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There are 6 ways to get from Lisbon to Sintra by bus, train, rideshare, taxi, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Line 035 bus  •  27 min

  1. Take the line 035 bus from Marquês de Pombal to Sintra Estação 035

$4 - $6

Cheapest option

Train  •  37 min

  1. Take the train from Rossio to Portela de Sintra Rossio - Sintra

$2 - $5

4 alternative options

Rideshare  •  39 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lisbon to Sintra 17.7 miles

$3

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Lisbon to Sintra 17.8 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Sintra 17.8 miles

$4 - $6

Uber  •  23 min

  1. Take an Uber from Lisbon to Sintra 17.8 miles

$23 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Sintra is to rideshare which costs 3€ and takes 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Sintra is to taxi which costs 50€ - 60€ and takes 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Marquês de Pombal and arriving at Sintra Estação. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 27 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rossio and arriving at Portela de Sintra. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 37 min.

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The distance between Lisbon and Sintra is 23 km. The road distance is 28.6 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Sintra without a car is to line 035 bus which takes 27 min and costs 3€ - 5€.

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The line 035 bus from Marquês de Pombal to Sintra Estação takes 27 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Lisbon to Sintra bus services, operated by Vimeca Transportes, depart from Marquês de Pombal station.

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Lisbon to Sintra train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), depart from Rossio station.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Sintra is to line 035 bus which takes 27 min and costs 3€ - 5€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 2€ - 4€ and takes 37 min.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Sintra.
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  • Distance: 14.5 miles
  • Duration: 27 min

What companies run services between Lisbon, Portugal and Sintra, Portugal?

Vimeca Transportes operates a bus from Lisbon to Sintra every 4 hours. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 27 min. Alternatively, Portuguese Railways (CP) operates a train from Lisbon to Sintra every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $5 and the journey takes 37 min.

Train operators
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional 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 train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Rossio to Portela de Sintra
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$3 - $5
1st Class
$2 - $5
Bus operators
Vimeca Transportes
Phone
214 357 472
Email
vimeca@vimeca.pt
Website
vimeca.pt
Bus from Marquês de Pombal to Sintra Estação
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
vimeca.pt
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lisbon to Sintra
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Uber Lisbon
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Lisbon to Sintra
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
Green
$23 - $35
UberX
$23 - $35
Black
$45 - $65
Taxi from Lisbon to Sintra
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Lisbon Taxi
Phone
+351 302 099 910
Website
lisbontaxi.net
Tele Taxis
Phone
+351 218 111 100
Website
taxinet.com.pt
TaxiTours
Phone
+351 964 120 673
Website
taxitours.pt

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Lisbon to Sintra bus services, operated by Vimeca Transportes, arrive at Sintra Estação station.

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Lisbon to Sintra train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), arrive at Portela de Sintra station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Sintra is 29 km. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from Lisbon to Sintra.

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There are 7239+ hotels available in Sintra. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Lisbon and Sintra. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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