Portugal

From Portugal to international cities

Lisbon - Valencia

In order to travel to Valencia the best way is to take the night train. 

  1. Take the night train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Madrid-Chamartin with the Portuguese Railways. (10h15min)
  2. Change station to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha by taking local transports around one hour trip, to take the Spanish Railways AVE to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla (1h49).

Keep in mind that seat reservations for night trains are required. We advise you to reserve in advance.

Stop over in Toledo 

Also called the "city of the three cultures" as Christians, Jews and Arabs lived in the city for centuries. You have many monuments to visit: the Cathedral, the old town, the Sinagoga del Transito, the Museum of Santa Cruz and much more.

The city is located 33 min from Madrid by train.

Lisbon - Barcelona 

In order to travel to Barcelona the best way is to take the night train. 

  1. Take the night train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Madrid-Chamartin with the Portuguese Railways. (10h15min)
  2. You'll need to change stations and go to the Madrid Atocha station by local transports.
  3. Travel from Madrid Atocha to Barcelona Sant with the high-speed trains from the Spanish Railways. (2h40)

Keep in mind that seat reservations for night trains and high-speed trains are required. We advise you to reserve in advance.

Porto - Madrid

You'll need to take 3 trains in order to travel from Porto to Madrid.

  1. Take the IC train from Porto (Campanha) to Vigo-Guixar. (2hh22)
  2. Take the second train from Vigo-Guixar to Madrid-Chamartin. (6h33)
  3. Take the third train from Madrid Chamartin to Madrid Sol. (10 min)

Traveling to Portugal

The Portuguese national railway is Comboios de Portugal (CP). Seat reservation is required for Intercity trains (IC) for high-speed trains and night trains. 

The best way to visit Portugal is by traveling by train to the biggest cities like Lisbon, Braga, Faro, Coimbra or Porto and from there, if you want to visit villages take local buses. 

There is a great railway connection between Porto and Pocinho. São Bento Train Station in Porto is beautifully decorated with hand-made paintings depicting events and stories from Portuguese history. The railway road to Pocinho will carry you near the Douro River and will make you see how Nature has gifted beautiful landscape to Portugal. You can find more information here

With an Interrail Pass

Traveling to Portugal with an Interrail Pass? Make sure to get the most out of your pass and check out the Interrail Pass benefits in Portugal.

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