Public transport in Lisbon consists of 5 transport means: buses, trams, metro, trains and ferry. The most popular is the famous tram number 28, which will take you through the most beautiful parts of Lisbon. However, we must say that the most inefficient transport is the subway. Boat rides stand out because they provide a special experience to visitors. On this page you will find all means of transport in Lisbon, explained in detail.
Carris buses and trams that travel through the city are also one of the symbols of Lisbon. This company was founded in 1872, and trams have long been the only means of transportation. Today, this company includes buses, trams and funiculars. Although Lisbon is a "city of yellow trams" and trams in general, today a small number of them travel through the city because buses and the subway have taken over the role of transportation. Although not so popular, trams are an attraction and riding them around the city is an unforgettable experience. Some of the old tram lines today connect parts of southern Lisbon. A return ticket for the tram costs € 2.85.
Metro or Subway was opened in Lisbon in 1959, although a large branched network is still expanding and building. The Lisbon metro has 4 lines, blue, yellow, green, red and of all the means of public transport, it is the most used. The metro is the best option for a quick arrival from point A to point B or C. The metro starts to work in the morning at 6.30am to 1am. In addition to being the fastest mode of transportation, it is the easiest and cheapest. The one-way metro costs around € 2.00. Daily ticket is € 6.50. Return ticket by funicular - € 5.00.
It is best to buy tickets for any type of transportation in Lisbon online, rather than in transport, because in that case they are cheaper. Tourists are advised to buy a daily pass that they will use every day for as many days as they stay in Lisbon. A daily pass costs € 6. There is a possibility of using a zapping pass which is a card that is topped up and on which there is a certain amount of money, and transportation with this card is paid only when using a means of transport and there is no time limit for its use as with other cards. For example: a bus ride costs € 1.25, a train € 1.80. The minimum top-up amount on the card is € 5.00, and the maximum € 40.00.
The parking service in Lisbon is called EMEL and is in charge of all public parking spaces in the city. Their work is reflected in mobility and it is a municipal company. The price of parking depends on the part of the city or zone. There is also a restriction on parking in the city center. It is possible to buy a ticket for a parking space on parking machines, only metal money comes into consideration. You put the card in the car in a visible place. You can also buy a ticket through the App Epark app.
Lisbon Airport has a metro station that takes you directly to the city center. The "Aeroporto - Saldanha" line takes you to the center of Lisbon in about 20 minutes. Before entering the metro you must buy an electronic travel card '7 Colinas' / 'Viva Viagem', which you can top up and use for both the metro and Carris (bus and tram network). 7 Colinas / Viva Viagem electronic card: € 0.50.