Lisbon: how to get & transports

The capital of Portugal, Lisbon has been greatly re-evaluated in the last years of tourism, becoming one of the most visited cities in Europe. Unesco Heritage has the good fortune to enjoy a not indifferent cultural artistic heritage. Famous for its Azulejos and Belem’s pastries, with Lisbon it will be love at first sight. In three days we will discover all the secrets of this city, are you ready?


Jerónimos Monastery
Jerónimos Monastery



Lisbon airport is located 30km from the city center, easily reachable by various means, the L1 metro line (blue) arrives at Terminal 1, which is where you will most certainly arrive. The price of the metro is 1,45€ in 20min you will be in the city center.

TIPS TIME !!! Have you thought about taking the Lisboa card? Includes means of transport and various monuments and attractions of the city. If you what to know the advantages and disadvantages of this pass.

Aerobus is available, 10€ approx per person, it takes 25/30min to reach the city center. If you choose the taxi, I paid 13€ but it was very early in the morning (cause transport starts from 6/7 am)  from the center to the terminal 2.


Santa Justa viewpoint
Santa Justa viewpoint


Once you are in the center, you are spoiled for choice. It all depends on if you want to buy the Lisbon Pass, in this case, you will have unlimited travel with metro/bus/tram and many lifts in the city.

Carris/Metro Ticket (from 6.30 to 1.00) 1,45€
Valid for unlimited journeys on Carris and Metro networks, for 60 minutes following the first validation.
Cannot be used for consecutive journeys on the Metro.
1 Day ticket (24h)  6,30€
Carris/Metro Valid for unlimited journeys on Carris and Metro, networks during 24 hours following the first validation.


TIPS TIME !!! If you want to visit Sintra remember that you can choose to book an organized tour or go by train on your own (ticket cost € 12). I have also prepared a post for Sintra do not worry! 😉


Tram 15E, one of the modern “electric”, take it from Cais do Sodré to Belem, so it is a route very used by tourists to get around the most monumental area of Lisbon. Watch out is always full of tourists.

Also interesting are the trams of tram 25, which leaves Campo de Ourique and passes through Estrela, Lapa and Plaza del Comercio until arriving at Alfama; tram 18, which departs from Rua da Aalfândega, passes through Plaza del Comercio and reaches Ajuda Palace and tram 12, which leaves from Figueira Square and Martim Moniz and makes a short tour of Alfama. Single ticket: € 2.90 (free with Lisboa card)


Tram 15E
Tram 15E

ELEVATORS: (all inclusive with the Lisboa card)

The elevator of Santa Justa: Rua do Ouro to Largo do Carmo. Every day: 07:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Nov-Apr) Every day: 07:30 to 23:00 (May-Oct) Terrace: Every day: 09:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (until 11:00 p.m. in summer).


The elevator of Santa Justa
The elevator of Santa Justa

The elevator da Glória: Praça dos Restauradores to Barrio Alto. Monday to Thursday: 07:15 to 23:55 Friday: 07:15 to 00:25 Saturday: 08:45 to 00:25 Sunday and holidays: 09:15 to 23:55.

The elevador da Bica Route: Rua de São Paulo (Rua Duarte Belo) to Largo de Calhariz.
Monday to Saturday: 07:00 to 21:00 Sunday and holidays: 09:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Lift of Lavra: Largo da Anunciada a Rua Câmara Pestana. Monday to Saturday: 07:50 to 19:55 Sunday and holidays: 09:00 to 19:55.


Lisbon is a fairly large city, and very safe, there are no neighborhoods that I advise against. But always try to book accommodation near a metro, especially if you have a few days to visit the city. Keep in mind that the east of the city (where the Sao Jorge castle is located) has more slopes so you will always find a decent but also a climb.


Now, are you ready to visit the city travelers? Or maybe you need information about Porto or Madeira?

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