The tram system of porto in portugal is operated by the sociedade de transportes colectivos do porto stcp and currently has three regular tram routes with 30 minute headways. Lisbon the warmest capital of europe is a perfect year round destination.
Tramways are usually embedded in the older parts of portuguese cities.
Tram portugal. Lisbon operates a delightful tram network of quaint old trams that lurch and screech around the narrow streets of the capital. The nostalgic tram 28 is an institution in itself. Trams in portugal have generally been traditional electric cars in large cities such as lisbon porto and sintra portuguese tram routes are typically but not necessarily tourist attractions.
Portugal s capital currently has five different routes and 58 trams of which 40 are vintage streetcars. Tram 28 brings you up and down lisbon hills to the most historic parts of the city. All are heritage tram routes as they use vintage tramcars exclusively and should not be confused with the modern porto metro light rail system.
These charming vehicles go past some major attractions and guidebooks never fail to recommend the experience. A single tram ticket purchased onboard the tram costs 3 00. It s a necessity rather than a luxury and many are now unable to use the tram for its normal purpose.
Tram 28 passing by praça luís de camões in chiado. The historical tram 28 rides through the streets of lisbon. On the articulado trams tickets are purchased from the on board ticket machines while on the older remodelado they are bought from the driver.
Lisbon s first electric tram services started on 30 august 1901. The horsecar trams came into service in 1873. Of the five routes we recommend two.
For local lisbon residents tram 28 isn t a sightseeing bus but a way to get to work or to other parts of the city. It comprises of six urban lines. Nostalgic tram nº 28.
It s a journey back in time over hills and medieval streets in vintage trams from the 1930s that are still part of the city s public transportation network. This post will show you how to tour lisbon on tram 28. As most lisbon sights are along the tram 28 route it is the best way to explore lisbon the sunny capital of portugal.
The heritage trams are small nostalgic and an emblematic symbol of lisbon making for great photos. All of lisbon s trams and buses are operated by carris and the fare system covers all tram routes. It has a total route length of 76 kilometre.
But even for people visiting lisbon tram 28 can be a bit of a letdown. The lisbon s tram system is in the capital city of portugal lisbon. R iding tram 28 has become one of lisbon s most popular activities.
It is the most fascinating and fun transport to move around the portuguese capital city.