How to Reach Sintra


  • By Air: The closest airport to Sintra is the international airport at Lisbon.
  • By Train: Sintra is a 30 minute train journey from Lisbon. The service runs every 15 minutes.
  • By Tram: The tram ‘Praia das Macas’ ends at ‘Ribeira de Sintra’, close to the Sintra town centre. The service runs frequently. 
  • By Taxi: Visitors will find numerous taxi options for going short distances such as the Cascais-Sintra route.
  • By Bus: A number of regular bus services run from Cascais to Sintra.
  • By Car: Sintra is connected to Lisbon by A5 and A16 motorways, fairly straightforward paths.
  • By Bicycle: It is common for people to hire bicycles at Lisbon and ride them to Sintra. Alternately, you can carry them into Sintra on trains.


  • By Walking: Many of Sintra’s main attractions can be accessed on foot through well laid out walking trails. Bring along a map to guide you through the trails.
  • By Bus: Bus number 434 has a circular bus route and the bus runs every 15 minutes on the ‘train station town – Castelo dos Mouros – Palacio da Pena – train station’ route. Scotturb 403 also runs servives to Cape Roca towards Cascais.
  • By Car: Several parking spaces are available around Sintra. However, the best option is to walk around the city, especially the city centre.