Question about trains from Lisbon

Old Apr 17th, 2024, 07:10 PM
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Question about trains from Lisbon

Hello, we are flying into Lisbon for 3 nights, my adult daughter and myself, then travelling on to Croatia but would like to stop somewhere along the way and journey by train ,I ran across Omio for train tickets and would love to hear from the community how these trains are and any ideas where to stop for 3 more nights .
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Old Apr 17th, 2024, 08:21 PM
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Are you expecting to take trains from Portugal to Croatia with a single three night stop on the way??

That is one loooooooong haul and not very practical. The quickest train route would take more than 40 hours with several transfers, or equally long bus rides combined with trains
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Old Apr 18th, 2024, 02:22 AM
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It's a long and VERY EXPENSIVE train ride:
Day 1: Lisboa dp 8.09 - Barcelona ar 23.40
Day 2: Barcelona dp 9.28 - Paris ar 16.12, dp 19.12 by overnight train with sleeping cars
Day 3: Salzburg ar 7.26, dp 10.12 - Zagreb ar 17.03
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Old Apr 19th, 2024, 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by neckervd
It's a long and VERY EXPENSIVE train ride:
Day 1: Lisboa dp 8.09 - Barcelona ar 23.40
Day 2: Barcelona dp 9.28 - Paris ar 16.12, dp 19.12 by overnight train with sleeping cars
Day 3: Salzburg ar 7.26, dp 10.12 - Zagreb ar 17.03
I had no idea this could take so long and be so pricey so now we are thinking of doing Lisbon to Madrid and then flying to Dubrovnik . Thank you for your suggestions as I was able to look up those itineraries and price them out.
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Old Apr 19th, 2024, 07:46 AM
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Also look at buses. The bus from Lisbon to Madrid takes around 7 hours, while the fastest train may take twice as long with multiple connections.

I like to use rome2rio.com to scope out optoins from point A to B.
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The bus from Lisboa to Madird is not really faster than the train, but it goes up to Barajas airport.
Bus: Lisboa Oriente dp 9.30 - Madrid Estacion Sur ar 18.45 - metro to Atocha railway station, dp by train 21.10 - Barcelona Sants ar 23.40.

BTW: the best land and sea connection to Dubrovnik (and NOT to central Croatia) woul of course not go via Paris - Munich, but via Nice - Bari:

Barcelona dp 9.28 - Narbonne 12.03 - Marseille 14.57 - Nice 17.50 - Ventimiglia 19.10 - Voghera ar 22.06, dp by overnight train (sleeping cars) 22.18 - Bari ar 8.30.
Dp by ferry (4times weekly) 12.00 - Dubrovnik ar 20.00
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Originally Posted by J62
Also look at buses. The bus from Lisbon to Madrid takes around 7 hours, while the fastest train may take twice as long with multiple connections.

I like to use rome2rio.com to scope out optoins from point A to B.
So helpful! Thankyou!
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Old Apr 19th, 2024, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by neckervd
The bus from Lisboa to Madird is not really faster than the train, but it goes up to Barajas airport.
Bus: Lisboa Oriente dp 9.30 - Madrid Estacion Sur ar 18.45 - metro to Atocha railway station, dp by train 21.10 - Barcelona Sants ar 23.40.

BTW: the best land and sea connection to Dubrovnik (and NOT to central Croatia) woul of course not go via Paris - Munich, but via Nice - Bari:

Barcelona dp 9.28 - Narbonne 12.03 - Marseille 14.57 - Nice 17.50 - Ventimiglia 19.10 - Voghera ar 22.06, dp by overnight train (sleeping cars) 22.18 - Bari ar 8.30.
Dp by ferry (4times weekly) 12.00 - Dubrovnik ar 20.00
So very helpful to have this info as I really don't know what I'm doing!
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Originally Posted by jjude
So very helpful to have this info as I really don't know what I'm doing!
How do I book buses? In Lisbon?
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Old Apr 20th, 2024, 06:47 AM
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You can book either with https://rede-expressos.pt/en/timetables
or with https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/home
but usually not too long ahead.
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It seems they’ve decided to fly from Lisbon to Venice.
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Originally Posted by J62
It seems they’ve decided to fly from Lisbon to Venice.
Today we did decide to just fly to from Lisbon to Venice! Its so exciting and in the end made the most sense for us. I truly thank the Fodors community for helping us to decide what to do, the info on this forum is so valuable.
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