Since the metro network in Lisbon is quite limited, until very recently the city’s local buses were essential for certain journeys, for example, to go to Lisbon Airport.
Lisbon has a fleet of 600 buses and 146 different routes. Tourists usually use the following urban buses during their stay in this surprising city:
- Aerobús: This shuttle service links the city centre and Lisbon Airport. Out of the various buses that run to the Airport, this one is the fastest and most frequent. There are two lines: the quickest one runs from Praça do Comércio, and there is another which leaves from the financial centre. A one-way ticket costs € 4 (US$ 4.90) (€ 2 (US$ 2.40) for children from 4 to 10 years old) with a return costing € 5.40 (US$ 6.60) (€ 3 (US$ 3.60) for children). Tickets can be bought here.
- Buses nº 208, 705, 708, 722, 731, 744, 750 and 783: These bus lines will also take you to the Airport or to the city center from the Airport. These urban buses stop regularly, so take longer to get to their final destination.
- Buses nº 26B, 400, 708 and 728: All these lines connect the city centre with Park of the Nations and stop at Lisbon’s most important railway station: Oriente Station. You can take any of these buses to Lisbon’s most modern area if you don’t like taking the subway.
- Buses nº 201, 714, 727, 728, 729 and 751: These lines take you to Belém if you don’t want to take the tram or the boat. In our opinion, the tram and boat are the best options.
The buses in Lisbon don’t all follow the same timetable or have the same operating hours, it depends entirely on the bus line. However, most buses run from 6 am until 9 pm. The most popular lines run until midnight.
In Lisbon, the Rede da Madrugada (lines 201-210) runs every day when the day buses have completed their operating hours
Map of the bus routes
In the following link, you’ll be able to check out the various bus lines and routes, as well as other public transport lines.
If you want to check out the night bus routes, click here.