Lisbon is loaded with an efficient public transport network that ensures people enjoy the city as there are very many interesting things to view. There are affordable transport options that one can choose from like electric trams, underground subway trains and buses. Public transportation in the city is cheap, convenient and fast. However, it is usually best to walk around districts of Baixa as well as the city center especially if you are residing in a central location. Some of the transport options that people have include:
Visitors use the Portela Aiport one of the busiest facilities with more than 10 million passengers per year. It is located near the city- only 7km away. You can get here using bus transportation run by Aerobus and Carris one of the cheaper options. Visitors can also take advantage of shuttle services that travel to various destinations like Estoril and Cascais.
• Car rental
There are very many visitors who prefer to rent a car to take them round the city. As much as this is a convenient option, one has to be prepared for a few limitations like very limited parking as well as traffic on the roads. Nonetheless, it is ideal for out of town travelling to the beaches as it provides extreme comfort.
• Bus and train
These are run by Portugal’s Carrus transport company and a huge percentage of visitors prefer to use the networks of trams and buses to get across the city. To cut on costs, one can use rechargeable “7 Colians” cards that can be used for a number of days.
• Metro trains
These have been recently updated and modernized making the metro trains a comfortable and fun option to use. Here one can use zoned tickets or all day passes that help one to save money since they are offered at reduced costs and can be used on all bus and tram transport in the city. The Metro trains cover the entire city allowing visitors to get to their destination in an inexpensive and fast manner.
This is quite affordable and there are many taxis found in the city for one to get to their preferred destination. They are easy to spot as they have taxi signs at the top of the car. The latest models are beige in color. There are also numerous taxi ranks that are located in various parts of the city like at the Sul e sueste ferry dock and the westerly Rossio area.