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Well working metro line system

Not a very extensive system but a good coverago of the city with frequent departures. Stations are... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Stellan D
Bromma, Sweden
Lisbon Metro easy and efficient

I used the Metro to travel to Lisbon Oriente station to catch a bus. Getting a ticket was easy as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 October 2015

The Lisbon Metro System is one of the Plus Points of any visit here. The System has Four lines that are colour coded - Red, Yellow, Green & Blue ( The Red Line goes to the Airport ). When you leave the Arrivals Lounge at...More

14  Thank markdeeLondon
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 17 July 2016

If you are making a short stay in Lisbon it is worth buying the Via Viagem travel card, also known as the Zapping Card for your public transportation needs during your visit. This is a stored value card similar to the Oyster Card (London) and...More

5  Thank BradJill
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Not a very extensive system but a good coverago of the city with frequent departures. Stations are generally nicely decorated but the trains a little old by now but everything was working well during our visit. Tickets can be bought in vending machines by cash...More

Thank Stellan D
Reviewed 6 days ago

At peak hours Lisbon Metro is terrible. The traisns are complete full and sometimes you have to let pass 2 or 3 trains to manage to enter in another one. Today one of the trains break down and everyone had to abandon the train and...More

Thank frebel0
Reviewed 1 week ago

It can be busy at times but the Lisbon Metro is a gem in general. The negatives are that some places you need to walk up stairs and it is difficult for less able people although most stations have a lift too. The biggest plus...More

1  Thank kusadasiman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used the underground Metro frequently. It is clean, safe, and efficient. Also great value. We were never stuck. Also the Metro goes right under Lisbon Airport, something Dublin BADLY needs.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took about a dozen trips on the metro on our 4-day trip to Lisbon in October 2018. Once we'd figured out how to do it, it was incredibly easy, reliable and quick. We were two adults and two teenagers so didn't want to spend...More

3  Thank P S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I used the Metro to travel to Lisbon Oriente station to catch a bus. Getting a ticket was easy as the machines at each station have a logical screen flow. It's also possible to travel to the airport with no more than two changes. I...More

Thank jeaneme89
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a simple network compared to the other cities in Europe. Simple but good, the system has 4 routes only, Red, Green, Blue and Yellow. All four routes have crossing or interchange points at their six stations only, easy to be familiarised. Either single...More

1  Thank santo-trainsspotter7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at Oriente Metro Station. Safe, clean, Fresh air and on time. Lisboa Card was the perfect package for us. Bought at the airport “Ask me Lisboa” counter at 40 Euros for 72 hours. Metro, bus, lift, funicular, train to Cascais and Sintra, Free access...More

3  Thank Jerry L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The metro is by far the best way to get around the city - it is cheap, clean, efficient and the various lines have good interchange points which are clearly labelled. If you are using public transport, the best ticket is the 24 hour one....More

1  Thank r00k3rs
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

A good metro system but the ticket system can be confusing for non locals There are multiple ways to use the card that you need to travel with and the options are far from clear At metro stations that are also two sets of ticket...More

2  Thank Albia-Newton
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Chiado & Carmo
The traditionally trendy "Chiado" (literally,
"squeak", the nickname of a 16th century poet) offers
plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars where you can
stop for a cafe or cocktail, after exploring its
streets, shops, art galleries, theaters, museums and
viewpoints. It's also the home to the statue of the
famous statue of portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa,
having is usual espresso at "A Brasileira" as he used
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Hi, I will be spending 6 days in Lisbon soon. I have been reading the reviews regarding the excellent Metro system; however I find the ticketing system described by many confusing. My questions are: 1) There are two types of electronic card available, the Viva Viagem and the Lisboa card..which one should I get and why? 2) I read that with the Viva Viagem card you can charge it with anything from 3 Euros to 40 Euros but it only allows you 24 hours of use...is this so or is it unlimited time usage as long as you have credit on it? 3) You can choose instead to get a 24hour multi trip option costing about 6.30 Euros and charge it by this amount every 24 hours if you intend travelling a lot..is this so? 4) Finally I am told that if you initially use your card to buy the 24hour unlimited trip 6.30Euro option you cannot then use the same card to purchase unlimited travel/unlimited days on the same card...is this so ? Please reply to each numbered question if possible. My thanks in advance.
18 October 2018|
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Response from alan H | Reviewed this property |
We have used the Viva Viagem card. We purchased it at the airport metro station. The card costs 50 cents and lasts for 1 year. Each journey is 1.45 Euro. You can use cash or card to purchase the card or tickets in the... More
21 March 2018|
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Response from Shaunsanders | Reviewed this property |
I don't know exactly, but the 4 metro lines are interlinked, and getting to the main railway stations is very easily reached by metro. Hope this helps?
24 February 2018|
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Response from DavidandPaula | Reviewed this property |
by the way, if you do not speak Portugese then station staff often are unwilling or unable to help. The ticket booth staff cope with English a lot better