Lisboa Card

On this page you will find all the important information about the Lisboa Card: What services does the Lisbon Card offer and who is it suitable for? How long is it valid and where can you buy it?

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Lisboa Card
  • Visit top attractions free of charge
  • Visit many popular museums free of charge
  • Free public transport in Lisbon
  • Valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours
  • Pick up your Lisboa Card in town
  • With the card you save money in Lisbon!

How the Lisbon Card works

The Lisbon Card is an offer from the Visit Lisboa tourist office in the Portuguese capital. This City Card makes travelling much easier and offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Free admission to popular attractions
  • Free admission to museums
  • Free use of public transport
  • Discounts on attractions, tours and sightseeing trips

You can easily buy the Lisbon Card online and collect it when you arrive in Lisbon. You can choose between different validity periods: 24, 48 or 72 hours. During this time you can use all the advantages of the card. This City Card makes travelling much easier and offers numerous advantages:

Who is the Lisboa Card suitable for?

The Lisbon City Card is ideal for travellers who want to explore the city by public transport and visit popular sights and museums.

The card makes travelling easier, as you no longer have to worry about separate entrance tickets and public transport tickets. In addition, the City Card pays for itself quickly, as regular users can save a lot of money with the Lisboa Card.

How much does the Lisbon Card cost?

The price of the Lisboa Card depends on the period of validity.

  • 24 hours: 27 €
  • 48 hours: 44 €
  • 72 hours: 54 €

These prices apply to people aged 16 and over. A reduced Lisboa Card is available for children and young people between the ages of 4 and 15. Children under 4 do not need a Lisboa Card.

All Lisboa Card services

The Lisbon City Card gives you free entry to many museums and sights. There are also discounts for other museums and tours. Of course, you can also use public transport for free.

You can find the current brochure with all services here: Lisboa Card

Free sights & monuments

  • Torre de Belém
  • Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
  • Castelo de São Jorge
  • Pilar7 Bridge Experience
  • Lisboa Story Centre
  • Arco da Rua Augusta
  • Panteão Nacional (Igreja de Santa Engrácia)
  • Palácio Nacional da Ajuda
  • Palácio Nacional de Mafra
  • … (Show all attractions)

Just show your Lisboa Card at the ticket office of the attraction you want to visit and you will receive a free ticket. Most of the sights are located in the city centre or in Belém. However, there are also some sights outside Lisbon, for example in Mafra.

A city tour with the Hop-on/Hop-off bus is not included.

Please note that a reservation is required for the Torre de Belém. Please contact the Ask me Lisboa kiosk near the tower (Jardim Torre de Belém, 1400-206 Lisboa).

Free museums

  • Museu Nacional do Azulejo
  • Museu Nacional dos Coches
  • Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
  • Sintra Mitos e Lendas
  • Museu do Tesouro Real
  • Museu Nacional da Música
  • … (Show all museums)

Show your Lisbon Card at the ticket office and you will get free entry. Please note that not all museums are located in Lisbon. Some museums are located in Sintra, Setúbal and other places in the region.

Discounts with the Lisboa Card

In addition, the Lisbon City Card offers discounts for some museums, sights and tours. A small selection of the discounts:

  • 20% Discount at the Fado Museum
  • 20% Lisbon Cathedral Discount
  • 15% Discount at Benfica Museum
  • 10% Discount at Sintra National Palace
  • 10% Discount at the Aquarium (Oceanário de Lisboa)
  • 33% Discount for City Walks with Lisbon Walker

You can find a complete list of all reductions here: Brochure 2024.

Public transport with Lisboa Card

With the Lisboa Card you can use the city's public transport. The card is your ticket for the entire validity period of up to 72 hours.

You can use the following means of transport:

  • Metro (4 lines)
  • Tramway
  • Bus
  • Funicular railways
  • Historic Santa Justa Elevator
  • Fertagus to Setúbal Bridge Train
  • Regional train CP to Cascais, Sintra, Azambuja

By public transport, you can reach all of Lisbon's sights as well as some popular destinations outside the city.

Lisbon Tram
© Vita Marija Murenaite / Unsplash

From the airport to the city centre

With the Lisboa Card you can travel from the airport to the city centre. To do this, use the red metro line. To reach the areas of tourist interest, you have to change to the green line (Metro network map).

There are also several regular buses that go from the airport to the city. However, the regular city buses are not suitable for travelling with large luggage.

