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At CP – Comboios de Portugal, you can check train times and discounts and buy tickets online. Further details. Consulte os serviços, acessos e horários da Estação de Portela de Sintra. Compre já o seu bilhete de comboio. (C). Mira Sintra-Meleças. (P). Mira Sintra-Meleças.

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During the summer season there is a permanent traffic jam in the historic centre, as frustrated drivers hunt out the few parking spaces available. Often tourists exit Sintra station a little confused as it’s not that obvious where to go and are pounced upon by tour guides, tuk-tuk drivers and other random means of transport to explore the hills.

The walk from Sintra train station to the historic centre has no steep climbs and is very scenic, with great views over the National Palace and surrounding countryside.

Lots, read to find out what. Lisbon has a beautiful coastline of glorious sandy beaches. The Pena Palace and Moors castle are high in the hills of Sintra, and it is a very challenging up-hill hike to them. There are only two car parks in the historic centre, one outside the national palace 20 spaces and one near the Museu Anjos Teixeira 30 spaces with only 20 spaces near the Pena-Moorish castles.

There are multiple other unimportant stations along both routes which have been omitted. The Sintra railway is an important commuter route, so there are multiple hourly departures, and trains continue late into the night.

In the station there are ticket offices and ticket machines, but it can get very busy at peak tourist times, as everyone is buying tickets or asking the same questions….


The platforms are on the sintta level, and the ticket offices are on the level below the platforms. The entire pricing policy can be found on the CP website: The train station for the historic centre of Sintra is the final stop of the railway. Note for visitors from the USA: There are bus services to Sintra, but the journey times are longer than by train and the locations of the bus stations are not as convenient as the train stations.

The entire complex is always busy but is well organised horadios spacious.

Across from the station is the Vasco da Gama shopping centre, which has an excellent food court on the top level. The train departing from Oriente station is generally used by those visitors travelling onward to Sintra, as this route is closer to the airport, the main bus stations and train station. The roads of Sintra are very narrow, especially horarips roads which climb the hill to the Pena Palace.

Sintra is a delightful Portuguese town and is the best day trip from Lisbon.

Lisbon to Sintra by Train

Why have 2 days in Sintra, what else is there to see? The GPS coordinates for the Sintra train station are exact Pretty fishing town with an extensive history and great beaches. For a full guide to using the metro, please click here. The two sensible options from the train station are to walk or to catch the tourist bus.

Lisbon has so much to offer, here is a suggested itinerary for a 1-week holiday.

By train All intercity trains to Lisbon stop at Oriente train station, and this is the location to board the train to Sintra. Due to the popularity of Sintra there can be long queues at Rossio station for tickets not to mention the queues at the monuments of Sintraour advice is always start a trip to Sintra as early in the day as possible.


The historic centre is located 1.

Lisbon to Sintra

There are other combination tickets, but they only provide horarlos savings: Sintra is 25km to the west of Lisbon and the recommended means horwrios travel is by train. Charming Obidos is the finest example of a Portuguese walled city.

Lisbon is connected to Sintra by reliable and inexpensive public transport, and this makes Sintra an easy a day trip, suitable for all. Also, public transport in Portugal does contain the same social stigma as in the US and is used by all.

The Viva Viagem ticket holds the fare for one person, meaning each traveller in a group will need their own card. This metro station is part of the Oriente train station.

For the latest timetable please see the CP website: Sintga bus is seasonal dependant, and there are up to four departures every hour, but there can be very long queues in Sintra. Do not even attempt to drive in the historic section of Sintra at the weekend during the summer months.

There are two rail routes between Lisbon to Sintra, both equally useful for tourists. The train journey to Sintra passes through the non-descript residential housing estates that surround Lisbon and there is not much to see. As the Lisbon to Sintra railway is an urban route, tickets and seats cannot be pre-booked, but there is no real need as there is usually plenty of free seats.