What’s the best travel card for a tourist, in the triangle Lisbon – Cascais – Sintra?
Well, maybe… none. I explain:
In Cascais or Sintra and connecting them, the only public transport is bus, owned by Scotturb - www.scotturb.com
Local service in Cascais is called BusCas, paid in the bus (1.00€).
Local service in Sintra is called Sintraline, paid in the bus (1.00€).
Outside both cities and connecting them, there are three fares, according with distance:
T. B.1 – 2.25 €
T. B.2 – 3.25 €
T. B. 3 – 4.10 €
The trip to Pena palace – Circuit Pena – costs 5.00€
Scotturb has a daily ticket allowing all the services in the bus line (except BusCas) for 10 €.
Train&Bus is a combined ticket with CP that allows also free train trips to/from Lisbon. It costs 12 €, and doesn’t cover travelling inside Lisbon.
Connecting both places to Lisbon, generally, we only use train - www.cp.pt
Sintra line connecting to Oriente (2.15€) or Rossio (2.15€) in Lisbon
Cascais line connecting to Belem and Cais do Sodre (2.15€ both).
Inside Lisbon we have Metro (1.40€ single trip or 6.00€ for a day) - www.metro.pt , bus (1.80€ or 1.25€ in a card) and a few tram lines serving mainly touristy points – www.carris.pt.
We have two different cards available:
It’s the most comprehensive and comfortable card, allowing free transportation in all the public transports of all the three cities and free entrance or discount in most museums and monuments. A list of these discounts it’s available in:
Its prices are:
One day 18.50 €
2 days 31.50 €
3 days 39 €
7 Colinas (Viva Viagem is another card exactly with the same service):
It’s a rechargeable card costing .50€, that you may charge according to your needs. There’s a daily ticket combining Metro and bus for 6.00€. You may buy as much days as you want, and combine them with other kind of tickets.
Another version to this versatile card is “Zapping” – you just charge it with money (from 15 to 20 €, rechargeable from 2 €) and the trips you will make are discharged in it, with a complex bonus system.
Well, this is almost everything about public transport. Now, having in mind that you surely need the displacement between cities in your visits, but, normally, once a day in each way, and that most of Lisbon is seen… walking, you may plan your best solution.
Considering that the average entrance in museums is 4€, you may also analyse the interest of Lisboa card. I must confess that I always walk the double of my expectations, and my combined card acquisitions are always a bad deal. But it depends of each one plans and uses.
Prices for 2013 revised in 2014
Sintra is a mountaintop town and walking to the site is almost impossible. Upon arriving in Sintra train station exist right and walk about 50 meters and you will see a bus stop with maps and time schedules ….. In order to get to Sintra town and the Moorish Castle and Pena Palace you must take bus #434 a all day ticket cost 5 Euro's … the bus is extremely crowded, just keep that in mind. The bus makes 3 stops in order of Sintra town, the Moorish Castle and the Pena Palace before returning to the train station. They are suppose to pass every 20 minutes, but in reality it's more like every 45 minutes.
The following 78 local buslines are served by Carris buses:
3-Charneca B.º Sta. Cruz
5-Estação Roma-Areeiro Estação Oriente (Interface)
7-Pç. Chile Sr. Roubado (Metro)
10-ISEL Pç. Chile
12-Estação Sta. Apolónia Alcântara Mar (Museu Oriente)
16-Pç. Chile Benfica - Al. Padre Álvaro Proença
17-Pç. Chile Fetais
21-Saldanha Moscavide Centro
22-Marquês Pombal Portela - R. Escritores
24-Alcântara - Cç. Tapada Pontinha
25-Estação Oriente (Interface) Prior Velho-R. Maestro Lopes Graça
28-Restelo - Av. Descobertas Portela / Av. Descobrimentos
30-Picheleira (Qta. Lavrado) Picoas
31-Av. José Malhoa Moscavide Centro
34-Martim Moniz Estação Sta. Apolónia
35-Cais Sodré Hosp. Sta. Maria
36-Cais Sodré Odivelas (B.º Dr. Lima Pimentel)
37-Pç. Figueira Castelo
40-Cais Sodré Olaias
44-Cais Sodré Moscavide (Qta. Laranjeiras)
47-Campo Grande (Metro) Pontinha (Metro)
48-Marquês Pombal Linda-a-Velha
52-Centro Norte Centro Sul
53- Pç. José Fontana Centro Sul
54-Campo Pequeno Alfragide (D. G. A.)
56-Olaias R. Junqueira (Centro Congressos)
60-Martim Moniz Cemitério Ajuda
64-Cidade Universitária Damaia Cima
70-Serafina Espaço Monsanto
74-Campo Ourique (Prazeres) Gomes Freire
76-Algés Cruz Quebrada (Fac. Motricidade Humana)
78-Campo Grande (Metro) Paço Lumiar
79-C. Comercial Olivais / R. Cidade Bissau C. Comercial Olivais / R. Cidade Bissau
92-Terreiro do Paço Circle line
96-Av. José Malhao (Polícia Municipal)/Estação Oriente
106-Campo Grande (Metro)/Galinheiras
108-Campo Grande (Metro)/Galinheiras
701-Charneca/Campo Ourique (Prazeres)
706-Terreiro do Paço/Estação Sta. Apolónia
708-Martim Moniz/Parque Nações Norte
You can go from Lisbon to Obidos by coach from Campo Grande bus station. To get to this station you can take the subway (green or yellow line). The journey from Lisbon to Obidos takes around one hour (check Ràpidas on the web site to your left. See; www.rodotejo.pt).
Buses to Fatima and Leiria depart from Sete Rios bus station. This is linked to Jardim Zoòlogico metro station and Sete Rios train station (see; www.rede-expressos.pt) .
