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Lisbon Travel Guide

Getting Around Lisbon

There are several possibilities from planes and trains to buses, car rental agencies, taxis, bicycles, trams the underground metro in Lisbon and the state funiculars. Lisbon's transport system is still the best and cheapest way. One of the best ways to get to know the town is by trying out some tramlines. Actually the town of Lisbon still has a few old cars running through its small streets as well as some new ones to Belem. They seem to belong to a lost era and are really popular amongst both tourists and locals.

Flying inside Portugal is an more expensive, but if one considers the short distances involved. Trains are much cheaper, but you can also choose to go by bus, especially because there’s a several private companies operating express services between the major cities.

Taxis: They are beige usually and have the word TAXI on top. The price around 2 Euros depending to the distance.

Metro: The Lisbon underground metro works from 6h 30 a.m. up to 1h a.m. and the tickets costing around 0,60 Euros are valid for just 1 trip. Alternatively, you can choose between a 7 day ticket or a 10 journey ticket.

Car Rental: Hiring a car and driving around is the most economical option if you're travelling with more than two persons. But, even if you're alone, and you want to visit the surrounding areas of Lisbon with total independency, this would be the best choice.

Trains: The Railway Company has a national network of lines that cover practically the whole of Portugal. The 5 major lines take you to Sado, Cascais, Azambuja, Sintra, and Porto/Aveiro. Normally the tickets can be purchased at the ticket office of the respective boarding stations and at the automatic ticketing machines.

It's important that you do not attempt to travel without a ticket, otherwise you may have to pay a hefty fine. Santa Apolónia Station is Lisbon’s main departure point for international destinations and central/northern Portugal.


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