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Lisbon Porto
02:35
$32
Lisbon Faro
03:00
$32
Entroncamento Lisbon
00:51
$14
Coimbra Lisbon
01:35
$23
Albufeira Lisbon
02:36
$30
Lisbon Evora
01:35
$18
Lagos Lisbon
03:50
$32
Fatima Lisbon
01:10
$16
Braga Lisbon
03:23
$37
Lisbon Covilha
03:32
$36
Porto Coimbra
00:58
$16
Porto Faro
05:37
$64
Porto Braga
00:39
$9
Fatima Porto
02:23
$23
Entroncamento Porto
01:58
$24
Aveiro Porto
00:32
$10
Overview

It’s worth exploring off-the-beaten-track Portugal, and that’s what often makes train travel a journey all its own.

Portugal trains might not enjoy the best reputation, but well deserve a second look. Though its network has historically not developed as fast as its European counterparts, Portugal (like its neighbor Spain) has recently launched state-of-the-art services on the main line linking Lisbon to Faro in the south (Algarve) and Portoin the north.

Just under three hours away from Lisbon, and with modern high-speed Alfa Pendular peak trains running every hour, Porto is ideal for a day trip. As a matter of fact, the Sao Bento station is a destination in itself : its interior is decorated with 20,000 azulejos (blue-painted ceramic tiles). The panels, painted from 1905-1916, depict the city’s history. And, it’s conveniently located in the rua dos Clerigos, one of the most beautiful streets of this ancient district, and just a few minutes walk from Torre dos Clerigos, a 220-foot high bell-tower built in the 18th century.

It’s also worth exploring off-the-beaten-track Portugal, and that’s what often makes train travel a journey all its own. Apart from the Alfa Pendular, Portuguese trains are relatively slow but offer a good level of comfort. Morever, they provide a unique opportunity to experience a true luxury – taking time to watch the landscape pass by, while getting to know your fellow travelers. Most Portuguese speak several languages (the elderly tend to speak French, younger generations all speak English), so conversation is easy. But, if a lunch-time snooze seems more your style, by all means. The trains are quiet and folks very much respect each other’s wishes.

For more information on Portugal contact the Portugal Tourist Board.


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    Eurostar train ride |
    "It is well organized. Many people use the train and security is very strict which gives peace of mind. Many staff are around to help those unsure of the procedure to follow. The overhead announcements on the train were clear and in different languages. "

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    Simply Superb |
    "Very convenient and on dot in time ! Will prefer ever !!! "

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    "I wish there was Wi-Fi service in the train. "

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    Great experience |
    "Right from punctuality to customer service and overall journey experience was just fabulous. Great work and highly appreciated. Keep up the great job. "

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    "Very good service "

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    Barcelona to Girona  |
    "No complaints-Very nice trip ! "

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    Good train journey  |
    "It was my first time on Italian railways ....I very much enjoyed it "

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    Short trip |
    "Was convenient from London to Paris but hope the waiting place going to be nicer. "

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    Pleasant trip |
    "Pleasant ride but there was a 30 minute delay for unknown reason. Food service was good including refills. Appreciate taxi ordering service before reaching Gare de Lyon. "

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    First Time to Use Rail Europe |
    "Everything was excellent. Thank you for the wonderful service. "

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