St. Louis, Country
We arrive on a Saturday around 4:30pm what is the best way to get from the airport in the city of Lisbon? Once in the city is there some kind of discount pass your can purchase before leaving the US for riding on the bus, tram, metro and train? We are wanting to explore Lago and the beaches in that area, is it possible to do this without renting a car?
There's an aerobus that travels from Lisbon Portela Airport to the city. The service is frequent and runs from early morning until very late (maybe even through the night) Because there were 5 of us we took a taxi from the stand just outside the airport. They use big people carriers for large groups. Taxi travel is very reasonable in Portugal.
Public transport is very good in Lisbon, there are buses, trams, the metro and elevadores (like funiculars) You can buy a Lisboa card which allows free transport and entry into lots of the museums or art galleries. We bought a 72 hour card for under €40, which we used a lot! I think you can get one for 24 hours too. Take a look at www.golisbon.com for useful info. It's a really fab city with lots to do. Make sure to go to Belém on the tram and the jewish quarter Alfama of Lisbon is very much "old Lisbon" and has great views.
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