Getting Around Lisbon

Getting Around Lisbon

Lisbon has a well organized public transport network. It’s very easy to cross the city centre with the different means of public transport. In Lisbon you can even find some very special means of public transport like beautiful old yellow trams and funiculars that will bring you uphill. This makes travelling through Lisbon an attraction in itself. What will be the most adequate means of transportation during your citybreak Lisbon? Here you can find all the information you need.

Metro Lisbon

The most popular means of transportation in Lisbon is the metro. By metro you can almost reach every area in the city centre. It will not take you much time to figure out the metro system. The metro is probably the fastest way to cross the city and thereby it’s also not very expensive. The different train stations in Lisbon are also connected to the Lisbon metro network. The most important metro stations are Oriente, Rossio, Baixo-Chiado and Cais do Sodré.

Train Lisbon

In the middle of the centre of Lisbon you will find the central railway station called Rossio. From here you can easily reach Lisbon’s northwestern suburbs. Would you like to go to one of the beaches west of the city centre? Then you can take the train in the direction of Cascais at the Cais the Sodré railway station in the south of the city centre near the river. Another railway station in the city centre is Santa Apolónia in Alfama. From here you can take a train to the Oriente railway station more north of the city centre. At the big Oriente train station trains departing to all regions of the country.

Bus Lisbon

Lisbon’s well organized bus service is operated by Carris, who is also responsible for the tram and funiculars. You will find some important bus stations in the centre of Lisbon at the Praça do Figueiro, at the Marquês de Pombal, Santa Apolónia and Belém. The buses are a very inexpensive and easy way of travelling through Lisbon.

Tram Lisbon

The Lisbon trams are a real tourist attraction. The beautiful old trams can bring you to important places in the city that can’t be reached by metro, like the wonderful Sé cathedral and the Castelo São Jorge high on a hill in the Alfama district. But you can also take the tram to the Belém area home to the monuments that remember the glory days of the Portuguese navigators.

Funicular Lisbon

Lisbon has some nice funiculars that will help you travelling through the city, which is built on seven hills. The funicular system exists of cable tramways and an elevator that will bring you up the steep hills. They are not only very useful, but also a lot of fun and give you the opportunity to see the city from a whole different perspective. The three funicular cable trams are the Gloria, Bica and Lavre funicular. The famous elevator in the middle of the city centre is called the Elevador de Santa Justa.

Hop-on Hop-off sightseeing bus

Taking one of the Hop-on Hop-off buses in Lisbon that depart from the Praça do Comércio, is one of the best ways to get a quick overview of the city. With these nice sightseeing tour buses you can travel through the whole city within one hour and a half. The bus stops at various sightseeing tour bus stops near the most important tourist attractions. You can get off the bus whenever you want and catch the next one to continue your sightseeing tour: easy and effective!

Getting from the airport to the city centre Lisbon

The best way to travel from the Lisbon Airport to the city centre is by one of the two shuttle services of the public bus service Carris. The shuttle buses are called the Aerobus and the Aeroshuttle.
The Aerobus departs every 20 minutes outside the arrival terminal and connects the Lisbon Airport with the Praça do Comércio and the Cais do Sodré in the city centre. The Aeroshuttle departs every 30 minutes from a bus stop outside the arrival terminal just behind the bus stop of the Aerobus. This shuttle service connects the airport to the Oriente railway station and the large bus station of Sete Rios. Both the Aerobus and the Aeroshuttle have lots of stops near important hotels. But you can also take a taxi to the city centre. The taxis in Lisbon are not very expensive.

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