Public transport: tram 28, a ‘must-do’ Lisbon attraction, best stops & a cheap way to visit most old town tourist attractions and Tagus River viewpoints

If you want to get a good impression of the historical city of Lisbon, a very good idea is taking this typical little trolley, ‘eléctrico 28′. This legendary tram 28 is a tourist attraction in itself. It goes all around town. Of course you can hop on and hop off.

Tram electrico 28 Alfama Lisbon

Tram (‘eléctrico 28′), Alfama. Starting point: square Praça Martim Moniz 

It passes the Saint George’s (São Jorge) castle , one of the main historical touristic sites of Lisbon, the famous viewpoint (miradouroPortas do Sol (Gates to the sun) and the legendary fleamarket ‘Feira da Ladra’  in Alfama, Graça, Mouraria, Bairro Alto, (Lisbon’s bohemien haunt of artists and writers, and posssibly one of the best spots in Europe for a night out). Last stop: Cemetery ‘Prazeres’ (Cemetery of ‘Pleasures’), really worth a visit!

Largo do Portas do Sol Lisbon tram 28

Tram 28, Largo Portas do Sol, a famous viewpoint & tourist attractionbackground Museum of Decorative Arts

There are many expensive tours on double decker buses, but a ride with ‘elétrico’ tram 28 will also bring you to most attractions and actually get much closer to some of them….and much cheaper (around 3 euro)! Buy the 24-hour ticket that will allow you to hop on and off whenever you want on all trams, buses, and subway lines. Cost: around 4 euros.

Square Martim Moniz Lisbon Starting point tram 28

Starting point tram 28: square Praça Martim Moniz , nowadays a very nice place to enjoy a light meal in the sun with a lot of kiosks and terraces.

5 minutes walk from my 3 bedroom (100 m2) apartment (short term rental) in historical area  Mouraria with a 30m2 and very quiet sunny patio.

Alfama tram 28

Alfama. Tram 28 is increasingly as popular with pickpockets as it is with tourists.

More info about tram 28, stops and useful tips: Seeing Lisbon through tram 28

Video tram 28 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YiHO5jZYY4

Christmas time in Lisbon tram 28 happy new year

Tram 28, Lisbon and Christmas, Praça da Figueira

The average intervals between each one is 15 minutes and the entire trip takes between 40 minutes and one hour (at a maximum speed of 50km per hour). All stops vintage tram 28

Tram 28 Alfama near flea market Feira da Ladra

Tram 28, near Lisbon’s legendary flea market ‘Feira da Ladra’

Lisbon Tram 12, free ride Mouraria

Besides: a free ride, tram 12 Mouraria

Lisbon tram 28 February 2010

26 Responses to “Public transport: tram 28, a ‘must-do’ Lisbon attraction, best stops & a cheap way to visit most old town tourist attractions and Tagus River viewpoints”

  1. [...] from Praça do Comércio in the direction to Alfama, you will get to Rua dos Bacalhoeiros. The famous 28 tram (electrico) passes here on its way to the Santa Apolonia [...]

  2. [...] the travelling on public transport is much cheaper, this historical red tramcar tour allows you to know the most picturesque [...]

  3. [...] out for pickpockets, especially on 28 and 15 electric [...]

  4. [...] Alfama famous tram ‘electrico 28′ [...]

  5. [...] intieme (fado) restaurantjes met heerlijke vis- en vleesgerechten  . Dwars door de wijk kronkelt trammetje 28.  De legendarische Feira da Ladra (openlucht rommelmarkt) is 5 min. [...]

  6. [...] Near São Jorge‘ castle with its beautiful viewpoints. 3 minutes walk from starting point 28 antique tourist tram, metro and buses, square Martim Moniz. The supermarket is 5 minutes away. From the airport (8 km), [...]

  7. [...] zeer vriendelijke mensen. Afstand vliegveld ca. 8 km. (per taxi € 10-12 incl. bagage). Startpunt trammetje 28, metro, taxistandplaats en bussen bij plein Martim Moniz is 3 min. lopen.  Castelo de São Jorge [...]

