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"viva" card

Rome, Ohio
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"viva" card

People have mentioned using a "viva" card to purchase train tickets. Can you please explain what this card is and what it is used for? Thanks.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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1. Re: "viva" card

It is a small re-usable cardboard card with an electronic chip inside. Instead of buying a paper ticket for buses, trains etc you put the "ticket" onto the card and a ticket inspector has a machine which reads the card to be satisfied that the fare has been paid. You present the card to a card reader at gates into and out of the metro, in buses and on the platform of the smaller railway stations.

Edited: 18 February 2018, 08:38
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2. Re: "viva" card

Here's the info that you need https:/…

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3. Re: "viva" card

Thank you for the link. Very usefull.

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Clarification re "zapping' - if I load a Viva card with for example, 10 Euros, can i use it to zap any form of transport? bus, metro, urban train, ferry?

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5. Re: "viva" card

metro, urban train (Sintra & Cascais), ferries , Carris bus&trams are included

Edited: 19 February 2018, 15:31
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6. Re: "viva" card

Yes.

Rome, Ohio
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7. Re: "viva" card

Thank you. I also found information on TripAdvisor, but your info helps.

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8. Re: "viva" card

Thank you. This was most helpful.

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