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Lisbon to Cascais
Cascais is a charming resort town that lies to the west of Lisbon which is the vibrant capital city of Portugal. This guide will provide an overview of the different methods of travel between Lisbon and Cascais and then explain in detail about the Cascais railway, which is the recommended means of travel.
Lisbon to Cascais Overview
Both Cascais and Lisbon are situated on the northern side of the Rio Tejo Estuary with Cascais 30km to the west of central Lisbon. As Cascais is a major town and popular tourist destination there are three main methods of transport to reach Cascais, road, rail and bus. The majority of visitors travel to Cascais on the Cascais railway, which provides a reliable and inexpensive service that starts early and runs late into the night. It is relatively easy to drive to Cascais from Lisbon by following either the scenic N6 or fast A5 but parking in both Lisbon and Cascais is difficult while Lisbon traffic can be very bad. Generally it is easier to catch the train than drive to Cascais. There are public buses which connect Lisbon to Cascais but the journey time is significantly longer than the train and are less convenient.
Lisbon to Cascais by Train
The Lisbon Cascais railway is the recommended means of travel between the two destinations. The train departs from Cais do Sodre train station in Lisbon and terminates in the centre of Cascais. The Cais do Sodre train station is connected to the green metro line and is the final metro station on the line.
The Cascais train service is operated by CP and the journey from Cais do Sodre to Cascais requires a 4 zone fare. The 4 zone fare costs €2.15 for an adult single, €1.10 for a child, €6.45 for a 24 hour ticket or €19.35 for a 10 trip ticket. A return ticket between Lisbon and Cascais would require two singles and costs €4.30. An additional charge of €0.50 is required to purchase the Viva Viagem card to which the train ticket is charged to and this card can be reused. Tickets must be purchased before boarding the train and a ticket inspector will ask for your ticket during the journey. The train journey takes 30-40 minutes depending on the number of stops. During daylight hours there is a service in each direction every 20 minutes. The last trains of the night depart from both Cascais and Lisbon at 0:30am, 1:00am and 1:30am (correct at 2013).
The Cascais Lisbon Train
The train route follows the coastline and provides some great sea views, for the best views sit on the left side when departing from Lisbon or right side from Cascais. There have been reports of petty crime occurring late at night on this train line, if traveling late always sit in the busiest carriage. The train route is perfectly safe during the day.
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