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

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Recommended option

Fly to Brussels  •  6h 1m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Brussels (BRU) LIS - BRU

€41 - €139

4 alternative options

Line 18400 train, fly to Charleroi  •  7h 26m

  1. Take the line 18400 train from Sintra to Lisboa - Oriente
  2. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Charleroi (CRL) LIS - CRL

€43 - €204

Bus  •  31h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Almada to Paris 793
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station BlaBlaCar Bus / ...

€100 - €143

Night train, train  •  22h 51m

  1. Take the night train from Lisboa - Oriente to Hendaye
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

€264 - €435

Drive  •  19h 8m

  1. Drive from Sintra to Brussels 2057.2 km

€240 - €350

Sintra to Brussels by bus

The bus journey time between Sintra and Brussels is around 32h 12m and covers a distance of around 2277 km. The fastest bus normally takes 31h. Operated by Vimeca Transportes, Transportes Sul do Tejo, FlixBus and others, the Sintra to Brussels bus service departs from Sintra Train Station and arrives in Brussels City Center - Midi Train station. Typically five buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
32h 12m
Fastest bus time:
31h
Bus distance:
2277 km
Buses per week:
5
Cheapest price:
€100
Carbon emissions:
284 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
09:00
Last bus departs at:
09:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sintra to Brussels bus schedules

Portugal → Belgium
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International entry into Belgium from Portugal

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Belgium, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Zambia and Zimbabwe are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Belgium from Portugal

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Portugal
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Cyprus, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and United States
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in Belgium

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Portugal

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from 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 1.5 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Brussels is 800 14689.

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

The social distance requirement in Brussels is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Portugal from Belgium.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 18 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sintra to Brussels is to line 18400 train and fly which costs €40 - €210 and takes 7h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Sintra to Brussels is to fly which costs €40 - €140 and takes 6h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sintra station to Brussels station. However, there are services departing from Sintra Train Station and arriving at Brussels City Center - Midi Train station via Lisboa, Almada and Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sintra to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Sintra and arriving at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi via Lisboa - Oriente, Hendaye, Montparnasse-Bienvenue and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 51m.

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The distance between Sintra and Brussels is 1717 km. The road distance is 2057.2 km.

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The best way to get from Sintra to Brussels without a car is to bus which takes 31h 50m and costs €100 - €150.

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It takes approximately 6h 1m to get from Sintra to Brussels, including transfers.

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Sintra to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Almada station.

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Sintra to Brussels train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, depart from Lisboa - Oriente station.

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The best way to get from Sintra to Brussels is to fly which takes 6h 1m and costs €40 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €100 - €150 and takes 31h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Sintra to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 1716.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 1m

What companies run services between Sintra, Portugal and Brussels, Belgium?

TAP Portugal, Ryanair and eight other airlines fly from Sintra to Brussels hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sintra to Brussels via Amoreiras, Lisboa, Almada, Paris, and Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine in around 31h 50m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €330
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lisbon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €240
Flights from Lisbon to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€23 - €100
Flights from Lisbon to Charleroi via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€23 - €100
Flights from Lisbon to Charleroi via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€23 - €100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lisbon to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €440
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Brussels via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €210
Flights from Lisbon to Brussels via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €310
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lisbon to Brussels via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €210
Flights from Lisbon to Brussels via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lisbon to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €350
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Brussels via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €270
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 Sintra to Lisboa - Oriente
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€2 - €4
Night train from Lisboa - Oriente to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
12h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€75 - €110
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €140
1st Class
€130 - €160
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
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 Almada to Paris
Ave. Duration
24h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Brussels South
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
Blablabus

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 40m.

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Sintra to Brussels bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Brussels City Center - Midi Train station.

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Brussels is 1h ahead of Sintra. It is currently 3:44 AM in Sintra and 4:44 AM in Brussels.

Sintra to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sintra to Brussels is 2057 km. It takes approximately 19h 8m to drive from Sintra to Brussels.

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Ryanair, Brussels Airlines, Swiss and six other airlines offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Brussels Airport.

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