How to Reach Lisbon

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.

Modes of Transportation in Lisbon

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: 15.21 km Average time: 35.58 min

  • Car 47.95%
    Driving 27.49 min Walking 1.03 min Overall average time for 17.87 kms 28.51 min
  • Train/Metro 15.07%
    Train 30.91 min Walking 6.64 min Waiting 6 min Bus 2.73 min Other 2.45 min Tram 1.36 min Driving 0.45 min Overall average time for 19.82 kms 50.55 min
  • Motorbike 4.11%
    Motorbike 27.33 min Overall average time for 28.33 kms 27.33 min
  • Walking 19.18%
    Walking 22.64 min Waiting 3 min Bus 2.86 min Train 2 min Tram 1.79 min Other 0.71 min Driving 0.71 min Motorbike 0.57 min Overall average time for 5 kms 34.29 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 8.22%
    Bus 27.33 min Waiting 10.67 min Walking 7.83 min Train 4.17 min Overall average time for 9.25 kms 50 min
  • Bike 1.37%
    Bike 20 min Overall average time for 6 kms 20 min
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