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There are 10 ways to get from Cardiff to Cascais by train, plane, car, car ferry, bus or night train

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Train to Bristol, fly

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Lisbon (LIS)

Train to London Heathrow, fly

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Lisbon (LIS)

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Lisbon (LIS)

Train to Manchester, fly

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Wilmslow
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Lisbon (LIS)

Train, train to London Luton, fly

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Lisbon (LIS)

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Plymouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  3. Drive from Santander to Cascais

Train, bus, night train

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Irun
  3. Take the night train from Irun to Santa Apolónia

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Braga
  4. Take the bus from Braga to Porto
  5. Take the bus from Porto to Cascais

Bus via Irun

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Irun
  3. Take the bus from Biriatou Route de Béhobie to Lisbon Oriente

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
  3. Take the bus from Paris to Lisbon Sete Rios
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International entry into Portugal from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Portugal, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Vatican

Restricted for: Mozambique

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Conditions of entry into Portugal from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Vatican
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Faroe Islands, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in Portugal

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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Portugal from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cascais is 808 24 24 24.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Cascais is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Cascais is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 808 24 24 24.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Portugal.

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Last updated: 30 Nov 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Cardiff to Cascais is to train and fly, which costs £70 - £300 and takes 7h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Cascais is to train and fly which costs £70 - £300 and takes 7h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff station to Cascais. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens and arriving at Cascais via Londres Victoria Coach Station, Luis Mariano Plaza - Paseo Colón, Biriatou Route de Béhobie and Lisbon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39h 5m.

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The distance between Cardiff and Cascais is 1502 km.

The best way to get from Cardiff to Cascais without a car is to train and bus and night train which takes 38h 24m and costs £200 - £290.

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It takes approximately 7h 3m to get from Cardiff to Cascais, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Cascais bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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Cardiff to Cascais bus services, operated by Euroscoach By Cm Tours, arrive at Lisbon Oriente station.

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Lufthansa, KLM and easyJet offer flights from Bristol Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Cascais.
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  • Distance: 1502.1 km
  • Duration: 7h 3m

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Cascais, Portugal?

You can take a bus from Cardiff to Cascais via London Victoria Coach Station, Londres Victoria Coach Station, Irun, Luis Mariano Plaza - Paseo Colón, Plaza Euskadi, Biriatou Route de Béhobie, Lisbon Oriente, and Lisbon in around 39h 5m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €380
Flights from Bristol to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €380
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €350
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€75 - €350
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €350
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €260
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €260
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €260
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €260
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €150
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €150
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €150
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €360
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €310
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €310
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €340
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €500
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €650
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €430
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €650
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €190
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €370
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bristol to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€160 - €500
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €390
Ryanair UK
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€65 - €460
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€220 - €800
Wizz Air UK
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €500
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €22
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€18 - €22
Anytime Day 1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€60 - €75
Anytime Day 1st Class
€100 - €140
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €20
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €27
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€8 - €23
Off-Peak Single
€14 - €20
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€18 - €27
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban and intercity trains; international and domestic high-speed trains; and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto – these connect to trains in Portugal's cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 808 109 110
Email
apoiocliente@cp.pt
Website
cp.pt
Night train from Irun to Santa Apolónia
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€75 - €110
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Irun
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Braga
Ave. Duration
26h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€75 - €95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Braga to Porto
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Porto to Cascais
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€18 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
26h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€80 - €100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
National Express
Euroscoach By Cm Tours
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from Biriatou Route de Béhobie to Lisbon Oriente
Ave. Duration
11h 53m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com
Traveleuro
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€28 - €70
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
Blablabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
RegioJet
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€75 - €330
Book at
Brittany Ferries
Adult
€75 - €95
Car
€230 - €330

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