How to Get to Lisboa Santa Apolonia Portugal by Train

How to get to Lisboa Santa Apolonia Portugal by train

Lisboa – Santa Apolónia is one of the busiest railway stations in Lisbon, serving the city’s main tourist destinations. It’s also the starting point for some trains to Porto, as well as to other major Portuguese cities such as Braga & Guimares. In addition, it’s connected to the subway Blue Line, with trains to Gare do Oriente Station and Parque das Nacoes.

On average, there are 13 trains a day from Lisboa – Santa Apolonia to Campanha, although this can vary depending on the time of day and week. It’s best to book your ticket as far in advance as possible, to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Located on the edge of Alfama in the Tejo Estuary, the station’s eight platforms are nestled between the water and a series of traditional warehouses. It is operated by CP (Comboios de Portugal) and has the expected facilities of a medium-sized train station, including toilets, a cafe and shops.

Outside the station you’ll find a taxi rank and the Military Museum, while across the street is the modern cruise terminal for ships docking across the Atlantic. There are also a range of restaurants and cafes, many of which were converted from the old warehouses.

If you’re planning to travel to the centre of Lisbon, the Metro is the fastest and easiest way. Alternatively, there are buses from Rossio, as well as the 759 and 794 from Restauradores and Cais do Sodre.

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