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 two routes (Tagus and Olisipo tours) to explore the main monuments, squares and views of the city.
The Tagus Tour departs from Praça da Figueira and stops at Marquês de Pombal, Basílica da Estrela, Torre de Belém, Museu de Arte Antiga, among other attractions.
Buses depart every 20 minutes from 9am to 5.30pm between October and May, and every 15 minutes from 9am to 8pm between June and September. The trip takes approximately 1.40 hours.
The service runs every 30 minutes all year around from 9.15am to 5.45pm (October to May) and 9.15am to 7.15pm (June to September). The journey takes approximately 1.45 hours.
The 24-hour ticket for the Yellow Bus costs €25 (online price is €22.50). The child ticket (4-10) is €12.50. Tickets can be purchased online, on board and in the ticket offices located at Terreiro do Paço, Praça da Figueira and Elevador de Santa Justa.
Tickets for the Yellow Bus allow you to travel for free on all regular buses, trams and funiculars for 24 or 48 hours of sightseeing.
The Red Buses, operated by City Sightseeing, offer two routes that cover Lisbon’s main attractions, each taking in total approximately 90 minutes.
City Sightseeing buses depart every 30 minutes between 9.30am and 7.00pm from the main hub located at Marquês de Pombal (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, Torre de Belém, Terreiro do Paço, and Rossio.
The blue route goes through Bairro Alto, Cais do Sodré, Santa Apolónia, Oceanário, Torre Vasco da Gama, Jardim Zoológico and Parque Eduardo VII.
The 24 hour ticket is valid for both routes (red and blue) and costs €18 for adults and €9 for children.