Find out how to get to the Parque das Nações (Nations Park), a riverfront area located 9 kilometres / 6 miles north of Lisbon’s city centre, and very close to the airport.
If you’re staying in central Lisbon, it’s very easy to get to this area using public transport or the hop-on hop-off bus. You can also take a cab, and pay around €10-15 from downtown.
Here’s everything you need to know about getting to the Parque das Nações.
You can easily take the metro to the Parque das Nações. It’s approximately a 30-minute journey from the Baixa. Use the Viva Viagem card. Your final destination is the Oriente station on metro’s red line.
Here’s an example from downtown Lisbon. Let’s say you’re at the Baixa-Chiado metro station. Take, for instance, the green line, direction Telheiras. Get off at the Alameda station to change to the red line, direction Aeroporto. Just follow the signs, which are colour coded. Your final stop is the Oriente station, located inside one of Lisbon’s main transport hubs. Go through the Vasco da Gama shopping centre, and head straight to the riverfront.
Depending on your location, you may choose any of the three interchange stations – Alameda (green line), Saldanha (yellow line) and São Sebastião (blue line) – to take the red line and get to your final destination – the Oriente station. Here’s the metro map.
Several buses departing from the city centre stop at the Oriente station, namely #708 (from Martim Moniz), #750 and #782 (from Cais do Sodré), #759 (from Restauradores), #794 (from Terreiro do Paço). The Viva Viagem card is also valid on buses.
By hop-on hop-off bus
Another practical option to reach this part of the city is to get on board of a sightseeing bus. Both the Olisipo Tour, offered by Yellow Bus, and the blue route, operated by City Sightseeing, stop at Parque das Nações on their route.