Portugal Transportation

  • Transportation
    by Avieira67
  • Trains at Lisbon's Cais do Sodre station
    Trains at Lisbon's Cais do Sodre station
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  • Lisbon
    Lisbon
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Portugal Transportation

  • Buses

    Lisbon Transportation

    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...

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  • By train

    Porto Transportation

    Travel by train in Portugal is cheap and easy. North from Porto the main line splits into four branch lines. Trains are run by CP. When you buy a train ticket at the ticket office window, you are given a receipt and a green card, the receipt is useless, but the card MUST be validated by a machine on entrance to platform. On board the inspector...

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  • trains to/from Lisbon

    Sintra Transportation

    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...

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  • Buses

    Évora Transportation

    From Lisbon there's a direct bus to Évora maintained by the RNE - Rede Nacional de Expressos, Lda bus company. The Rede buses depart from the Évora bus terminal: Terminal Rodoviario Avenida Sâo Sebastiâo - 7000-840 Évora Tel: +351-26-6769410

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  • Tram Electrico

    Lisbon Transportation

    When I visited in 2009 the whizzy new electronic tram 15 to Belem started from Cais do Sodre (at least, I think it did) so that's where we started from. Unfortunately, we chose a day when a cruise ship was in port and it seemed the whole world wanted to get on the tram...ok, not the whole word but there were at least 60 people in the queue. Given...

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  • By metro

    Porto Transportation

    Take Metro E to the Airport. You must get a rechargable ticket "Andante" (also valid on city buses and suburban trainlines) at a vending machine, the ticket itself is € 0,50, the fare from the center to the airport is € 2,30.

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  • buses around town

    Sintra Transportation

    The access to Pena's palace from the park's entrance is not far, but too steep. A small and pretty bus is available, by a couple of euros to cover the distance. Not much money nor service and I always preferred to walk a little in the nice the park.

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  • Taxis

    Évora Transportation

    There is a taxi-stand at Praca de Giraldo, the main square of Evora. It is certainly the best option to go by taxi to this prehistoric stone-ring , the distance of about 17 km from Evora, at first they will drive over the road #114,a well-asphalted road and finally over some km on a dusty road without asphalt, always following the signposts with...

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  • Metro

    Lisbon Transportation

    Just wanted to advise other VT travellers to Lisbon that the way out of the Baixa-Chiado metro station involves 4 very long sets of escalators and a flight of stairs. Good idea to take the lift even if you have no luggage. Plus, just wanted to mention, it appeared, that some escalators, around Lisbon, stop working if nobody use them for a length...

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  • By bus

    Porto Transportation

    Hi, I had a question about where to leave my luggage between plane and bus journeys in Porto, so I thought I'd write a tip with the answers. There is an office (despacho) in the station, where you can leave your bags. Make sure you check with the attendant that it will be open when you return. But when I went back on Saturday, the office was...

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  • horse-drawn carriage

    Sintra Transportation

    right at the historic centre a horse carriage taxi spot. very tipical and gorgeous scene. they are there to take tourists up the hill, about 4/5 miles to the pena parque and passing the moorish castle. sure is a charming way to go up, but, i must warn you: not the cheapest way. in fact, 100 euros for a 20 minutes ride, sure is expensive. if you...

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  • Trains

    Évora Transportation

    To go to Evora you need to cross the Tejo. The boat ticket from Lisboa to Barreiro costs you 1.30 Euros and the train ticket from Barreiro to Evora costs 8 Euros. From Barreiro you need to take two trains that take you trough a very nice countryside.

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  • Train

    Lisbon Transportation

    The Estação Sete-Rios station is one of the major Lisbon stations. The train station houses the: -CP Linha Sintra and Linha Azambuja -Fertagus Linha Roma-Areeira - Setúbal -Metropolitano de Lisboa Jardim zoológico - Linha Azul (Blue Line) Carris %L[http://me

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  • By car

    Porto Transportation

    As the 2nd largest city of Portugal and most important city of the north of Portugal, Porto is mentioned on roadsigns well in advance. Comming from Spain you will have to follow the signs towards PORTUGAL first, in Portugal Porto will be mentioned. Comming From Lisbon (Lisboa): Follow the A1 northbound, it leads straight to Porto. Comming From...

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  • driving by car

    Sintra Transportation

    Driving from Lisbon to Sintra is easy and allows you to explore the are at your own pace. We chose Auto Europe http://www.autoeurope.pt/ and got the car for a week, since we intended to travel south as well. Took us about 30 minutes to drive from the city center in Lisbon to the highway of Costa do Estoril and following the A5. From there you just...

