28 Tram Lisbon Route

28 tram28 Tram Lisbon Route

The 28 tram Lisbon route is a “must do”. This small electric train runs a regular public transport and follow a loop back and forth across the lower end of town. Along the way see some of the Portuguese capital’s most picturesque neighborhoods.

This little yellow tram is from 1930. The 28 tram Lisbon route starts in the Martim Moniz square (downtown) and soon start to climb towards the Graca quarter dipping then into Alfama.

The route takes passengers across downtown and then up into the elegant streets of Chiado, after some serious hills, the 28 tram moves towards Estrela at the west side of the city heading to Campo de Ourique, the tram’s terminus loop. Jump out and then do the entire journey back.

28 Tram Lisbon Route

The 28 tram Lisbon route is the longest in Lisbon, performing a loop from Baixa, going across Graça and Alfama, the 28 tram then heads through the theatre district of Chiado and the nightlife district of Bairro Alto going heading west to Estrela in Campo de Ourique district where you can visit the magnificent Estrela Basilica, a hidden gem of Lisbon.

The 28 tram Lisbon route is the most popular, with daily departures every 11 minutes. Last departure for the evening is around 9pm.

During the summer the 28 tram Lisbon route is exceedingly busy, the best time to ride the 28 tram Lisbon route is first thing in the morning or early evening when passenger numbers are at the lowest.

On the way through Alfama, the 28 tram Lisbon route passes the Sé Cathedral, jump out for photo opportunities. The section between the Santa Luzia viewpoint and Baixa is the busiest one.

The Estrela Basilica is the last major tourist site along the route, and the 28 tram Lisbon route service ends at Campo de Ourique station. The total journey time is around 40 minutes.


28 tram Lisbon route

28 Tram Lisbon Route

R. da Graça – View point Nossa Senhora do Monte

Graça – View point

Calçada S. VICENTE – São Vicente de Fora Monastery; Nacional Pantheon

Largo Portas do Sol – View Point Portas do Sol; Decor Arts Museum; Saint George Castle; Alfama Tour

Miradouro Saint Luzia – View point; Saint George Castle

Sé – Sé Catethedral; Saint Anthony Church

Rua da Conceição and Rua Augusta; MUDE Design and Fashion Museum

Chiado – Rua Garrett

Praça Luis

de Camões – Camoes Square; Bairro Alto

Chafariz da Bica

Saint Catharina – View point


da do Combro – Saint Catharina Church

Rua de São Bento/ Calçada da Estrela – São Bento Palace; Amália Rodrigues Museum

Estrela Basilica

CAMPO OURIQUE – Prazeres Cemitery




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28 Tram Lisbon Route


Can be purchased on board for €2.85;

Tickets can also be purchased from the ticket machine.

A best value option is to purchase an unlimited 24 hour pass, which includes metro, tram and bus services for €6.00 that can be bought from underground stations, but not with the driver.