Cascais is a popular destination among tourists who visit Lisbon since it is know for its beautiful sandy beaches. When travelling from Lisbon airport to Cascais you can use two different modes of transport: Taxi or Train. The most convenient and fast method to reach Cascais is by Lisbon airport taxi. The ride costs approximately 40€ and takes around 35 minutes. The less expensive, but slower and indirect alternative is the train. The whole journey will cost only 6.20€, but the average travel time is 1 hour and 25 minutes.
When it comes to travelling from Lisbon airport to Cascais, taxis provide the most convenient and comfortable services. Always pick a licensed Lisbon airport taxi from the official taxi ranks which is either cream, black or mint green colored. When the traffic flow is moderate, the average trip duration is 35 minutes.
Since taxis do not have a flat fee for the transfer from Lisbon airport 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. However, the average cost of the journey is 40€.
If you book your ride in advance you might get a better a price.
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 on terminal 2.
Taxis can be costly, but if you do not want to waste time at the airport, they offer fast, safe and reliable services.
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.
Most of the Lisbon airport taxis do not accept card payments.
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
In order to catch the CP urban trains that travel 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. The Aerobus Line 1 operates the route from the airport to the train station every 20 minutes and the travel time is around 45 minutes. The urban trains that head to Cascais depart every 15-20 minutes and the journey takes approximately 40 minutes.
*You can also use the cheaper metro trains to get to Cais do Sodre train station from the airport, but the trip requires at least one change.
Total waiting time is around 40 minutes.
Value for Money
The CP urban train run from 05:30 a.m to 01:30 a.m. The lines of the Aerobus service operate from 07:30 a.m to 11:00 p.m. The metro trains of Lisbon run from 06:30 a.m to 01:00 a.m.
How much is the train from Lisbon airport to Cascais?
Regular urban train tickets cost only 2.20€. However, the first time you will 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.
Train tickets can be purchased from the ticket counters and automated ticket machines of the train station.
The Aerobus tickets cost 4€ per person and can be purchased from the airport's ticket counters, straight from the driver or online.
Where do I get it from?
The bus-stops of the Aerobuses are located just outside of the arrivals hall of each terminal.
Once you arrive at Cais do Sodre train station, buy your tickets and check the information screens in order to see from which platform your train departs.
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.