General transport information
Forget about driving in Lisbon. The city's hills make navigation a nightmare, and traffic can be intimidating to visitors. (Driving in rural areas and smaller cities is much easier, so don't be afraid to rent a car and pick it up on your way out of Lisbon.)
The best ways to get around Lisbon are on foot, via Metro, or on the many tram and bus lines. Taxis are readily available, and commuter trains serve nearby resort towns like Estoril and Sintra.
General advice and public transit
Metropolitano de Lisboa
CP Urban Services: Lisbon
Frommer's: Lisbon: Getting Around
Distances from Lisbon
Long-distance train travel
Lisbon-Madrid Night Train
Wear sturdy shoes with rubber soles, or you may find it hard to maintain traction on steep cobblestoned streets and sidewalks. Be careful with strollers and baby carriages, which can be hard to control on downhill stretches. If you're old or out of shape, look for alternative routes to hilltop scenic overlooks (either on foot, by funicular or ascensore, or by tram).
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