Lisbon tram 28 is a popular tourist tram in Lisbon, Portugal, but it is also a regular means of transport for the locals. What makes this tram so popular? Read about this and lots of practical information using the tram in this post.
Lisbon tram 28; everything you need to know with a video visual.
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Table of Contents
LISBON TRAM 28 VIDEO AND IMAGES
WHAT IS TRAM 28
WHY IS TRAM 28 IN LISBON FAMOUS
USEFUL TIPS TO RIDING TRAM 28 IN LISBON
HOW LONG IS THE TRAM 28 RIDE IN LISBON
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RIDE LISBON’S TRAM 28
HOW LONG IS THE WAIT FOR TRAM 28 IN LISBON
HOW OFTEN DOES TRAM 28 RUN IN LISBON?
WHAT TO SEE ALONG THE TRAM 28 ROUTE
STOPS OF LISBON 28 TRAM ROUTE
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YELLOW TRAM 28 AND TOURIST RED TRAM 28
FREE RIDE ON TRAM 28 IN LISBON IF YOU USE THIS CARDS
24-HOURS LISBON PUBLIC TRANSPORT OR 1-dAY TICKET
what card gives a discount on tram 28 ride in Lisbon
GREEN AND LISBON WHITE VIVA VIAGEN cARDS
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
gREEN AND WHITE VIVA VIAGEM cARDS
FAQ ABOUT LISBON TRAM 28 RIDE PRICE AND HOW TO PAY
DOES THE LISBOA CARD INCLUDE TRAM 28
HOW to PAY FOR TRAM 28 IN LISBON
DOES TRAM 28 TAKE CASH
What is tram 28?
Tram 28 is a popular tourist tram in Lisbon, and one of the oldest trams in Lisbon. Yellow tram 28 has become the symbol of the city for many people!
The route of tram 28 goes through some of the most scenic parts of the city, so it can double up as a city tour bus!
The trams are just so cute, it’s hard not to be excited by them. I can never pass one without taking a video of it, even though I have more pictures and videos of Lisbon’s trams than I can possibly need! 😊
Tram 28 in Lisbon is famous, because it is a great way to see the sights of Lisbon, as the tram starts in Estrela, then goes to Alfama, Baixa, and Graca neighborhoods.
Yellow tram 28 is also an iconic sign of Portugal and you can find it in all souvenir’s shops.
Why is Tram 28 in Lisbon famous
History of Lisbon Tram 28
History of Lisbon tram 28 starts at the beginning of the 20th century. Back then, horse-drawn carriages were the main transportation means in Portugal. Read more about horses-drawn carriages in Lisbon here.
Then in 1914, Carris Co. imported a tram system was imported from the United States. This company still operates trams and buses in Lisbon. In 1901, the company first began to use electric trams. That was a significant innovation and a tremendous deal!
Many unique designs of trams were implemented for the tram system of Lisbon during the 19th century. More and more lines of trams were built and opened to the public. However, the cars that are on the road today on this route are quite antique! They get repaired when they break down and put back to use.
That’s why it could be a bit of a bit rough ride at times!
The route of Tram 28 has changed a few times. At first, the stops started from Praca Camões and ended at Estrela. Today, it starts at Largo dos Prazeres and ends at Largo do Martim Moniz.
Although it is public transportation aimed at regular locals, tourists are quite attracted to this tram and use it for sightseeing.
tram 28 on the narrow old winding streets of Lisbon
How to Ride Lisbon Tram 28
Lisbon 28 tram can get crowded, so either start your trip early, while most tourists are asleep, or start in Estrella at the first stop, Martim Moniz. If you want to arrive at Martim Moniz from the opposite direction, you will have to disembark first, wait about 10 minutes, then load in.
It saves money to use the Viva Viagem Card, which you can in advance in metro station automates for €0.50, and top it off with 10-20 euro, or whichever amount you plan to use on public transport. You can use this card for all means of public transport, including trams and elevators. You can also use the 24-hours public transport card. Otherwise, you can buy a ticket from the driver for 3-euro cash.
Watch out for pickpockets. They frequent this tram because of the tourists.
Don’t forget that while passing through narrow streets, the brakes can be very sharp. Hold on to somewhere inside the tram throughout your trip. Also, don’t extend your arm too far—if there is another tram passing by, you’ll be too close. At some places, you’ll be even so close to the buildings around the tram line you can reach out and touch the walls of the houses.
It is practical to buy your ticket in advance. You can buy a Viva Viagem Card in advance at a metro station for €0.50. Read more about Viva Viagem card here. You can top it off with cash or card. Or you can get a 24-hour public transport ticket from any metro station. This costs €6.60, and it is valid in metro, tram and bus services. If you bought the Lisboa card, you ride is free.
IIf you don't start in Estrella and will boad the tram in Alfama you will ride in a crowded tram
Useful Tips to Riding Tram 28 in Lisbon
Here I list all the useful insider's tips on riding Lisbon tram 28; what to know, what to watch out for, & how to save money on the ride.
How long does it take to ride Lisbon’s Tram 28?
It takes around 50minuts to finish the entire route of Tram 28. But keep in mind, trams get stuck in traffic along with other cars, so it can take longer. Also, during the rush hours, Tram 28 can become quite crowded, which can slow down the ride.
How long is the wait for Tram 28 in Lisbon?
