Sintra Tram
Sintra Tram
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Kathryn M
Dunfermline, UK28 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
We managed to get on the tram on our second attempt. It is VERY loud and screechy the whole way, too loud to hold a conversation. Glad we did it but we were also glad to get the 441 bus back from praia da masca
Written September 9, 2022
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SAEID G
14 contributions
Aug 2022
In the two weeks that I was in Sinatra, we tried to go on the tram, however it was always full. After four attempts, we finally gave up. It was a shame because it seemed a very, very wonderful thing to do. Again, I would highly recommend it if you can actually get onto the tram itself.
Written August 14, 2022
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The_Travel_Bunch
Bristol, UK83 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
The tram is loud and slow, but a lovely way to travel if there's no rush and it wasn't expensive (8euros for our family). We arrived 20 mins early and there was space on a hot weekend, but it's a fairly long wait between trams. We got the tram back as well as we just missed the bus, and had great fun sitting on the back.
Written August 6, 2018
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ihbScotland
Kent, UK400 contributions
Sep 2013 • Couples
In summer, the Sintra to Praia de Maças tram (electrico in Portuguese) runs an hourly service on a vintage open tram. Timetable and details can be found on the Sintra local authority pages - http://www.cm-sintra.pt/Artigo.aspx?ID=3202.
It costs 2 euros single journey, and takes about 50 minutes - slowly dropping down to the beach village - but not quietly - wheels screech on the tight curves, the tram rattles, you can hear and feel every rail joint, and the driver has to ring the foot operated bell when crossing roads. Great!.
And the heat falls away as you get closer to the coast and the sea breezes. Good beach in Praia de Maças, but not a lot else in the town.
We saw no signs for the tram - but if you get off the Sintra Train at Portela de Sintra, exit onto the bus station side, turn left up the hill, and at the top turn right down the hill - it may be signposted to the N247 - to the traffic roundabout - you know you are there when you see the Bang Bang Tattoo parlour!
The terminus is on the opposite side from the parlour, in the shade of some trees.
Be warned - it only carries 28 people - and I believe it can be busy. We got the 1100 on a Friday, so were fine.
If it is full, the Scotturb bus no 441 follows the route, and you could try to get on the return journey.
It is travelling the way our grandparents did - leisurely, in the open air, marvellous.
Written September 27, 2013
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caseyjonesDublin
Dublin, Ireland290 contributions
Oct 2010 • Solo
Sintra Town is a fabulous place to visit. Part of the town is an Unesco Site. Its reached from Lisbon by train and bus. In the old part of the town about 500 metres fom the Railway terminus is the newly re opened Sintra tram. The line goes from the town down through beautiful countryside to a little seaside town Praia das Maçãs. The trams are all nearly 100 years old and they are rather rattly and you do get swung around corners but thats the charm of it. In the middle of Summer they sometimes have open topped trams as well. Unfortunately I believe it only runs from April to Late September and only on Friday, Saturday and Sundays. Trams run from 9.30 to 7.30 normally but there may be new times for 2012 and I was told the last time thet Council hope eventually to extend the route back to the mainline Railway Terminus. Journey time is about 45 minutes and there is just time to grab a coffee at the seaside before the next return journey. In Summer you could of course go early to the seaside, have a whole day at the beach and return to Sintra in the afternoon. The fare was only 2.50 return when I was there and 50% off for Seniors and children.
Written September 2, 2011
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afh1313
Denver, CO15 contributions
Feb 2020
This is the only way to do Sintra. Fast, cheap, easy! Trains all day so super convenient. Bring a snack or drink, nothing on the train. Do not use the Bus tours when you get there. You WILL be left stranded if you attempt to get off the bus. They do not have enough busses and you can not stand.
Written February 23, 2020
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mmmavocado
Kingston, Ontario21 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
All the guidebooks mention this as part of "things to do" but while the views were decent, the tram is far to crowded and busy to really appreciate much. We waited an hour to catch a tram even despite trying to take it from the opposite direction. This activity is likely one of those ones that has unfortunately lost its magic due to overcrowding.
Written May 25, 2018
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Ludo_uk
Stevenage, UK15 contributions
Rode the tram with wife and 2 year old daughter and can't understand the attraction. The tram looked old and not well maintained, the ride was noisy, uncomfortable sitting on wooden benches and unsafe with just a wooden beam stopping us from falling out the side. Take a bus, faster and comfortable
Written October 8, 2014
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Mark S
UK93 contributions
Aug 2019
This tram gets very busy and early queuing advised, especially for the first tram to the beach. You can take the bus (441) one way to beat the queues (look at the Scotturb website) The tram's 2019 timetable and fares are shown on the city tourist website. The adult fare is EUR 3 and on weekends you pay the conductor.
Written September 29, 2019
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ceciliamorrison
East Grinstead, UK1,068 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
On weekdays one has to buy tickets at the Vila Alda which is a building just beside the end of the tram line in Sinatra. It’s 3€’s but there is a discount for senior citizens. At weekends I believe one buys the ticket on the tram, first come first served. The tram was built in 1945. It’s an authentic ride. Bumpy, very noisy and uncomfortable but scenic too. Can’t really see how it makes a profit. Even taking into account the bumpiness of the tram and the incredible noise I think the price should be higher. One arrives at the beach at Macas after a 45 min journey. The tram is very clean and well looked after the tram driver was friendly and a very good driver.
Written September 7, 2019
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