Getting from your Cruise Ship to Lisbon’s City Centre

If you’re coming to Lisbon on a cruise, you’ll arrive at one of three cruise docks: Alcântara about 3 km to the west of the city centre, Santa Apolónia and Jardim do Tabaco, both 1 km east of the city’s main attractions.

While some cruises provide shuttle services between the cruise dock and the city centre, others leave guests free to find their way into Lisbon. All three cruise docks have taxi ranks whenever a ship arrives, and you can return by the same means. However, you can also use Lisbon’s efficient public transport network.

Alcântara Dock

There are buses and trams on the main road north of the dock. You’ll need to cross the railway track outside the terminal and then cross the square. Head east to the city centre, getting off at Praça do Comércio, or west to the Belém neighbourhood.

You can also take the urban train from the Alcântara Mar station west to Belém, or east getting off at Cais do Sodré from where you can either walk to the Baixa, or take the metro to your final destination.

If you plan to make more than three journeys on public transport in Lisbon, the cheapest solution is to buy the Viva Viagem card.

Tram: 15, 18
Bus: 728, 714, 732
Train: Alcântara station on Cascais/Cais do Sodré line
Taxi: approx. €5 to city centre

Santa Apolónia & Jardim do Tabaco Docks

These two cruise docks are at walking distance from the city centre. Alternatively, take the metro, a taxi or one of the many buses that head west.

Metro: Santa Apolónia (blue line)
Bus: several buses heading west

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