The wait for Tram 28 can be anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the time of day and year. Tram 28 is busiest in the summer months when tourists flock to Lisbon to enjoy the city’s sights and sounds. However, Tram 28 is also popular with locals, who use it as a convenient way to get around the city. As a result, the Tram can be quite crowded during peak hours.
How often does tram 28 run in Lisbon?
Tram 28 in Lisbon Portugal is scheduled to run every 15minuts, but in reality it runs as often as the traffic permits.
Below you can find all the answers to tram 28 ride length, intervals between and why it is not always true in practice.
How long is the Tram 28 ride in Lisbon
What to see along the tram 28 route?
Lisbon tram 28 route takes you through some of Lisbon’s most historic and beautiful neighborhoods, including Alfama, Baixa, and Graca, which are very popular with tourists.
You’ll see many of Lisbon’s iconic landmark and attraction along the way, like Se Cathedral, or viewpoint (or miradouro) Santa Luzia.
Watch my video about tram 28 ride above, to see most of them!
I also really like the portion of Estrela ride, as the more authentic one, though Graca and Alfama are great as well.
Lisbon 28 tram route
stops of Lisbon 28 tram route
Look at the map below to see all the stops of tram 28 route in Lisbon Portugal
Difference between yellow tram 28 ROUTE and tourist red tram 28.
Tram 28 in Lisbon is a yellow electric carriage. Red tram 28 is a tourist tram, and it follows the yellow tram 28 route closely.
It costs 3 euro in cash to the driver to ride Tram 28 in Lisbon, or less if you pay with the rechargeable Viva Viagem pay as you go card.
Or it can be free, with the purchase of the Lisboa card or the 24-hour Lisbon ticket.
Free ride on tram 28 in Lisbon if you use this cards.
Below are 2 different cards and tickets available to tourists who want to enjoy a free ride on trams. It’s Lisboa card or 24-hour Lisbon public transport ticket.
How much is Tram 28 in Lisbon and how to pay for the ride
Here is a detailed answer to the question how much does it cost to ride tram 28 in Lisbon and which transport cards to use to save on the ride.
Lisboa card is a one charge prepaid card, meant for a one or a multiple day’s discount on many attractions, including free entrances to the most prominent tourist attractions. It also provide free rides on all means of public transport within Lisbon, as well as trains to Cascais and Sintra.
You can buy Lisboa card for periods of 24, 48, or 72 hours. 24-hours Lisbon public transport or 1 day ticket.
24-hours Lisbon public transport or 1 day ticket.
24-hour Lisbon public transport ticket is valid on metro, tram and bus services (including tram 28) and could be bought from any metro station.
You have 3 different options to choose from for 24-hours Lisbon ticket.
3 Options of 24-hours Lisbon ticket
Carris/Metro 6,60€ This 24-hours ticket is valid for unlimited journeys on Carris and Metro networks for 24 hours following the first validation.
Carris/Metro/Transtejo (Cacilhas) 9,70€ This ticket is valid for unlimited journeys on Carris, Metro and Transtejo and Cacilhas river connection for 24 hours following the first validation.
Carris/Metro/CP 10,70€ Valid for unlimited journeys on Lisbon public transport for 24 hours following the first validation. It is valid for Carris, Metro and CP (including Sintra, Cascais, Sado or Azambuja lines).
Lisbon Viva Viagem card
Lisbon Viva Viagem card is valid for unlimited journeys on Carris and Metro networks, during 60 minutes following the first validation. It can’t be used for consecutive journeys in the Metro.
Green and Lisbon white viva viagem cards
Lisbon viva viagem card comes in two colors; green and white! Either of viva viagem cards are the best option for the tourists in Lisbon who don’t want to buy daily tickets or the Lisboa card.
It can be topped up with tickets or money to be used as pay as you go ‘zapping’ credit and tickets.
What is the difference between green and white viva viagem cards?
Both green and white viva viagem cards have exactly the same functions, but cover different transport operators.
The green viva viagem card can be used in all member operators.
The white viva viagem card is not valid on Metro Transportes do Sul. If you want to use these operators, top up your tickets on the green card.
Which card to buy for your needs depends on how many days you plan to be in Lisbon, and what your plans are.
So, in conclusion, 2 cards let you ride tram 28 for free and one with a discount.
Read more on everything about public transport in Lisbon on Carris website.
What card gives a discount on tram 28 ride in Lisbon
You can use a Viva Viagem card on the Tram 28 and it will give you a discounted ride. It is a reusable card that can be loaded with money or discount tickets. To ride Tram 28, simply tap your Viva Viagem card on the fare reader as you board the tra
FAQ about Lisbon tram 28 ride price and how to pay
Does the Lisboa Card include Tram 28?
Yes , Lisboa card includes unlimited free rides on tram 28. Most other websites give you the wrong answer to this question, see above! Make sure to ride tram 28 on the days your Lisboa card is still valid, if you are staying in Lisbon longer then the duration of your Lisboa card.
Insider's tip. Almost all other websites give you the wrong advice. They say that a free tram 28 ride is either not included in the Lisboa card, or that Lisboa card is a rechargeable public transport card, neither of which is true!
How do you pay for Tram 28 in Lisbon?
You can pay for tram 28 in Lisbon with cash to the driver, or using Lisboa card (for free) or using 24-hourse unlimited rides ticket
Does Tram 28 take cash?
Tram 28 does take cash. The fare is €3.00 per ride, and you can purchase a ticket from the driver.
I hope you'll be able to take this ride soon!
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