Day Trip From Lisbon

Old Jul 25th, 2017, 04:06 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,204
Likes: 0
Received 8 Likes on 1 Post
Day Trip From Lisbon

We'll be in Lisbon for four days in the first part of September.

The original plan was to go to Sintra on a day trip. After doing some reading all I saw was crowds and waiting in one line after the other. Not as relaxing as we would have liked so we switched to Cascais.

We travel in Europe by train when ever possible and have never rented a car. So we won't this time either.

I noticed that Sintra and Cascais are more or less the same distance from Lisbon. However, the train ride to Cascais takes about twice as long.

So I looked at the train schedules in more detail (you have to look at the details to see this) and noticed that the train to Cascais requires 3 changes starting at the Rossio station that's right near our hotel. In some cases there's almost no time between connections.

Has anybody done this and is it as hectic as it appears?
Myer is offline  
Old Jul 25th, 2017, 04:18 AM
  #2  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,204
Likes: 0
Received 8 Likes on 1 Post
And one of the changes with no time in between is Transporte Complementar and no train number.

Any idea what that means?
Myer is offline  
Old Jul 25th, 2017, 05:07 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 1,645
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Take a taxi or the metro to Cais do Sodre train station.

http://www.cascais-portugal.com/Guid...o-cascais.html
massimop is offline  
Old Jul 25th, 2017, 05:54 AM
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,204
Likes: 0
Received 8 Likes on 1 Post
I thought of taking a taxi to a different station but looked at those with train changes.

You picked the best one.

We're a 3 minute walk from our hotel to the Rossio Metro station and then 7 minutes to the Cais do Sodre station by Metro.

That also makes it a 40 minute train ride to Cascais.

Thank you very much. Exactly the info I needed.
Myer is offline  
Old Jul 25th, 2017, 03:40 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,181
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'm surprised to see that it's so complicated to get to Cascais. The train itself leaves from Cais de Sodre, what you have at Rossio is the metro. So it´d be much easier to just go to Cais de Sodre, either on foot or in a cab.

But I hope you aren't disappointed by a day trip to Cascais. It is essentially a Lisbon suburb for the upper middle class and is plagued by endless traffic and big cars. It has a few blocks of an "old town", but IMO doesn´t have much charm at all. Lots of fancy shops, and there is a mall as well. I don´t know if you can get to Cabo da Roca from Cascais, but I thnk that would be a nicer visit, even though it is also mobbed. Just my opinion.
lreynold1 is offline  
Old Jul 25th, 2017, 05:12 PM
  #6  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,204
Likes: 0
Received 8 Likes on 1 Post
Well, we got very much turned off by the crowds and waiting in lines at Sintra.

I'm an amateur photographer and I've found some interesting sites along the way that are of interest.

What we might do is at mid-afternoon take a bus to Sintra and just see the sights in the town if the lines aren't too long. Then return to Lisbon from there.

Or we can rent bikes and ride along the bike path along the shore for a while.

We can decide when we're there.
Myer is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
WWanderer
Europe
9
Nov 24th, 2014 03:01 AM
turbokid
Europe
4
Aug 30th, 2009 05:33 AM
lilypoo
Europe
4
Nov 9th, 2007 12:41 PM
indiancouple
Europe
1
Jul 28th, 2007 10:15 AM
Marina
Europe
4
Aug 8th, 2002 07:11 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:40 AM.