Traveling around Lisbon by public transport is easy. The Lisbon metro has four lines the blue, red, yellow and green that cover large parts of the city. In addition the city has trams that cover the narrow hills and a well worth the ride
Ticket machines can be found at metro stations and operate in English. On the first day you’ll get a Viva Viagem paper card which you will use to swipe the turnstile on the metro and tap on the ticket validators in buses and trams
A 24-hour ticket costs just 6,40€ giving access to the Lisbon metro, buses, trams, funicular railways and the Santa Justa lift. Keep your cards throughout your trip as you can recharge it the next day
If you’re arriving by plane the airport hasa station on the Metro red line and is covered by the day ticket so well worth the money
You can use your viva viagem card on the local train services operated by CP Comboios de Portugal. Trains go to the beach at Cascais and the mountains of Sintra. The ticket for these train trips can be loaded to your card and cost just a couple of euros more than the day ticket.