Getting to LISBON

Lisbon is proud of its transport system, and despite the fact that some of it is rather old it is still the best and cheapest way of getting around.

Lisbon Airport  is five miles (7km) north of Lisbon.

Lisbon Airport is five miles (7km) north of Lisbon.

lisbon-aerobus

The Carris Aerobus no 91 runs every day between 7am and 9pm

FROM THE AIRPORTS – GETTING TO LISBON

Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) Lisbon airport is five miles (7km) north of Lisbon.

BUS:
The Carris Aerobus no 91 runs every day between 7 am and 8 pm, connecting Lisbon Airport to the city centre. A ticket to the city center should cost €1.35. One also has an option of purchasing an all day ticket at €3.35.

For passengers heading for Cais do Sodre Railway Station the No. 91 bus service offered by Carris is the bus for you. There are also other bus routes operating from the airport heading to various locations within the city.

– AEROBUS: Linking the Airport to downtown Lisbon and Cais do Sodre (every 20 minutes from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.)

– CARRIS BUSES: No. 5, 8, 22, 44, 45, 83;

TAXIS:

Taxi stands are situated outside departures and arrivals. The meter should read €2.35 (daytime pick-up) or €2.50 (at night) at the start of the ride. Fares are 20 percent higher
on weekends, holidays and at night. Some taxis will charge extra for luggage but fares should be kept to a maximum of EUR 15 and a bit more at night. Some metered taxis will try
to take a longer route to the city centre but rides should take less than 15 minutes for a five mile (7km) ride.

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Getting around LISBON

Lisbon’s gay districts of Barrio Alto and Principe Real are easily navigable on foot, however be prepared – the city of hills can be a little unforgiving. Its easy to get a taxi from one gay hotspot to the other and you can always hop on a tram if the incline on a hill is too much! – Take the train to the gay beach and avoid the traffic!

Lisbon Train Station

One of the most stunning modern sights in Lisbon is the Lisbon Oriente Train Station (Lisboa Estacion Oriente).

The Lisbon hop on hop off tour is a great way to get your bearings!

The Lisbon hop on hop off tour is a great way to get your bearings!

OUR GUIDE TO GETTING AROUND LISBON

Lisbon is proud of its transport system, and despite the fact that some of it is rather old it is still the best and cheapest way of getting around.

Public transport is inexpensive and useful for negotiating the hills between attractions.  The fastest way to get around is by metro, which covers most of the city, and complementing  this is a network of trams, buses, funiculars and a vertical elevator to connect the high and low areas of Lisbon.

There is also a modern electric train that links the city to all the towns along the Portuguese Riviera, and ferries across the Tagus River.
Trams and buses are very inexpensive and the old trams have become a big tourist attraction.  It is best to avoid public transport during rush hours, as the crowded conditions are the perfect cover for pickpockets.

To get your bearings, we recommend the Lisbon “Hop On- Hop Off” tour, It’s the most convenient way to get around Lisbon, plus you’ll have great views of the city’s most interesting and attractive sights, including Jeronimos Monastery, Tower of Belem and the  Monument of the Discoveries.

Metered taxis are plentiful and affordable, and a popular means of transportation, but beware of drivers taking long, indirect routes.

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Check out the most popular hotels with our guests this past 7 days in Lisbon. Hotels in Lisbon are cheaper than other larger European cities so you can get great deals on some luxury hotels. If you are on a budget, then Lisbon has great hostels located in some of the most historic buildings in the city. Many have been recently redecorated with a luxury feel.

Lisboa Carmo Hotel

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Soundproofed, all rooms at the Second Floor B&B have either a balcony or a view of the Coliseum. Each includes a safe, flat-screen TV and fridge.

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HF Fenix Garden sells fast on our website. The stylish Hotel Fenix Garden is situated on the Marquês de Pombal Square in the centre of Lisbon.

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SANA Lisboa Hotel rooms are decorated in a contemporary style and have views over the Old City and offering spacious en suite rooms.

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