a VirtualTourist member from Athens asked on Dec 31, 2016
Hello..I understand there is the aeroport bus but also the #44 bus..that follows the same route? Do you buy tickets on the bus? Need they be validated? And are the stops visible on the bus by sign?? I would need Rossio stop.Many thanks!
Taken from the Lisbon Public transportation website:
The Metropolitano de Lisboa only offers fares charged in contactless cards:
– For non-frequent clients are available the 7 colinas or Viva viagem cards, which you can use to charge several tickets of a single type of fare.
When you charge the card for the first time, it is necessary to buy the card, which costs 0.50 € and is valid for one year. During this period, the card can be charged and reused as and when necessary. However, should you wish to recharge your 7 Colinas card with a different type of ticket, you will first need to use up the original type. Once the validity period of a year has expired, the cards can no longer be recharged, but any remaining tickets may still be used or transferred to a new card.
More at: metrolisboa.pt/eng/customer-...
Stops will be visible; more at: http://www.carris.pt/en/buslines/1/
You'll be able to buy the card mentioned above at the airport and will scan it when you enter the bus. Lisbon buses do have displays showing the next stop but that is no guarantee that the one you catch will....or that it will be working.
There is a travel simulator on the website.
I got this result for an Airport to Rossio question:
You can refine a search by using street names you want to go to.
Do you mean I cannot buy any single ticket on the bus?I am obligated to buy a card?I was under the impression tickets from driver are available.
Don't take the bus.
Take the new metro.
It's much faster and easy to figure out and it's very well sign posted.
The entrance to the Metro is 100 meters from the arrival hall at the airport, where the escalator goes down.
You have both machines and manned desks selling the greeen ticket that you need for the journey at the airport metro station.
I would need to change lines..would like to avoid that so thats why..hence the bus.
According to the Carris site you should be able to buy a single (one trip) ticket on the bus:
Thank you..just what I wanted to know!