Traffic in Lisbon, Portugal

We estimate that in this city, due to travelling to work/school, per passenger is produced yearly 1,001.89kg of CO2. It is needed 46.02 trees for each passenger to produce enough oxygen to cover that. Formulas used for this estimation

Main Means of Transportation to Work or School

Working from Home 2.70%
Walking 16.22%
Car 45.27%
Bike 3.38%
Motorbike 4.05%
Bus/Trolleybus 8.78%
Tram/Streetcar 1.35%
Train/Metro 18.24%

Average when primary using Walking

Distance 4.01 km
Walking 19.96 min
Waiting 2.67 min
Driving Car 0.83 min
Bus/Trolleybus Ride 2.29 min
Tram/Streetcat Ride 1.04 min
Train/Metro Ride 2.67 min
Overall 29.46 min

Average when primary using Car

Distance 17.95 km
Walking 1.39 min
Driving Car 29.87 min
Overall 31.25 min

Average when primary using Bike

Distance 4.10 km
Bike 14.80 min
Overall 14.80 min

Average when primary using Motorbike

Distance 22.17 km
Walking 0.33 min
Motor Bike 26.17 min
Overall 26.50 min

Average when primary using Bus/Trolleybus

Distance 10.46 km
Walking 8.23 min
Waiting 9.15 min
Bus/Trolleybus Ride 27.08 min
Train/Metro Ride 5.23 min
Overall 50.08 min

Average when primary using Tram/Streetcar

Distance 38.50 km
Walking 9.50 min
Waiting 7.50 min
Tram/Streetcat Ride 23.00 min
Train/Metro Ride 20.00 min
Overall 65.00 min

Average when primary using Train/Metro

Distance 18.33 km
Walking 5.96 min
Waiting 5.30 min
Driving Car 0.19 min
Bus/Trolleybus Ride 2.22 min
Tram/Streetcat Ride 0.74 min
Train/Metro Ride 32.52 min
Overall 47.93 min

Overall Average Travel Time and Distance to Work (School)

Distance 14.94 km
Overall 35.61 min

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Last update: January 2021

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

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1 Comments so far
Noemie on Mar 01, 2017:
Love living here. Human-size city. Eminently walkable. Need car really and mostly on weekends to get out of city but easily able to do same via metro and train. Main train station in Rossio has a train all the way to Sintra. Excellent public transportation system. Car traffic can get a bit hectic but a breeze on weekends. Lisbon city-center fairly polluted due to carbon monoxide emission from motor vehicles. There does not seem to be the same level of carbon emission regulation as in US cites.

Very low-stress life I think even for the working people, not just retirees. People love a good time and are out most nights enjoying a plethora of outdoor cafés and restaurants at incredibly reasonable prices and quality. Strolling along the Tage river is a favorite pastime whether after dinner or early morning jog. Young people are everywhere well into the night enjoying outdoor nightlife, concerts, live music, impromptu street artists, Fado music spilling out of quaint establishments... Magical.

An exceptionally beautiful, vibrant city, filled with history and stupendous architecture and where young and old find their heart’s desire.