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Public Transportation

Think positive! You can compare the public transport in Margem Sul with a Stock Chart. There are ups and downs. Sometimes it’s complicated and you wish that there was somebody who knew better than you. This guide will help you.

  • First: There is no “network” of companies for public transport. You’ve varios companies with varios tickets and varios prices. Don’t worry about it. You simply got to accept!
  • Second: The Public Transport doesn’t always have logical rules. There’s for example the last bus of TST leaving the ferry-harbour in Cacilhas 5 minutes before the last ferry arrives.
    That’s a pity – but nevertheless you’ll have great moments with the transport here. For example the train FERTAGUS is more in time than the national train of Switzerland.
  • Third: Get prepare also for visitors! It’s a lot easier if you already bought the tickets for your visitors. So they are not getting stressed and confused and you can just give them the tickets.

In Margem Sul exist five transport companies. Every company is different and has its own system.





Tip: Go and try the public transport. To taste wine and experiment with the public transport ist more or less equal. You can find a very good tasting wine – or a train which is always in time.

7 Colinas / Lisboa Viva

7 Colinas / Lisboa Viva are two different kinds of cards you can buy if you are going to use the public transport in Margem Sul and Lisboa. The card "7 Colinas" is a small card with a small transponder inside.The card "Lisboa Viva" is a small plastic card you will have to order by an official paper. On this card you can upload monthly passes.

Below you can find a list of transportation cards to have access to public transportation:Fertagus_v

  • 7 Colinas: With "7 Colinas", you can save money and time! "7 Colinas" is a small debit card you’ve to use for the access to network of: Fertagus, Sulfertagus, Metro Sul do Tejo (MTS), TransTejo, Metro Lisboa, Carris (Bus in Lisboa). The small card "7 Colinas" (seven hills) is your ticket and rechargeable. In the ticket you can find a small transponder – which is saving Fertagus_ryour tickets and is responsible for recharging. Just the card 7 Colinas costs 0,50 Euro. After buying this you can use it for recharging tickets of different public transport systems in the network.For this you need to go to the bilheteria (ticketshop) or a machine. How and where you can recharge the ticket you can find in the information about the Transportation Companies. ATTENTION: when using 7 Colinas you can only upload on kind of ticket. You can't recharge a ticket of train and metro at the same time!


  • Lisboa Viva: Lisboa Viva is a small plastic card you’ve to order by an official paper. This card is Lisboa Viva somethin like an ID and you can upload every tickets of the network. But just monthly passes. Meaning that it’s not possible to recharge the Card Lisboa Viva with a singel ticket for the ferry or the Metro. In Lisboa you’ll get also some discount for concerts, shopping a.s.o. with this card.


Fertagus is the train between the south of Margem Sul Setúbal and Lisboa. Beside the boat from Cacilhas the train (Comboio) is the fastest possibility to go from Margem Sul to Lisboa – by public transport. On the whole line are 14 trainstations: 10 in Margem Sul and 4 in Downtown of Lisboa. Last stop of the train in Margem Sul is Setúbal – but just every third train is going there (every 30) minutes. All other trains who are coming from Lisboa are stopping in Coina - the fifth stop in "Margem Sul".

A journey between Setúbal and the last station is Lisboa takes 58 minutes.

The first train to Lisboa is leaving at 5:47 in Setúbal - the last at 0:17.
The first train to Stúbal is leaving at 5:42 in Lisboa (Areeiro) – the last at 0:42.
Be careful – the trains are always on time!

To/In Lisboa:
For going to Downtown Lisboa you’ve two options. The second stop in Lisboa is called “Sete Rios”. There you have a direct correction to the metrostation called “Jardim Zoologica” (linha azul). The last stop in Lisboa is called “Roma-Areeiro”. From this station you’ve to follow the signs (~ 5 min.) to the metrostation “Roma” or “Areeiro” (linha verde). Both lines are going directly to the city centre – “Baixa Chiado”.

