Portugal Transport: Lisbon Railway Stations
Railway Stations in Lisbon
Lisbon has a number of main railway stations serving different parts of city and the rest of the country. There are coin lockers at the following Lisbon stations: Cais do Sodré, Entrecampos, Lisbon Oriente, Santa Apolónia, Rossio and Sete Rios.
See a listing of the main railway stations in the Portuguese capital.
Oriente Station (Gare do Oriente), is part of the Parque das Nações district of eastern Lisbon. The modernist station building was designed by the leading Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and was completed in time for the 1998 Lisbon Expo. Gare do Oriente includes a Lisbon Metro station on the Linha Vermelha Line and a suburban train station on the Azambuja Line that has connecting trains to Santa Apolónia, Alverca, Vila Fraca de Xera and Azambuja. The Sintra Line connects Gare do Oriente with Roma Areeiro, Entrecampos, Sete Rios, M. Abraão Campolide and Sintra. The quickest trains from Gare do Oriente take 2 hours, 35 minutes to reach Campanha Station in Porto.
Santa Apolónia Station
Santa Apolónia Station is Lisbon's oldest railway station having been built in 1865. Santa Apolónia is situated in the Alfama district of Lisbon near the River Tagus. Caminhos de Ferro Portugueses (CP) trains run from here to both Paris and Madrid, including the high-speed Alfa Pendular service. Express trains to Porto depart from Santa Apolónia Station calling at Gare do Oriente. Santa Apolónia is convenient for a number of Lisbon attractions including the the Museu Militar and the Museu Nacional do Azulejo.
Sete Rios Station in northern Lisbon is the main bus station for long-distance buses to destinations all over Portugal. Many local Lisbon city buses also stop at Sete Rios. Sete Rios is also on the blue line of the Lisbon Metro. The metro station is called Jardim Zoológico. The Sete Rios train station has trains to Faro, Setubal and other destinations. Sete Rios is also a good place to find a taxi. Frequent trains from Sete Rios run to Setubal across the River Tagus operated by Fertagus. There are also several trains a day from Sete Rios to Faro in the Algarve (with connections to Lagos to the west and all stations to Vila Real de Santo Antonio to the east) taking a little over 3 hours to Faro via Tunes. The train to Evora with connections on to Beja departs from Oriente Station and stops on the way at Sete Rios. Also from Sete Rios are trains to Mira Sintra-Meleças, Torres Vedras, Obidos, Caldas da Rainha and Leiria on the Linha do Oeste.
Rossio Station in central Lisbon is a temple of Neo-Manueline architecture and a major transport hub for the Lisbon city bus, subway, taxi, and tram network. The late 19th century building complete with horseshoe shaped arches and ornamental clock was designed by José Luís Monteiro and is the main rail gateway to Sintra. The station is close to the metro stations of Rossio and Restauradores with the latter station having pedestrian connections to Rossio Station. There are trains to Sintra Station approximately every 15 minutes from Rossio on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends, with the journey between Lisbon and Sintra taking 39 minutes. On weekdays after 8.38pm the service is every 30 minutes.
Cais do Sodré
Cais do Sodré Station includes a metro station on the Linha da Caravela (Green) Line and a suburban train station on the Cascais Line (Linha de Cascais) that has connecting trains to Santos, Alcantara Mar, Belem, Algés, Cruz Quebrada, Caxias, Paco de Arcos, Santo Amaro, Oeiras, Carcavelos, Parede, S. Joao, S. Pedro, Estoril, Monte Estoril and Cascais. There are also ferries across the River Tagus from Cais do Sodré to Cacilhas, Seixal and Montijo.
Sintra Station connects on the Sintra Line to Rossio Station, Oriente, Entrecampos, Sete Rios and Campolide. Sintra Station dates from 1887 and is a lovely station decorated with azulejos tile work on its walls. Located on Avenida Dr. Miguel Bombarda, Sintra Station is a 1.5km walk to the center of Sintra town or there is a bus or taxi to Sintra's main historic attractions from outside the station.
Campolide Station is south of Sete Rios and is a station on the Fertagus Line to Setubal as well as a station for suburban trains on the Sintra and Azambuja lines. The modern station building has a number of art works including sculptures by Francisco Simões, contemporary azulejos tiles by Eduardo Nery and Andreas Stocklein, in addition to sculptures by Charters de Almeida in front of the building. Campolide is close to the historic and impressive Águas Livres Aqueduct.
Cascais Station is the western terminus of the Linha de Cascais (Cascais Line) from Cais do Sodre Station in Lisbon. Fairly frequent trains ply between Cais do Sodre, Estoril and Cascais. The train journey from Cais do Sodre Station to Cascais takes 30-40 minutes. Tickets are inspected on the train and should be bought before boarding. This is also the train to take to Belem for the Mosterio dos Jerónimos, the Monument to the Discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos) and the Torre de Belem.
Roma-Areeiro Station is on the Fertagus line over the River Tagus to Setubal and both the Sintra Line (Linha de Sintra) to Sintra and the Azambuja line (Linha Azambuja) north east to Azambuja. Roma-Areeiro Station is also a short distance from both Areeiro Station and Roma Station on the Lisbon metro. Lisbon buses #705, #727 and #793 connect to the station.