Tram 28 in Lisbon

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A ride on Tram 28 has become one of Lisbon’s most popular activities 😊 It’s a journey back in time, over hills and medieval streets, on vintage trams from the 1930s that are still part of the city’s public transport network. The charming tram runs past some of the top sights in Lisbon and is therefore very nice to take. In this article, we’ll let you know why we recommend a ride and give you some tips to get the most out of it 🙂

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Why is a ride on tram 28 so much fun?

A ride with tram 28 is great fun for several reasons. First, the route goes through the historic neighborhoods of Baixa, Graça and Alfama 😍 These neighborhoods in Lisbon are very nice and atmospheric. In addition, the tram goes through all kinds of narrow, steep streets with tight bends. That is really an experience and a great way to get to know Lisbon. In addition, the tram is also useful as a “hop-on-hop-off” for sightseeing. Tram 28 runs along a number of major attractions in Lisbon. Do you want to ride the entire route? The tram takes about an hour to travel from the start to the final stop.

What are the main highlights along the route of tram 28?

During your ride with tram 28 you will pass various sights in Lisbon 😊

From the starting point (Martim Moniz) the tram climbs to the Graça neighbourhood. This is located on top of a hill, where the church of São Vicente de Fora is one of the highlights. You are also close to the famous castle Castelo de São Jorge.

The tram then travels through the narrow streets of the lovely Alfama neighbourhood, passing two breathtaking viewpoints: Miradouro das Portas do Sol and Miradouro de Santa Luzia 😍 Both viewpoints are worth a visit. They give great views over the red roofs and pastel-colored houses of Alfama.

En route to the Baixa district, catch a glimpse of the , the city’s oldest cathedral, which combines Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque architectural styles.
The tram then goes through Rua da Conceição. Here you drive through the so-called ‘Baixa grid’. Reconstructed after the great earthquake of 1755, the buildings and streets here are not as winding as in the old quarters, but straight. Hence the ‘grid’. And here you are close to the main square Praca do Comercio and the Arc de Triomphe of Lisbon.

Then the tram climbs up the hill to the Chiado neighborhood and stops in front of the legendary Café A Brasileira. I also wrote something about that in the article the nicest neighborhoods in Lisbon.

Before the last stop at Cemitério dos Prazeres, the tram goes past the Palácio da Assembleia (the parliament building) and the Basílica da Estrela.

The last stop of the tram is Cemitério dos Prazeres, which means ‘cemetery of pleasure’. This is a large, peaceful cemetery with rows of mausoleums. Many prominent Portuguese personalities are buried here. From the cemetery you have a good view of the famous April 25 Bridge.

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The route of tram 28

Below you see a map of the route that tram 28 runs in Lisbon. You can also see which sights the tram travels to. You can click on the image for an interactive map on Google Maps.

How much does a tram 28 ride in Lisbon cost?

Tickets for tram 28 cost €3 for a single journey. You can buy your ticket on board. But this means you can’t do ‘hop on hop off’. So you can’t get off at one of the highlights you want to visit and then get on the tram again with the same ticket. That will cost you €3 each time. If you are going to use several types of transport in Lisbon (including elevators) and see the sights, it is better to buy a Lisboa Card.

Insider tips

  • Most people queue for a seat. Don’t mind standing? Then you can walk past the line and get in. Hold on tight!
  • Buy a Lisboa Card. Especially if you are going to use several types of transport in Lisbon (including lifts) and also want to see sights.
  • There are 5 other lines that also defy hills and atmospheric streets. Those are Lines 12E, 18E, 25E and 28.
  • Watch out for pickpockets when you’re on the tram.
  • If you have time, drive the entire route along 🙂 This takes about 60 minutes.
  • Do you want to avoid crowds and have the best chance of a seat? Get on at the start or end stop. These are the Martim Moniz and Campo Ourique stops. The Campo Ourique stop is the most quiet. It also helps to go early in the morning or late at night. The tram runs approximately from 06:00 to 22:00 (slightly varies per season). During the day, locals also use the tram, making it more crowded.

Would you like to read more about Lisbon?

Coolest neighborhoods in Lisbon
Renting an electric scooter in Lisbon
Lisboa Card – save money during your trip to Lisbon

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