For buying a ticket for Fertagus you’ve to use also the card 7Colinas. You can recharge it at all machines at the stations. Like with all other possibilities it’s cheaper if you’re buying 10 tickets at one time.
Be careful: If you already recharged something one your card you can not use it on the same time. You’ve to use until empty or use new cards! If you've uploaded once Zapping, Metro or something from the Network of Lisboa on your card “7 Colinas” you can’t use it anymore for FERTAGUS.
Tip: If you’re buying a new card “7 Colinas” for FERTAGUS. Ask for a pencil and mark the card with “FERTAGUS”. So you’ll remember.


Metro Sul do Tejo (MTS)

MTS (Metro Sul do Tejo) is the only metro in Margem Sul. It’s new built, always on time and the cabin are cooled down by air-condition. By the way it’s the fastest and cheapest way to go from Corroios to Cacilhas (Harbour). There exist three Lines (linhas):




Linha 1: Cacilhas – Corroios     (16 Minutes)
Linha 2: Corroios – Pragal         (12 Minutes)
Linha 3: Pragal – Universidade  (15 Minutes)

Like at all places where you’ve to buy a ticket (for the public transport) you have to pay the full price without a discount for students or volunteers. But (also with TST/Fertagus) you can save money with a pass or by buying 10 tickets in advance.

1 Ticket (Bilhete) – 0,90 Euro
10 Tickets (Bilhetes) – per Ticket 0,80 Euro

You can buy a monthly pass (31 days) on every day. It’s valid from the day of purchasing. If you’re buying just a monthly pass for the MTS Metro you’ve to pay

Passe (31 days) – 16,75 Euro

If you’ve already got a Viva Lisboa Card with a TST/Fertagus or Ferry Pass you’ll get a discount for the supplement of MTS. You just have to pay

Passe (complemento) (31 days)  - 9,00 Euro


TST – Transporte Sul do Tejo

TSTTransporte Sul do Tejo TST is the only bus company in Margem Sul. The network of TST is working in the districts of Almada, Seixal, Setúbal and it is also possible to go to Lisbon by TST.

The busses of TST have their own rules. They are following a Portugese attitude which everybody is complaining about. But nevertheless everybody is using the network of TST. And somehow it's working. Don’t use TST if you’ve other possibilities of Public Transport.

1. The busstops don’t have a name. You have to know where you want to get off.
2. The timetable of the busses are just an approximate suggestion of TST.
3. Bring time, a book and music with you – if you’re “travelling” with TST.

The price politics of TST are not very easy to understand. If you buy a ticket directly in the bus it will always cost always 1,95 Euro. It doesn’t matter where you’re going. A ticket in the bus is 1,95 Euro.
If you’re buying ticket before “pre-comprando”, a ticket is 1,25 Euro. It’s a small paper you’ve to make invalid in a small box close to the bus driver.

Ticket in the bus:     1,95 Euro [to all stops]
Ticket bought before:1,25 Euro [to all stops]
[These tickets you can just buy in the shops of TST they are e.g. in Cacilhas, Laranjeiro]


TransTejo (TT)
TransTejo is responsible for the “transport fluvial” – the transport over the river to the banks of Lisboa and Margem Sul by ferry.
In Lisboa exist three harbours: Belém, Cais do Sodré and Terreiro do Paco.

In Margem Sul do Tejo exist six harbours: Trafaria, Porto Brandao, Cacilhas, Seixal, Barreiro and Montijo.  Transtejo

There are following connections:

Belém – Porto Brandao – Trafaria
Cais do Sodré – Cacilhas
Cais do Sodré – Seixal
Cais do Sodré – Montijo
Terreiro do Paco – Barreiro

Cais do Sodré: In Cais do Sodré you have connection to Metro Lisboa, Bus and Train.
Cacilhas: In Cacilhas you’ve connection to Metro Sul do Tejo and TST (Bus).
Seixal: In Seixal you only have connection to TST (Bus).


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