Óbidos Transportation

  • Bus stop in Óbidos, back to Lisbon
    Bus stop in Óbidos, back to Lisbon
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  • Aqueduto (Obidos, Portugal)
    Aqueduto (Obidos, Portugal)
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  • Big Blue Tour Bus
    Big Blue Tour Bus
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    Rental Car

    by Bwana_Brown Updated Oct 18, 2004

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    Our is the Middle of the 3 Grey Cars

    Our little Fiat Punto rental served us well on our tour of the Portugese countryside. By this, the 9th day since we had left Lisbon, it had racked up 2300 km (1420 miles) as we pulled into Obidos.

    Even with its small size, there were a number of historical towns and villages where cars were not allowed inside - and Obidos was one of them. We parked just outside the main southern gate in a metered parking lot beside the tourist information area. Things were starting to get a bit busier as we neared the Lisbon area, with quite a few large tour busses also parked there.

    In the end, we put enough money in the meter to give us 2 hours to tour Obidos on foot (we arrived at about 11:30 AM). Our real destination for the day was 'Ilha da Berglenga', just off the coast a few miles away in Peniche. The photo shows our car parked later that evening in the streets of Peniche, as we get a bird's eye view from our accommodations.

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    VT BUS TOUR TO OBIDOS

    by LoriPori Written Jun 12, 2009

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    Big Blue Tour Bus

    Monday morning June 1, began veeeery early - like 5:00 a.m. as we were to get our tour bus at the SAS Radisson, near Campo Grande Metro Station in Lisbon for 8:30 z.m. and most of us were staying in Cascais. Our large group that was staying at Albergaria Valbom headed for the train station around 6:00 a.m. Most had to buy tickets (1.70 Euro) for the 6:30 train to Lisbon. When we arrived at Cais do Sodre Train station, we then headed for the Metro ( Green Line ) to take us to Campo Grande. We arrived in good time around 8:00 a.m. - even were there before Antonio. After we all availed ourselved of the washrooms in the SAS Radisson, we all piled into the big blue bus and we were on our way.
    Our first stop was Batalha Monastery. Then the glass-blowing factory where we had a wonderful glass-blowing demonstration and then it was on to Nazare' for lunch at Restaurante Sao Miguel. After lunch it was on to Alcobaca Monastery and finally Obidos.
    The bus driver got us back to Lisbon at the SAS Radisson. From there we got to the Metro (Green Line) to Cais do Sodre train station and finally headed back to Cascais. A long day but absolutely wonderful. Thanks so much Antonio and Avelino. It was fantastic.

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    How to get in here on Train ?

    by MarioPortugal Updated Jul 28, 2006

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    How to get in here on Train ?

    Óbidos is located in central Portugal close to the coast.

    » From Lisbon (90 km -or- 56 miles):

    - Take Regional Route Lisbon-to-Leiria) until Óbidos' train station.

    Once in Portugal visitors may call the Toll Free number 808-208-208 for train schedules-&-prices or check it at the CP - Comboios de Portugal website - www.cp.pt.

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    How to get in here by Car ?

    by MarioPortugal Updated Jul 28, 2006

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    How to get in here by Car ?

    Óbidos is located in central Portugal close to the coast.

    » Driving from Lisbon (90 km -or- 56 miles):

    - Take A8 (IC1) highway until Óbidos. It's a 40-minute ride approximately -best option-

    - Take A1 highway direction Norte (north), exit in Aveiras-de-Cima, follow directions to Caldas-da-Rainha.

    » Driving from Porto (245 km -or- 152 miles):

    - Drive towards south on A1 highway, exit Leiria, go to EN1 (towards Batalha), take A8 (IC1) highway until Óbidos.

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    Walking around

    by micas_pt Updated Feb 10, 2004

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    The best way to explore Obidos is on foot. No other way would be possible, as cars are not allowed inside the walls. Bring comfortable shoes with you since the streets are cobbled and going up and down, apart from stairs and walking on the castle's walls.

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    carriage

    by quartinb Updated Oct 14, 2004

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    right beside my parked car this beautifull carriage. there just to carry tourist around and inside Obidos. didn't try thou...
    easy to figure it out that it would be a very expensive but wonderfull ride. i'll try next time...
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    By car

    by ncfg Written Oct 26, 2003

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    By car, departing from Lisbon, take the A8 highway and exit at the sign to Óbidos. From Oporto, take the A1 highway and go as far as Leiria, where you take route EN1 until Batalha (S. Jorge) where you follow the direction of Caldas da Rainha. Arriving at Tornada take the A8 (IC1) and exit to Óbidos.
    From Lisbon the distance is 73 Km, from Oporto it's 245 Km.

