Tram 24's departure point in Praça Luís de Camões
If you don’t want to leave Lisbon without riding one of its vintage trams, skip the crowded 28 and hop on the 24 instead. It may not go through the picturesque hills of the old town, but it’s a much more pleasant journey, as you’re more likely to get a seat.
It departs from Praça Luís de Camões, the square that divides the neighborhoods of Chiado and Bairro Alto, and heads up the hill towards Príncipe Real, past the romantic São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint and the modern towers of Amoreiras, before its final stop nearby in Campolide.
Tram 24 passing by the Amoreiras towers, close to its final stop
It takes about 20 minutes to complete its journey, and departs every 15 or 20 minutes, between 7am and 8:05pm on weekdays, 7:30am and 7:15pm on Saturdays, and 10:30am and 6pm on Sundays.
After departing from Praça Luís de Camões it stops in Largo Trindade Coelho, where you see Igreja de São Roque, a church with a plain façade but with one of the city’s richest interiors. Continue looking to the right as you go up the hill and you’ll see the Gloria funicular just before you reach the São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint.
Up ahead is the garden of Príncipe Real to the left, which is overlooked by the moorish palace Palacete Ribeiro da Cunha (now a shopping gallery) to the right.
At the end of the street it reaches Largo do Rato, a busy traffic intersection with a metro station, before continuing towards Amoreiras. To the right you’ll see arches of the city’s 18th-century aqueduct adorned with baroque tile panels illustrating water-related themes, and just head are the modern towers of Amoreiras. The final stop is just a few feet ahead, and you may choose to browse the mall in the towers or head up to the observation deck before getting back on the tram to the city center.
Tram 24 Tickets and Fares
Tram tickets are 3 euros for a single journey, and are bought from the driver. However, you may ride the 24 and all the other trams for free if you acquire the tourist pass, the Lisboa Card.