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Train from Lisbon to Porto

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Train from Lisbon to Porto

Can someone help me? I want to travel from Lisbon to Porto by train on April 1st. What are my options? Is there a direct train? If so, how often does it leave Lisbon? Thank You!

Lisbon
Destination Expert
for Azores, Lisbon, Portugal
posts: 9,394
reviews: 43
1. Re: Train from Lisbon to Porto

Go to www.cp.pt (they have a english version), you have a dozen options.

Albufeira, Portugal
Destination Expert
for Algarve, Faro
posts: 30,835
reviews: 22
2. Re: Train from Lisbon to Porto

Reservation is compulsory, which you can do on line and print your own ticket.

Dallas, Texas
posts: 10
3. Re: Train from Lisbon to Porto

Does it matter from what station you leave Lisbon?

Oriente seems to be the only one listed.

Are mid-week trains, i.e. Tuesdays, also packed?

Porto
posts: 538
4. Re: Train from Lisbon to Porto

All the trains to Porto stop at Oriente. Some, who come from the Algarve, stop at Entrecampos and those who start at Lisboa, come from Santa Apolónia.

Sarcelles, France
posts: 424
reviews: 116
5. Re: Train from Lisbon to Porto

Oriente is the "new" district made for the expo. There is a big shoping mall, and a nice place to have a quiet walk!

Santa Apolonia is going to let you to the old charming city :)

Dallas, Texas
posts: 10
6. Re: Train from Lisbon to Porto

Thanks! Got it figured out. We just need to get to Porto at a decent time. Some trains are even at a discounted price.

Oriente Station in Lisboa to Sao Bento in Porto (closer walk to residence ;-) )

Porto
posts: 538
7. Re: Train from Lisbon to Porto

The train from Lisboa to Porto stops at Porto-Campanhã, not S. Bento, but you can take another train there, to S. Bento.

Randolph, Vermont...
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reviews: 10
8. Re: Train from Lisbon to Porto

I was thinking you just went to the stations like in Italy and got your tickets there! I am thinking more planning is needed for travelling in Portugal by train. Is driving difficult? Are the roads well marked?

Porto
posts: 538
9. Re: Train from Lisbon to Porto

In Portugal is also possible to buy the tickets at stations

Sarcelles, France
posts: 424
reviews: 116
10. Re: Train from Lisbon to Porto

From campanha it is easy to go to sao bento... Train, or metro via Trindade :)