    Park outside the walls.

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    By car

    by micas_pt Written Feb 10, 2004

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    Obidos is about 80 km from Lisbon and it's easy to get there by car. There is a highway in Lisbon called A8 that takes you straight to the village, just follow the exit sign that says Obidos. You must pay a toll on highway - in February 2004 the toll was 5.30euros each way. Once you arrive to Obidos, you must park your car by the main entrance (Village Doors), as the cars are not allowed inside. You must pay to park your car, there is a park meter there - just insert the coins and leave the paper inside your car on a visible place.

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    by arasnosliw Updated Mar 29, 2005

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    you've gotta squeeeeeeze in there

    Parking is a pain in the butt; just look at this photo. The roads are narrow, hilly, and bumpy, so unless you are as adept as the locals at navigating these ridiculous roads I would recommend not trying to park within the walls of the town. In fact, I don't think you can drive into the walled village unless you are a resident or merchant there. There are plenty of parking lots just outside the town walls that are easy to access; the walk into town is rather short. By the main entrance near the Porta da Vila and tourism center there is a metered parking lot.

    To avoid problems with driving and parking altogether, take a bus. Rede Expressos is the main national bus service, with services to Obidos from main cities such as Lisbon.

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    Easy bus ride from Lisbon

    by lisha74 Written Feb 4, 2013

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    Bus stop in ��bidos, back to Lisbon

    For those without their own form of transportation, Óbidos is an easily accessible day trip from Lisbon by bus. Take the metro to Campo Grande station. Upon exiting the metro station, various bus stops line the street. The Rapida Verde sign will take you roundtrip to/from Óbidos. The website is in Portuguese, but lists the departure/arrival times.

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    Buses

    by ElenaKKKK Updated Aug 31, 2006

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    The best way to get to Obidos is bus - thanking to VT members advices we had no any problem with it. I don't recommend train if you have a luggage - the way from small railway station is as long as vertical!!!
    So just remember exploring district Leria from Obidos - almost all buses are not direct. You must to make a change in the nearest town - Caldas da Rainha. And you can't be sure, that you'll be able you'll catch the bus you need. So, if you plan to see more places in Leiria - may be it's worth to stay in Nazare.
    As to me the "The Fortune of Traveller" never left us in our trip, and we always caught the one we need))
    And don't miss Tourist offices. During our trip they always gave us very correct information about schedule, transportation, working hours.

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    Walking

    by ncfg Updated Oct 26, 2003

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    The better way to know and to explore the beautiful narrow streets, to admire the whitewashed houses still encircled by its imposing walls nestled on top of a sloped hill, is on foot. I did it and I loved any minute I was there.

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    rental car to Obidos

    by el_ruso Written Jan 4, 2006

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    Obidos is easily reached by car from Lisbon: about an hour-and-a-half amidst beautiful vistas along Highway A8. You will have to park just outside, since only locals are allowed to drive inside; turismo office is located there as well. Rates are low, about E0.5 per hr.

    I recommend renting from Europcar, which has an office in the Lisboa airport and another one near Pombal square. I paid E130 for three days with full insurance for a surprisingly nice Renault, which was a lot more enjoyable to drive than the Pontiacs in the States.

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    Bus from Lisbon to Óbidos

    by Avieira67 Updated Oct 18, 2012

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    Buses leave from Campo Grande Station (outside underground Station) in Lisbon and arrive in central Óbidos. Trip takes about one hour.

    Please select:
    SERVIÇO - RÁPIDAS
    ORIGEM (Origin)
    DESTINO (Destination)
    MAIS INFORMAÇÕES (More information) - To get a full timetable.
    For return trip timetable, click on "VER HORÁRIO DE VOLTA"

    Translation
    Partida - Depart.
    Chegada - Arrival.
    Diariamente - Daily.
    Excepto sábados, domingos e feriados - Except Saturdays, Sundays and Holydays
    Aos sábados, domingos e feriados - At Saturdays, Sundays and Holydays.

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    By Car: How Far/How Long...?

    by Redang Written Jun 23, 2009

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    Aqueduto (Obidos, Portugal)

    Some road distances to Obidos from:
    - Lisbon: 100 kms.
    - Madrid (Spain): 649 kms.
    - Zurich (Switzerland): 2.107 kms.
    - Moscow (Russia): 4.554 kms.

    If you check the website, you'll find more road distances together with driving times and the best routes.

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