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Tourism Information Offices

Lisboa has a network of 14 tourism information offices, located in strategic locations. Staff members help visitors to discover the country, suggesting various activities according to their interests and tastes. In some locations you have access to the Internet and other convenience services.

Rossio
Praça D. Pedro IV
Open: 10 AM – 1 PM / 2 PM – 6 PM
Tel.: (+351) 910 517 914

Loja Circuitos
Terreiro do Paço
Open: 10 AM / 8 PM
Tel.: (+ 351) 910 517 886 

Y Lisboa
Rua Jardim do Regedor, 50 (next to Restauradores)
Open: 11 AM / 6 PM
Tel.: (+351) 213 472 134 

Lisboa Welcome Center
Praça do Comércio
Open: 9 AM / 8 PM
Tel.: (+351) 210 312810

Airport (Arrivals)
Open: 7 AM / 12 PM
Tel.: (+351) 218 450 660

Praça dos Restauradores
Open: 9 AM / 8 PM
Tel.: (+351) 213 463 314  

Santa Apolónia Train Station
Open: 7.30 AM / 10 AM | Tuesday to Saturday
Tel.: (+351) 218 821 606

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (Belém) - Kiosk
Open: 10 AM / 1 PM | 2 PM / 6 PM | Tuesday to Saturday
Tel.: (+351) 213 658 435 

Lisbon Shop
Rua do Arsenal, 15
Open: 9.30 AM / 7.30 PM
Tel.: (+351) 210 312820

Sintra
Praça da República, 23
Tel.: (+351) 219 231 157

Ericeira
Rua Dr. Eduardo Burnay, 46
Open: 10 AM / 6 PM
Tel.: (+351) 261 861 095

 

Transportation

Train
Tel : (+351) 808208208
www.cp.pt

City
If you wish to travel by train in the Lisbon area, one of the main stations is in Cais do Sodré by the Tagus river. It's a great way to see the coastal zone that goes up to Cascais since it follows the riverfont and the ride lasts approximately 45 minutes. The frequency of trains is high (every 15 minutes) and during the summer this line is widely used by young people seeking the beaches.

For those who want to go to Sintra, there is also a train link from Lisbon at Rossio. Sintra station is not exactly in the town center but the way up there is short and easy.

Regional
For those who want to venture outside Lisbon there are numerous destinations that can be reached by train. In Lisbon there are two stations for this purpose: Santa Apolónia and Gare do Oriente at Parque das Nações.

There are direct trains from Lisbon to Coimbra, Faro, Braga and Oporto (Alfa Pendular) and regional trains (Inter-cidades and inter-regional) that connect various areas of Portugal. There are first and second class coaches except on suburban trains and special tickets valid for 7, 14 or 21 days. The train schedules are available at the station information or tourism offices. 

Bus

City
www.carris.pt
Phone: (+351) 21 350 01 15
atendimento@carrismetro.pt

Lisbon has a very efficient network of public transportation, namely city buses with its very characteristic yellow color.

Buses run in most cases between 6 am and 11 pm but there are special bus routes that only work at night.

You can buy tickets at various points such as kiosks and newsstands. We advise you to buy a '7 Colinas', 'Viva Travel' or 'Lisboa Viva' card (ideal to buy several trips instead of directly paying the bus driver which is more expensive).

The Aerobus is available from the Airport to Cais do Sodré passing through the main streets and avenues of Lisbon. The price on board is € 3.50 (valid for 24 hours) for adults and € 2 for children aged 4 to 10 years old.

Regional
For travelers who want to discover other parts of the country there are several bus companies that make regional routes:

Rede Expressos: www.rede-expressos.pt
Departures: Sete Rios

Renex : www.renex.pt
Departures : Gare do Oriente

 

Tramway

A tram ride is something one should absolutely not miss. Lisbon suspended numerous tram routes and today only a handful remain. The historical 28 tram goes to the Castle District and the ride is worth every penny. Do not be surprised if you can not enter the tram because it is a very busy 'attraction'. Tram 15 is a modern version and goes to Belém. Just pay attention to pickpockets.




Subway / Underground

www.metrolisboa.pt
Tel.: (+351) 213500115

Lisbon Metro is one of the most modern underground systems in the world and some stations are authentic works of art, decorated with traditional Portuguese tiles and motifs. There are 4 lines (Blue, Yellow, Green and Red) covering virtually the entire center of Lisbon with the exception of Belém area. It is probably the most convenient and fast mean of transport in Lisbon.

You can use the 'Lisboa Viva' or 'Sete Colinas' card (the same for city bus) to buy several trips but you can purchase the ticket at any station. Also 'Viva Viagem' card has a purchase cost of 0.50 € and can be rechargeable with limitless number of travels, valid for 1 year after purchase. The ticket is valid when changing lines but has a duration of one hour. There are also daily tickets for the entire network of Metro and City Buses valid for a period of 24 hours.


Funiculars

These means of transport are National Monuments truly iconic and unmissable. Placed in locations with a fairly steep slope they were initially built to overcome this difficulty. The most emblematic is the Glória funicular that connects Restauradores square to the viewpoint of São Pedro de Alcântara and Bairro Alto, the nightlife district. The Bica Funicular also takes you to Bairro Alto and the Lavra Elevator connects the Largo da Anunciada to the street Rua Câmara Pestana near Avenida da Liberdade.

Santa Justa Elevator


Santa Justa was inaugurated on July 10, 1902 and is the only vertical lift in Lisbon providing a public service. This is a work of the architect Raoul Mesnier du Ponsard with a cast iron structure enriched with filigree details. In 2002 it was classified as a National Monument.

Route: Rua do Ouro - Largo do Carmo (Downtown)
Open: 7 AM - 9.45 PM *
* It can be extended up to 22:45, in periods of greater influx of visitors.

Santa Justa View Point:
Open: 8.30 AM - 8.30 PM (Every day)

How to use Santa Justa Elevator:
Santa Justa Ticket: 5,00 € (purchased on board, valid up to 2 trips, includes access to the View Point);
Lisboa Viva, 7 Colinas or Viva Viagem rechargeable cards, with valid CARRIS (Lisbon bus company) trips;
Yellow Bus circuits tickets;
Lisboa Card tickets.

Access to the View Point of Santa Justa:
Miradouro de Santa Justa ticket: 1,50 € (access only to the view point, does not allow to ride the lift);
Santa Justa tickets;
Yellow Bus circuits tickets;
Lisboa Card tickets.