach the centre of Lisbon:
At the exit of the Lisbon airport there are two taxi rank.
As mentioned above, taxis in Lisbon are comfortable and convenient, and will take you directly to your hotel. As a rule of thumb the cost is €10 for a run to the city centre or to the hotel. At night and on weekends there is an increase of 20%. Before catch the taxi you should ask for the price.
A convenient way to get to the center is the Carris Aerobus. There are two lines, the line 1 that reaches the city center in the area of Cais de Sodré, close to Praça do Commercio and line 2 leading to the financial district Av. José Malhoa (SUL). They run daily from 08.00 am to 11.00 pm, line 1 every 20 minutes, and Line 2 every 40 minutes. The ticket can be bought directly on board and costs about €3.50.
There are other buses connecting the airport with the city. Lines 5, 22, 44, 45, 83 connect the Lisbon airport to several points of the city. However the airport is the only stop, so the service is much slower.
From the airport leave or pass these buses:
– nº 22 Portela – Aeroporto-Marquês do Pombal (every day);
– nº 44 Moscavide/Qta. das Laranjeiras – Aeroporto – Cais do Sodré (every day);
– nº 83 Portela – Aeroporto-Amoreiras (working days);
– nº 208 Est. Oriente – Aeroporto – Cais do Sodré (only at night);
– n.º 705 Est. do Oriente – Aeroporto – Est. Roma/Areeiro (working days);
– n.º 745 Prior Velho – Aeroporto – Est.Sta.Apolónia (every day).
There are no direct connections between the airport and the Lisbon Metro. There is a bus, the N º 44, which joins the airport with the railway line of Gare do Oriente-Parque das Nações.
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