Travel / Transportation


Getting to Lisbon

By Flight

The Lisbon International Airport is well connected to a variety of destinations all over the world. After your arrival at Lisbon International Airport you can choose your transportation between bus, taxi, Uber, or Metro. We recommend the latter as it connects you to the main central areas of the city, including the Cais do Sodré railway station where you can get the train to Cascais—the meeting venue.

 

By Car

The A1 (north) and A2 (south and east) highways are the main road arteries supplying Lisbon. Depending on which Spain-Portugal border you pick to enter the country, you can approach the Portuguese capital by any of them.

 

By Train or Bus

If you are coming from Spain by train, specifically from Madrid, we advise taking the 8h trip night train (train). Alternatively, if you are interested in a more affordable bus option to get to Lisbon there are multiple options, here is our suggestion (bus)


Going from Lisbon to Cascais

By Car

If you decide to drive to Cascais, take the A5 highway (highlighted route on map to the right). Alternatively, you can take the slower, more scenic route by choosing the coastal N6 road (see map on the right). If you are not in a hurry, we advise the latter, as you drive past some of the nicest monuments in the Belem area of Lisbon, while enjoying refreshing river and ocean views.

By Metro & Train ( itinerary )

If you are traveling light, and keen on exploring Lisbon, we recommend you take the metro to the Cais do Sodré railway station where you can catch the train to Cascais. Alternatively, you can take a taxi/Uber to Cais do Sodré railway station. You will need to buy the train ticket at the station (this is the cheapest option). Moreover, by taking the train, you can enjoy the coastline and will get to see some of Lisbon’s nicest monuments. 

By Taxi

Uber is available in the Lisbon/Cascais area, and you have the added advantage that you will know exactly how much you will be paying for your fare. You can also call or flag a regular taxi off the street, but beware, as some taxi drivers tend to take you the long- way for a bigger fare.