Low emission zone Lisbon

Important!

Lisbon has two environmental zones: Lisbon 1, Lisbon 2

Name of the environmental zone: Environmental zone of Lisbon 1 - Portugal

Type of environmental zone: Permanent, from Monday to Saturday, 7 am to 9 pm

Not allowed to drive (temporarily): Information currently unavailable

Not allowed to drive (permanently): Vehicle type: car, motor home (M1), bus (M2, M3), van (N1), truck (N2, N3)
Fuel type: diesel, petrol
EURO standard: 0-2

Fines: 120 €

Area/extension of the environmental zone: The Lisbon 1 Zone runs along Av. da Liberdade and includes the Baixa and Chiado neighbourhoods south of the avenue. The major cross streets Rua Alexandre Herculano, Rua das Pretas, Praça da Alegria and Rua da Conceiçao are not part of the zone.

Special features: Retrofitting permitted: yes (PM)

Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: Praça do Município, 1100-038 Lisboa, Portugal, municipe@cm-lisboa.pt

Exemptions: Information currently unavailable

Name of the environmental zone: Environmental zone of Lisbon 2 – Portugal

Type of environmental zone: Permanent, from Monday to Saturday, 7:00 am to 9:00 pm

Not allowed to drive (temporarily): Information currently unavailable

Not allowed to drive (permanently): Vehicle type: car, motor home (M1), bus (M2, M3), van (N1), truck (N2, N3)
Fuel type: diesel, petrol
EURO standard: 0-1

Fines: 120 €

Area/extension of the environmental zone: The much larger Lisbon 2 Zone is bordered by Av. de Ceuta, Eixo Norte/Sul, Av. das Forças Armadas, Av. dos Estados Unidos da América, Av. Marechal António Spínola, Av. Santo Condestável and Av. Infante D. Henrique.

Special features: Retrofitting permitted: yes (particulate matter)

Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: Praça do Município, 1100-038 Lisboa, Portugal, municipe@cm-lisboa.pt

Exemptions: Information currently unavailable

Low Emission Zone

Do I need stickers or registrations?

No. Here you do not need to buy a sticker or apply for registration. You only have to follow the rules of entry.


Our Green-Zones App helps you to avoid penalties.

Unfortunately there are no exact street signs known. Therefore it is difficult to know when you are in the environmental zone.


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Good to know...

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Fines in Germany too low

When comparing the fines for traffic offenders in Europe, it is striking how little one actually has to pay in Germany. This also applies to unauthorised entry into environmental zones or other closed roads. In the past, there was even a point in Flensburg for this, but this has been abolished in the meantime, as the road safety of road users is not considered to be at risk. Nevertheless, the question arises as to the efficiency of environmental zones when, firstly, there are hardly any checks and, secondly, fines are rarely collected.

Austria: Stricter environmental zones for all trucks and cars

Austria's current climate plan will not be enough to meet the EU targets by 2030 and thus reduce CO2 emissions by 7 percent. Now it is being discussed whether the rules of the environmental zones should be tightened. Then, for example, only trucks with a registration from 2020 would be allowed in Tyrol. But that will not be enough to combat air pollution. One solution would be to extend the rules to other vehicle classes such as passenger cars.

Temporary Low Emission Zones in France explained

In France there are both permanent and temporary environmental zones. The temporary zones are only activated when pollution levels are particularly high. They are called air protection zones (Zones de Protection de L'Air = ZPA). As with permanent zones, you have to stick the appropriate sticker on your windscreen for temporary zones. When temporary zones are activated, the rules of "differentiated traffic" come into force, in French "circulation différenciée".

6 billion euros for dirty company cars

Dirty company cars are being subsidised too much, complain the Öko-Institut in Freiburg and the think tank Agora Verkehrswende. According to the institutes' calculations, the subsidies paid by German taxpayers for privately used company cars amount to up to six billion euros annually. Since it is mainly fuel-guzzlers with high engine power that are purchased by companies for their employees, this unnecessarily complicates the transport transition.