The Lisbon metro is modern, efficient, and pretty easy to use. The only hiccup I experienced was when I first arrived at the airport and couldn’t figure which direction to head in.
|waiting on the Comboios suburban train from Belem to the city center|
The metro goes to all of the neighborhoods and points of interest in central Lisbon. A reloadable, multi-trip card can be purchased and refilled at machines in every station. One of the best things about Lisbon’s public transportation system is that you can use the same multi-trip card on the underground metro, above-ground trams, trolleys and buses, and the suburban trains that go all the way to Cascais and Sintra.
For long-distance destinations like Coimbra and Porto, you’ll have to purchase a separate ticket for one of the regional or inter-regional trains that depart from Santa Apolonia Station.
|regional train at Santa Apolonia Station in Lisbon|
Official Lisbon Metro Site – Fares, Maps, and Trip Planner
Lisbon Comboios Site – for Medium to Long-Distance Trips Outside of Lisbon