How to Get to Meinedo Portugal by Train

How to get to Meinedo Portugal by train

If you’re looking for an alternative to flying to sun-kissed Porto from Lisbon, take a high-speed train and save yourself the hassle of airport transfers. The journey only takes an hour, and trains usually arrive in the centre of the city so you don’t have to waste time on getting there from the outskirts. Plus, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to gaze out the window at the beautiful Portuguese landscape.

The best place to buy a cheap train ticket is through the official railway company sites for each country, in this case Renfe (Spain) and Portuguese Railways (Portugal). If you’re using an InterRail or Eurail pass the cost of the trip will be slightly higher than booking directly but the convenience of having everything organised in one go means that’s the better option.

In Lisbon, most trains leave from the Santa Apolonia train station, which is the final stop on the blue Metro Line and on the edge of the Alfama district. Alternatively, you can catch some services at Lisbon Oriente train station which is connected to the red Metro Line and located in the heart of the Parque Das Nacoes complex on the eastern side of town.

From here you can catch a train to Porto’s Campanha station. In Porto you’ll want to stay in the laid-back riverside area of Ribeira, which is a maze of narrow streets winding up the hillside alongside the River Duoro. If you want to splash out, the Yeatman hotel* in Vila Nova de Gaia is a five-star gem with views over the city and grape-based spa treatments.

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