Cascais Transportation

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    BUSCAS

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Aug 2, 2013

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    BUSCAS is a local circle line bus exploited by the Scotturb company.

    The bus starts from the Cascais train station and circles Cascais in a 15 till 20 minutes ride.

    The buses depart about every 10 minutes and drive during daytime.

    A single ride is Euro 0.60 (adult).

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    Walking between Cascais and Estoril

    by SWFC_Fan Written Sep 30, 2012
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    Prior to my first visit to the Lisbon region in March 2011, I decided that I would like to visit the nearby seaside towns of Estoril and Cascais.

    However, I was unsure as to how easy it would be to get from one to the other on foot. Ideally, I was hoping to be able to walk between the towns along the beach or a seafront promenade, but I couldn't figure out whether this would be possible.

    Well, it is! Not only is it possible, but it's a very pleasant and straightforward walk between Estoril and Cascais. Some parts of the route can be undertaken on the sand, while other parts of the route must be undertaken on the promenade.

    The promenade is flat, well paved and contains plenty of benches along the route for those who wish to break up the journey with a rest. There are also a few cafes and ice cream vendors along the route and, for those for whom walking is not energetic enough, various exercise apparatus is provided on certain parts of the promenade. The promenade is popular with cyclists, rollerbladers and dog walkers.

    The walk between Estoril train station (which is right besides Tamariz Beach) and Cascais is a little over 2km and can be comfortably completed in around half an hour. I walked it in about 20 minutes on the return journey when I wasn't stopping to take photographs en-route.

    I'd highly recommend this seaside walk, but if you don't fancy it, the two towns are only 3 minutes apart by train. Trains from Lisbon's Cais do Sodre station to Cascais stop at Estoril en-route. There is one intermediate stop (Monte Estoril) between Estoril and Cascais.

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    Trains between Lisbon and Cascais

    by SWFC_Fan Written Sep 30, 2012
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    I made use of the train between Lisbon and Cascais during my visits to Lisbon in March and December 2011.

    The following information was correct as at the time of my visits:

    Trains depart from Lisbon's Cais do Sodre train station, which can easily be reached on the city's green metro line (it's the final stop on the line).

    Trains to Cascais (which is the final stop on the line) run approximately every 20 minutes from early morning to late evening.

    There are several intermediate stops between Cais do Sodre and Cascais (including the popular beach resort of Estoril, where the station is right besides the impressive Tamariz Beach) and the journey takes approximately 35 minutes.

    The first time I travelled on the train, I purchased a Viva Viagem card for 0.50 Euros. I then topped it up each time I travelled by train. The cost of a ticket between Cais do Sodre and Cascais was 1.95 Euros each way.

    The station in Cascais is located to the east of the town and is just a 5 minute walk from the beach and the many restaurants and shops in the town centre.

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    By Train

    by ncfg Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    If you don’t have a car, the train is the best way to get there. At Cais do Sodré station in Lisbon you take the Line of Cascais and this lovely town is just at the end of the line. You have to take a ticket at the station.
    All the way you will enjoy an amazing view.

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    Cascais Train

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Apr 3, 2010
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    The Cascais Train is a modern electrical one.

    The ride from Lisbon is along the outer track with the best view over the river.

    Tickets (including the chargable ones) will be checked by the onboard inspector.

    Displays above the inner doors displays the upcoming stops.

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    To Cascais from Sintra and Cabo da Roca

    by MalenaN Written Mar 28, 2010

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    Rua Sebastiao

    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.

    According to the timetable (valid from September 2009) there are twelve buses leaving on Mondays - Saturdays and ten buses on Sundays leaving Cascais for Sintra. Most of them also stop in Cabo da Roca, but not all.

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    Cascais Bus Station

    by pieter_jan_v Written Nov 18, 2009
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    The Cascais Bus Station is just North of the train station underneath the Centro Comercial Cascais Villa.

    The following bus lines are available:
    -402 - Cascais
    -403 - Cascais - Cabo da Roca - Sintra
    -404 - Cascais
    -405 - Cascais
    -406 - Estoril
    -407 - Estoril
    -408 - Cascais
    -409 - Cascais
    -411 - Estoril
    -412 - Estoril
    -413 - Estoril - S. João do Estoril
    -414 - Cascais
    -415 - Cascais
    -416 - Cascais
    -417 - Cascais - Sintra
    -418 - Estoril
    -419 - Estoril - S. João do Estoril
    -423 - Estoril - S. João do Estoril
    -455 - Cascais
    -456 - Estoril
    -461 - Carcavelos
    -462 - Carcavelos
    -463 - Carcavelos
    -464 - Carcavelos
    -467 - Oeiras
    -468 - Oeiras
    -470 - Oeiras
    -472 - Parede - Carcavelos
    -475 - Parede - Carcavelos
    -477 - S. Pedro do Estoril
    -479 - S. Pedro do Estoril - Parede - Oeiras
    -485 - Oeiras
    -489 - Parede - Oeiras
    -494 - Parede

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    Cascais Train Station

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Oct 6, 2009

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    The Cascais Train Station is at the end of the line from Lisbon's Cais Do Sodré station along the coast. On average there's a direct train leaving every half hour from 5.30AM till 1AM.

