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driving from Lisbon airport to Sintra,

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driving from Lisbon airport to Sintra,

We plan to drive from Lisbon airport to Sintra. It's first week of january. I read about bad traffic between Lisbon and Sintra. According to Wiki, "IC19 (the highway from Lisbon to Sintra) is the most traffic-congested in Europe."

How long will it take to get to Sintra? one hour? two hours? Is it difficult to find a public parking in town once we arrive Sintra?

thanks,

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1. Re: driving from Lisbon airport to Sintra,

It depends on your arrival time to Lisboa, like any other place in the world the morning and evening rush hours are the worst. It can be around 40min with normal traffic.

If you arrive in a weekend parking at Sintra will not be easy, but on weekdays you'll find paid street parking. Your hotel doesn't have parking facilities?

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2. Re: driving from Lisbon airport to Sintra,

Thanks for the reply. It will be Friday morning 8am. We do not stay at Sintra, just spend a day and then head to Tomar.

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3. Re: driving from Lisbon airport to Sintra,

You'll be in the middle of rush hour but in Lisboa, to exit the airport and arrive to IC19 area after that it will be more fluid, it will take you about 1h to arrive to Sintra.

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4. Re: driving from Lisbon airport to Sintra,

Thanks,

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5. Re: driving from Lisbon airport to Sintra,

Travelling time depends on time of day. Going from Lisbon to Sintra you're always driving against rush hour traffic, which is good, but the 2.Circular (the road to get you out of Lisbon) is always congested. You should count on anything between 30 minutes to 1 hour, maybe 90 minutes f you get to Lisbon around 8:30-9:00 am or 17:30-18:30.

Sintra is just a wonderful place, but it may well be a bit foggy in january. Never mind, as it is really beautiful at any time of the year. Have a good trip.

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6. Re: driving from Lisbon airport to Sintra,

Thanks for the reply.

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