The public transports of Lisbon!

In a way, I always wanted to visit Lisbon since my parents sang to me Lisboa Antigua! I was lucky growing up with Portuguese communites in the US and many of my teammates were from there. Therefore, the country was always ringing in my ears and was able to learned the language before even visiting Portugal (Brazil trips helped too). And as the world turns was again lucky to eventually visit the whole lenght of the country and confirm my thoughts on the niceties of it. Lisbon is the crown jewel me think and have visited several times in the last few years with plenty of posts in my blog as well as other parts of Portugal,(see posts). 

However, felled short in telling you that even thus took the road warrior ways in Portugal , did a lot of public transports in Lisbon. Therefore, here is my introduction post on public transports of Lisbon!

Of course, one of the countries not been by road but always by air either from Paris, Nantes, Madrid or A Coruña.  The Humberto Delgado Airport of Lisbon is smallish but modern and nice easy to navigate. The airport of Lisbon has plenty of easy to follow information told better than I can explain it, but again very easy believe me. webpage: https://www.aeroportolisboa.pt/en

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The metro has four lines with colors as green, red, blue, and yellow. In Portuguese these are verde, vermelha, azul and amarela. You get a charge up card or Viva Viagem very convenient. Recommended if planning several trips by metro in Lisbon. From the airport you take the line vermelha or redThe metro of Lisbon: https://www.metrolisboa.pt/en/

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I took the metro several stations even moving inside Lisbon from Picoas to Saldanha,that in this line takes you to the airport in about 40 minutes. The station at Praça dos Restauradores is awesome. The metro to use sparingly but is a great bargain indeed.

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Inside Lisbon two elevators or lifts worth taken for the thrill of it are:

The Elevador de Glória at  the base of the Avenida da Libertade has its lower station. It allows you to quickly reach the nearby Bairro Alto and admire the panorama from the Sao Pedro de Alcantara lookout.  Commissioned in 1885, the Glória elevator is the most popular of the famous  Lisbon’s historic elevators. The Lisbon tourist office on it: https://www.visitlisboa.com/en/places/elevador-da-gloria

From the same Avenida da Liberdade which you will take on your right. This leads you to the Elevador do Lavra . This is the oldest of Lisbon’s famous historic elevators c. 1882. It was electrified and modernized in 1915, powered by the Santos power plant created for the electric network of of electric trams. It goes up and down the Calçada do Lavra for 188 meters with an average slope of almost 23%.It climbs the hill from Largo da Anunciada, by Avenida da Liberdade, to Rua Câmara Pestana, which is a short walk from the garden and viewpoint of Torel. The Lisbon tourist office on miradouro dd Torel and elevator: https://www.visitlisboa.com/en/places/miradouro-do-torel

The road warrior in me have taken me to near the Spanish border north and south, to Faro in the south of Portugal (where my oldest son’s godfather José lived now passed away RIP), and the most traveled the main north south road A1 taken all the time going north to Porto by Vila Franca de Xira. The roads are good easy to use me think and we found ways to avoid the tolls (extra driving time but glorious ride).  The official estrada highway real time traffic: https://servicos.infraestruturasdeportugal.pt/pt-pt/viajar-na-estrada/transito-em-tempo-real

And, the official Portugal Tolls site for paying tolls in Portugal if you must : https://www.portugaltolls.com/en

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Further webpages to help you plan your trip to pretty Portugal and awesome Lisbon are

The Lisbon tourist office on its heritage: https://www.visitlisboa.com/en/regions/lisbon

The city of LIsbon on public transports: https://www.lisboa.pt/cidade/mobilidade/meios/transportes-publicos

There you go folks, another dandy spots from pretty quant Lisbon. Hope you enjoy the post, and see my many other posts on Lisbon and Portugal in my blog. I am always looking forward to be back….The city is easy to manoeuver ,yes!

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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2 Comments to “The public transports of Lisbon!”

  1. I was in Lisbon a couple of weeks ago, how can I forget the trams, such a strong image of the city. The bus system is also dense and frequent, maybe the best way to visit the city, especially the Belem district.

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