Bus number 403 which runs daily between Sintra and Cascais often goes to Cabo da Roca as well. After arriving in Sintra I asked for the timetable at the tourist information to see if there was a bus I could take after visiting Sintra. The afternoon buses that day left at 14.10, 15.25, 17.10 and 18.10 (last bus). I decided to take the 17.10 bus to Cabo da Roca and stay there for one hour and then travel on to Cascais with the last bus.
The bus leaves from a bus stop near the train station in Sintra. I used the day pass for transport between Lisbon-Sintra-Cabo da Roca-Cascais. The day pass was 12 Euro (March 2010). From Sintra to Cabo da Roca it took almost 45 minutes. At Cabo da Roca the bus stops outside the small information centre.
We were six tourists at Cabo da Roca when I visited. We had all come to the Tourist Information to wait for the bus and get warmer. But they closed at 18.40 and we had go out in the cold rain again (the roof on the porch gave some protection though. Only after a few minutes the bus for Sintra came and all other tourists went on board, but I who was going to Cascais had to wait another 10 minutes.
From Cabo da Roca to Cascais it took just over 20 minutes. In Cascais the bus stops at the bus terminal, which is situated very near the train station.
For our VT Euromeet day out to Sintra and Cabo da Roca, we VTers piled into 2 coaches.
It is possible to travel here by bus from Cascais and Sintra.
Scotturb bus 403 operates between Sintra and Cascais all year round, and stops at Cabo da Roca.
I think the buses depart every 90 minutes. I'm afraid that I don't know the cost of the ticket, or whether you can buy your ticket from the driver, or if you have to purchase them in advance.
Sintra train station to Cabo da Roca ......45 minutes journey approx.
Cascais Bus Station to Cabo da Roca ....25 minutes journey approx. The bus terminal is located in the shopping centre, opposite the train station - You'll see the modern mall as you exit the train station- if not, turn round and walk through the station foyer to the opposite exit.
The Scotturb web site with timetables is only in Portuguese.
Scottbus Office-R. de S. Francisco, nº 660, Adroana 2645-019 Alcabideche
From Lisbon you can catch a train to Cascais - (From Cais do Sodres station) or Sintra -(from the Entrecampos train station) then the bus to here. There are frequent trains during the day, and until late at night.
For those with their own transport:-
Cabo da Roca is west of Azoia on the Sintra - Cascais Road.
From Cascais, head north on EN 9-1 and then go left on EN 247.
From Sintra, head west towards Colares on EN 247 , then continue south to Azoia.
A branch road, EN 247-4, covers the short distance between Azoia and the Cape of Roca.
Independent Newspaper article of a bike ride from Cascais to Cabo da Roca
Go either to
- Sintra, then, road EN 247 to Colares; then take road EN-247-4 to Azóia and follow the signs
- Cascais, then, EN 9-1 to Azóia, then and follow the signs
Cabo da Roca is in the Sintra-Cascais Nature Park, and is:
- 18 kms. west of Sintra
- 40 kns. west of Lisbon
Although you can smoothly drive to Cabo da Roca, for those who don't have an own or rental car, the alternative is bus. There is a regulare service managed by the company SCOTT that links Sintra with Cascais, with a stop in Cabo da Roca. There is a # 403 bus ride every 90 minutes. From Sintra to Cabo da Roca the trip is about 45 minutes, while from Cascais to Cabo da Roca the trip is about 25 minutes.
Bot, Sintra and Cascais, have a fast and cheap train connection with Lisbon.
You can buy a regular ticket or a daily ticket that allows you to use SCOTT buses also to travel in Sintra.