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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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    "very good ! "

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    Lille to Paris CDG |
    "Perfect hassle free trip. Absolute comfort and value for money. Great journey. "

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    Paris to Geneva delight |
    "Always a pleasure to travel in luxury, comfort and with excellent service. "

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    App isnt available in Denmark |
    "Mobile App isnt available in Denmark, beside that everything is good "

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    Great trip but could be better |
    "The train trip itself is great. You get to see a lot of the french countryside etc. It is stunning. The food on the train is surprisingly good. The only downfalls are : long lines for food (my wife got travel sick just waiting in line), and lack of storage space for bags. Other than these small inconveniences it was a great trip. "

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    VERY COMFORTABLE  |
    "We enjoyed the 3 hours trip to Madrid with entertainment (movie) and comfortable seats. Then in Madrid we take it again to Toledo (about 30 mins.) "

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    Just fantastic. |
    "We have had three long trips on Renfe,run perfectly on time,are very comfortable,smooth and quiet . Look fwd to our next trip. "

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    Easy and comfortable |
    "It was a very pleasant journey to London. Very smooth and comfortable. Would definitely take the train again. "

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    I got what I needed. |
    "I really got what I needed and what I wanted. Very convenient trip, easy online booking. Everything is good. "

  • Mr Thanh Nguyen Chung |
    "It is very goods trip "

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