The cheapest way to Lisbon: Navegante Pass

The most comprehensive subscription to various modes of transport: subway, bus, streetcar, train (electric trains)
4 min
February 16, 2024

The Navegante Metropolitano pass is the most comprehensive pass for vaious forms of public transport: metro, bus, streetcar, and train (electric trains). It covers 18 municipalities and all modes of transportation in the "greater Lisbon.

Cost: €40

Validity: subscription is valid from the 1st to the last day of the calendar month.

You must order a special "navegante personalizado" card for a small fee to obtain a subscription. The card is in your name, and no one else can use it.

Schoolchildren under the age of 12 travel with this card is free. If a child is not a student, he will get a 50% discount (at a cashier's desk, not a terminal).

To order the card, you must fill out a form and provide a photo (as a passport) and ID (passport).

Step by step

👉 Step 1: Prepare your documents

  • Photo (as for passport, already printed)
  • Passport 

👉 Step 2. Go to any subway or train station where there are ticket offices.

Step 3. You can take Navegante form at the ticket office, fill it in, and attach a photo. 

Apply at the ticket office before noon on weekdays.

Step 4: Take it to the ticket office at any metro or train station and pay €7.

Wait two weeks.

If you want it quicker, you can have it made the next day for €12:

You can see the points in the metro here.

👉 Step 5. Wait the required number of days (from 1 to 12), and pick up your pass at the same ticket office.

How to pay?

To pay for the pass, you do not need to make it every month. Recharge for the next month must be after the 26th day of the current one. 

You can recharge a card:

If you ride rarely and don't know how to recharge the navegante card for Lisbon tram just use it as an electronic wallet by selecting the "Zapping" option – money will be deducted for each trip.

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