Transportation guide for Lisbon

Getting around Lisbon

By train

In Lisbon there are five railway stations where you can leave from to travel to a destination either inside Portugal or besides the border. Main departure point for international destinations and to central and northern Portugal is Santa Apolonia Station located on Avenida Infante Dom Henrique on the Tagus River banks. The station can be reached by bus line 46. High-speed Alfa trains depart for Oporto every day until 8.55 p.m. The Sud-Expresso to Paris departs daily at 6.00 p.m., while the Lusitania train to Madrid departs at 10.00 a.m. every day. Located in Restauradores, Rossio Train Station runs trains to Sintra every 10 minutes. Located on the other side of the River Tagus, trains to southern destinations like Costa Azul and Algarve depart from Barreiro station.

By bus

Carris is the transportation company that runs buses, trams and funiculars in Lisbon. It is advisable to buy the tickets in advance as they will be a lot cheaper. Intercity bus station is located on the corner of Av. Joao Crisostomo.

By metro

The most convenient way to get around Lisbon is the metro. Metro trains run from 6.00 a.m. to 1.00 a.m. Trains run daily.

By tram

Trams offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy the city due to the fact that the routes they follow cross ancient neighbourhoods such as the Bairro Alto, Alfama and many more. Most of the tram wagons date before the second World War but still run.

By funicular

Funiculars function to link the lower part of the city to the upper part. These are the funicals in Lisbon:

  • Elevador do Lavro
  • Elevador da Gloria
  • Elevador da Bica
  • Elevador de Santa Justa

By taxi

Taxis of Lisbon are beige coloured and are considered to be cheap. There is always an extra cost in case you have luggage.

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