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Getting from Lisbon Airport to Sintra

Sintra is a popular resort town packed with colourful architecture and is located west of the capital, about 30 km from the airport. You have three options for your Lisbon Airport to Sintra transfer: taxi, private transfer or train. The fastest and most hassle-free option is to take a taxi or private transfer. The ride costs around €35 and takes approximately half an hour. A less convenient, but cheaper option is the train. The total cost of the journey, which involves using the metro as well, is only €4.45 and the average travel time is 1 hour.

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Comparison of the options

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Taxi €35 30min 24/7
Train €8.90 60min 05:41–01:08

How to get from Lisbon Airport to Sintra by taxi

Taking a taxi from Lisbon Airport to Sintra is by far the most convenient and fastest method. Licensed Lisbon taxis can be easily recognised by their cream, black or mint green colours and taxi roof signs. Under normal traffic conditions, the taxi trip to the town of Sintra should not take more than 30 minutes.

Taxi fare from Lisbon Airport to Sintra

Local taxis to Sintra will be charged using a taximeter, depending on the exact location of your destination. It’s worth noting that there may be extra charges for each piece of luggage, late-night driving or tolls.

With that being said, the average price of a taxi from Lisbon Airport to Sintra is €35.

For a guaranteed fixed fare with no hidden fees and an English-speaking driver you can rely on, pre-book a private transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€35

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 on Terminal 2.

Convenience

Even though taxi rides can be expensive, hiring a taxi is the best transfer option. There’s no need to worry about messing around with multiple modes of public transport, all you have to is sit back and enjoy the trip to Sintra.

Editor’s Note

Please keep in mind that Lisbon taxis tend to charge more when travelling outside of the city limits.

Useful Tips

Ask the driver if extra charges will be applied to your trip and why.
Let the driver know that you are aware of the average price.
It is not mandatory to tip the driver, however, you can round up the fare if you liked the service.
Make sure that the driver resets the taximeter before setting off.

How to get from Lisbon Airport to Sintra by train

Comboios de Portugal provides regular urban services that travel from Lisbon to Sintra, departing from the Oriente Train Station, which is located only 3 km away from the airport.

To get to the train station from the airport, you’ll have to get on the metro and ride for 6 minutes until the third stop “Gare do Oriente Station”. From there, you can hop on an urban line towards Sintra. The Sintra line departs every 15 minutes and the average travel time is 45 minutes.

How much is the train from Lisbon Airport to Sintra?

To travel by train from Lisbon Airport to Sintra, you’ll need to catch the Metro first, a one-way metro fare is just €1.65 and is valid for an unlimited number of journeys for 60 minutes. However, you will have to buy a re-loadable Viva Viagem card for €0.50 first, which you can top up and use throughout the public transport network of Lisbon during your stay. The urban train tickets to Sintra cost €2.30.

All in all, you’ll pay €4.45 for the trip by train from Lisbon Airport to Sintra.

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

Cost

€4.45

Trip Duration

60 Min

Average waiting times for the metro and train are 15-20 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The CP urban trains operate the route from Oriente Station to Sintra from 05:41-01:08. The metro trains of Lisbon run from 06:30 to 01:00.

Where do I get it from?

The metro station of the airport is located on the right side of the arrivals hall of Terminal 1. If you arrive at Terminal 2, you will have to use the free shuttle bus that travels between the two terminals.

Once you arrive at Oriente Train Station, buy your tickets and check the information screens to see from which platform your train departs.

Convenience

If you are on a tight budget, the train journey from the airport is ideal for your wallet. However, having to change from metro to train can be somewhat inconvenient and dangerous if you are travelling with children and many pieces of luggage. For a seamless arrival with no waiting times or journey planning, we recommend booking a taxi or private transfer.

Editor’s Note

If you have some time to spare at Oriente train station, you should know that there is an excellent food court on the top floor and that across the station is the Vasco da Gama shopping centre.

Useful Tips

The metro and train stations are wheelchair accessible.
You can always hire a taxi in order to get from the airport to the train station.
The ticket machines accept up to €20 bills.
Oriente Station serves all the international train lines.

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Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

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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Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

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Drivers are always on time

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Prices

DAYTIME
€32
NIGHTTIME
€32
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

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4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Lisbon Airport to Sintra?

Local taxis calculate fares using a taximeter, depending on the exact location of your destination. Keep in mind that there may be extra charges for each piece of luggage, late-night driving or tolls. Nevertheless, the estimated price of a taxi from Lisbon Airport to Sintra is €35. If you’d rather have a fixed fare with no hidden fees, you can pre-book a private transfer with Welcome Pickups and get access to our fully personalised services, convenient app and 24/7 customer support.

How are trains from Lisbon Airport to Sintra?

There are no direct trains from Lisbon Airport to Sintra. You’ll first have to catch the Metro to Oriente Station and then change onto an urban train to Sintra. The journey takes 1 hour altogether and the total cost of the trip is €4.45.

How far is it from Lisbon Airport to Sintra?

Sintra town is approximately 30 km from Lisbon Airport, taking about 30 minutes by taxi or car.

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