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Lisbon Airport to Cascais
Cascais is a pretty and traditional beach resort that makes for an ideal holiday destination. The main point of entry to central Portugal is via Lisbon airport, which lies 35km north east of Cascais. For a guide on how to travel from Lisbon to Cascais as a day trip please click here. This guide will detail how to travel from Lisbon airport to Cascais using public transport.
Lisbon Airport to Cascais An Overview
The journey from Lisbon Airport to Cascais is very easy by public transport, requiring the use of the metro system and the Cascais railway. The total journey time from Lisbon airport to Cascais is less than 1 hour and this times includes the connection times. The total ticket price will cost less than €5 per passenger.
Sadly there used to be a direct bus service (Scotturb No. 498) which connected Lisbon airport to Cascais but this service was cancelled during 2007. The 498 bus services is still referred to by many older and outdated websites. The only public transport method is by metro then by train. The following section will provide an in depth description of the journey to Cascais from Lisbon Airport.
Lisbon Airport to Cais do Sodre train station
The first stage of the journey is traveling from the Lisbon airport to Cais do Sodre train station which is the departure station for Cascais. The red metro line connects Lisbon to metro and Cais do Sodré is the final stop on the green metro line which involves a connection at Alameda metro station. A single metro ticket costs €1.25 and a reusable ticket (Viva Viagem) must be bought for the first journey for €0.50. The entire journey takes less than 25 minutes. The first metro of the day is at 6am and the last metro is as 1am.
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Before the opening of the Metro the main connection between the airport and the city was the Aerobus. This service is still in operation and there is a departure every 20 minutes. The advantage of the bus is that it is direct but the journey time is the same and a single ticket costs €3.15. The first service is at 7:30 and last service is at 22:30.
Cais do Sodre train station To Cascais
The second stage of the journey from Lisbon airport to Cascais is by train. From Cais do Sodre there is departure every 20 minutes during daylight hours and the last services are at 12:00, 00:30 and 01:00. The train journey from Lisbon to Cascais requires a 4 zone ticket, €2.15 for an adult single and €1.10 for child. Tickets must be bought from the ticket office or ticket machine before boarding the train. The train journey takes 30 minutes and follows the scenic coastline, for the best views sit on the left hand side of the carriage.
Lisbon Airport to Cascais by Taxi?
The taxi fare from Lisbon airport to Cascais costs between €55-65 but the price greatly depends on haggling skills as Cascais is outside of the Lisbon taxi region. The journey take approximately 40 minutes depending on traffic. The taxi option should only be considered if traveling as a large group and/or with children. If private transport is required it is usually better to precook a transfer before arriving at Lisbon.
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