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Getting from Lisbon Airport to Cascais

Cascais is a popular destination among tourists who visit Lisbon since it is known for its beautiful sandy beaches and charming town. The distance from Lisbon Airport to Cascais is approximately 35 km, taking around 30 minutes by car.

When travelling from Lisbon Airport to Cascais you can use three different modes of transport: taxi, private transfer or train. The quickest and most convenient method to reach Cascais is by taking a Lisbon Airport taxi or private transfer. The ride costs approximately €40 and takes around 30 minutes. The less expensive, but slower and indirect alternative, is the train. The whole journey will costs just €4.45, but the average travel time is 1 hour and 20 minutes and the route includes at least 2 changeovers.

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How to get from Lisbon Airport to Cascais by taxi

When it comes to travelling to Cascais, taxis provide the most convenient and comfortable services. Always pick a licensed taxi from the official taxi ranks which are either cream, black or mint green coloured. When the traffic flow is moderate, the average trip duration from Lisbon Airport to Cascais is just 30 minutes.

Taxi fare from Lisbon Airport to Cascais

Since local taxis don’t charge a flat rate for Lisbon Airport transfers to Cascais, your ride will be charged on the meter, based on the exact location of your destination. Additional costs, such as driving on public holidays or late-night driving, may be applied.

Nevertheless, the average cost of a taxi from Lisbon Airport to Cascais is €40.

If you book your ride in advance you will get a more reliable service and competitive price.

Cost

€40

Trip Duration

30 Min

*Rates may vary unless you book your taxi in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

You can always find a taxi at Lisbon Airport.

Where do I get it from?

The official airport taxis can be found lined up just outside of Terminal 1. Use the free shuttle bus if you land at Terminal 2.

Convenience

Taxis can be costly, but if you do not want to waste time at the airport, they offer fast, safe and reliable services.

Editor’s Note

If you are not aware of the average taxi fares, it is advisable to not negotiate a fixed price with your driver because you will probably end up paying way more than you should.

Useful Tips

Some Lisbon Airport taxis do not accept card payments, so make sure to have some cash on hand. You can always ask before getting in the vehicle if they have a card machine.
The driver is required to provide you with a printed receipt.
Taxis in Lisbon are usually luxurious Mercedes or large Peugeots.
Always hire a taxi from the official taxi ranks.

How to get from Lisbon Airport to Cascais by train

To catch the train from Lisbon to Cascais, first you will have to get from the airport to Cais do Sodre train station, which is located in the downtown area of Lisbon.

For the first leg of the journey, you’ll need to catch the metro to the train station. You can take the Red Line to Alameda and then jump on the Green Line to Cais do Sodre. From there, you can get on a CP urban service heading to Cascais, departing from the station every 15-20 minutes and with a journey time of approximately 40 minutes. All in all, the total trip will take you about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

How much is the train from Lisbon Airport to Cascais?

Metro tickets cost just €1.65 and regular urban train tickets cost only €2.30. However, you’ll have have to buy a re-loadable Viva Viagem card for €0.50, which you can use throughout the public transport network of Lisbon during your stay. All you need to do is top up the amount needed for your trip.

The total cost of the trip from Lisbon Airport to Cascais via public transport is €4.45.

*Train and Metro tickets can be purchased from the ticket counters and automated ticket machines of the train station.

Cost

€4.45

Trip Duration

80 Min

Average waiting times for the metro and train services is 20 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The CP urban train run from 05:30 to 22.30, and provides a bus service for the same route from 22:30 to 01:30. The metro trains of Lisbon run from 06:30 to 01:00.

Where do I get it from?

The Metro is located inside the airport, just follow the signs from the arrival gate to the station.

Once you arrive at Cais do Sodre train station, check the information screens to see from which platform your train departs.

Convenience

Since there is no direct train option from the airport to Cascais the whole journey can be rather inconvenient. Moreover, if you arrive at the airport late at night you can only travel to Cascais via taxi or private transfer.

Editor’s Note

You can also take the bus to Cais do Sobre station, however, the Aerobus is no longer in operation and public buses take much longer and cost more.

Useful Tips

Children from 5 to 12 years of age pay only 50% of the regular train fare.
Cais do Sodre train station is a very busy hub and you should always watch out for pickpockets.
The bus station of Cascais is located 200 metres from the train station.
There are official taxi ranks just outside of Cascais train station.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Lisbon. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Prices

DAYTIME
€39
NIGHTTIME
€39
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Lisbon Airport to Cascais?

Local Lisbon taxis calculate fares using a taximeter, based on the time and distance travelled. The average price of a taxi trip from Lisbon Airport to Cascais is €40 and the transfer takes around 30 minutes. Additional costs, such as driving on public holidays or late-night driving, may be applied. For the peace of mind of a fixed fare with no hidden fees, you can book a private transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups and unlock fully personalised services, 24/7 customer support and the convenient use of our app.

How much is the train from Lisbon Airport to Cascais?

There is no direct train from the airport to Cascais. First, you will have to get to Cais do Sodre station and take the urban train from there. The total journey will cost you around €4.45 and take 80 minutes.

How far is it from Lisbon Airport to Cascais?

Cascais is approximately 35 km from Lisbon Airport and you can get there in around 30 minutes by taxi or car.

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