    The building is located in the center of Cascais; most destinations are within a 15 minutes walk. In front of the station you can hop on the BUSCAS bus.

    The station has both ticket machines as a ticket counter.

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    Caiscais by sailboat - Mariane De Cascais

    by pieter_jan_v Written Oct 4, 2009

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    The Marina De Cascais is a modern port with central shops, reatuarants and boat facilities.

    Nextdoor there is a big undergrpund parking next to the fortress.

    Downtown Cascais is just a 10 minutes walk.

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    To Cascais by train, from Lisbon

    by marielexoteria Written Sep 29, 2009

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    From Lisbon you can take a commuter train to Cascais. The trains leave from Cais do Sodré and the trip takes about 35 minutes. I liked that the trains go along the sea and you get to see the Belem Tower and the Discoverers Monument, along the way.

    The train ticket cost 2 euros as of May 2009.

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    BUSCAS CIRCULAR SERVICE HANDY IN CASCAIS

    by droscar Updated Sep 24, 2009

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    Buscas Circular Cascais - 0.60Euro/Trip

    Leaves from the Railway Station every 15-20mins from 7.30am till around 10.00pm and proceeds up town via 25 abril past Cidadela Hotel where we stayed and then up town via residential area towards inferno then down coast past marina then to station again. Buscas site gives more info - in portuguese.

    Fare is just 0.60 Euros. Route map not found on web but stops frequently try it and see!

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    Aerobus to Cais do Sodre then train to Cascais

    by droscar Updated Sep 24, 2009

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    Aerobus to Cais do Sodre

    There are a number of useful tips on Virtualtourist about getting to Cascais. Concerning this regular low-cost service (now 3.50 Euros one-way), be aware you can end up packed like sardines and maybe losing sight of your lugage on the trip. You may also run the risk of pickpocket teams who have been reported elsewhere in VT. We beleive the taxi fare to the Cais do Sodre rail sation is around 15 Euros so take a taxi, especially if there are a few of you!

    Mind you, the journey back to the airport was better and maybe the queue length is a clue and if you are one of the first boarding, you can sit close to the luggage rack and keep your wallet etc well concealed! The choice is yours.

    The train to Cascais is a great journey down the coast but MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A TICKET which you get from a machine at the platform area - get help if you can't figure out how to use it. Costs only 1.75 Euro.

    Be aware if you have no ticket the FINE is around 170 Euro! You cannot buy a ticket on the train. We managed to pay at other end after pleading ignorance - just!

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    Train from Lisbon to Cascais

    by suvanki Updated Aug 12, 2009

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    From Lisbon airport, I'd caught the Aeroporto bus (3.50 euros) to Cais do Sodres station (which was the bus terminus)
    There was a train due to depart for Cascais shortly, but I had to purchase my ticket-the green ticket machines were out of order-for the time being, as a couple of men were doing some work on them. I joined a short queue at the ticket desk, and purchased my ticket for 1.40 euros. Luckily the man on the desk spoke some English.

    I had to validate my ticket at a machine near the turn-style to the platform, before boarding, with minutes to spare.

    The train was quite full, with commuters returning home, so I had to stand for quite a while during the 30 minute or so trip. It was a scenic journey, with views over the River Tagus and the Monument to the Discoveries-which I would get to see properly a few days later.
    I was pleased to get a seat eventually on the Left side of the train, so I could enjoy the views.

    There are announcements on the train of the next destination, also above the doors are maps of the route.

    During my stay in Cascais, I caught the train a few times, without any problems. It is quite a well organised service. However, I was warned that pick pockets operate on the trains, and also, that there have been robberies at night on this line, when gangs have been known to rush into a carriage.

    On my return to Lisbon on my last day, there were a couple of buskers, who were quite entertaining.

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    Easyjet Liverpool to Lisbon

    by suvanki Updated Aug 12, 2009

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    Lisbon Airport is the nearest airport for Cascais.

    I booked my flight early as Easyjet had a '25% off all flights' offer so I paid around £70 for my return flight.

    I was pleased to find that June (Poons) would be travelling on the same flight

    We departed at 13.05 and our expected arrival time was 15.50, we were delayed taking off, but weren't too late landing in Lisbon, to Sunshine!.
    My return flight departed 16.20 arriving in Liverpool at 19.00hrs.

    After clearing passport control and retrieving our bags, we headed to Tourist Information, to get a map, and to check on the bus details. Outside the arrivals hall are buses and taxis to take you to Lisbon. (more details on following tips)

    The airport has lots of shops, cafes, exchange bureaus etc. It's quite a pleasant place to spend time, before catching your flight home.

    The duty free stocks quite a good selection of food stuffs such as tinned sardines, packaged meats, cheeses etc as well as the usual wines, spirits, perfumes, cigarettes etc.

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    Free bicycles

    by pieter_jan_v Written Aug 8, 2009

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    The City Counsil of Cascais promotes cycling by offering free BICAS bicycles between 8AM and 7PM.
    You have to bring your passport and the location of the accommodation where you stay.

    There's a great coastal cycle path leading all the way to Guincho Beach.

    The BICAS location is in front of the fortress at the Marina; close to where the cycle path starts.

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