Book your journey in Lisbon

Portugal
Add a destination
?
  • 75+ years of experience
  • 5.5 Million Travelers
  • 15,000+ destinations
5.5 million travelers in 2015
#1 distributor of train tickets and rail passes
15,000+ destinations
The simplicity of one-stop-shopping
75+ years of rail travel experience
European experts

Overview

Put on your explorer’s hat

Put on your explorer’s hat

Consider yourself an explorer ? Come to Lisbon. Portugal is the home of Magellan, who led five Spanish ships and 251 men in the first round-the-world voyage, and Vasco de Gama, who discovered an ocean route from Portugal to the east, a feat that seemed impossible at the time. With a Eurail Portugal Pass in hand, you’ll find traveling much quicker and pleasurable.

Located on the westernmost point of Europe, you’ll arrive into Lisbon’s Santa Apolonia Station. On the bank of the Tagus River in the historical district of Alfama, it’s the city’s oldest rail terminus building in 1865.

About Portugal


Some say you just need a day in Lisbon before taking off for the coast’s famous beaches and golf courses. Don’t listen. This city begs to be discovered all its own. Just try navigating around the narrow alleys in quaint neighborhoods.

The aforementioned Alfama district is the city’s historic soul, with a maze of medieval lanes in which to wander. Here lies the city’s oldest church, the Lisbon Cathedral. Dating to the year 1147, the church has been modified several times after surviving many earthquakes. The result is architecture of many styles : Romanesque, Moorish and Gothic.

Contrasting against the old village’s whitewashed houses and wrought-iron balconies adorned with drying laundry, you’ll find an area coping with an up-and-coming modernity. Right across from the train station is a new development, home to designer shops, restaurants and nightlife. Much different than the traditional Fado cafes you’ll find deep in the district.

Fado is a music genre characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics. One of the more authentic clubs to hear this sorrowful sound is Baiuca de Alfama on Rua de São Miguel. With less than ten tables, you’ll not find a more intimate experience.

The heart of the city is the the Baixa, or city center. Decidedly different from the Alfama, there are broad, elegant squares and pedestrian streets. Cafes, shops, old streetcars and street performers all lend a special charm to the area. Sit down at a pastelaria for a taste of nata, the country’s famed flaky pastry filled with custard and topped with powdered sugar and cinnamon.

Excited to get on your way ? We’ll help make it easy and cost effective. The Lisbon Card gives you free travel on Lisbon’s public transportation and includes trains to [Sintra-city], Cascais and funiculars. Plus over 70 free and discounted offers including admission to the palaces of Queluz, Sintra, Ajuda and Mafra. Visit museums that chronicle everything from archeology to antiquities to tile. See Vasco de Gama’s final resting place at Jeronimos Monestery.

We don’t just make it easy to see Lisbon, our Eurail Portugal Pass gives you access to the rest of the country. Try bird watching in Faro, where its Ria Formosa lagoon nature reserve attracts hundreds of species of migratory birds. Head north to Porto, home to the eponymous wine. And those glorious coasts : Estoril and Algarve, where duffers come to lose golf balls in the Atlantic, and European sybarites shake off winter under palm trees.

But don’t rush off to some fancy resort town just yet. Stay in Lisbon a while where you’ll find more hilly, cobblestone streets to climb, cable cars to ride and an abundance of faded colonial architecture to admire. In other words, do what locals have done for centuries – explore.

Don’t miss a glass of Ginginha, a typical Lisbon drink made from Cherry Liquor. There are many restaurants in the Bairro Alto district. Lisbon offers a wide range of typical dishes specially fish dishes and excellent wines like the Vinho Verde and the Porto.

You will find the main shopping areas in Baixa. The Chiado and Bairro Alto district have clothes and linen shops, whereas the neighbouring streets have haute couture shops. For high class label clothes and shoes, go to Avenida da Liberdade.

