Lisbon is a destination that lures vacationers and business travelers from across the globe. It is served by Lisbon Airport, the largest airport in the country. Travelers can use the Aerobus which links the airport to the city center. Lisbon has two big train stations – Gare do Oriente and Santa Apolonia. Cais do Sodre is another train station connecting the city to Cascais/Estoril coast. The city has excellent highways which make traveling by car a comfortable commuting option. Travelers can also hire bicycles and explore the city. Those interested in touring Lisbon from the waters can take the option of ferries which connects the city to the suburbs across the Tejo River in the south.
The city's metro (underground or subway) is clean, modern and efficient. It operates from 6:30 in the morning till 1 at night. Embellished with contemporary art, a majority of the metro stations in Lisbon are fine tourist attractions in themselves. Lisboa Card holders can ride the metro free of charge.
Located in the district of Parque das Nacoes, Oriente is the train station that lies nearest to Lisbon airport. There are railway links to many different destinations both within and outside the city. The fare is fairly cheap and the service is generally of good standard.
Touring the city with a ride in Tram 28 provides a wonderful experience. Boarding tram 15 from downtown is the best way to reach Belem. Miradouro das Portas do Sol is the best place to get aboard tram 28. Take a tram tour to get around the city's historic landmarks.
To and fro between the airport and Lisbon city centre is well managed by the service of CarrisTur's 'Aerobus'. Some of the destinations within the city can be easily reached by bus. The commuter buses that are numbered 44 make commuting convenient between downtown and the airport.
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