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Lisbon: how to get from the airport and take a train to Sintra and Porto?

kak dobratsya iz Lissabona v Portu?

Every year Portugal is visited by more than 12 million foreign tourists. Most of them arrived in Lisbon. It is the main tourist center of the country. From him originate the different routes of travel across the country.

Many tourists prefer to travel around Portugal on their own. This explains their interest in how to get from Lisbon to Porto or the other resorts of the country.

How to get from the airport to the centre of the Portuguese capital?

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Lisbon airport, Portela is located in the Northern part of the city. The city centre it is connected by metro line and freeway.

The most convenient and popular method of travel from airport to city center — taxi. Find a car at any time of day from the terminal building.

The city bus works on linking the airport with the city route from 7:00 to 23:00. Yellow buses make their journeys on two fronts. From the terminal they go to the bus station, and from there to the business center of Lisbon. The route is laid so that the bus route can be found a large number of hotels and tourist attractions of the capital.

The journey time from the airport to the city centre by metro is 22 minutes. To get to metro, not only in the centre of Lisbon, but also in other areas of the capital.

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To get to Lisbon from Russia, need to purchase plane tickets. To do this you can use this search form. Enter the city of departure and arrival, date and number of passengers.

Direction from Lisbon

To travel around the country on tour buses, public transport or are taken in the rental car.

Some tourist cities of Portugal Lisbon is connected by railway.


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The distance between the cities is more than 300 km, 5 minutes from Lisbon airport is railway station, from which Port to depart high-speed trains. Travel time is a 2:32 or 2:42 hours. To visit Porto in Lisbon can enjoy a bus tour. The trip is designed for 10-12 hours. Travel time includes:

  • the trip to Port and back;
  • the inspection sites;
  • riding on a boat on the river Douro.

Rent a car in Lisbon to visit can people over 21 yearswith driving experience not less than 1 year. To move from Lisbon to Porto you need in an easterly direction. The drive will take significantly more time than the journey by high-speed train.


The most exciting way to travel from Lisbon to Sintra can be a trip on the tourist tram. The route is 14.5 km from Lisbon it starts from Apple beach, located in the suburbs of the capital.

From railway station Lisbon Rossio to Sintra every 20 minutes there are trains. The time from the initial to the final point is 40 minutes. Buy tickets at the box office/railway station or on the platform.

To get to Sintra by train with a stopover in Cascais by bus from railway station Cais do Sodre.

To get to Sintra from the capital by bus, you can book a tour. This can be done in any travel Agency. Tour designed for 8 hours. It includes visits to:

  1. CapeRock;
  2. Moorish castle;
  3. Pena Palace.

The bus between Sintra and Lisbon go on route 403.


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The distance from the capital of Portugal, Cascais is 32.5 km. travel Time by train takes 33 minutes. Trains depart from the railway station Lisboa Cais do Sodre, the frequency is 1 hour.

By car or taxi drive from Cascais it is possible for 22-25 minutes. From the bus station in Lisbon to Cascais can be reached by bus No. 403.


Every 3 hours from the stop Lisboa in Lisbon departs at Albufeira bus No. 91. The journey time is 3 hours and 18 minutes.

The train departs from the capital to Albufeira 5 times a day. To sit on him at the station Entrecampos. The journey time is 2 hours and 52 minutes, it reach to railway station of Tunes. There is transfer bus No. 17, the interval of its motion is 4 hours, the journey time to Albufeira city centre in 15 minutes.

Distance from Lisbon to Albufeira is of 258.2 km. by car it can be overcome for 2.5 hours.


Between Madeira and Lisbon with excellent ferry and air connections. From the Lisbon airport by airplanes of local airlines you can get to Funchal is the main city of Madeira island. Interval poisoning flights - 1.5 hours.

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To get to the island on the ferry arriving from Lisbon port to Portimao. Travel time by ferry is 20-24 hours.

Once a week from Lisbon to Madeira departs cruise ship.

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The distance between cities along the road is 278 km. to Overcome it on the car for 2.5 hours.

By train from Lisbon to Porto can be reached from the platform Oriente. Daily there is sent in the direction of Faro 5 trains. In the summer their number increases. The first train departs from Lisbon at 8:31, the last at 18:31.

From the Lisbon airport to Faro departs daily 4 air flight. Road to Faro from Lisbon takes about 5 hours. The first flight departs from the capital at 1:00, the last at 22:30.


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The distance between cities on the freeway is 247 km travel Time by car takes just over 2 hours. For travel by car, better to choose a toll road A2.


  • Distance from Lisbon to Evora on the highway is slightly more than 130 km. to Overcome it by car is 1.5 hours.
  • The train in the direction of Evora departs 4 times daily from platform Entrecampos. His time is 1 hour and 25 minutes.
  • Every 3 hours from the station Lisboa is sent to the bus 94. From Lisbon to Evora, he gets 1 hour 45 minutes.


From Lisbon to Nazare can be reached by the bus company Rede Expressos. He goes from the bus station Av. Duque de Avila, it is near the metro Saldana. Time of the bus journey is 2 hours.

The trains start from Oriente station, but in order to get to Nazare, you will have to make several changes.


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By bus from Lisbon to Obidos can be reached in 50-60 minutes. It departs from Campo Grande bus station. On the train to Óbidos can be reached in 2 hours.

By car from Óbidos can be reached in approximately 1 hour, a distance of 86.5 km.

Useful tips

  1. When traveling from Lisbon to Porto is possible to save on the cost of tickets. In these cities there is a single daily ticket for the subway and public. It can be in Lisbon and in Porto.
  2. Bought in Lisbon of a daily travel card can be used for travel on suburban trains to Sintra and Cascais and visiting 26 museums in the city.
  3. Portugal can be divided into three parts, causing interest among travelers: North, South, and Central. Lisbon is located in the centre of the country. To get from there to the South and the North faster than planes.
  4. From Lisbon there are flights to Porto (North) and Faro (South part).

  5. To rent a car for travel by passport and driver's license of international standard. In order not to be deceived, to rent a car in better working in the country for international companies.
  6. In the country drive on the right. This greatly simplifies the processgetting used to the local driving rules.
  7. In big cities the car is best to Park and walk or use public transport.
  8. Going on a trip around the country should take warm clothes even in the heat. The weather in Portugal is very changeable.

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