  8. [...] cemetery, one of the largest of the Portuguese capital, can be reached by taking Electrico 28, which is a traditional and charming Lisbon tram, to its last stop in Prazeres. Open every day of [...]

  9. [...] of Lisbon, a very good and cheap idea is taking this typical little trolley, ‘elétrico 28′. This legendary tram 28 is a tourist attraction in itself. It goes all around town. Of course you can hop on and hop [...]

  10. [...] do Sol Miradouro (viewpoint).  above a public car park. It has direct access on the tram 28 which is the more touristic of the Lisbon [...]

  11. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Karen Bryan, visitportugal. visitportugal said: Public transport: tram 28, a ‘must-do’ Lisbon attraction & a cheap way to visit most old town tourist attractions http://fb.me/FoBdA9K5 [...]

  12. [...] also nice to watch the people on the street through the open door. Tram line 28  also passes this street, highly valued by tourists. The nearby Bairro Alto disctrict is [...]

  13. Nice photographs of Tram 28 going in between all the buildings.

  14. Don’t forget to put your wallet in the safest place like a belly pocket. We were alleviated twice and have lost money, credit cards, driving licence and key because of being recognised as tourist (we had a big bag with us). So beware of pickpockets, it really happens daily. And if it occurs to you, go to the police at Restaudadores, but dont expect more than a nodding and a sheet of paper. The police does not do anything against these thefts!

  15. [...] be tempted away from the Senhora’s rather modest patio with a view of the famous Tram 28 rumbling by every few minutes and the sound of Fava music lofting from the apartment next door. It [...]

  16. [...] most amazing free breakfast that we ate on their outdoor patio overlooking the city. Then we rode Tram 28 around the city and up to Castelo de Sao Jorge, which is the city’s old castle. Then we [...]

  17. These trams should have a diagram inside with all the stops indicating the major sights at each one. The vast majority of riders on the 28 are tourists and it’s surprising that not even guidebooks provide a stop-by-stop guide to the route. This is a helpful source: http://www.lisbonlux.com/lisbon-transport/electrico-28.html
    You should also know that the 28 also has a shorter route, going only between the Estrela basilica and the neighborhood of Graça.

  18. [...] Les mer om trikk i Lisboa [...]

  19. [...] pretend you’re a lisboeta and take tram 28 (coincidentally, it has a very tourist-friendly itinerary) or one of the elevadores. you’ll [...]

  20. [...] Tram #28 is the vintage yellow tram that plies various routes for you to discover Lisbon , don’t let it fool you, Lisbon is quite small and you can take nice walks, especially to The Castle of São Jorge. It’s a memorable experience. [...]

  21. [...] Chinês See: Foundação Calouste Gulbenkian / MUDE / Centro Cultural de Belem  Travel: Tram 28 Rest: Estrela Gardens / Carmo Church Shop: Luvaria Ulisses / Conserveira [...]

  22. [...] and a pound or so of prawns from the Pingo Doce supermarket on Rua Graca, and waited for the Tram 28 to take us back down the hill.  We had done [...]

  23. [...] trip to Lisbon is complete without cramming yourself onto tram 28 – the best way to take in the scenic route of the city. The tram will take you to Castelo de Sao [...]

  24. [...] the south and work our way northward.  But I was prepared to be spontaneous.  So when we got off Tram 28 at a downtown stop and saw a promising souvenir shop, we gave it a look.  And sure enough, this [...]

  25. […] alike up the steep cobbled streets, and offering a great way to see some of the city as you go. Tram 28 is particularly a good choice to get to the top of the Alfama district with its quaint winding […]

  26. Nicola Baldascini on March 9th, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Gradirei sapere dove acquistare in Italia il libro di Rafael Santos “Passi di vita lungo le rotaie”. Se non disponibile in Italia come poterlo acquistare on line. Grazie
    Sono rimasto incantato di Lisbona,dopo esserci stato per ben due volte per incontrare mia figlia Carla che ha vissuto per sei mesi nella vs. bellissima città, al ritorno, sull’autobus che ci portava all’aeroporto, piangeva. E’ nei miei sogni potermi un giorno trasferire nella vs. incantevole Lisbona.
    Cordialmente,
    Nicola Baldascini

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