Portugal Travel: Viva Viagem Card
Viva Viagem Card
The Viva Viagem card is a rechargeable electronic card that can be used on Lisbon's metro, buses (except the AeroBus to and from Lisbon Airport), ferries, trams and urban trains to and from Sintra and Cascais.
The Viva Viagem card costs 0.50 cents and is valid for one year from the date of purchase.
The card can be purchased from the automatic ticket vending machines at metro stations and ticket offices at major stations in the Lisbon urban area such as Cais do Sodre, Oriente, Sete Rios (Jardim Zoológico), Entrecampos, Marquês de Pombal, Restauradores and Terreiro do Paço.
The Viva Viagem card can be charged in amounts of 5, 10 or 20 Euros. It is also possible to load other tickets on to the card such as a single metro ticket or a day pass. The ticket machines accept coins, notes and credit cards.
Purchasing a Viva Viagem card allows for cheaper journeys on the Lisbon public transport system.
Simply hold your card over the scanner at the barriers at metro and train stations to pass through. On Lisbon's buses validate your journey on the yellow card reader. The amount left on your card can be read and displayed at the barriers. If the barrier does not open, go to a ticket machine and reload your card.
For further details see Transportes de Lisboa