Getting Here

From Lisbon airport:

If you arrive by plane to Lisbon, you will need to go to the city’s most central train station Rossio, or in Portuguese Estação de Caminhos de Ferro do Rossio (see Google map). From here trains leave every 20 minutes to Sintra Station, with CP Sintra Line, costing 2,05 euros; for this line you also need to purchase a viva viagem card, which can be recharged and reused and costs 0,50 euros.

To Rossio station:

From the airport you can take the Carris public bus number 44 (direction Moscavide & Cais Sodré) or bus number 45 (direction Velho & Cais Sodré) both of which go to Rossio station, leaving every 10-21 minutes. A ticket costs 1,30 euro and you can buy it on the bus. Buses run from around 05:00 until midnight (the #44 goes until 20:40). The bus stop is about 100m from arrivals; turn right, cross the road and follow the signs! For more detailed timetables please visit

You can also take the airport shuttle bus 91-Aerobus/Hotel Shuttle, which goes to Rossio Station, and leaves from directly outside the arrivals. Tickets cost 1,30 euros one way, or pay 3,50 euros for a day ticket valid on buses and trams.

If you want to take a taxi, (note: it should cost around 6-10 euros; but be aware you sometimes you have to pay extra for baggage, and if there is a lot of traffic it could be more expensive!) it is recommended to pick up a taxi from departures rather than from arrivals. The meter should start on 2,50 euro.

It takes between 10 and 45 minutes to arrive in the city center depending on traffic.

It is also possible to take the metro from the Airport, on the pink line to the city center in about 16 minutes. However, you have to change twice to get to Rossio, first to the green line at Alameda, and then onto the blue line at Baixa-Chiado (so it is more direct to take the bus!)

Lisbon metro map

Lisbon metro map

From Sintra station:

There are two ways to arrive in the nearest main village Almoçageme: bus 403, direction Cascais Terminal (click here for the 403 time table) goes from close to Sintra station (exit and walk right along the road next to the train tracks, and you will see the bus stop); get off at the stop Almoçageme Largo. Or, you can also get off one stop before Sintra at Portela de Sintra, go through the subway to the other side of the station and outside there are many bus stops – look for the 439, direction Praia Grande, and get off at Almoçageme Largo (click here for the 439 timetable). If you have a bit of time to stop on the way, we recommend getting off the train in Sintra, which is a pretty place on the hill to stop for a coffee and try the delicious local delicacy ‘Queijadas de Sintra’, yummy little cheesecakes… See our page “Around Sintra” for more information about local attractions.

The bus company servicing Sintra is ScottUrb – the website is in Portuguese, but you can browse local bus lines by clicking on their “Mapa de rede interativo” on the homepage; click on the red icons to see specific bus lines and timetables.

Let us know what time you are arriving and we’ll come to greet and collect you from Almoçageme!

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