"Transport around Lisbon" Buses Tip by sunchasers
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Lisbon can be too exhausting and time consuming to walk beyond a few districts, so use public transport. It is clean and efficient. Metro is fastest, but bus is a bit less touristy and you see so much more of the city. The old wooden trams are a must-do activity, but take note that that is where the most pickpocketers will be (eg. tram 28).
Buy a 7 Colinas card and recharge as you need. The price for a 1 way ticket is 0.50 EUR (on-board fare 1.30 EUR). Joint tickets where you can ride metro/bus/tram are €1.15 (valid 1 hour), €3.35 (1 day) and €13.50 (5 day). These are all available at the Carris kiosks as well as the post office in the airport. There are also machines and attendants at some underground stations where you can buy tickets.
The Lisboa Card tourist pass also offers unlimited travel on public transport, except tram 15 and 18 and the Elevador de Santa Justa. They can be purchased in 24 hour (adult / child: €14.85 / €7.50), 48 hour (€25.50 / €12.75) and 72 hour (€31.00 / €15.50) denominations. It also offers free or reduced price tickets to many museums, galleries and tourist attractions.
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