Aerobus is the shuttle bus that connects Lisbon Airport to the city center. It departs every 20 minutes and operates daily from 7. 45 a. m. to 8. 45 p. m.
This bus stops at various places in the city; as Marques de Pombal square, Avenida da Libertade; Restauradores square, Rossio square, Comercio square and Cais do Sodrè.
Tickets can be bought from the driver and you can use them for the whole day on the city buses, trams and funiculars; also on the Elevador de S. Justa.
Other buses operate between the airport to various part of the city; see n. 5, 22, 44, 45 and 83.
Yellow Bus Tours operate a bus service that runs between Lisbon Portela Airport and Cais de Sodre Railway Station stopping at many places in the city centre. Pick up a leaflet at the airport and on the back you will be able to find out which stop is closest to your hotel.
Buses run everyday between the hours of 7 am and 11 pm at intervals of 20 minutes so you won't need to wait long for the next bus to turn up.
Adult tickets are 3 Euros 50 cents and child tickets are 2 Euros. Tickets are valid on the Aerobus and Carris transport services including the Santa Justa lift for a 24 hour period. The list of stops is as follows:
Avenida da Republica
Fontes Pereira Melo
Marques de Pombal
Avenida da Liberdade
Praca do Comercio
Cais de Sodre
The Carris website contains all the information you need to get around Lisbon and you can also pick up a map of the lines from a tourist office.
Carris includes the Elevador de Santa Justa, the Gloria/Bica/Lavara funiculars, trams, buses and metro.
We purchased a multiple use card and did not have to fish for change at every metro station. You just swipe your card across the reader and if it is a green light you are ready to go, but if it turns RED that means your card has been used up and you must refill or purchase a new card.
This bus, which leaves from the Sete Rios bus station and the Oriente train station takes 7 hours to get to Seville. There is a morning bus (leaving at around 11) and an overnight bus. The morning bus (which we took) goes through Setubal, stops after about 3 hours for a 45-minute lunch (in the middle of no where), stops for about 20 min in Faro, and finally heads to Seville. It’s fairly comfortable and even though the stops add time to the trip, the breaks actually make the trip better. It costs 35 euros per person (you will need your passport to buy the tickets). Remember that Spain is an hour ahead of Portugal. The morning bus arrives in Seville at around 7:30 pm, the overnight bus arrives at around 5:30 am.
Some people, when they arrive at Lisbon Airport are sometimes not sure in how to get to Fatima by bus. Let me try and help. When leaving Lisbon, you first have to go tothe Sete Rios Bus Station to catch the Bus to Fatima. The Buses leave from 07:00am every hour until 19:00h. When returning from Fatima, the first bus for Lisbon is 07:45am and every hour after until 19:00h. It takes 1:30min to travel in bothe direction. The bus from Fatima stops at the airport on the )7:45am, 8:30am and 9:30am buses and also some in the afternoon. Check when you arrive into Fatima. The price in June of 06 was 8.25 Euro each way for one person. The buses are double decker and are very nice. Sitting on the main floor os less conjested and smoother. Go to the WEb Site and use all capitals and spaces, then scroll down to Lugo Pages
The easiest way of getting around the town centre from the airport is AERO BUS a bus that takes you to central locations in Lisbon in 10 min. max.
It stops in PRAÇA DO COMÉRCIO where you can caught a boat that will make the connection to train to Algarve.
In CAIS DO SODRÉ you can take the train to Estoril e Cascais.
And in ROSSIO you have the train to Sintra.
In each of this places you have subway and buses to every where in Lisbon.
Bus #91 leaves from outside the terminal and heads into the city. There are several stops along the way, final destination is Cais do Sodre. Other buses do similar routes with considerably more stops and may be cheaper. On this one however the 3.50 Euro ticket includes 24 hours travel on the bus and tram network, a bargain on arrival into town, maybe no so on departure?
Local transport operated by Carris, plenty of good info on their website.
As the metro, currently (at time of writing), doesn’t reach the airport, a cheap alternative from taking a taxi to get into the city centre is to take Aero-bus 91. The bus travels along Avenida da Liberdade down to Restauradores Square and into Baixa. It departs every 20 minutes between 7AM-9PM and tickets cost €3.50 and are valid on all public transportation lines, such as other buses and surface trams (but not for metro) for one day. A taxi costs around €10.
there is a aeroshuttle each 30 min.(from 7am) from airport to oriente trainstation,it costs 3,50 euro
there is also a aerobus each 20 min(from 7am till 11 pm) from the airport to cais do sodre(trainstation to cascais and estoril),also 3,50 euro
the 2 busses goes through the most 4 and 5 stars hotels of lisbon,and valid 24 hours in the airport busses and till the end of the dayservice (about 01 30am) in all busses and trams of 'CARRIS'
just see the website
The simplest way is by bus (they run every day), which takes seven or eight hours. Finding the Lisbon-Seville timetable on the ALSA homepage (ALSA is the company that runs them, and it’s Spanish) is a bit complicated though, or maybe I’m just thick. Anyway, go to their homepage - http://www.alsa.es/portal/site/Alsa/ - and (because it forces you to say you’re starting from Spain), say that you’re going FROM Seville TO Lisbon, and then say you want the RETURN option. That should show not only the timetable from Seville to Lisbon, which you’re not interested in, but also the timetable from Lisbon to Seville, which is what you want.
CarrisTur's "Aerobus" & "AeroShuttle" services travel between Lisbon city centre and the airport. They runs between 7:45AM and 8:45PM and the ticket is purchased on board.
PRICE: 3.50 € (Ticket bought on board, valid for 24 hours also on AeroShuttle and Carris public buses). There are no return tickets, all tickets are one way.