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  • Evora by car

    Évora Transportation

    I recommend renting from Europcar. It takes less than two hours to reach Evora from Lisbon (and you will have the flexibility to visit the Os Almendras site, which is not reachable by bus). Parking is availabe either outside of the city walls or next to the theater. Roads are incredibly smooth, but expensive - about E10 in tolls from Lisbon....

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  • Airport and Air Travel

    Lisbon Transportation

    I can't believe I didn't take a photo of the Aerobus, which I've used on both my visits to Lisbon...but it seems I didn't. There are two Aerobus routes. Line 1 runs from the airport to Cais do Sodre station (for trains to e.g. Estoril and Cascais), stopping at several places en route which have easy access to many of Lisbon's hotels. Line 2...

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  • By plane

    Porto Transportation

    Porto has a really nice new airport that connects the city with the world. It was build for the world cup in 2004 and is really a little too big for the traffic it get's but that is just nice when you get there as it is rarely ever overcrowded. You have many airlines serving the airport, both regular airlines aswell as budget airlines. It's located...

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  • Walking

    Évora Transportation

    Évora is a small city, easy to discover walking around. And most streets are so narrow that driving around is not much “comfortable”. I’d highly recommend walking around to discover all the major sites, as all as wander around the charming narrow streets. Everything seems to be near, but take comfortable shoes, as the streets are cobbled and...

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  • Ferry

    Lisbon Transportation

    Lisbon has 5 ferry boat terminals (estacoes fluviais) which are served by ferries of the Transtejo company. These ferries cross the river to the southern side. The river Tejo is about 2 km wide near the city centre so the ferry crossing takes about 15 minutes. I once took a ferry from Cais Sodre to Cacilhas from where I walked along the river...

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  • By taxi

    Porto Transportation

    As usual, like every where Taxi drivers will try to be funny with excuse like airport surcharge and waiting surcharge etc to charge you more. Whether it is Europe or India- everywhere it is same. They are trying to earn bucks but be frank to ask questions and dont shell out extra money for anything or find nearest policeman to report harassment.

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  • 7 Colinas Card

    Lisbon Transportation

    Lisbon is a sunny and pleasant city that invites you to... walk. If you don't plan your journey, at the end of the day you may feel very tired. Since Lisbon is a steep city, the best idea is to use the public transportation to the top of any desired hill, and follow down the interesting path. For it, the best solution is to buy the "7 Colinas"...

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  • Walking

    Porto Transportation

    The best way to explore Porto's city centre / downtown is to walk. Most must see places are near each other, and while walking you will come across plenty of locals and discover some hidden streets where local customs can be observed. Porto is not a plain city, so wear comfortable shoes.

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  • Lisboa Card

    Lisbon Transportation

    Updated prices for Lisboa Card (from www.visitlisboa.com) (Date 2nd September 2012) Adults: valid 24 hrs: € 18.50 48 hrs: € 31.50 72 hrs: € 39.00 The Lisboa Card includes all kinds of public transport within Lisbon, train to Cascais or Sintra and admission to (some?) musea in Lisbon.

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  • Elevadores

    Lisbon Transportation

    It's easy to forget that Lisbon's 4 funicular elevadores, plus the wonderfully ornate cast-iron Santa Justa elevator (1902), were initially put in place for purely pragmatic reasons...to help residents get around their city...and still fulfil this function. They may be hugely popular with visitors, including me, but the fact that they run from the...

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  • Taxis

    Lisbon Transportation

    In September 2009, my sister and I just used the taxi to go from the airport to our centrally located hotel. It only cost us about 18 Euros. I noticed that taxis around the city are affordable, being about 5-10 Euros for travels within the city. In the airport, it has also been suggested that taking the escalator up to the Departures will show...

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  • Driving

    Lisbon Transportation

    When you intend to rent a car in Lisbon airport, be prepared, that more and more renting companies are now moving out of the airport and have their station "somewhere". It might be only a little hint in your papers, that you will be expected by a representative next to the "Vodafone" both, to guide you to the shuttle bus. You might know that from...

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  • Walking

    Lisbon Transportation

    Strolling in Lisbon is tiring, because there are many and steep hills close to each other. If you want to go up to Chiado (and you must, of course) a simple secret is: Enter the Metro station of Baixa-Chiado in R. Crucifixo, go across it, and use the automatic stairs that will leave you uphill. Walking down will be easier, and Chiado is also a...

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  • Biking

    Lisbon Transportation

    I'm a daily bike user in Brussels and I wanted to take my brompton bike with me, but I heard that the city was bike-unfriendly.. and took the decision to leave my bike home. Therefore, I expected Lisbon to be a bikeless city, but what a surprise : many bikes, a mostly bikeable landscape, and plenty of small roads asking for more ;) I found a...

