• Lisbon


Lisbon is easy to get to. It is a short flight away from most European cities, and is just as easily accessible by road, railway or sea.

By Air

Lisbon International Airport, 7 km from the city centre, has daily flights to and from the major cities in Europe and the world. Lisbon Airport has two terminals:
Terminal 1 is for international and domestic flights and Terminal 2 for low cost flights only.

For further information please visit the official website of Lisbon International
Airport : http://www.ana.pt

By Road

Arriving in Lisbon by road is a pleasant experience, as the visitor can enjoy the beautiful countryside along the way. The city has good road accesses and the most frequently used routes are: the A1 motorway. the 25th April Bridge and Vasco da Gama Bridge.

By Rail

Scores of national and international trains arrive in Lisbon every day. In addition to Santa Apolónia terminal station, the city has the Gare do Oriente, adjacent to the Parque das Nações. Both stations have direct bus or underground connections to the city centre.

High-speed Alfa trains depart for Oporto every day until 20h55. The SudExpresso to Paris departs daily at 18h00, while the Lusitania train to Madrid departs at 22h00 every day.

CP Call Center
From Portugal
808 208 208 (local call prices)
From abroad
+351 707 201 280 (international call prices)
For further information please visit the official website: http://www.cp.pt

Getting around Lisbon

By Subway

One of the quickest ways to travel in Lisboa is by subway “Metro” operating from 06:00 a.m. – 01:00 a.m. It covers almost the whole city and next to most hotels you will find a metro station.
Fare per trip: 1,45€ It is necessary to previously buy an electronic card (0.50€ – “Viva Card”) which is sold automatically in any ticket booth. We suggest a daily ticket that can be used on subway&carris buses and trams – € 6,30 per day.

For further information please check www.metrolisboa.pt

By Bus / Tram

Carris has the exclusive rights as the above ground mass public transport
operator in Lisbon. An extensive network of 90 bus routes covers the entire city
and outskirts. Inside Lisbon you may also use a traditional public transportation:
the tram. The tram network is made up of 5 routes, 3 funiculars (Glória, Bica and Lavra) and 1 lift (Santa Justa). We suggest a daily ticket that can be used on subway&carris buses and trams – € 6,30 per day. For further information please check www.carris.pt

By Taxi

Taxis in Lisbon are beige or black and green. Usually have the word TAXI on top and offer very reasonable prices to get around. They have an illuminated taxi sign at the top. The fare on the taxi meter should read 3,25€ (daytime pick-up).
Outside the city limits, city fares are charged per kilometer (km=0,47) and are
entitled to charge for the return fare. 1,60€ is charged for the transportation of luggage or animals. The usual amount to tip is 10% of the fare. An additional
20% is charged for services on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays and for nighttime service from 9pm to 6am.

Other information

Working Hours
Buses: Every day 6.30 a.m. – 12 p.m./10 a.m
Banks: Mon-Fri. 8.30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Shopping Centres: Every day 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Shops: Mon -Fri. 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Embassies: Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Post Offices: Mon. – Fri. 8.30 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Pharmacies: Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 7 p. m. also: 24 hour (night) service
Meal times: Lunch: 12 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Dinner: 8 p.m. – 10 p.m
Underground: Every day 6.30 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Time Zones
Austrália Canberra +10h
Brazil Brasília -3h
France Paris +1h
Germany Berlin +1h
Holland Amsterdam +1h
Italy Rome +1h
Japan Tokyo +9h
Norway Oslo +1h
South Africa Cape Town +2h
Spain Madrid +1h
Sweden Stockholm +1h
UK London =
USA New York -5h