How to arrive in Lisbon
From Airport Humberto Delgado:
- Metro (Subway) With a direct line to the city center. The ‘Aeroporto – Saldanha’ line takes you to downtown Lisbon in about 20 minutes.
Colinas / Viva Viagem electronic card: €0.50 Single Fare Price: €1.45; 24H Network Pass: €6.30
- Bus Several bus lines stop at the airport arrivals terminal, taking you to different parts of the city. However, please note that the maximum baggage size allowed in these buses is 50x40x20cm. If your baggage exceeds this size, you must take the airport’s specific buses (Aerobus and Airport Shuttle).
Fare (on-board): €1.80
- Taxi You can always find a taxi at the airport, normally queueing outside the departures and arrivals terminals. As the city center is very close by, taxis are a rather affordable transportation option, even with the luggage and/or pet fees that may be charged separately by the driver. Depending on traffic, the journey to the city center is quick, costing between 10€ and 15 €, including baggage fees. If you choose this mean of transportation, make sure the meter is turned on at the beginning of the journey and always ask for a receipt/invoice.
- Uber is a cheaper and very handy option that works well in Lisbon for those of you who are comfortable with using the app. Not all drivers speak English though.
- Shuttle The main difference between the two shuttle options is that, while the AeroBus follows a specific route, the Airport Shuttle will take passengers where they need to go.
- AeroBus https://www.aerobus.pt
With frequent departures from the airport, this bus provides a link between the main city points, the Sete Rios bus terminal, the Entrecampos railway terminal, Cais do Sodré, Areeiro-Martim Moniz and the two terminals at the Lisbon Airport (1 and 2).
It stops near the city’s main hotels and digital panels at each stop provide information updated every minute.
One-way ticket: 24H AEROBUS PASS
Adults: €4.00, Children (ages 4 to 10): €2.00, Groups (4 or more adults): €3.00
Return Ticket: 2 X 24H AEROBUS PASS
Adults: €6.00, Children (ages 4 to 10): €3.00,
Groups (4 or more adults): €4,50
The 24h AEROBUS PASS can be purchased on board, online, at aerobus.pt, or at the Turismo de Lisboa counters, in arrivals. The ticket is valid for 24 hours of unlimited journeys in the Aerobus network.
From Lisboa Oriente Station (train):
- Metro (subway) Oriente station (red line) with connections to other lines in Alameda (green line), Saldanha (yellow line) and S. Sebastião (Blue line). Open from 6:30 am until 1:00 am.
- Taxis:/Uber available outside the train station.
From Santa Apolónia Station(train):
- Metro (subway) Santa Apolónia (blue line) with connection to other lines in Baixa-Chiado (green line), Marquês de Pombal (yellow line), S.Sebastião (red line). Open from 6:30 am until 1:00 am.
- Taxi/Uber Available outside the station.
How to get around
The subway is almost always the best option thanks to its extensive network of lines and stations. The Metro network will allow you to move around the city with ease. http://www.metrolisboa.pt/en/
You will need to purchase the ‘7 Colinas’ / ‘Viva Viagem’ electronic travel card, which you can then top up with credit for your journeys and which can be used both for the Metro and for Carris (bus network):
7 Colinas / Viva Viagem electronic card: €0.50
Single Fare Price: €1.45
24H Network Pass: €6.30
Better for … Quick trips through the city outside peak hours.
– Táxis Lisboa
- Cooptaxis: Autocoope: 217 932 756
- Teletáxis: 21 811 11 00
- Radio Táxis Lisboa: 21 936 21 13
- Retális/ Cooperativa Rádio Táxis de Lisboa:
21 811 90 00 / 91 978 10 00 / 96 953 16 60 / 93 811 90 02
Estimated daily budget to stay in Lisbon: 80 euros
Where to sleep
Hostels: (near metro’s yellow line )
You can find and compare others here:
Where to eat – a suggestion of Vegetarian restaurants
Rua Tomás Ribeiro, 28 1050-230 Lisboa
tel. 932 881 545
Aloha Café – Vegan
Rua do Monte Olivete nº 20
Tel: 212481907- 964479474
Ao26 Vegan Food Project – Vegan
Rua Vitor Cordon, 26
12:30 – 18:30, 19:30 – 23:00
Tel: 967 989 184
Elétrico 28 E / Metro Baixa Chiado
R: S.José, 95 1150-326 Lisboa
open: Seg-Sex 9.00-18.00 ; Sáb 12.00-14.00
Bus: 709, 711, 732, 736 | Metro: Avenida (linha azul)
Av: Almirante Reis 152-r/c esq. 1000-052 Lisboa
Tel: 218 476 678
(1) Praça do Chile
Rua Francisco Sanches, 39, 1170-141 Lisboa
open: Seg-Sex 12.00-15.00 ; Seg- Sáb 19.00-23.00
(2) Praça da Alegria
Praça da Alegria, 40 A
Supermercado e Restaurante biológicos
Av. Duque de Ávila 141B
tel: 967 858 091
TOURISM IN LISBON
How to arrive in Madrid
From airport Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas
· Subway (one way € 4.50, from 6.05 to 1.30, 15-25 min, line 8) Go to Nuevos Ministerios interchange, which connects with lines 10 and 6. Tickets are purchased at the airport station.
