There are 4 ways to get from Porto to Sintra by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Vila Nova de Gaia to Lisboa Oriente Intercity
  2. Take the train from Lisboa Oriente to Portela de Sintra Regional / ...

$27 - $52

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Fly, train  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Lisbon (LIS) OPO - LIS
  2. Take the train from Lisboa Oriente to Portela de Sintra

$17 - $85

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Porto, Campo 24 de Agosto to Lisbon Sete Rios Station 1

$24 - $47

Drive  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Porto to Sintra 207 miles

$45 - $70

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No, there is no direct train from Porto to Sintra. However, there are services departing from Vila Nova de Gaia and arriving at Portela de Sintra via Lisboa Oriente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 21 min.

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The distance between Porto and Sintra is 269 km. The road distance is 331.1 km.

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The best way to get from Porto to Sintra without a car is to train which takes 3 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to get from Porto to Sintra, including transfers.

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Porto to Sintra train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), depart from Vila Nova de Gaia station.

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The best way to get from Porto to Sintra is to train which takes 3 h 21 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 9 min.

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The quickest flight from Porto Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Porto to Sintra is 331 km. It takes approximately 3 h 7 min to drive from Porto to Sintra.

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Ryanair and TAP Portugal offer flights from Porto Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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Map of how to get from Porto to Sintra.
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  • Distance: 168.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 21 min

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

You can take a train from Porto to Sintra via Lisboa Oriente in around 3 h 21 min. Alternatively, Rede Expressos operates a bus from Porto to Sintra every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $22 - $29 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min. ALSA also services this route once daily.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Porto to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $150
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Porto to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $100
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.

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Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Vila Nova de Gaia to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Lisboa Oriente to Portela de Sintra
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$3 - $5
1st Class
$3 - $5
Bus operators
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Porto, Campo 24 de Agosto to Lisbon Sete Rios Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Porto Porto Urb. to Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
alsa.com

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There are 7148+ hotels available in Sintra. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Porto to Porto Airport is to Metro which takes 29 min and costs .

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