In addition, the Aerobus runs regularly from the airport to the city centre and back. It is the fastest connection to the city centre, where most hotels are located. However, the Aerobus is not included in the Lisboa Card.

Is the Lisbon Card worth it?

The Lisboa Card gives you free entry to many popular museums and sights. Unfortunately, the hop-on/hop-off buses and the Castelo de São Jorge are not included.

The Lisboa Card is good value for money. If you want to use public transport and visit some sights, you can easily save money with this card.

The following table shows how much you can save, using the 72-hour card as an example:

AttractionWithout Lisboa CardWith Lisboa Card
Lisboa Card 72h54,- €
Public transport: 3 days20,40 €Free of charge
Torre de Belêm8,00 €Free of charge
Mosteiro dos Jerónimos12,00 €Free of charge
Pilar7 Bridge Experience5,50 €Free of charge
Museu Nacional do Azulejo8,00 €Free of charge
Castelo de São Jorge15,00 €Free of charge
Arco da Rua Augusta4,50 €Free of charge
Total73,40 €54,- €

From our point of view, the Lisboa Card is particularly recommended if you use public transport several times a day and would like to visit one or two museums or sights for free.

The more you use your City Card, the more you benefit!

Buy & Collect Lisbon Card

You can buy the Lisbon Card online, but you have to pick it up in the city or at the airport when you arrive:

  • Ask me Lisboa: Airport
  • Ask me Lisboa: Terreiro Do Paço
  • Ask me Lisboa: Cais do Sodré
  • Ask me Lisboa: Centro Tejo
  • Centro Interpretativo do Bacalhau

The pick-up locations are open daily. Opening hours may vary depending on the season. Pick-up at the airport is the easiest.

If your travel plans change, you can cancel your purchase free of charge up to one day before your visit.

Lisboa Card

Advantages & Disadvantages

Advantages of the Lisbon Card

  • You can visit Torre de Belém, Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and Castelo de São Jorge free of charge.
  • You can visit many museums free of charge.
  • Partially you can use the fast track access.
  • You use public transport free of charge (incl. train to Cascais and Sintra).
  • You don't have to worry about tickets and prices.
  • The value for money is quote good: the card pays for itself quickly.

Disadvantages of the Lisbon Card

  • The Hop-on/Hop-off buses are not covered by the Lisboa Card.
  • Priority entry does not apply to the top attractions.
  • The Lisbon Card is not valid for the airport bus (Aerobus).
  • The card must be collected after your arrival in Lisbon.
  • Some attractions and museums are located outside Lisbon.

More offers in Lisbon

There are many things to see in Lisbon that are not included in the City Card. However, some offers can be purchased in combination with the Lisboa Card:

In addition, we point out attractive offers that you can buy individually:

FAQ about the Lisbon Card

How does the Lisbon Card work?

You buy the Lisboa Card online and collect it when you arrive in the city or at the airport. It allows you to visit many museums and attractions for free within 24, 48 or 72 hours. Some of them have fast track access to avoid waiting times.

You can also use all public transport in the city with the card. In addition, there are discounts at some sights and museums in and outside Lisbon.

Can I use public transport with the Lisboa Card?

Yes, with the Lisbon Card you can use the city's public transport free of charge. This includes the metro network as well as the trams, buses and funiculars of the Carris network. The historic Santa Justa lift is also included in the Lisbon Card.

You can also use the bridge train (Fertagus) and some regional train lines.

Is the airport transfer included in the Lisboa Card?

Yes, with the Lisboa Card you can use the metro. With the line "Aeroporto - Saldanha" you can reach the city centre in 20 minutes. To get to the areas of tourist interest, you have to change trains once. With the City Card, the metro is free.

Attention: The airport bus Aerobus is not included in the Lisboa Card!

Can I cancel the Lisbon Card free of charge?

Yes, you can cancel your ticket free of charge up to one day before departure.

How is the Lisbon Card activated?

The Lisboa Card is activated when you use the card at the first sight or on public transport. Once activated, the card is valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours.

When using the card for the first time, you must write your name and the date and time of activation on the card by hand.

Is the Lisbon Card worth it for families?

Yes, the Lisbon Card is also suitable for families. There is a reduced Lisbon Card for children and teenagers between 4 and 15 years. With it, you can use public transport together and visit interesting sights and museums.

Author: Patrick

Here writes: Patrick

Patrick has visited various metropolises such as Amsterdam, London, Paris and Barcelona. Here he writes about the most important City Cards. His aim is to present detailed and up-to-date information for the official tourist maps of popular cities.

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