Arriving Lisbon International Airport on a Saturday afternoon I approached the Tourist Information desk within the airport re transport to Cascais. We agreed taxi would be best and they arranged transport for 54 Euros. The staff took us outside and called an upmarket taxi for a most comfortable 25 minute drive to Cascais.
The information desk informed us we might get cheaper, however one never knows if the driver takes the long route.
Our return to the airport a week later was a little cheaper. I asked the hotel desk to call a taxi, 3 minutes later a beautiful Mercedes arrived with driver in suit. a beautiful ride to the airport and I was thinking " this will cost". It was a great result, only 50 Euro including tip.
We used the rail transport 4 or 5 times and found it to be fast, clean and cheap. We took a day trip to Lisbon, only 35 minutes and 1.70 Euro one way senior fare. I think a return ticket is $2.90 Euro.
Another time we caught the train to Estoril to visit the Casino, only 2 stops away.
If you want a long day you can catch the train to Lisbon, have a half day looking around and then take the train to Sintra, only approx 20 minutes from Lisbon.
ScottURB run buses from Lisbon to Cascais. The airport run operates from 7.00am until 10.30pm on an hourly basis. Tickets can be purchased from the bus driver. The main terminal is underneath the shopping mall. There are also regular services to Estoril and Sintra.
The number 406, 411 and 413 buses run from Cascais to Alcabideche on their way to Estoril. The 417 destination Sintra also goes through Alcabideche. Buses are operated by Scotturb and you get the timetables from their website at www.scotturb.com
There is a bus at least five times every hour on weekdays, slightly less frequent at weekends.
Road distances to Cascais from:
- Estoril: 3 kms.
- Lisbon: 31 kms.
- Madrid (Spain): 649 kms.
- Rome (Italy): 2.566 kms.
You also can check the website in order to find out more road distances together with driving distances and the best routes.
Enjoy the beautiful village on a carriage drawn by horses.
I think on the old villages and towns it is vulgar to see this kind of transportation.
It is in fact a really enjoyable way to admire the town.
Well, Cascais is not a big town, so enjoy the beautiful streets, specially the ones that are closed to traffic. It is there where you can find the commercial heart of the town.
Walking by side the coast it is a really enjoyable experience, to feel the sun in your face and to look at the sea admiring the beautiful yachts and boats sailing.
Cascais has a recent marina. If you enjoy travelling by boat, this would be a most pleasant way of arriving in Cascais. The marina has 630 places, 120 of which are for passers-by. Contacts are:
. Telephone: 21 467 87 40
. Fax: 21 467 87 59
If you enjoy cycling, you should take advantage of the recent cycling lane that runs between Cascais and Guincho beach. This 10 km trip (each way) will definitely provide you the most beautiful views over the coast and the sea. Be careful with sunburns, as sun may be strong during the day (even during cloudy days).
Cascais sits at the end of the coastal train route that runs from Lisbon to Cascais.
There is a train that you can take from Lisbon to Cascais about every 30 minutes or so and it is inexpensive to ride.
Be careful riding the train at night, sit in a well-lit area of the train with other people.
On the weekend the train is crowed with all the folks from Lisbon coming to enjoy the beach of Cascais.
There is a new bus system in Cascais that is not to bad.... it is called 7/7 for seven stops every seven miniutes.
The cost is .70 EURO for a one way trip but I would buy the multi-day pass.
You can walk just about everywhere in Cascais but it is nice to see the places where the locals live as well and it has A/C.
The bus is also a good way to go when it is raining.
At Cascais you can hire a SEGWAY to explore the town in a different way.
At the Alameda dos Combatentes da Grande Guerra street close to the seaside there's a rental booth.
Be aware that Cascais has paid parking in the city centrum.
The Marina underground Parking offers easy parking.
This photo was taken by Tal and I only saw it after we returned home to Israel...Now if I had seen this, would have taken a ride for sure, just to try it out.
It takes about 40 minutes by train from Lisbon. Trains leave from Cais do Sodré: Metro: Cais do Sodré (linha/line verde/green).
Checking the website, look for Urbanos Lisboa, linha/line to Cascais.