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There are 8 ways to get from Edinburgh to Cascais by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car ferry, night train, car or car train

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Fly from Edinburgh

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Lisbon (LIS)

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Train to Glasgow, fly

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Lisbon (LIS)

Train to Manchester, fly

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Lisbon (LIS)

Bus, bus and ferry

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Paris
  4. Take the bus from Paris to Lisbon

Train, car ferry, night train

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Plymouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  3. Take the train from Santander to Valladolid
  4. Take the night train from Valladolid Campo Grande Station to Santa Apolónia

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Santiago De Compostela
  3. Take the bus from Santiago De Compostela to Lisbon Sete Rios

Drive, car ferry

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

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Cascais

Edinburgh to Cascais by train, walk, car ferry, night train and subway

The journey time between Edinburgh and Cascais is around 2 days 2h and covers a distance of around 2640 km. This includes an average layover time of around 8h 4m. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 2h. Services are operated by CrossCountry, Brittany Ferries, Renfe Viajeros and others. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
42h 10m
Layover time:
8h 4m
Total time:
2 days 2h

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2 days 2h
Journey distance:
2640 km
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€410
Carbon emissions:
217 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:06
Last service departs at:
06:06

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Cascais train, walk, car ferry, night train and subway schedules

United Kingdom → Portugal
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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), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Portugal with the above exceptions

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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
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • 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
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from India, Nepal and South Africa
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • 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, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States

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Rules to follow in Portugal

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Mandatory

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: 19 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Cascais is to fly which costs £28 - £150 and takes 6h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Cascais is to fly which costs £28 - £150 and takes 6h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Cascais. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Cascais via London, Lille, Paris and Lisbon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45h 52m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Cascais is 1973 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Cascais without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 45h 52m and costs £100 - £140.

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It takes approximately 6h 57m to get from Edinburgh to Cascais, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Cascais bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 5m.

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Edinburgh to Cascais bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lisbon station.

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KLM, Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and two other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Cascais.
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  • Distance: 1973.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 57m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Cascais, Portugal?

Ryanair, easyJet and three other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Cascais 5 times a day.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €450
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €450
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €450
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via Belfast (Aldergrove), Manchester
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €150
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€40 - €150
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €470
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €410
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€22 - €150
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€22 - €150
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via Warsaw Modlin
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€22 - €130
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€22 - €130
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €130
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €310
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €340
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €290
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €350
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €470
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €300
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €190
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €420
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €350
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €420
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€35 - €300
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€12 - €35
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€12 - €18
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€27 - €35
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €120
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
€30 - €45
Off-Peak Day Single
€60 - €95
Anytime Day Single
€75 - €120
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Night train from Valladolid Campo Grande Station to Santa Apolónia
Ave. Duration
9h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€45 - €70
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
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 Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Paris
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
25h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
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
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lille to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Lille to Paris
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
2 days 7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€190 - €270
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Santiago De Compostela to Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
alsa.com
Rede Expressos

Rede Nacional de Expressos is a cheap and convenient way to get around the country. In business since 1995, Portugal’s biggest bus operator services villages and cities across the country. Tickets can be purchased up to 30 days before the date of travel, with discounted fares available via their free RFLEX Card. Most coaches have WiFi and power sockets.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 21 75 24 524
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon Sete Rios Station
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €27
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
€75 - €95
Car
€230 - €330

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