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On Foot

Exploring the hub of the city requires no public transportation. Much of this city can be done walking.


Getting from Lisbon to Sintra

Trains every 15mins on weekdays, every 30 minutes at weekends, from Rossio station. The journey takes 39 minutes and a return is €3.90. The town is a 10min walk from the st. Alternatively, a bus to the center can be caught from the bus stop opposite the station, €4.10 return. Tell the machine that you want a ticket for two trips; you will need one for the outward and one for the return journey. Remember to validate your ticket by touching it to the checkpoint before boarding the return train. Keep the used ticket, as you can re-charge it for other trips in and around Lisbon.

Getting around Sintra

The best bet is to take the bus around town and walk from the bus stops to the attractions.

Once you are in town you can take the circular 434 bus route (train station - Sintra town - Castelo dos Mouros - Palácio da Pena - train station). Tickets are €5 and can be purchased from the bus driver, there are buses every 15 minutes and the bus loops bus can become very. If you choose to walk be warned that the trek to Palácio da Pena and the Castelo dos Mouros can be a daunting, steep up-hill, one-hour climb from the city center. If you feel fit, though, the beautiful woodlands and the stunning view from the top are generous rewards for your troubles.

There is also a walking trail through the woods to the Moorish castle that starts above the Sintra city center at the wooden turnstile on the Rampa do Castelo; better bring a map (free from tourist information at the train station). Once you have made the journey to the castle, it's only few more minutes walk up the hill on the main road to the Palácio. The walk to Monserrate from the Sintra town center is still approximately one hour but is less strenuous. Also note that the "Linha Monserrate" that picks up passengers in front of the Palácio Nacional de Sintra is only a "sight-seeing" bus, it does not deliver you to Monserrate.

To get to Cabo da Roca (Cape Roca), the westernmost point of mainland Europe, take the Scotturb 403 bus (Direction = Cascais). The journey takes about 40 minutes.



To the airport:

Metro Red line, taking you to Saldanha station (financial center of Lisbon) in just 15 minutes.

Single 1,40€ or daily pass 6€. Run every 6 - 9 minutes daily from 0630 to 0100. All tickets must be validated before you board your train.