Originally published in Trip Savvy
Lisbon is home to an extensive and convenient public transportation system that’s budget-friendly and relatively easy to navigate. This small city offers many options for getting around, including busses, trams, underground subway trains (called the metro) and ferries, which bring passengers across the river.
Generally speaking, if you are planning to remain in the city during your trip, it’s easier to take public transportation than renting a car. And depending on where you need to go outside of Lisbon, the train or bus will be much easier (and stress-free) than attempting to drive and potentially be faced with heavy traffic. Ideally, it’s best to familiarize yourself with at least the basics of Lisbon’s public transportation system before your visit, as it will save you time and money.