trains to/from Lisbon, Sintra
It's very easy indeed to take the train from Lisbon's Rossio station (on Rossio square in the heart of the city) to Sintra.
There are very frequent trains and journey time is around 45 minutes. You can find train times, details and fares in English on the Portuguese railway website below. Click 'Urban Lines' on the left-hand menu and then 'Lisbon'.
In April 2014 we had to buy another Viagem card each (the rather curt young lady at the ticket office told us that our own cards 'weren't valid') but the round-trip fare for both of us, plus the 1 euro cost of two new cards, only came to 9.60 euro, which I consider excellent value. When checking with the very pleasant train conductor whether the tickets were indeed round-trip I was a little disconcerted to find that she'd sold us two tickets for people over 65. We might look old but neither of us are actually older than 65. She hadn't asked....she'd just assumed. Not good. So I spent the return trip worriting about whether I'd be asked to prove my age and what fine i'd receive for not being able to do so. :-( As it happened, our tickets weren't checked on the return journey.
Apart from that potential blip, the journey was fine. Trains are double-decker, with comfortable seating and plenty of space. Whilst the journey isn't exactly scenic it's interesting to see the outskirts of Lisbon.
You can catch the same train from Lisbo's Oriente and Santa Apolonia stations though Rossiso seems to have the most frequent services.
I made use of the train from Lisbon to Sintra during my visits to Lisbon in March and December 2011.
The following details were correct as at the time of my visits:
Trains to Sintra depart from Lisbon's Rossio station which is located in the centre of the city and is connected to the blue and green metro lines. Rossio station is easily accessed from "Restauradores" station on the blue metro line or "Rossio" station on the green metro line.
Trains from Rossio station to Sintra depart approximately every 20 minutes from early morning until late into the evening.
There are a dozen or so intermediate stops between Lisbon Rossio and Sintra and the journey takes just short of 40 minutes.
I paid 4.10 Euros for a return ticket. A one way ticket would have cost 2.30 Euros, so there was a 0.50 Euro saving from buying a return ticket rather than two singles.
The train station in Sintra is a 15-20 minute walk from the town centre. Alternatively, you can catch bus number 434 (see separate tip) which operates on a loop between Sintra's main sights: the town centre, the Moorish Castle and Pena National Palace. An all day ticket for this bus costs 5 Euros and the bus stop is directly outside the train station. Tickets can be purchased from the driver upon boarding.
You can reach Sintra from Lisbon catching a train in Rossio station. There are a lot of trains departing from Rossio to Sintra: every 30 minute on weekdays and 15 at weekends.
You can check on www.cp.pt the timetables at “timetables and prices” just put from Rossio to Sintra. The prices are 2.05€ one way and the trip takes 39 minutes.
The Sitra line isn’t very recommendable at hours with fewer passengers especially at night. I’ve been there during the day at weekends and felt quite safe.
Also, Rossio stations it's quite worth a visit.
There are many trains a day connecting Sintra to Lisbon. The trip takes about 40 minutes.
You can use Sete Rios, Entrecampos and Rossio Train Station in Lisbon to make this trip.
Personally, I prefer to travel using Rossio Train Station (Downtown).
It is very easy to visit Sintra from Lisbon. There are trains leaving every 15 minutes from Rossio station. Very reasonably priced too! Only 1.30 euros each way, and the ride is free if you have the Lisboa card. The journey takes a little over a half an hour or so.
There is a bus from the town of Cascais to Sintra also.
The best way to get to Sintra is by taking the train from Lisbon's Rossio station. This is how I got here and tickets to Sintra only cost €4 return plus trains leave every 10 minutes or so and take about 40 minutes. Sit on the left of the train on your way to Sintra so that you can see the Aqueduct at Campolide and Benfica. From the station at Sintra, simply take bus 433 to Sintra-Vila.
Trains leave regularly from Rossio Station in Lisbon for Sintra. Once you arrive at the station, it will be about a 10 min walk into the town centre or you can catch a bus across from the station. If you are driving, be prepared to find parking problems especially on a holiday weekend. You would be best to park lower down and walk into the centre.
From Lisbon's Rossio station, there are trains running every fifteen minutes to Sintra. You'll walk all the way to the top of the station in Lisbon and buy your ticket just outside the platforms. It was only 2.50 Euros roundtrip on a very comfortable train pictured here. The trip takes about 50 minutes.
***UPDATE*** Rossio Station in Lisbon is closed for renovations. Sintra services terminate at Entrecampos Poente after running via Sete Rios.
from lisbon it's easy to get to sintra by train.
from lisbon the train starts at roma station and get's you to sintra in less than an hour on a small comfortable local tran.
the station in sintra is located in the center of town, less than 10 minutes walk from the main attractions.
We more or less stumbled onto the Rossio train station in downtown Lisbon, located between Rossio square and the end of Ave. da Liberdade - one of the main tourist hot spots. I actually took this photo because I liked the look of the building - only a few minutes later did we realize that this is one place to catch a cheap and efficient train to Sintra.
From street level, we ascended a few floors to the ticket window where we quickly purchased our tickets to Sintra for the ridiculously low price of E2.60 each (round trip). Our timing was good and the modern train departed a few minutes later (they run about every 15 minutes), leaving the city by an underground tunnel for some distance before emerging into the sunlight. It is a very easy way to make the 45 minute trip if the inclination hits you!
We had such a good day that we also drove to Sintra on the second last day of our holiday. That wasn't too bad either, the IC19 superhighway takes you directly from the city and it comes to an end at Sintra - so you don't have to worry about any turnoffs!
Get ur Train&Bus ticked in Lisbon at the Stacions of Sete Rios or Entrecampos, it allows u to travel in Lisbon trains all the day (to go Sintra, Cascais ou Azambuja) and its very good if ur interested in using the Bus in Sintra (whats recomended if u dont have car to see the museums and the moors castle) U can also go to Boca do Inferno ou Cabo da Roca using this ticket, but all informacion is avaiable in the stacions where u buy it. The price its about 12 Euros day.
Sintra is located at the end of the line, and you can catch a train in Lisbon at the Sete Rios station, located next to the Jardim Zoologico metro station. Trip from there takes about 30-35 min. Trains are clean and modern. Train arrive and depart on average every 15 min.
To buy a ticket from the machine, you will need to push a button for SINTRA, and then enter the required amount (about E1 one way). Then the machine prints out the ticket and change.
Be sure to save the ticket, as it is almost certain that a controller on the train will ask to see one.
There's a train to Sintra that leaves from Lisbon (Rossio) every 15-20 mins or so. It takes 40 mins to get to Sintra.
The Sintra town is just 10 mins walk from the station. There's a bus that takes you to the town, but 10 mins of walking trough a very nice park is a better option :-)
You can easily do a day trip from Lisbon. Take any frequent train from Rossio station for Sintra for EUR1.3.
After Sintra, you can take bus to Cabo de Roca and then onward to Cascais and back to Lisbon in the late afternoon. Ask the bus station reception for the detail of bus schedule. The bus fare is around EUR 1 for Cabo de Roca. You need to plan your time well as the bus is not so frequent, and this can ensure that you get back to Lisbon before it is dark.
The town lies about a pleasant ten-minute walk to the left of the station exit. Alternatively, a bus to the city center may be caught from the bus stop opposite the station.
From the city center you can catch another bus outside the turismo that takes you up to the castle. This can be found down the right road in the picture right before the road turns left up the hill.