Tram 28
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Vintage trams take passengers on a scenic trip from the city center at sea level up through the narrow maze of streets towards St. George Castle.
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The area
Neighborhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!
How to get there
  • Rossio • 2 min walk
  • Baixa/Chiado • 5 min walk
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  • Eaton_Out
    Greenville, South Carolina651 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to see the old city and get to the castle
    Tram 28 is a great way to see the old city of Lisbon. The main stop in in Martim Moniz Plaza (near Hotel Mundial) and the trams run about every 15 minutes. The cost to the castle is €6 pp and the cost to the end of the line is €10. Our hotel had tickets available at the front desk. Please realize that many locals use the trams to get to and from work so be mindful of their need to get on and off.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 21, 2023
  • Trine Thingstad
    Oslo, Norway19 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extremely beautiful way to see the city as a whole - but long queuetime
    An extremly scenic and beautiful way to see the city as a whole, we loved every minute on the tram. If you decide to go; try to sit on the left side of the tram as most monuments and sights are on that side. We got on at Martim Moritz and sat on until the final stop. We have lots of photos and videos; we even got to see one driver in the tram going the other way stop to give the driver of our tram a rose (very cute). The only downside is the waittime and the queue itself. We were in line for about 2h before getting on the tram. For reference we got there around 11-12; I would recommend getting there way earlier as it might help with waittime. The trams disembark every ten minutes so you might be in the queue for a while. We used the Viva Viagem card to get on as we had the day pass (24h), if you don't have the Viva card you can also pay by cash or card to the conductor at Martim Moritz. On other stops you have to have the card.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 25, 2023
  • Sarah christy
    Bedford, United Kingdom24 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not what you dream a tram ride would be like.
    Get there early , no later than 9am, so the queue is not too bad. It's only a few euros to ride the tram, but this is public transport so there's no commentary and the tram will get busy with a mix of tourists and locals. Some chap tried to pickpocket my backpack, but I was quick to turn so crisis averted. Be safe! All I can say is it's ticked off my list -I've been on a tram!
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 9, 2023
  • James H.
    Miami, Florida259 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tip, read before you go
    Tram 28 is an extremely popular thing to do while in Lisboa with very long lines sometimes up to an hour to board at the starting point. If you don’t want to stand in a long line and maybe have to stand because you can’t get a seat then take my advice and take a taxi to the end of the line and start there and go down. Today that is what a did, the last stop is a lovely cemetery which we explored and then we waited only 5 minutes to board the tram with no waiting. We were able to secure 2 window seats since the line was so short. The taxi ride was only 7 euros from where the tram begins and well spent since we didn’t have to wait. If you like my idea then please give me a thumbs UP.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 21, 2023
  • Luke-n-LauraB
    St. Helier, United Kingdom544 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tick box
    Bit of a tick box exercise this! In the city we saw the outrage queue so explored first and headed west then took tram 28 back to the city. Its nice and all and a good way to see some sights but in reality it's a rickety tram showing you sights you've likely already seen!!! Its included with the regular ticket though so not expensive, just a long wait!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 4, 2023
  • AnselmColom
    Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom2,360 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyed
    We took the tram from the 1st stop until the last and back again. If you want to sit you need to go to the first stop. Waiting time can be a few hours of timing is poor. Earlier the better. Or later the better. Don’t mind standing? Get on at the 2nd stop or any other stop. It will be crowded but you will get on. Takes you through every major central district and is good fun.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 25, 2023
  • aspoe093
    Pierre, South Dakota625 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you have the Lisbon pass do it
    Had the Lisbon pass so decided to take the tram at night. I don't know why so many people go crazy over this as I prefer walking and you can see the sites a lot better walking. It did make the trip from the bar faster though
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 8, 2023
  • Gary W
    Richmond, Australia885 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crowded and Hot
    Caught the 28 tram twice in an evening. It looks quaint and historic but if you can't get a sear it is hot, rattling and uncomfortable. It accepts the all day ticket and passes through some of Lisbon's best spots.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 15, 2023
  • David0ff82
    Liverpool, United Kingdom1,254 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Lisbon experience
    We just had to ride tram 28 whilst visiting Lisbon. I was on the 3rd stop off of a week long European cruise with my partner, his sister, her fiancé and their two daughters. It was very busy and yes we were packed in like sardines on one of the hottest days but it was an experience to ride this old tram. Masks had to be worn (last remnants of The Covid Pandemic). We travelled from outside Basilica de Estela to down to the last stop going down the winding roads and lanes was a bit like a rollercoaster ride but it was a good and fairly quick way to get back to where we needed to be.
    Visited August 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written July 30, 2023
  • Bartonbears
    Coffs Harbour, Australia1,972 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Start at Martim Moniz and stay on board
    As we were part of a small group tour at this time we were taken to the first tram stop at Martim Moniz a little before the first tram departed. This was ideal as we got seats which we occupied until we reached central Lisbon. There was much to see and some areas we noted to return to another time. The tram became quite crowded at times. We were very impressed by the power it showed climbing steep hills while full of people. This was a fabulous experience and a good way to see much of the city
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 19, 2023
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turkeytorquaytintern
10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
The horrific wait of 1:30hrs was counterbalanced by the fantastic tram ride through the streets of Lisbon. This iconic €3 trip is a must for any visiter of the capital. In places the tram seems too small the fit through the narrow streets. The operators are very friendly. Top tip: get there early- I mean 9am or earlier to avoid queuing excessively. Alternatively try to board a few stops up the line from Martim Moniz but you will have to stand.
Written February 23, 2020
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TravelLife19
Cork, Ireland545 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Friends
Rode the tram a few times. Best early in the morning when not crowded like a sardine can. Also best not to try and hop the tram in the middle of the line or it might be packed full.
Tram 28 does offer stunning views and helped us orient to the city and better find our way around. We also purchased a day pass from the metro station which covered the cost of all trams.
Written February 24, 2020
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Maxine T
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The tram stopped very near the hotel, we had bought a rechargeable ten euro combination train,tram and bus ticket for the city at the main train ticket machine, our total Lisbon travel costs were under fifteen euros for five days travel.
Excellent frequent service, they do get full but it just adds to the fun. You can get on and off wherever the stops are.
Written March 3, 2020
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom9,635 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This was a fun memory from our time in Lisbon. The #28 is a vintage 1930s Remodelado tram and rattles and winds its way through the narrow streets of Lisbon up through the Alfama area. I loved the charm of the original features - wooden floors, wood panelled interior and the old-style sash windows. It's a hairy ride in parts and there were times when the houses were so close, we literally could’ve lent out and taken the washing off the balconies.
Many of the stops are near historical sights or lookouts. We got off at the Miradouro das Portas do Sol, checked out the panoramic views over the city to the water, then had a look at the Santa Luzia church with its beautiful blue and white tiled walls. From here we walked uphill a short (but steep) way to the Castle.
TIPS:
We got on at Praca Martim Moniz which worked really well. This is where the tram starts and it’s probably the only chance you’ll have of getting a seat. We were there very early and we’d bought a pass the day before but we weren't alone and others had the same idea so there was still a queue - it was relatively short though and the trams came regularly. Even if you miss out the first time like we did, the next one will be along in about 10 mins. Alternately the 12E tram runs a similar route and usually has shorter lines.
TICKET:
A one way ticket is €3 which makes the 24 travel pass very good value at €6.40 (+€0.50 for the card). The only thing about the pass is that you need to be buy it at a metro station first and you can’t get it at the tram. It worked very well for us because we had bought the pass the the day before for our trip to Belem. The next morning, we were still within the 24 hour period, so we could use it for the #28 tram trip too. Couldn't have been easier.
Written February 6, 2021
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Shiraz J
London, UK196 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Friends
This is a traveller must do while in Lisbon.
The trams seem to run every 5 to 10 minutes, but do fill up very quickly.
You can buy a ticket on-board for €3 or it will cost €1.50 if you have a reloadable ticket.

