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There are 5 ways to get from Porto to Sintra by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, line 18200 train  •  3h 35m

  1. Take the train from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas to Lisboa - Oriente Ic / ...
  2. Take the line 18200 train from Lisboa - Oriente to Sintra 18200 / ...

25€ - 36€

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Bus  •  5h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Porto, Porto to Lisbon, Lisbon 1005 / ...

19€ - 25€

3 alternative options

Bus via Porto  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Porto to Lisboa Oriente Renex / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lisbon, Lisbon to Sintra N793

21€ - 30€

Drive  •  3h 7m

  1. Drive from Porto to Sintra 331.4 km

40€ - 65€

Fly, line 18200 train  •  3h 29m

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Lisbon (LIS) OPO - LIS
  2. Take the line 18200 train from Lisboa - Oriente to Sintra

40€ - 488€

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The cheapest way to get from Porto to Sintra is to bus which costs 19€ - 25€ and takes 5h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Porto to Sintra is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Porto to Sintra. However, there are services departing from Porto and arriving at Sintra via Lisbon, Lisbon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Porto to Sintra. However, there are services departing from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas and arriving at Sintra via Lisboa - Oriente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 35m.

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The distance between Porto and Sintra is 269 km. The road distance is 331.4 km.

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The best way to get from Porto to Sintra without a car is to train and line 18200 train which takes 3h 35m and costs 25€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 3h 35m to get from Porto to Sintra, including transfers.

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Porto to Sintra bus services, operated by RenEX, depart from Porto station.

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Porto to Sintra train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, depart from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas station.

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The best way to get from Porto to Sintra is to train and line 18200 train which takes 3h 35m and costs 25€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 25€ and takes 5h 3m.

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Map of how to get from Porto to Sintra.
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  • Distance: 269.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 35m

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

You can take a train from Porto to Sintra via Lisboa - Oriente in around 3h 35m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Porto, Porto to Lisbon, Lisbon every 3 hours. Tickets cost 17€ - 21€ and the journey takes 4h 5m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Porto to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 600€
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 Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas to Lisboa - Oriente
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
23€ - 35€
Train from Lisboa - Oriente to Sintra
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
2€ - 4€
Bus operators
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Porto, Porto to Lisbon, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lisbon, Lisbon to Sintra
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RenEX
Phone
+351 707 223 344
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Porto to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€
Website
RenEX
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
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Porto to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Schedules at
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Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Porto to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 18€
Website
Citi Express

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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 bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Sintra station.

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

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

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TAP Portugal offers flights from Porto Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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There are 7427+ hotels available in Sintra. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Porto to Porto Airport is to subway which takes 27 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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