Travel cards to save you time and money:
The Lisbon Tourist Office have a few travel cards that can help you save some money and time during your stay in Lisbon.
Lisboa CardThe Lisboa Card allows free and unlimited travel on Carris buses, trams and funiculars, the underground, as well as on the CP train lines Sete-Rios-Sintra-Oriente and Cais do Sodré – Cascais.
The Card also provides free admission to historical buildings, 26 museums, and many other tourist places of interest. This Card lets your get around easily without having to queue for tickets or worry about having the correct change.
The Lisboa Card can be bought from the Lisbon Tourism Office booths located at the arrival hall of Lisbon Airport (from 7 am to midnight), Palácio Foz in Praça dos Restauradores (from 9 am to 8 pm), Stª Apolónia International Railway Station or at Rua Augusta and Belém Kiosks.
The Lisboa Restaurant Card provides discounts ranging from 10% to 20% per meal at 30 or so restaurants . The Card is valid for 72 hours and can be purchased at the Lisbon Tourism Office booths. You can buy Cards for singles, couples or for a family (two adults and two children 14 y.o. and below)
The Lisboa Shopping Card provides discounts to over 200 member stores in Baixa, Chiado and Avenida da Liberdade. You’ll be entitled to discounts of between 5% and 15% on purchases at these member stores – every little bit of saving counts! The Cards are valid for either 24 or 72 hours and again, these can be bought at the Lisbon Tourism Office.
If you’re travelling to your hotel by taxi, you may wish to purchase a taxi voucher from the Lisbon Tourism counter at the arrival hall of the airport. This will save you from having to haggle with taxi drivers and to ensure that you’re not paying more than necessary. The price of the voucher depends on the distance of your trip and on the type of service required – normal or personalized (in the latter, the driver is trained to speak foreign languages and acts as a tourist guide). This taxi service promises you courteous, friendly and safe drivers.Ideas anyone?