· Bus The Express Airport (www.emtmadrid.es, 5 € 40 min; 24h) runs between Puerta de Atocha train station and the airport. From 23.30 to 6.00 departures are from Plaza de Cibeles, not from the train station.
·Taxi A taxi to the center (30 min, approx., Depending on traffic) costs € 30.
·Microbús Aero City (www.aerocity.com; 24 h) It is a private service of door-to-door minibuses between the airport and hotels. The price varies according to the number of passengers, but it is usually cheaper than a taxi.
From Atocha station
· Subway (one way / card of 10 trips 1.50 / 12.20 €, from 6.00 to 1.30, line 1) From Atocha station of Renfe to Sol (10-15 min), with connections to other points thanks to lines 2 and 3. Tickets are purchased at the station machines.
· Taxi A taxi to the center (10 min, approx., depending on traffic) costs between € 5 and € 7.50, plus a € 3 supplement for the train station.
From Chamartin station
· Subway (one way / 10 trips card 1.50 / 12.20 €, from 6.00 to 1.00, lines 1 and 10) From Chamartín station to Sol (15-20 min), with connections to other points thanks to the lines 2 and 3. The tickets are bought in the machines of the station.
· Taxi A taxi to the center (15 min, approx., depending on traffic) costs around € 10, plus a € 3 supplement for the train station.
How to get around
Better for … The subway is almost always the best option thanks to its extensive network of lines and stations.
· Madrid Subway (www.metromadrid.es) It is a transport network with 12 lines and color code. – Single tickets, valid for one trip, cost € 1.50 and can be purchased at subway stations and kiosks; It is more important to buy a 10-trip card (€ 12.20). – The subway runs from 06.05 to 1.30 h.
Better for… Night trips when subway has already closed, travelers with mobility problems (with baby strollers or in a wheelchair), and to see the city while one is traveling.
· EMT Buses (www.emtmadrid.es) They cover most routes in the city from 6.30 am to 11.30 pm. – There are 25 night buses or “owls” (búhos) that run from 23.45 to 5.30h., and all routes depart from Plaza de la Cibeles. – The fares for day and night trips are the same: € 1.50 one way, € 12.20 for a Metrobus ticket of 10 trips. Simple tickets can be purchased on the bus.
“Cercanías” – The surrounding trains of Madrid
Best for … Arrive in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, or for a quick tour from north to south between Chamartín and Atocha (with stops at Nuevos Ministerios and Sol).
· Renfe trains “Cercanías” (www.renfe.es/cercanias/madrid) arrive where the subway does not reach. – The price of the ticket varies between 1.70 and 8.70 € depending on the distance to travel.
Better for … Quick trips through the city outside peak hours. – Taxis are reasonably priced and carry the rates shown inside. The journey from Sol to the Prado Museum costs around € 5. – You can call Tele-Taxi (91 371 21 31, www.tele-taxi.es) and Radio-Teléfono Taxi (91 547 82 00, www.radiotelefono-taxi.com) or stop one in the middle of the street.
Where to eat – a suggestion of Vegetarian restaurants
Restaurante Vegetariano Sol Gran Via
Calle tres cruces 4(Gran Via)
Calle Amor de Dios 3
Gauranga Transcendental Food
Calle de Angosta de los Mancebos, 6, 28005 Madrid
Calle de Bordadores 3
Calle Hileras 2
La Huerta de Almería
Calle Moratin 25(Huertas)
Calle Relatores 20 (La Latina)
Costanilla de San Andres 16( La Latina)
Calle Bolivia 11 (Chamartin)
Avenida Alfonso XIII 39 (Chamartin)
Calle del Principe de Vergara 128 (Chamartin)
Dolores y Lola
Calle Monteleon 17 ( Malasaña)
Calle de San Andres 26 ( Malasaña)
Tourism in Madrid
Parque del Retiro
Palacio Real de Madrid
Plaza Mayor de Madrid
Museo del Prado
Puerta del Sol