How to Reach Lisbon


  • By Plane: The Aeroporto da Portela, 4 km northeast of the center of Lisbon, is Portugal’s largest hub. There are plenty of flights to Lisbon via this airport.
  • By Car: Lisbon can also be accessed by car via 6 six main highways.
  • By Train: Lisbon has frequent trains from Braga, Porto, Coimbra, Faro and Madrid.
  • By Boat: You can reach Lisbon via boat from Barreiro, Trafaria, Montijo, and Cacilhas.
  • By Bus: All nearby cities and most major cities in Portugal have direct buses to Lisbon. The main bus terminal is at Sete Rios.


  • Older modes of transport: You should definitely once try out the old trams system or even the elevators to get around; it is a great way to move around.
  • Modern subways: To make transport more efficient, there is access to various subways.
  • Public taxis: The taxis are the best way to get around in Lisbon in terms of the convenience of point to point travel.
  • By Bus: There are bus lines in place and you can use them to travel around the city at a cheaper rate.

Much of central Lisbon is also navigable on foot. Travel in Lisbon is pretty convenient.

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Lisbon. The most preferred mode of transport in Lisbon is Car.

Average distance: 15.05 km Average time: 36.27 min

  • Car 45.19%
    Driving 28.85 min Walking 0.98 min Overall average time for 18.38 kms 29.83 min
  • Train/Metro 15.38%
    Train 32.69 min Waiting 7.56 min Walking 6.44 min Bus 2.81 min Other 1.69 min Tram 0.94 min Driving 0.31 min Overall average time for 19.19 kms 52.44 min
  • Motorbike 4.81%
    Motorbike 28.2 min Walking 0.4 min Overall average time for 24.6 kms 28.6 min
  • Tram/Streetcar 0.96%
    Tram 25 min Train 20 min Walking 10 min Waiting 5 min Overall average time for 35 kms 60 min
  • Walking 20.19%
    Walking 24.52 min Train 2.9 min Waiting 2.81 min Bus 2.62 min Tram 1.19 min Driving 1.19 min Motorbike 0.76 min Overall average time for 4.56 kms 36 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 7.69%
    Bus 28 min Waiting 9.25 min Walking 9 min Train 3.5 min Overall average time for 11.31 kms 49.75 min
  • Bike 2.88%
    Bike 16 min Overall average time for 4.5 kms 16 min
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