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Lisbon Cable Car – tickets, prices, what to expect

Lisbon is a beautiful city endowed with rich cultural heritage sites that elevate its persona. 

Labyrinthine streets in Alfama and Castelo, castles embellished on the hilltop, and the Vasco da Gama tower, the tallest skyscraper in Lisbon, are the gems of the city. 

When you’re in Lisbon, there are many places you may want to visit, but your tour is incomplete without a Lisbon Cable Car tour. 

Though you can tour around in vintage trams or book HIPPOtrip tickets, cable car in Lisbon offers an incomparable and phenomenal experience. 

This article shares everything you need to know before buying your Lisbon Cable Car tickets.

What to expect from the Cable Car

There is no better way to explore the picturesque neighborhoods of Lisbon than a Lisbon Cable Car. 

Step onto the Nations Park Gondola Lift and get ready to witness an aerodrome view that you’ll never forget in your entire life. 

The Nations Park Gondola Lift was inaugurated in March of 1998 for the International Exposition of Lisbon (EXPO’98), and since then, it has become an integral component of tourists’ itinerary. 

This lift has 40 closed cabins, automatic doors, and a capacity for eight passengers.

The aerial trams on ropes offer a panoramic view of the sky washed with clouds, Tagus River’s water shimmering, and the land embellished with colorful houses and trees. 

The 12 minutes ride of Telecabine Lisbon shows you the heaven below your feet, and the scenery you see before your eyes is jaw-dropping. 

You’ll catch glimpses of the Oceanarium, the Portugal Pavilion, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael towers, the Atlantic Pavilion (Meo Arena), the Vasco da Gama Tower (My Riad hotel), and the Vasco da Gama Bridge.

If you’re an adventurer who loves trying new things, you must go for this ride without a second thought. 

You can get the Lisbon Cable Car tickets alone or get the Cable Car + Oceanarium tickets. The Lisbon Oceanarium is right next to Telecabine Lisbon’s South Station, which is why families with kids prefer the combo ticket.


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How to reach the station

The Nations Park cable car service has two stations – the North Station and the South Station. 

The North Station is next to the Old Vasco da Gama tower (Passeio das Tágides). Get Directions

The South Station is next to the Lisbon Oceanarium (Passeio de Neptuno). Get Directions

By Metro 

The nearest subway station is Oriente, just 14 minute walk to the Telecabine Lisbon. 

If you don’t want to walk to the Lisbon Cable Car site, hop onto buses 705, 708, 725, 744, 759, and 782 and get down at Av. Boa Esperança.

From the bus stop, the Lisbon Cable Car station is 9 minute walk away. 

By Bus

The closest bus stops ars Cais Olival – Al. Oceanos (26B), Av. Boa Esperança (208, 210, 705, 708, 725, 744, 759, and 782), and Esc. Vasco Gama (26B). 

By Train

Train station Estação do Oriente is nearly 1.3 km (almost a mile) from the Cable car’s North Station.

You can either walk and go or take buses 705, 708, 725, 744, 759, and 782 to Av. Boa Esperança

Telcabine North Station is just a 9-minute walk from the Av. Boa Esperança bus stop. 

Car Parking

If you’re coming for a Lisbon Cable Car ride in your car, turn on your google maps

You can park your vehicle at parking FIL, a walkable distance from Telecabine Lisbon’s North Station.


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Opening hours

Cable Car in Lisbon operates from 11 am to 6 pm. 

The trip lasts 12 minutes on a course of 1.2 km (almost a mile). 

Tourists hover over the Tagus River at the height of 30 meters (98 feet). 

How long does it take

The Lisbon Cable Car ride is just 12 minutes long. 

While you float over the Tagus River at the height of 30 meters, you will catch sight of the incredible and iconic attractions of the city.

Best time to ride Lisbon Cable Car

If you want to avoid the car, the best time to board the Nations Park gondola lift is as soon as they open at 11 am. 

For the best views from the cabin, it is better to time your visit with the sunset. 


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Lisbon Cable Car tickets

Cable Car in Lisbon
Image: Telecabinelisboa.pt

You can purchase Lisbon Cable car tickets at the attraction or book them online. 

Where to buy tickets

You can purchase your Lisbon Cable car ticket at the North Station or South Station. 

Mountain Cable car in Lisbon is at Passeio das Tágides, next to the old Vasco da Gama tower, now the Myriad hotel

Telecabine Lisboa South Station is located at Passeio Neptuno near the Oceanarium. 

You can also buy tickets online if you want to reserve your seats in advance and avoid last moment disappointment. 

How online ticket works

You can schedule your tickets as per the date and time of your choice. 

Booking tickets online saves time and money and assures you an entry into the Nations Park cable car. 

When you’ve e-tickets, you don’t have to worry about leaving home early and standing for long hours in a queue to get tickets. 

The Lisbon Cable car tickets get emailed to you as soon as you purchase them.

On the day of your visit, you can show the tickets on your mobile and walk in – no need to take printouts. 

Ticket Prices

Adult ticket (13+ years): € 9
Child ticket (3 to 12 years): € 6
Infant ticket (up to two years): Free


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Lisbon Cable Car combo tickets

Telecabine Lisbon’s South Station is right next to Lisbon Oceanarium, which is why most families opt for the Cable Car + Oceanarium tickets

When you buy them together, you save at least 3 Euros per person – a discount of about 11%.

Lisbon Cable Car tickets combined with Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery are also popular among tourists.

Popular attractions in Lisbon

# Sao Jorge Castle
# Pena Palace
# Lisbon Zoo
# Oceanarium Lisbon
# Lisbon Tram 28
# National Palace of Sintra
# Arco da Rua Augusta
# Lisbon Cable Car
# Luz Stadium & Benfica Museum
# HIPPOtrip Lisbon
# Monserrate Palace
# Calouste Gulbenkian Museum
# Fado in Chiado

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