We joined the tram from the first stop close to Rossio and rode it for the whole line.

The views see just spectacular as you go up steep hills and very tight curves just missing houses, so watch your head!

We got on after 4pm as it was a bit quieter and we got a seat for the journey.

The usual warning about watching your valuables as this is mainly for tourists!
Written September 13, 2020
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allotmentandy
Bristol252 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is something that you just have to do if you're in Lisbon. These trams are just amazing, vintage, and you get a cheap tour of a lot of the city. The trams can be very busy, so I reccommend joining at the start of the journey. You need to bbuy a seperate ticket for the return trip. The fare is €3.00 each way.

Written February 5, 2020
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Ian W
Ipswich, UK96 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Queues for 30 mins at start of day but once one tram came then 3 or 4 soon after (not sure about start time - 1015?). Takes nearly an hour and end of line is at far west of city having seen all areas first. We got straight back on (as most did) and then got off at alfama. Can get very crowded so avoid hot days. Suggest Martin motiz for pick up and off at alfama, city centre or biarra alto as 30 mins or 60 mins or repeating journey back on same route doesn’t gain you much more culture wise.
Written February 20, 2020
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MeloDo
Amsterdam, The Netherlands261 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Couples
Tram 28 was packed with tourists and few locals. Very funny actually. We just sat there to have an old tram experience and with us, many more. We got in at the first stop. Then, there was plenty of room. After a few stops, it got very crowded. Tram 28 is pretty popular ;-)

We enjoyed the ride and the scary moments when driving through extremely narrow streets. Pfff, sweaty palms just thinking about it! Don’t forget to look outside. Otherwise you will miss out on some Georgeous scenery. Just don’t look when it seems like there is no space for a tram on the road 🤪

It is pretty cheap to travel with public transport, but the cheapest is to buy pt tickets at the subway station. in the bus and tram its more expensive. We bought day tickets for €7
A single in the bus or tram costs A little under €3.
Written March 23, 2020
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marinaabd2018
Cambridge, UK78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Quite unique, but the best way to experience Real Lisbon. Excellent route that takes you around Lisbon. To save your money- buy your day card and for €7- you can travel by bus, tram, funiculars and the underground for 24 hours without any limitations!
When it’s too crowded- watch your bags and pockets as there are many pickpockets taking an opportunity...
Written February 23, 2020
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TheTabascokid
Greater London, UK182 contributions
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Aug 2020 • Family
Tram 28 is one of the things every guidebook recommends so we made sure to include it in our plans.

The route gives you a great view of the city, including some of it’s startlingly narrow streets up in the hills.

Travel is included with a day pass so it’s worth picking one up before travelling as it it can start to add up if you take single journeys.

One tip of advice, the bell to stop the tram is above the seats on the right as you’re looking forward.
Written September 5, 2020
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