Lisboa Central Hostel

Rua Rodrigues Sampaio no. 160, Lisbon, 1050-282, Portugal
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Overnight train (Lisbon-Madrid) when should I buy tickets?

by mstinagray

Hi folks,

So I'll be leaving in few weeks for the honeymoon and wanted to see if anyone out there had any recent answers (I tried searching forums, but all of the answers were old). Basically, should I book our overnight train tickets from Lisbon-Madrid via the internet (686.00 for a Granclass cabin for 2 via Eurorailways) or get them as soon as I arrive in Lisbon (arrive on 10/12 and leaving for Spain on 10/20). Not sure if there is a price difference, but if there are significant savings, I would love to know.


Re: Overnight train (Lisbon-Madrid) when should I buy tickets?

by rexvaughan

I don't know about the train connections but we flew from Madrid to Lisbon a few years ago for about $40 one way on Veuling air. You might check them out unless you are set on going by train. This is a small airline but the planes all seemed to be new and the service fine. Plus it is a short journey (maybe 2 hours at most). I think you could save lots of money this way.

Re: Overnight train (Lisbon-Madrid) when should I buy tickets?

by J_Antunes


As it was said, flying will be a better option both in price and time. Check also easyjet (that normally has the cheapest option) and TAP (that often compensates if you have to dispatch luggage). A flight takes about 1h15 while the train takes 9h30. Even if you add the time at the airport and the time it takes to get to the airport (that in Lisbon is quite central) you'll save lots of time and most likely money.

Have a nice trip!

Re: Overnight train (Lisbon-Madrid) when should I buy tickets?

by cubsur

There is no big price difference. The Portugal railways website has the price for a Gran Classe Duplo cabin as 233,50 Euros per person for the round trip. That's about 347 USD.

Accommodation on this train (it is the only train between the two cities) is limited so if you want to avoid slumming it an early reservation is a good idea. You cannot reserve on line through the Portugal Railways website for this train, so I would go ahead and reserve now.

Travel Tips for Lisbon

Visit the Museu

by Gillianina

Visit the Museu
Calouste Gulbenkian, the most important museum in Portugal. We met an
american woman who came to Lisbon only to see this museum! See Commerce
Square (I don't remember the name in portuguese!). Look around when
you walk because Lisbon's building are all decorated with its typical 'azulejos'
(ok I don't know the spelling!!)...if you don't know what they are,
just look on the left on the picture. Visit the caractheristical Sao Vicente de
Fora. All the cloister is decorated with  white and blue azulejos with
beautiful drawings.
having breakfast at our hotel: it was full of tasteful and good cookies...great!!!

Lisbon seems to be one of...

by maksim_caine

Lisbon seems to be one of those cities that one can discover best by just strolling through its streets and feeling its special atmosphere. There's mediterranean 'dolce vita' in Rua Augusta, but there are also areas where time seems to have stood still for at least 50 years - for example the old-fashioned shops and cafés around the Church of Sao Roque near Rossio square are a great anachronism. Hope it stays that way!
And, of course, you have to see the Alfama, the oldest quarter of the city with its oriental feel and very lively population. I would say Lisbon is something like the essence of Portugal (as it is the case for many other capitals of Europe). Once you've got to like the special atmosphere of morbid beauty full of saudade and 'melancholic happiness' you begin to understand this city.

Praça do Município -municipality square

by a2lopes

Along with Rua do Arsenal this plaza houses the splendid 18th century City Hall (also known as Paços do Concelho) considered one of the finest buildings in the city. This is an important point for Lisbonners as the Republic was proclaimed from the terrace of this building in October 5th 1910 and every year on the 5th of October that’s the place to celebrate.

The building can be visited on sundays at 11am in a free guided tour promoted by the city hall. The building is quite beautiful inside with a magnificent inner staircase, beautiful frescoes, and some important paintings of state figures and mayors. Nowadays only the city assembly and some major offices (president and main counselors) operate are and most of the departments were transferred to a modern building in Campo Grande.

On the right side of this square, as we pass it, we shall note the Naval Arsenal, and the Naval College. At the center of the square we can also find a beautifully ornamented pelourinho (pillory / penitential column) made of stone (as usual in Portugal’s most important villages and towns) topped with an armillary sphere, the marine symbol of king Manuel I that become a national symbol and still exists today in the center of the national (republican) flag.

This is also a place where Lisbonners come to celebrate special occasions as the victory in major national and international sport events. In this case the square turns colorful due to the club/country flags and scarfs.

This square is just close to the Praça do Comércio and is served by the same several bus lines, metro line, and boats. Another approach can be from Cais do Sodré or from Chiado (see links).

More info here.
Phone: 351 21 3588591

art at your feet

by call_me_rhia

Some people never visit museums at home... and when in a foreign city they try to visit them all... and also pretend to enjoy them. Some people sometimes forget that art is not to be found in museums only. The most charming pieces of art I have seen in Lisbon were on the ground, right at my feet. Pavements are often beautifully decorated, with stones in diffrent shades of grey, and laid out in mosaic style. Some are truly amazing. The one in the picture belongs to the pavement of the Avenida.

Jogging, tennis and golf, etc

by teresopinha

Jogging, tennis, swimming, football .... you can do those sports in Estádio Nacional. Estádio Nacional is located in Algés - Cruz Quebrada. Near of the city center.

If you are a golf lover, or a almost-tiger-woods, you can practise golf in these places:

Belas Clube de Campo -
Lisbon Sports Club - located near Belas, too.
Quinta da Beloura - located near Cascais. Check out the website below for further info on golf courses in Portugal....


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