From the open-top double decker bus, you will be guided through the city’s main attractions whether you stay on board for the full loop or you hop off on route to visit each attraction.
You can customize your own tour by hopping off at your designated stop, and hopping on later. You can hop on and off as many times as you wish for 24 or 48 hours of sightseeing.
Yellow and red buses operated by different companies offer similar routes and services.
The Yellow Bus, operated by Carristur, offers visitors two routes to explore the main monuments, squares and views of the city.
The Belém Lisbon Bus Tour departs from Praça da Figueira and stops at Marquês de Pombal Square, Basílica da Estrela, Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower, and many other attractions.
Buses run every hour daily from 10am to 5pm between October and May, and every 15 minutes from 9am to 8pm between June and September. The trip takes approximately 1h40.
The service runs every hour daily from 10.30am to 5.30pm between October and May, and every 30 minutes between June and September. The journey takes approximately 1h40.
The 24-hour ticket for the Yellow Bus costs €17 (online price is €15.30), and entitles you to travel for free on all regular buses, trams and funiculars for 24 or 48 hours of sightseeing.
Cityrama Gray Line
With Cityrama Gray Line, you can hop on and off the buses for 24 or 48 hours at your convenience.
The Royal Belém tour departs from Cais do Sodré and visits Lisbon’s landmarks along the river, including Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery. The bus runs every 40 minutes, and the entire ride takes about 1h15. Tickets start at €8.
Cityrama also runs the Castle line as a hop on hop off regular service, departing from Marquês de Pombal Square. Tours combining the two bus lines (Belém and Castle) as well as a hop on hop off boat are equally available.
The Red Buses, operated by City Sightseeing, offer two routes that cover Lisbon’s main attractions, each taking approximately 90 minutes in total.
City Sightseeing buses depart every 30 minutes between 9.30am and 7.00pm from the main hub located at Marquês de Pombal Square (blue and yellow metro lines).
The red route runs on the western part of the city and goes through top main sights such as Campo Pequeno, Gulbenkian Museum, Jardim da Estrela, Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Belém Tower, Terreiro do Paço, and Rossio.
The blue route goes through Bairro Alto, Cais do Sodré, Santa Apolónia, the Oceanarium, Vasco da Gama Tower, the Zoo, and Eduardo VII Park.
The 24 hour ticket is valid for both routes (red and blue) and costs €22 for adults and €9 for children.