Evora is a historic city of Portugal which has played an important role in the formation of the country today. It has a charismatic old city centre, with monuments dating back to the Roman occupation of Portugal. There are a number of sights worth visiting, as well as the atmosphere of the town being relaxed and inviting. It is in the centre of Portugal, around 130km east of Lisbon and is surrounded by a rich, Mediterranean countryside. Evora day trip from Lisbon is a very popular excursion for travelers in Portugal.
There are five ways to get to Evora from Lisbon. These include a Welcome Pickups day trip, an organized coach tour, a bus, a train or your own hired car.
Enjoy a complete experience in Evora on an exclusive private tour from Lisbon with Welcome Pickups. Your friendly, English-speaking driver will pick you up from your chosen location in Lisbon and after a quick introduction, you will be on your way through the Portuguese countryside to Evora. Your driver will be your guide throughout this full-day tour, providing you insight into the history and local culture of the places you pass through. You will be privately driven on-board a stylish, comfortable, modern car with all the amenities you need accompanied with a trained local guide.
Welcome Pickups Tour in Lisbon 2020
Recommended Tour Stops
Evora Historic City Centre
The Roman Temple of Diana
The Chapel of Bones
Megaliths of Cromlech Almendres
Your day trip with Welcome Pickups is highly customizable, meaning that you can also visit anywhere else that you choose, within the time frame. The overall trip is 8 hours long and can accommodate a single passenger of up to 8 people.
Welcome Pickups Tour Photos from Evora
How Much Will It Cost?
This day our to Evora with Welcome Pickups costs €280 for a group of 1-4 people and €350 for a group of 5-8 people. The increase in price reflects the increased size of the vehicle to accompany the group. The price doesn’t include entrance to any attractions.
Where Do I Get Picked Up from?
Your private tour with Welcome Pickups is a door-to-door service, so you can be picked up from where you choose, when you choose. When you book you can let the driver where you would like to be picked up from and at what time. You can also nominate a place to be dropped off at in Lisbon on your return at the end of the Evora tour.
This exclusive day tour is designed to be the best day tour possible, with everything organised to maximise your experience. Your local driver is also your guide for the entire day, giving you the best tour from the perspective of a true local. You are looked after the entire way, from being picked up at your chosen place and dropped off where you want. Your schedule is flexible to choose where you want to visit, but there is also a pre-arranged structure of the most popular places to see. The trip is conducted from a comfortable vehicle with all your needs on-board including Wi-Fi.
Your driver is a local and an ambassador for their country, wanting to show you the best there is to experience. This is truly a unique opportunity, so go all out and enjoy!
Organised Coach Tour from Lisbon to Evora
A common way to take an excursion from Lisbon is to join an organized coach tour to Evora. There are many of them which leave from the city to Evora and the locality, with a number of different specifics. These tours consist of a pre-organized schedule and route and include a driver and local tour guide on-board. They are usually available in a variety of languages, such as English, French, and Portuguese. The overall duration is typically 9 hours, beginning at 9 am.
Coach at Evora
How Much Does It Cost?
The cost per ticket usually begins from €80 per person. Other tours to Evora from Lisbon including more visits or a longer duration may cost more per person.
Where Do I Get the Coach from?
Coaches on tours to Evora typically offer a pick up at hotels and accommodation in the central area of Lisbon. Before you book, you may wish to confirm pick up time at your accommodation. You will be dropped off at the same location.
Taking the coach is a convenient way to visit new places and have your experience completely organised for you. There are also a number of language options, meaning that passengers who struggle with English can understand the tour guide. The schedule is fixed, which also means there is little flexibility in choosing your own places to visit and how long you want to be there. You will also be with a group large enough to fit the vehicle, meaning these tours are not necessarily private.
It is always best to book the tickets for your tour in advance, as the price can rise sharply close to the time of the tour. It is advised also to be careful when booking to select carefully the language of the tour.
Rede Expresso Bus from Lisbon to Evora
There is a strong bus network from Lisbon to other areas of Portugal, provided by the company Rede Expresso. You can take a Rede Expresso bus from Lisbon to Evora. This bus runs throughout the day and is a fairly cost-effective way to reach Evora, taking between 1 hour 30 mins-45mins to get there.
How Much Does It Cost?
A single bus ticket costs €10.60 each way, making the overall cost €21.20 per person. Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the bus station.As this option just covers transfer from Lisbon to Evora you will have to pay entrance fees to any attractions you visit. You may also want to hire a licensed tour guide to show you around the city.
How Often Do Buses Leave?
