How to Reach Sintra - The Easiest Way 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.

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Modes of Transportation in Sintra

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Sintra. The most preferred mode of transport in Sintra is Working from Home.

Average distance: 11 km Average time: 15 min

  • Walking 33.33%
    Walking 5 min Driving 5 min Overall average time for 5 kms 10 min
  • Car 33.33%
    Driving 20 min Overall average time for 17 kms 20 min

How to Reach Sintra from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Linhó to Sintra 3.98 km 3 mins
Mem martins to Sintra 4.72 km 4 mins
Colares to Sintra 6.8 km 6 mins
São domingos de rana to Sintra 10.99 km 10 mins
Cascais to Sintra 12.32 km 12 mins
Amadora to Sintra 18.14 km 18 mins
Carnaxide to Sintra 18.26 km 18 mins
Lisbon to Sintra 28.34 km 28 mins
São francisco to Sintra 46.15 km 46 mins
Castanheira do ribatejo to Sintra 50.9 km 50 mins
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