Lisbon Metro

Lisbon Metro Information

This government owned metro system, serves the people of the city of Lisbon, Portugal. It’s history goes back some years, with 56 years under its belt, the metro first began operations on the 29th of December 1959. With the other reason being that, it was the first metro in Portugal. Operating on 4 lines, along the track length of 43.3 km the metro serves a total of 55 stations. It has an annual ridership of 154 million as of 2012.

Lisbon metro has, one of the most beautiful stations which are beautifully decorated, with artistic wall coverings.Each station has its own theme and the artwork portrays it through different artists. The metro is also a member of a policy of cultural exchange between metros. As a part of this policy, the metro has received various artworks from abroad and has also given various art pieces by its artists, to other metro systems of the world.

Lisbon Metro Map

Map of Lisbon Metro showing various lines and stations. Click on the map to enlarge it. You can also download Lisbon Metro Map in PDF.

Lisbon Metro – Interactive Map

Lisbon Metro Hours

The metro service starts operations at around 6:30 am and operates till 1:00 am. However, there are certain exceptions for some of the stations. For complete information with regarding to this, you can visit the official website of Lisbon metro, at:

Lisbon Metro Fare and Tickets

Riders can purchase single tickets for travel on Carris and / or Metro. The card is 7 colinas viva viagemand the ticket costs 1.40 euro, while the card costs as additional 0.50 euro. The ticket is valid for duration of one hour after it has been validated and provides unlimited travel until the last entrance validation. Riders can also purchase a one day ticket that costs 6.00 euros. This ticket provides unlimited travel in a day.
There is an option of Zapping, which provides travel on various operators. The card is 7 colinas viva viagem Lisboa viva and can be loaded for 5.00, 10.00 and 15.00 euros. Cost of one metro journey using Zapping is 1.25 euro. The journey is valid for the entire metro network.

Passengers can also purchase Navegante Pass. A Navegante urban pass costs 35.00 euros. Monthly L1, L12 and L123 passes are available that cost 48.40, 58.35 and 66.40 euros respectively. On all the cards, senior citizens, 65 years and above can avail 25% discount. The L1 for seniors costs 36.30 euros, the L12 is for 43.75 euro and L123 is for 49.80 euros.
The tickets can be purchased at ticketing offices and vending machines at all metro stations, and other select outlets.
For more information on the fares, tickets and cards, you can visit the official website at:

Lisbon Metro Parking

Park and ride facilities are available at spaces near each metro station. In some places car parking rates are expensive. On Saturday and Sunday the parking can be done paying nominal fee. A  monthly park and ride pass is also available. It will cost you 51.50 euros for a period of 30 days. A cheaper ticket is available, it costs 43.50 euros for the same time period. The drawback being, it  is valid only on weekdays.

Lisbon Metro Rules & Tips

The tickets need to be validated at the entrance gates. Smoking inside the stations and metros is strictly prohibited and is punishable by law. Transit of small pets is allowed provided they are carried inside hand held carriers or are under control with a muzzle or on a leash. Bicycles are allowed on metro every day, with a maximum of two bikes per car. Announcements are made inside the trains regarding the next stations. The system also has 247 automatic vending machines in stations to help people who are visually impaired. It is advised to remain patient while buying a stick and maintain a queue.

For more information on how to use the metro, you can visit the official website at:

Lisbon Metro Lines

Lisbon Metro lines are recognized by its color, logos and name. Lisbon metro has 4 operating lines.

Colour Line Name Terminals
Linha Azul
Blue Line
Linha da Gaivota
Seagull Line
Santa Apolónia

Amadora Este
Linha Amarela
Yellow Line
Linha do Girassol
Sunflower Line

Linha Verde
Green Line
Linha da Caravela
Caravel Line
Cais do Sodré

Linha Vermelha
Red Line
Linha do Oriente
Orient Line
São Sebastião


Lisbon Metro Pictures

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