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  • Apolonia station

    Santa Apolonia rail station is in the centre of Lisbon Portugal on the banks of the river Tagus.Train run to Madrid , Porto, and Braga etc.

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  • Train

    You can fly to Portugal ,but i travelled by night train from Madrid Chamartin station, at 21-50 to Lisbon 07-30. This train gets full so book early. This is my second visit.

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  • Getting Lost

    If you are vacationing in Portugal and you want to get the most out of your stay, it would be wise to rent a car if you are not in a major city like Lisbon. If you find yourself in a less urbanized region of the country such as the Algarve, Alentejo, or frankly anywhere that is not Porto or Lisbon, you will find that relying on public...

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  • TAP Portugal - National Airline, safest...

    My sister and I were travelling in Europe during our "2009 September Birthdays" and we met in Spain, and caught a plane that brought us non-stop to Portugal. We chose TAP because it offered the best rates - we only paid less than $150, booked through Expedia.com. Our plane was on time as scheduled, and though the flight was short, we noticed that...

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  • Lisboa Card at Information Center.

    Lisbon Tourist Card allows free or discounted entrance to all major Lisbon museums, sights and tours. Your transport around the city is also free, because the Lisboa Card includes all trips on the Metro, public buses, the trams and the Elevadores, such as the Elevador de Santa Justa. And even if you go outside the city, spectacular sights such as...

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  • bus from Porto

    you can go there by busRua dos Combatentes do Ultramar4600-098 AmaranteTelefone: 255 422 194above is bus station, I have not done it ,been there by car with friends from Porto.this company does the routehttp://www.santosviagensturismo.pt/horarios/AMARANTE-VILA%20REAL-PORTO.pdfhope it helps

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  • Quick travel to Fatima

    Fatima is a common destination, justifying some general sugestions:If you come from the middle east do have in mind that there are no direct connections to Portugal. You have to make a stop in another European capital. The best (cheaper) are London and Paris, so, if you want to see something in France plan your long distance flight to Paris.There...

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  • airports at Lisbon and Porto

    flying is easy in a country in and out or domestic, the Lisbon and Porto airports are medium size easily walk and well posted, a breeze. The ANA government site list all airports in the countryAt Lisbon you have two terminals easily connected Terminal 1 is the one use for international flights mostlyyou can ask for information at...

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  • take the metro in Lisbon

    great efficient and cheap way to move about in Lisbon if your time is press and dont want to walk is to take the metro, now with a line to the airport as well on the red or velmelha line.There is also azul (blue) amarela (yellow) and verde (green) lines. You can get a ticket for as little as 1,25€ or take a precharge card carristhe trains are safe,...

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  • Traveling by Train in Portugal

    Portugal is a very pleasant place to travel through by train. Trains are surprisingly fast, on time and very clean. I also found that they journeys between ciites are not that expensive. The only problem I had was that some towns are not conveniently on the rail line. There I found that during my journey, I traveled with ease from Lisbon to Braga...

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  • new rules for tolls in autoestradas

    easy roads, and short distances but a new system of tolls has everyone going nuts especially visitors.The site is in Portuguese in contactnow with a credit card and 10€ charge per year you will be able to have the tolls pay on them and avoid looking for last minute money or not have credit cards to take the tollcharges. The system should be in...

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  • Highway Tolls

    Portugal has an excellent highway system, well maintained and signposted. Be prepared to pay tolls on motorways, called Autoestradas which vary in price depending on which part of the country you are travelling through. If you want to calculate toll prices in advance go to www.brisa.pt.There are some motorways in Portugal on which the tolls are...

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  • Car rental in Portugal

    Ive been renting for a long time around Europe, including a few trips around Portugal and Spain, and the last few years found www.auto-europe.com to come up best - otherwise also try for comparisons with holidayautos.com. They both subcontract from the big International car hire companies so you get good cars but at lower rates. and you get a...

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  • Lisboa - Public Transportation

    Lisboa has an efficient subway and surface public transportation network.Link to map herebelow.From our hotel located in Avenida da Libertade we always walked around or used our motorcycle except for a ride aboard the antique No. 28E line, the yellow tramway wagon that most tourist enjoy at least once, which runs down Campo de Ourique to the Graça...

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  • Subways

    Hee hee the metro in Lisbon is the easiest one among all the rest of the European capitals!you have only 4 lines with 4 colors, the map is simple, you could ever be lost in Lisbon if you use this great kind of the transportation, a ticket is for one travel and it coast 0.65 Cents!

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  • Metro

    Hee hee the metro in Lisbon is the easiest one among all the rest of the European capitals!you have only 4 lines with 4 colors, the map is simple, you could ever be lost in Lisbon if you use this great kind of the transportation, a ticket is for one travel and it coast 0.65 Cents!

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