How to Get to Fogueteiro Portugal by Train

How to get to Fogueteiro Portugal by train

A surprisingly comprehensive network of rail and bus services covers the country, even if the slow, scenic routes can be a bit confusing. Bus tickets are cheap and easy to buy, though you might find it challenging to figure out everything else: who your operator will be, how much the ticket is (and how to buy it), what time and day to travel. This article explains all the steps involved and offers tips and tricks to make your journey as smooth as possible.

Buses in Portugal are usually marked CR, RT, or RL for regional, rapid, and express respectively. The former are slower, stopping at every crossroads, and the latter are fast and comfortable, but still run only between major cities or around specific regions.

The line passes beneath the magnificent 18th-century Aqueduto das Aguas Livres (Free Waters Aqueduct), then crosses the river on the Ponte 25 de Abril bridge into the historic district of Lisbon. Shabby areas of shanties are replaced by new flats, while the high-roofed, airy Sete Rios bus station looms overhead.

This bustling terminal has more than 20 bays, but the actual departure bay is not identified until about 10 minutes before the scheduled time of departure. It’s worth noting that buses and railway stations in general tend to attract weirdos and desperate people, so use the same common sense you would at home: never leave luggage unattended and hide valuables in your back pocket.

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