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Lisbon Tram 28 route – schedule, attractions, things to know

While spending your holiday in the city of seven hills, riding Tram 28 in Lisbon is a must-do tourist experience.

Along the route of Tram 28, you will witness tourist districts, including Alfama, Baixa, Estrela, and Graça.

Witnessing castles and rooftops and passing through very narrow streets, where you can even reach the building from Tram 28, offers you a sense of adventure. 

Here, you can find everything you need to know before taking a Tram 28 ride.

Route Map of Lisbon Tram 28

Martim Moniz to Campo de Ourique route map

Tram 28 starts from Martim Moniz, less than five minutes’ walk from Figueira Square (the center of Lisbon), and ends at Campo Ourique. 

The ride is 7 km (4.3 miles) long and covers major tourist spots, including Martim Moniz, Graça, Sé Cathedral, Alfama, Baixa, Chiado, Estrela, and Campo de Ourique.

The Tram 28 runs every 10 to 15 minutes from the starting points in both directions (Martim Moniz to Campo de Ourique and vice versa). 

Schedule of Lisbon Tram 28 

Lisbon Tram 28 schedule varies depending on the days of the week.

From Monday to Friday, Tram 28 starts from Martim Moniz at 5.40 am, and the last tram is at 11.30 pm.

On weekdays (Monday to Friday), the first Tram 28 from Campo de Ourique starts just before 6 am, and the last tram is around 10 pm.

On Saturdays, the trams from start at 5.45 am and end at 10.30 pm for both directions.

On Sundays and holidays, and the Tram 28 service starts at 6.45 am and goes on till 10.30 pm.

Major stops of Tram 28 

There are 34 stops along the Tram 28 route, which takes 50 minutes to one hour to complete. 

Martim Moniz

Situated in the heart of Lisbon, this square is the starting point of Tram 28 towards Campo de Ourique. 

Enjoy watching beautiful water features, trying restaurants, and witnessing a nice view of Castelo de Sao Jorge.

Graça

If you get down at Graça, you can enjoy Lisbon’s highest viewpoint, Senhora do Monte, which offers a panoramic view of the entire city. 

Visit Igreja e Convento da Graça, a church with stunning architecture, and chill at the peaceful picnic spot Jardim da Cerca da Graça. 

Alfama

Some highlights of this oldest district include São Jorge Castle (Castelo de São Jorge), the oldest church in Sé de Lisboa, and the Fado Museum. 

Take advantage of the beauty of Alfama’s rooftops and the Tagus River from the famous viewpoint of Miradouro das Portas do Sol. 

Baixa

Baixa is a popular district for its neoclassical architecture, majestic plazas, and more.

However, it is so special and unique that this is where the famous Santa Justa Lift (Elevador de Santa Justa) is.

In the early 19th century, the Santa Justa Lift was used to commute between seven hills. Today, it is a famous tourist attraction.

Apart from this elevator, visit Rua Augusta Arch at Praça do Comércio, a huge commerce square where you will discover shopping malls and restaurants. 

Chiado

This historical neighborhood is central to many city attractions, including a Gothic church and an archaeological museum, Convento do Carmo, Basílica dos Mártires, Igreja da Encarnação. 

Here is an extra tip: This is a great place to stay as you visit Lisbon. As it is a central place, accessibility to most of the city’s attractions is easier than other regions. 

Estrela

The Tram 28 stops here right outside the Basílica da Estrela, one of the most attractive in the region. 

The name Estrela means star in English. It is named after the five streets surrounding the Basílica da Estrela, and from the top view, it looks like a star.

Other highlights include Jardim da Estrela, a local tourist spot, English Cemetery, and Palacete do Visconde de Sacavém. 

Campo de Ourique

This is the last stop of Tram 28 at Prazeres, Campo de Ourique.

Known as the residential area in Lisbon in the early 20th century, this neighborhood is now a happening spot with eateries, shopping malls, and tourist attractions. 

Mercado de Campo de Ourique has around 50 eatery stalls, making it the best alternative to Time Out Market, which is comparatively crowded. 

Get a 360º view of the city by climbing the top of the glass tower Amoreiras 360º. 

Visiting the 18th-century aqueduct Aqueduto das Águas Livres is a must-try as you can walk through the arches, witnessing the entirety of the city. 

Things to know before you board Tram 28

Vintage Yellow retro tram on narrow bystreet tramline

Tram 28 ride in Lisbon is a popular tourist experience and regular transport for locals. So, you can expect a crowd or long queue at major stops at any time of the day. 

We recommend you board the tram either early in the morning (take the first tram of the day) or late in the evening after the peak hours (after 8 pm).

Enjoy a window seat view from Tram 28 as you take an early ride. Here is a tip: Take the left-side seat to have the best view of the city.

If you prefer less crowds and guaranteed seating, a 24-Hour Red Tram 28 ticket would be the best option for you. 

Pickpockets are very common when you take crowded Tram 28. We suggest you take extra care of your belongings. 

The Martim Mantiz square gets empty around 10 pm, and if you want to try a night ride, it is better to board the Tram around 9 pm.  

You can find digital information boards displaying the next tram timings at major stops. However, there could be a few-minute delay. You don’t have to worry about tram timings; they are available every 10 to 15 minutes.

Looking for a Tram 28 alternative?
Take a private tour of Tram 28 routes in a tuk-tuk (auto). This 105-minute ride gives you the exact essence of traveling a tram 28. This is the perfect tour if you don’t like a crowded bus, have limited time, and can’t afford to spend time in the queue. Or stick to the traditional Tram 28 ride, which offers a nostalgic experience.

Can I purchase Lisbon Tram 28 tickets offline? 

Yes, you can buy Tram 28 tickets offline. However, we suggest you buy tickets online to avoid last-minute disappointments. 

If you want to spend more time on the Tram 28 route, you can purchase a Red Tram 28 ticket or Yellow Tram 28 ticket.

Or get the Tram No. 28 with a walking tour ticket to experience the Tram No. 28 ride along with a walking tour in the Alfama district.

What is the best time to take the Tram 28 ride?

Tram 28 is a popular tourist experience, and locals use them on a daily basis. Hence, it is crowded most of the time. 

The best time to take the ride is early morning when it starts from Mortim Montiz around 6 am. 

You can take the Tram 28 ride after peak evening hours (after 8 pm).

Is it safe to take the Tram 28 ride?

Yes, it’s safe to take the Tram 28 ride. It is adventurous, passing through Lisbon’s narrow streets and steep hills.

However, you need to take care of your belongings and wallets, as pickpocketing is common on Trams in the city.

How long is the Tram 28 ride?

It takes around 50 to 60 minutes for a complete Tram 28 journey.

Can I take photos and videos while riding on the Tram 28 in Lisbon?

Yes, you can take photographs and videographs while passing through picturesque city views. 

However, please take extra care of your equipment as the tram moves across narrow streets and hills.

Are kids allowed on the Tram 28?

Yes, children are allowed to take the Tram 28 ride. However, at least one adult should accompany them.

Is there any alternative to explore the Tram 28 route?

Yes, The Private Tour on Tram 28 route gives you a personalised experience of taking the historic route and exploring Lisbon’s iconic landmarks such as Largo das Portas do Sol, Sé Cathedral, and Basílica da Estrela. It costs €129 for a group of three.

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