Getting Around Lisbon
Public transport in Lisbon 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. Various transport passes are
available, including the
that allows unlimited transport, free entry to
many museums and several discounted attractions and activities.
Metered taxis are plentiful and affordable, and a popular means of
transportation, but beware of drivers taking long, indirect routes.
A car is not recommended for use around the city and it is best to
leave it in a garage for the duration of stay and get around by