How to Get to Mira Sintra-Melecas Portugal by Train

How to get to Mira Sintra-Melecas Portugal by train

Trains to the hilltop town of Sintra are a highly recommended means of getting here. It’s a much more pleasant journey than driving, plus you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that you’re traveling through the heart of Lisbon’s city centre with a minimum of traffic and stress.

Direct trains depart from Oriente Station (via Areeiro, Entrecampos and Sete Rios) and Rossio Station. If you’re staying in central Lisbon, you’ll be closest to the latter (see map location).

The 434 tourist bus provides a one-directional loop from the train station, into the historic centre and then into the hills for EUR5. It can be very busy at peak times, though.

The train from Oriente to Sintra takes around 23 minutes to cover the 9 mile (15 km) distance. The average trip time can vary a lot depending on the day and if you travel on holidays or weekends when there are fewer direct trains available.

On the way to Sintra, the train passes through some of Lisbon’s more nondescript suburban housing estates. While these areas are not unsafe, it’s a good idea to use common sense and always sit with fellow passengers, avoid showing off valuable items on the train and never walk alone in these parts of town.

Tickets for the CP REGIONAL train are priced between $3 (EUR2) and $5 (EUR3) depending on the day of the week and class of service. Prices are subject to change, so it’s best to check the Moovit app or CP – Comboios de Portugal’s website for up to date information.

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