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The regular daytime service for passengers of public transport is made up of 93 bus and tram lines for urban and suburban routes on Metropolitan Area of Lisbon. This service is complemented with 4 elevators.

panoramic view of Lisbon

 Lisbon's hilly terrain has always been an obstacle for the circulation of people and goods. CARRIS put 3 funiculars and 1 lift at the disposal of its customers and these were classified as National Monuments in February 2002.

Get to know the Funicular Routes and enjoy unique views over the city of Lisbon.

Santa Justa lift

Elevador de Santa Justa

The 'Santa Justa' lift was inaugurated on the 10th July 1902 and it is the only vertical lift in Lisbon for public service. It was built by the architect Raoul Mesnier du Ponsard and has a cast iron structure, enriched with filigree details. In 2002 it was classified as a National Monument.

Route: Largo do Carmo - Rua do Ouro

Santa Justa Lift Timetable:
Summer (March - October): 7.00 am - 11.00 pm (every day)
Winter (November - February): 7.00 am - 09.00 pm (every day)

Santa Justa Viewpoint Timetable:
Summer (March - October): 9.00 am - 11.00 pm (every day)
Winter (November - February): 9.00 am - 9.00 pm (every day)


  • 'Santa Justa' Ticket (acquired onboard);
  • Lisboa Viva7Colinas or Viva Viagem cards (with tickets valid on the CARRIS network);
  • Yellow Bus;
  • Lisboa Card tickets.

Access to 'Santa Justa viewpoint:

  • 'Santa Justa' viewpoint (viewpoint access only - lift trips not included);
  • 'Santa Justa' ticket;
  • Yellow Bus;
  • Lisboa Card tickets.
Gloria funicular

Gloria funicular

The Gloria funicular opened to the public on October 24, 1885, connecting the Restauradores Square to Bairro Alto (São Pedro de Alcântara Belvedere), through Calçada da Glória.
Originally, its traction system consisted of a rack rail and cable, powered by a water counterweight system. Later it evolved to steam power and, in 1915, the second funicular to be installed in the city of the seven hills, was electrified.
Initially, the funicular cars were divided into two floors with longitudinal benches. Today, they only have one floor, but the longitudinal benches were kept.
In 2002, the Gloria funicular was declared a National Monument.

Route: Praça Restauradores – S. Pedro de Alcântara

Monday to Thursday 7:15 am/11:55 pm
Friday 7:15 am/00:25 am
Saturday 8:45 am/00:25 am
Sunday and public holidays 9:15 am/11:55 pm

Timetable (pdf version):

Bica funicular

Bica Funicular

The Bica funicular opened to the public on June 28, 1892, connecting São Paulo Street to Calhariz Square, through the Bica de Duarte Belo Street. Originally, its traction system made use of steam engines. In 1914, the funicular with the city’s most picturesque route, was electrified.

In 2002, the Bica funicular was declared a National Monument.

Route: Rua S. Pedro de Alcântara – Largo Calhariz

Monday to Saturday 7:00 am/9:00 pm
Sunday and public holidays 9:00 am/9:00 pm

Timetable (pdf version):

From Rua S. Paulo to Largo Calhariz

From Largo Calhariz to Rua S. Paulo

Lavra Funicular

Lavra Funicular

The Lavra funicular opened to the public on April 19, 1884, connecting the Anunciada Square to Câmara Pestana Street, through Calçada do Lavra.
Originally, its traction system consisted of a rack rail and cable, powered by a water counterweight system and later it evolved to steam power. In 1915, the funicular that operated for 16 hours straight on its inauguration day, was electrified.

Route: Largo da Anunciada - Rua Câmara Pestana

Monday to Saturday 7:50 am/7:55 pm
Sunday and public holidays 9:00 am/7:55 pm

Timetable (pdf version):
From Largo da Anunciada to Rua Câmara Pestana
From Rua Câmara Pestana to Largo da Anunciada