_ Turismo de Lisboa
Rua do Arsenal, 23 1100-038 Lisboa
Tel: +351 210 312 700

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Lisbon station(s)

Trains are convenient way to reach any town and city in Europe. All main towns have a railway station, while major cities have more than two railway stations. Nearly all railway stations are located in the city centre. Check our map to locate railway station(s) in Lisbon.

Lisbon city guide

Travel forum

From our travel community

Transporting bicycles on the faro to lisbon train I am wondering whether this is possible and how much it might cost? The bikes will be in either a bike box or the large plastic bike bag. Thank you.

Barry Byer | 17 April 2002 complete | 2 Comments
Station - luggage lockers I would like travel to a city for a short visit, then travel to another city on the same day. Are there secure lockers to store luggage at the station while you see the city?

Michael McPhearson | 12 July 2023 complete | 50 Comments
Emotional support dog on train from lisbon to vigo Is it possible for me to take my emotional support dog on a train from Lisbon Portugal to Spain. He is not a small dog -- he weighs 32 kilos. Thank you for your help.

Michelle Garcia | 17 December 2007 complete | 5 Comments
Lisbon to madrid trenhotel in march Hi, I want to book a double delux sleeper in early March, for Lisbon to Madrid. I know it is too far in advance now, but searches on January dates reveal only Economy fares available. Are sleepers on this route difficult to (...)

Brenda Baldwin Scott | 17 November 2015 complete | 2 Comments
Need help with seat reservations We have on-line booked 2 train journeys in Portugal in February for travel Lisbon to Faro on April 30, 2014 and Lisbon to Porto May 8th. We received our tickets in the mail but now are trying to reserve our specific seats - without any luck. (...)

Rosalyn Lawrence | 14 March 2011 complete | 7 Comments

Read all

Customer reviews

  • Convenience
    Lisbon/Madrid in comfort |
    "Very comfortable a great way to travel "

  • Convenience
    My special thanks to the Crew |
    "My special thanks to the crew ! Very friendly at the restaurant ! "

  • Convenience
    Train vs. plane |
    "My trip from Lisbon to Madrid was the return leg of the voyage. My wife and I showered at the Spa facilities in the hotel at which we stayed prior to boarding the 9:30 overnight train. Boarding in Lisbon was far more chaotic than it had been in Madrid : although we were on the platformprior to the train arriving, we received conflictingdirections from staff which had us running up and down the platform looking for the coach which contained our sleeping berths. We finally located the car at the very end of the platform where we had to lift our luggage across a nearly two foot gap to enter the train. Despite the hassle, the train is clean, comfortable and reasonably-ppriced. We'd definitely book again. "

  • Convenience
    Good train experience |
    "The train was clean and bed comfortable, the conductor was helpful "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Gets us from point A to B |
    "Clean toilets The seat allocated to me cannot be adjusted to recline position. The adjuster is broken I feel secure during the trip. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    You get what you pay for |
    "This was the overnight train from Lisboa to Madrid and we made a huge mistake not paying extra and booking beds instead of seats. Travelers with weak buts be ware ! "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Travel to Lisbon |
    "We traveled from Porto to Lisbon in the morning. Made a hop on hop off at lisbon, Return back in the evening by euro rail. The travel was very comfortable. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Bed bugs |
    "RailEurope booking of train was fine. We took a night train from Lisbon to Madrid. It was very confusing booking the seats, not because of raileurope per se, more had to do with seat selection so I don't know if this was a raileurope or renfe issue. However, we ended up having to book turiste class seats rather than a sleeper and woke up to adult and baby bed bugs in our seats and crawling all over us. When we tried to tell the conductor they told us to sit in our seats because the train was full....which we did not. Gross. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Train to Madrid from Lisbon. |
    "This *particular train was good. The beds were comfy although the room was super tiny and you could not sit up at all. Maybe the top bunch a small person could sit up. Nice little bar, nice server, nice workers. Recommended though ! There's a window in the hallway you could somewhat have privacy to just hangout. Maybe the bar, not sure if the bar closed by itself but not the room. *check out my music ! - SoundCloud.com/MoodBeside "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Good Travel |
    "The train is comfortable and on time. "

  • 0 10