Car rental in Lisbon might not be essential if you only intend to explore within the city. But to explore more of Portugal, say, the Algarve or the Douro valley, then having your own vehicle is the way to go.
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For a day trip or longer stay, use these travel directions to get from Lisbon to Cascais, a coastal resort town with several beaches to explore, a harbour seafront and historic buildings.
Want to visit the spectacular Cristo Rei statue of Christ overlooking Lisbon? You don’t need to book a tour. Find out how to reach the monument by public transport, and some interesting facts about Lisbon’s replica of Christ the Redeemer.
There’s a choice of transport links from Lisbon airport to the city centre. Find out about the best option to get to your hotel.
Lisbon metro, or underground, is a great way to travel to most places in the city. Buy a Viva Viagem card and use the metro map to find out which stations to use to reach your destination, or to explore Lisbon’s top attractions.
Useful and practical information to visit Portugal and Lisbon: timezone, weather, currency, electricity and plug system, communications, water, passports and visa, health, public holidays.
For short trips or longer stays, use these travel directions to get from Lisbon to Sintra, a historic town easily accessible by train and car.
If you’re coming to Lisbon on a cruise, you’ll arrive at one of two cruise docks, Santa Apolónia or Alcântara. Find out how to get from your cruise ship to Lisbon’s city centre.
If you intend to explore Portugal outside Lisbon, including the Douro valley and the Algarve, then having your own vehicle is the way to go. Here are a few tips for getting the best and most reliable car hire deals.
Lisbon is a safe city, but it’s important to use common sense and take a few precautions to ensure you avoid hassles on your trip to Lisbon. Here are a few tips to visit Lisbon safely.
The Feast of St Anthony gathers thousands of people on the night of 12 June, eating grilled sardines, drinking wine and beer and dancing in Alfama and Bica. Here are some tips on how to survive the most important festivity in Lisbon.
The Viva Viagem card is a quick and easy way to pay for journeys on public transport in Lisbon. You can use a Viva Viagem card to travel on metro, bus, tram, ferry and urban train.
Find out how to get to the riverfront Parque das Nações. If you’re staying in the city centre, your best bet is to take the metro. It’s about 30 minutes to reach there.
To visit the Unesco World Heritage sites of Belém, Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower, as well other fascinating monuments and museums in this riverside district, there are two practical transport options. Follow these directions to reach Belém from the city centre.