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zapping cards in lisbon

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zapping cards in lisbon

Myself and a group of friends are visiting Lisbon in a couple of weeks time. After some research, it seems that a zapping Viva Viagem card will be our best transport option as we would like to use most of the forms of transport at some point including the train to Sintra. Am I right in thinking the train is covered on the zapping mode? And what about ferries?We also like doing most of our exploring on foot so don't want to pay each day for a daily card that we might not use. Bearing in mind the trip to Sintra, what would be a reasonable amount to load onto the card, can it be topped up easily, and is there a way of finding out how much value is left on it ( to ensure that there is enough to pay for where we want to go!)?

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1. Re: zapping cards in lisbon

I agree, zapping would be your best option. Not sure about it for use in the Sintra line (it's been awhile since I've travelled there by train), but I can assure you that it is the same card that you can use for the ferries. Yes, they can be topped up easily. There are options for single-travel or for zapping, and options for amounts (3, 5, 7 and 10 euros, with the last including one free ride). The train fare to Sintra, I know, is cheap, though I don't know how much it is exactly now. Yes, it is easy to know how much you have left -- any ticket machine will show you the credit available, just stick the card in and it's the first info you see.

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2. Re: zapping cards in lisbon

Yes, you can use the zapping option both on Sintra and Cascais trains.

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3. Re: zapping cards in lisbon

And yes, you can use your zapping card for the ferry and also the funicular.


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