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There are 5 ways to get from Meleças to Sintra by train, bus, taxi or foot

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Line 18200 train

  1. Take the line 18200 train from Merces to Sintra

Line 447 bus

  1. Take the line 447 bus from Estrada Nacional 250 - Quiosque to Portela Estacao Sul

Line 18200 train via Agualva-Cacem

  1. Take the line 18200 train from Agualva-Cacem to Sintra

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Meleças to Sintra

Walk

  1. Walk from Meleças to Sintra

Meleças to Sintra by train

The train journey time between Meleças and Sintra is around 8 min and covers a distance of around 5 km. The fastest train normally takes 8 min. Operated by Comboios De Portugal, the Meleças to Sintra train service departs from Merces and arrives in Sintra. Typically 693 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
8 min
Fastest train time:
8 min
Train distance:
5 km
Trains per week:
693
Cheapest price:
€1
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:03
Last train departs at:
23:47

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Meleças to Sintra train schedules

Meleças → Sintra
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Inter-regional travel is permitted
Regional restriction measures in place
Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

COVID-19 help in Portugal

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 808 24 24 24

Frequently Asked Questions


There are currently travel restrictions within Portugal.

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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 Sintra is 808 24 24 24.

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

The social distance requirement in Sintra 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.

Last updated: 14 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Meleças to Sintra is to line 18200 train which costs €1 and takes 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Meleças to Sintra is to taxi which costs €16 - €20 and takes 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Estrada Nacional 250 - Quiosque and arriving at Portela Estacao Sul. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Merces and arriving at Sintra. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 min.

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The distance between Meleças and Sintra is 6 km.

The best way to get from Meleças to Sintra without a car is to line 18200 train which takes 8 min and costs €1.

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The line 18200 train from Merces to Sintra takes 8 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Meleças to Sintra bus services, operated by Scott URB, depart from Estrada Nacional 250 - Quiosque station.

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Meleças to Sintra train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, depart from Merces station.

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The best way to get from Meleças to Sintra is to line 18200 train which takes 8 min and costs €1. Alternatively, you can line 447 bus, which costs €2 and takes 21 min.

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Map of how to get from Meleças to Sintra.
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  • Distance: 5.6 km
  • Duration: 8 min

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

Comboios De Portugal operates a train from Merces to Sintra every 15 minutes. Tickets cost €1 and the journey takes 8 min. Alternatively, Scott URB operates a bus from Estrada Nacional 250 - Quiosque to Portela Estacao Sul every 4 hours. Tickets cost €2 and the journey takes 21 min.

Train operators
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
Train from Merces to Sintra
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€1
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€1
Train from Agualva-Cacem to Sintra
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€1
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€1
Bus operators
Scott URB
Phone
21 469 91 00
Email
scotturb@scotturb.com
Website
scotturb.com
Bus from Estrada Nacional 250 - Quiosque to Portela Estacao Sul
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€2
Website
Scott URB
Other operators
Taxi from Meleças to Sintra
Ave. Duration
7 min
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Taxigal
Phone
+351 961 532 938
Website
taxigal.pt
Autotáxis Toscano e Lopes
Phone
+351 21 421 2641

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Meleças to Sintra bus services, operated by Scott URB, arrive at Portela Estacao Sul station.

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Meleças to Sintra train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Sintra station.

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