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Metro

  • The underground is a great transportation method if one wants to escape the traffic and travel through a long distance in Lisbon. Currently it has 4 metro lines (yellow, green, red and blue) that connects to every major Lisbon's locations. For more information to the official website (www.metrolisboa.pt).

Tickets:

  • Lisboa Card – If you purchased the Lisboa Card you can travel either through Metro for free for as long as your card is valid. For more information please refer to the Lisboa Card section.
  • 7 Colinas – These cards allow you to travel without having to spend as much and more comfortably. Each ticket costs 0.50€ and one can top-up this ticket with as much money as you need (one way trips costs 1.40€ and roundtrip XXX). The amount and the ticket have a validity of 1 year.
  • Lisboa Viva - It's a thirty day pass that, depending on the combo, allow you to use the public transportation, free of charge. They cost as little as 35€ but the costs can go up if you want to include transports that aren't buses, subway or trams.
  • Daily Tickets – These tickets cost €6 and allows you to use Lisbon's public transportation system for free during the first 24 hours after its purchase. Tickets are available can be bought inside Metro stations or authorized Carris point of sales.

Validate the ticket

     
  • To get into the metro, you must be validated either your ticket or your card in the designated machines [image of the metro lines]

Daily Tickets

  • These tickets cost €6 and allows you to use Lisbon's public transportation system for free during the first 24 hours after its purchase.
  • Tickets are available can be bought inside Metro stations or authorized Carris point of sales.
  • Opening times: everyday from 6:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Tip: If you have the 7 Colinas card and use two public means of transportation within one hour (e.g. Metro and Bus), the second one is free.M,

Bus

  • Lisbon is very well served with buses, especially the most touristic areas. There are plenty of buses to travel in Lisbon and you can check please visit the official website of Carris, the public bus transportation, for more information [www.carris.pt]. Usually drivers are very helpful and feel free to ask the bus driver which stop works best for you.

Onboard tickets

  • You can pay your bus ticket onboard. Each ticket costs 1.80€ and it's paid in cash.
  • 7 Colinas card (add image of the card)
  • These cards allow you to travel without having to spend as much as you wish and according to your convenience. They cost 0.50€ each and can be charged with as much money as you need (they have one year of duration).
  • Each trip with this card will only cost you 1.40€.
  • It is important to note that if you use two public means of transportation within one hour, the second one is free. Sales points can be see inside Metro stations or authorized Carris point of sales.

Lisboa Card (add image of the card)

  • Holders of a valid Lisboa Card can travel for free.

Daily Tickets

  • These tickets cost €6 and allows you to use Lisbon's public transportation system for free during the first 24 hours after its purchase.
  • Tickets are available can be bought inside Metro stations or authorized Carris point of sales.
  • Note: Tickets must be validated in the designated machines when entering the bus.
  • Tip: If you have the 7 Colinas card and use two public means of transportation within one hour (e.g. Metro and Bus), the second one is free.

Tram

  • Trams are an old Portuguese mean of transportation and they can only be used in a few areas of the town, however they are a very good way of sightseeing.

Onboard tickets

  • You can pay your bus ticket onboard. Each ticket costs 2.85€ and it's paid in cash.

Lisboa Card (add image of the card)

  • Holders of a valid Lisboa Card can travel for free.

Daily Tickets

  • These tickets cost €6 and allows you to use Lisbon's public transportation system for free during the first 24 hours after its purchase.
  • Tickets are available can be bought inside Metro stations or authorized Carris point of sales.

Note: Tickets must be validated in the designated machines when entering the tram.

Taxi

  • If you find yourself in a rush or if you simply like to travel by taxis, you can usually catch them driving around. Lisbon's taxi fares are very cheap, especially when compared with other European cities.
  • Lisbon taxis cars can be easily identified due to their colour (beige or black and green) and the taxi sign on the car.

Prices:

  • A typical fare comprises the following elements: minimum price (€3.25 for day fares and €3.9 for night fares ) which is the base from which the taxi meter starts counting, the time spent on the taxi, and the extras (i.e. luggage, pets or booking). The price of the time spent on the taxi depends if you are travelling during the day (from 6 am to 9pm) or night (9pm to 6 am), being the night fare more expensive.
  • The price of the time spent on the taxi also depends of your destination – destinations outside Lisbon are also more expensive.

Tips: Most of the trips within Lisbon costs less than €15. To avoid paying more than you should feel free to ask the driver for an price if it seems too expensive then probably it is and better wait for the next one.

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