The buses leave all through the day from 07:00 until 22:00, with at least 1 bus per hour departing and returning. The last bus from Evora back to Lisbon is 21:00. The timetable can be found on Rede Expressos site.
The buses are a direct way to get from the centre of Lisbon to Evora and are a low-cost option. They also run often, giving you lots of flexibility to visit the city. The downside is that you will have to hire a tour guide separately if you want to learn more about the city and its history. You may also miss out on the chance to visit other sites outside of the city, which might be difficult to reach with public transport.
Taking a bus from Lisbon to Evora tends not to get too packed but if there are specific times you wish to go and come back, it might be worth ordering your tickets online to secure your seats, particularly if you have a larger group.
Regional Train from Lisbon to Evora
The train is an alternative method of public transport to travel from Lisbon to Evora. It is also a cost-effective method of travel and is direct to the city centre. The train operator is the Comboios de Portugal and the line to Evora is on the Intercidades. The train to Evora from Lisbon it will take approximately 1 hour and a half.
Train to Evora
How Much Does It Cost?
The train to Evora is also a low-cost method of transport, costing €12.45 per person each way, meaning you will pay €24.90 per person. Tickets can be purchased online or at the train station. As this is just a transport option you will also need to pay for entrance fees to all attractions. You may also wish to hire a licensed tour guide to complete the experience. See the section above for more information.
How Often Do the Trains Leave?
There are very few trains which run from Lisbon to Evora and back, four per day during the week and three on the weekend. The same is true for the way back. The timetable can be accessed online.
This option takes you from a central location of Lisbon to Evora and the trains are modern and comfortable. There are very few of them per day, however, and the cost is higher per person than the bus. There is also no tour guide included in this option and there is very little flexibility to visit where you like taking public transport.
There are only two times running in the day that are worth catching, so you should plan your trip carefully and arrive with good time at the train station. You may wish to order your tickets online as well, especially if you’re travelling in a large group.
Private Car Hire from Lisbon to Evora
A private car hire can be a great way to explore the rest of Portugal and enjoy an excursion from the city. You can drive from Lisbon to Evora in just over an hour and a half, eastwards on the A6 motorway. Along the way you will pass a number of small towns and villages in the Portuguese countryside and you can visit wherever you like for as long as you want. Renting a car in Lisbon is easy and there are all the major rental brands such as Hertz, Europcar, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Sixt and Realcar.
How Much Does It Cost?
The initial cost of renting a car can be fairly low-priced. There are factors that influence the cost, such as the vehicle, the company you choose and the time of year you hire it in. You can pay as low as €30 per day. On top of this you will have to pay fuel and any tolls along the way, making the overall tripcost €80+. You will also have to pay a deposit for the car, which may be upwards of €100.
What Documents Do I Need?
If you are an EU driver, you will need your driving licence and EU identity card or passport. If you are driving from outside the EU, you will also need the relevant driving permit, as well as your visa documents and passport. You must be over 21 to hire a car and have held your licence for at least 2 years.
Hiring a car is easy, particularly in a tourist city such as Lisbon. Driving in Portugal is fairly safe and straightforward, although it may take some time to get familiar with it if you are not used to the roads, traffic, etc. Having your own car is a very flexible option as it allows you to travel for as long as you like, where you like. However, this option does not include any kind of guide or pre-organization, meaning you have to do everything yourself.
Using a GPS system or Google maps can be a helpful way of finding your way around the road systems in both Lisbon and Evora. It is a good idea to research car parks close to the sights you wish to see to avoid unnecessary stress.
Frequently asked questions
Is there a train from Lisbon to Evora?
There is a train which leaves from Lisbon Oriente train station to Evora, 4 times a day during the week and 3 on the weekend.
How do I get from Lisbon to Evora?
There are a number of ways to get from Lisbon to Evora. These include: a regional train, a bus, a private car hire, an organised coach tour or a Welcome Pickups private day trip.
How far is it from Lisbon to Evora?
Evora is approximately 135km from Lisbon and it takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to get there by car.
What is there to see between Lisbon and Evora?
You can pass through the beautiful Setubal Peninsula on your way to Evora, with the Arrabida mountain range and national park in the area. You will also pass the river Almansor and the ancient Almendres Cromlech stone circle.
Is Evora Portugal worth visiting?
Evora is a charming medieval town that also has monuments of its ancient history intact. It is relaxing, with great food and a pleasant atmosphere, making it very worth visiting.
How far is Algarve from Lisbon?
Algarve is in the very south of Portugal and is 280km from Lisbon
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