We will write how to get from Lisbon airport to Sintra. The distance from Lisbon Portela Airport airport to Sintra is 30 kilometers and the travel time from Lisbon airport to Sintra is around 25 minutes by taxi and by metro 1 hour and 20 minutes.
The cheapest way from Lisbon airport to Sintra is by metro and train for €4.15. If you go by taxi will be around €30-35. You can also rent a car in Lisbon airport or get a private transfer. Read here Portugal sim card for tourist, how to get from Lisbon airport to Cascais and Lisbon airport to city center.
LISBON AIRPORT TO SINTRA
PUBLIC BUS FROM LISBON AIRPORT TO SINTRA (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Lisbon airport to Sintra is by bus and train. There are a few Buses 705 and 744 running every 20-30 minutes during the day and 208 Night Bus (running every 30 minutes from 11 30 pm until 5 30 am) from Lisbon airport that only accept one piece of luggage.
The Bus Number 744 the Bus Number 722 are going from Lisbon airport to Oriente Train Station during the day. The Night Bus 208 from Lisbon airport to Oriente Train Station during the night.
Once in Oriente Train Station you will have to take the train going to Sintra. The train fare is €2.20 and the travel time is 47 minutes from Oriente to Sintra. The trains from Oriente to Sintra are running every 12-20 minutes starting from 5 40 am until 1 am.
The total fare from Lisbon airport to Sintra by public bus and train is €4.15 which is €2.20 train ticket plus €2 (€1.45 public bus plus 0.50 cents of euro Viva Viagem Card). The total travel time from Lisbon airport to Sintra by bus with the waiting time could be around 1 hour and 45 minutes.
METRO LISBON AIRPORT TO SINTRA (BEST WAY)
The best way from Lisbon airport to Sintra is by metro plus train. The Metro from Lisbon airport to Oriente is running every 6-10 minutes from 6 30 am to 1 am. The metro fare from Lisbon airport is €1.45 (plus €0.50 cents that you have to get a rechargeable Viva Viagem electronic card in the vending machine). You can use Viva Viagem for metro, buses in Lisbon and the train going to Sintra.
The travel time is around 7 minutes from Lisbon airport to Oriente Metro Station where you can get the train to Sintra. You will have to get the metro at Lisbon airport in Terminal 1 so if you get to Terminal 2 you will have to get the free shuttle around 10 minutes to commute.
If you go to from Lisbon airport to Sintra by metro is 7 minutes to Oriente (Red Metro Line). You will have to take the Red Metro Line from Lisbon airport and after 4 stops you will get to Oriente.
Once in Oriente Metro Station you will have to take the train going to Sintra. The train fare is €2.20 and the travel time is 47 minutes from Oriente to Sintra. The trains from Oriente to Sintra are running every 12-20 minutes starting from 5 40 am until 1 am.
The total fare from Lisbon airport to Sintra by metro and train is €4.15 which is €2.20 train ticket plus €2 (€1.45 metro plus 0.50 cents of euro Viva Viagem Card). The total travel time from Lisbon airport to Sintra with the waiting time could be around 1 hour and 10 minutes to Sintra Train Station where you can go walking distance to most of the places to stay.
LISBON METRO MAP
BY TAXI LISBON AIRPORT TO SINTRA
If you go from Lisbon airport to Sintra by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 30 minutes and the taxi fare from Lisbon airport to Sintra is €30-35. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.
CAR RENTAL AT LISBON AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car in Lisbon’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in the city. It will take you 30 minutes to get to Sintra from the airport with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport. It will costs around €30-40.
Car rental option can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Lisbon and Sintra. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Sintra.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION LISBON AIRPORT TO SINTRA
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Lisbon. Prices are around €30 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €7 per person.
For sure private transportation will be so comfortable same like taxi, they will wait for you and drive to your final destination without you worrying of anything!
BEST WAY FROM LISBON AIRPORT TO SINTRA
The best way from Lisbon airport to Sintra if you are traveling alone and on a budget I would choose by metro and train €4.15 total fare until Sintra and the travel time can be around 1 hour and 10 minutes. You can also get the public bus from Lisbon airport to Oriente with the same cost. And it will take 1 hour 40 minutes just make sure you aren’t bringing so much luggage.
If you are traveling in a group or your prefer more comfort you can get a taxi or private transportation direct to your accommodation place in Sintra.
ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN SINTRA
In terms of accommodation in Lisbon there are a lot to choose from. There are cheap hotels available for you at a starting price of €20-25. Hostels with dorms starts from €10-15 if you want to go down your accommodation budget travel in Portugal. Luxurious hotels in another option for your accommodation in Portugal, price can range from €90-up. Click here to get $30 USD off your first booking with AirBnB!
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN PORTUGAL
A total of €25-30 per day for two people will be your daily budget for food in Portugal. A meal for two can cost for €15. You can have healthy meals for as low as €7.50. You can go down the food budget travel in Portugal cooking on your own and buying food in the supermarket. Pasteis de nata and expresso are great for a quick break in your sightseeing day in Portugal and you will find them for less than €2.
BEST TIME TO VISIT IN PORTUGAL
Portugal in August is the busiest and most expensive time of the year in the country because this is when locals or tourist choose to take their summer holidays. The best time to visit Portugal is through the months of between March and June if you to experience as much as possible the beauty of Portugal. The winter is from December to March but it’s warm comparing with North Europe.
CASH IN PORTUGAL
Portugal also use Euro as their currency. Rate is €1 is equivalent to $1.16. When it comes to ATM’s you can find many around while they will accept credit card and debit card in most of the hotels, restaurants and supermarkets.
Having insurance while you are traveling outside your home country is very important. Make sure that you have one too, to keep you safe in your trips around the world.
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