Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering - Lisbon, Portugal
Whether you travel by land, by sea or by air: public transport in Portugal is well organised. How to?
-» By Car:
The roads are renovated over practically the whole country. If you choose to rent a car, it is a good idea to rent it at one of the Portuguese firms. The prices are among the lowest in Europe, 40 - 80 € per day. Rental on a weekly basis makes the day-price even lower. You must be over 21 and have had you driver's licence at least one year to be allowed to rent a car.
-» By Bus, Tram, Train and Subway (Metropolitano):
It is rather inexpensive to travel by bus, train, tram and the Metro in Portugal. It is well organized and quite comfortable. The dense network of buses and trains ensures that even the remotest little town can be reached by public transport.
For the tourist who only has a few days in Lisbon and wants to see a lot, it might be a good idea to buy a LisboaCard, which provides unlimited traveling by buses, trams, "elevadores", the Metro, and the trains to Sintra and Cascais, plus free entrance to museums and monuments, and up to 50% discount on other tourist attractions.
LisboaCard24hours for adults 13,50€, for children (5-11) 6,00€
LisboaCard48hours for adults 23,00€, for children (5-11) 9,50€
LisboaCard72hours for adults 28,00€, for children (5-11) 11,50€
Another possibility is the one-day ticket to Carris' buses, trams and the subway (Metropolitano): 3,00€.
Unlimited travels. Note: It is not a 24-hour ticket, but valid only on the day it was bought and stamped. Can be bought at Carris on Praça Figueira or on the airport bus, for which it is also valid.
The Metropolitano stations (subway) in Lisbon are also an artistic experience... take a look at some pictures (click to enlarge):
Follow some usefull links:
- Ask Me Lisboa - Lots of information to travel around Lisbon, transports, shopping, restaurants, maps, and more - http://www.askmelisboa.com/
- Carris - buses, trams, tourist trips, tickets and prices - http://www.carris.pt/
- Metropolitano de Lisboa - Lisbon subway, tickets, prices, and more - http://www.metrolisboa.pt/
- Comboios de Portugal (Portuguese Railways) - Trains, timetables, lines and others - http://www.cp.pt/