ARRIVING TO LISBON BY AIR
MOVING TO THE CITY
Metro costs about €1.70 from the airport to any place in the city centre. Lisbon Airport metro station opened in July 2012 and is the new final destination of Lisbon Red Line metro trains. The journey to Saldanha takes about 16 minutes and less than 25 minutes are enough to get from the Airport to Baixa-Chiado (Lisbon city centre). In general, the Metro system in Lisbon is very reliable and safe, ans is usially the best way to quicly get around the city.
See network diagram
See network map
There are two taxi stands within the perimeter of the airport, one at arrivals and the other at departures. The fare on the taxi meter should read 2.00 € (daytime) or 2.50 € (night time). Outside the city limits, city fares are charged per kilometer (0.45 €/km). An additional 1.60 € is charged for the transportation of luggage or animals. Before taking a taxi, inquire about the fare. Typically, a taxi from the airport to the city center should cost 6.00 € – 10.00 € (depending on traffic and distance).
Taxi Voucher: prepaid taxi service starting at 13.28€. On sale at the arrival terminal, on the "Information Desk".
There are several bus lines going trough the airport. The bus route numbers and the names of the "end of the line" terminals are:
N.º 5 - Estação do Oriente / Aeroporto / Areeiro
N.º 22 - Portela / Aeroporto / Marquês de Pombal
N.º 44 - Moscavide / Aeroporto / Cais do Sodré
N.º 45 - Prior Velho / Aeroporto / Cais do Sodré
N.º 83 - Portela / Aeroporto / Amoreiras
Other special bus lines are:
Nº 91 - AeroBus (Aeroport - City Center - Cais Sodré)
Aeroshutle - (City Center - Aeroport - Parque Nações)
ARRIVING TO LISBON BY TRAIN
The main train stations in Lisbon are: "Estação de Stª Apolónia" and "Estação do Oriente", with national and international (Lisbon-Madrid-Paris and Lisbon-Porto-Vigo).
ARRIVING TO LISBON BY CAR
Traffic drive on the right in Portugal and international traffic signs are used. The minimum age for driving is 18 years old. Speed limits are: 120 km/h (75 miles/h) on highways, 90 km/h (60 miles/h) on roads and 50 km/h (30 miles/h) in urban areas.
Main highways: From North peninsula take A1, from East take A6, from South take A2.
Emergency Phone Number:
GMT/UTC +1 in Summer
220 V, 50Hz. Power sockets follow European standards.
Banks: 08:30 - 15:00 (Monday to Friday).
Buses: 06.30 - 24:00 (every day, some bus run all night)
Metro: 06:30 - 01:00 (everyday)
Pharmacies: 09:00 - 13:00, 15:00 - 19:00 (Monday to Friday, some are open 24 hours a day, everyday)
Shops: 09:00 - 13:00, 15:00 - 19:00 (Monday to Friday), 9:00 - 13:00 (Saturdays)
Shopping Malls: 10:00 - 24:00 (everyday)
Embassies: 09:00 - 15:00 (Monday to Friday)
Moving around Lisbon
The most convenient way to move around Lisbon is by subway (Metro), by bus (Carris) or by taxi.
Public transports need electronic reusable cards called "7Colinas" or "Viva". These cards can be bought in vending machines inside Metro Stations and you can buy trips or load money on the card.
Reusable card (7colinas or Viva): 0.50 € (you need to buy trips in machines inside the Metro stations)
One Trip: 1.25 € (1 zone - Lisbon), 1.10 € (2 zones - Lisbon & surroundings)
Reusable card (7colinas or Viva): 0.50 €
On board fare: 1.75 €
Pre-paid trip: 1.15 €
Zapping - add money (2.00 to 15.00 €) to your reusable card and use either Metro (0.79 € per 1 zone trip) or Carris (0.80 € per trip)
One day ticket: 3.70 €
General information about Lisbon and Portugal:
Main Museums in Lisbon:
Walking Tours in Lisbon:
Main Monuments in Lisbon:
Aqueduto das Águas Livres (Free Waters' Aqueduct)
Basílica da Estrela (Estrela Basilica)
Castelo de São Jorge (Saint George's Castle)
Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (Hieronymite Monastery)
Sé Patriarcal (Patriarchal Cathedral)
Torre de Belém (Belem Tower)