If you are over the age of 65, you can use public transportation in Lisbon without paying.
Since 2017, children up to the age of 12 have had free public transportation in Lisbon on the Metropolitano and Carris lines. It is now the turn of the elderly, and in September, of the students.
Residents of Lisbon over the age of 65 will be able to use public transportation for free beginning today, and students up to the age of 23 will be able to do so beginning in September, according to the city council.
On April 21, the Lisbon City Council unanimously approved a proposal for free public transportation in the city, which would require an agreement between the municipality and the company Transportes Metropolitanos de Lisboa (TML) that would be valid until December 31, 2025.
The proposal established free education for children aged 13 to 18, students in higher education up to the age of 23, with the exception of those enrolled in courses in medicine and architecture (up to the age of 24), and seniors over the age of 65, with the common requirement for all being fiscal residency in the municipality. Since 2017, children up to the age of 12 have had free public transportation in Lisbon on the Metropolitano and Carris lines.