How to get around on public transport in Lisbon. A guide to using metro, buses, trams, funiculars, commuter trains, and taxis in Lisbon. Learn also about new forms of mobility now available in the city, such as electric scooters and bike share schemes.
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Many Portuguese are now fluent in English, especially the younger generations. But learning some key Portuguese words and phrases such as “Olá“, “Obrigado” and “Onde fica…?” will greatly improve your trip.
Whether you want to book a dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant before you leave home, or search for a nearby fado house to book a table fast, find out how to make restaurant reservations in Portugal.
Details of how to get around Sintra and Cascais on public transport, including bus routes, hop-on, hop-off bus tours, the vintage tram and bike-hire schemes. There is really no reason to ever drive a rental car into Sintra and Cascais.
Use these travel directions to get from Lisbon to Évora, a town in Portugal’s Alentejo region. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Évora has Roman ruins, a university, and beautiful buildings. Don’t leave without a wine and olive oil tasting experience.
Are you packing your suitcase for Portugal? Whether you go to Lisbon, Porto, the Douro valley, or the Algarve, use this helpful checklist to make sure you don’t leave home without those needed items.
Uber has deployed its Jump e-bikes in Lisbon, joining the Gira bike share system and the dockless electric scooter companies. You’ll now be able to find and reserve a red bike using the Uber app.
TAP Air Portugal is increasing the offer of direct flights between the United States and Lisbon as part of its business strategy. Find out what your options are for buying the cheapest nonstop flights between US cities and Lisbon.
Coimbra is halfway between Lisbon and Porto, which makes it one of the most popular stops between these two cities. Use these travel directions to get from Lisbon to Coimbra where you can visit one of the world’s oldest universities, established in 1290.
Electric scooters are fun, fast, and make getting around Lisbon easier. Tourists are also using them more often. After the Californian-based Lime, several other scooter-sharing companies like Bungo, Flash, Hive, Iomo, Tier, Voi, and Wind, are now operating in the city.
Lime, the California-based company, has recently arrived on the sidewalks of Lisbon, with almost 400 electric scooters, trying to conquer the city and its seven hills.
When shopping in Lisbon, or Portugal, you may notice a VAT added to your receipts. Find out who can claim a VAT refund, which purchases are eligible, and how to claim the refund at the airport.
Just like Lisbon, Porto has its own transport and sightseeing cards: Andante and Porto Card. Read our guide to make sure you buy the right one for exploring Porto.