The museum is in Lisbon's tram terminal
The main tram terminal of Lisbon’s public transportation company (“Carris”) doubles as a museum telling the story of the city’s trams, buses and metro.
The beautiful old tram that takes visitors between the different buildings
Three buildings, connected by a beautiful old tram that’s the highlight of the collection, display vehicles originally drawn by horses, the first electric trams, and double-decker buses that have disappeared from Lisbon’s streets. It also shows how the Lisbon Metro evolved and expanded over the years.
Some of Lisbon's first trams are on display
At the shop, you may buy miniatures of the city’s iconic trams, among other items related to local transportation.
Lisbon had double-decker buses in the 20th century
Behind it is a coworking space known as Village Underground, created in 2014 and that’s also a cultural center made up of piled old buses and 14 containers. One of the buses has been transformed into a restaurant serving brunch and light meals, open to everyone. Once accessible through the museum, you now have to go to Avenida da Índia behind it (enter through number 23).
The Village Underground cultural center and coworking space
How to Get to the Carris Museum
Buses 714 and 727 stop right in front of the museum (the stop is marked “Estação Sto. Amaro”), as does tram 15.
Alternatively, take the Cascais train from Cais do Sodré Station, which stops at Alcântara-Mar in just 4 minutes. When you step off the train, walk to the right inside the station, then take the stairs to the left to exit. Cross the road, and the museum is about a 10-minute walk from there. You may ride the buses, the trams and the train for free with the Lisboa Card.
Rua 1º de Maio, 101-103, Alcântara
Admission and Tickets to the Carris Museum
Tickets are 4 euros for adults and 2 euros children and teens between the ages of 6 and 18.
There’s a 30% discount with the Lisboa Card.
It’s closed on Sundays
The Santo Amaro Chapel and its viewpoint is found up the steps across the road from the museum, and one of Lisbon’s trendiest spots (Lx Factory) is just a few feet away.
The gate next to that of Village Underground leads to Pilar 7, the museum inside one of the pillars of 25 de Abril Bridge, which includes an elevator to an observation deck at the top.