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Stations and Transport Hubs in Lisbon – How to Stay Well Connected

Read on and learn about the best options for staying connected to cities around Lisbon. Become travel savvy and explore the fascinating Portuguese city and region with confidence.

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The Gare De Oriente

This is a train, bus and metro station, that's situated on the eastern edge of Lisbon. It is easy to find close to the Parque das Nacoes and is just 5 minutes from Tivoli Oriente Lisboa Hotel. And most of the other well-located hotels Lisbon, Portugal has on offer. Being located close to Gare De Oriente means travelling around the city, country and surrounding region, for that matter, is a breeze. The station is a high-speed, regional commuter centre, offering both national and international connections. Apart from connections to major cities in Portugal, you can catch trains to France and Spain from Gare De Oriente. Besides offering easy connections, the station on its own is an architectural marvel, designed by Santiago Calatrava a Spanish architect the station was a focal masterpiece at the Expo 98 convention.

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Santa Apolonia

This is the city's main and most historic train station. Situated close to the Alfama district, this station is the main Portuguese hub for local and international connections. Checking the official website for train times and ticket rates will be ideal for pre-planning your journeys.

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Rossio

This beautiful station is situated between Praca do Rossio and Praca dos Restauradores in Baixa. You can catch trains to the picturesque village of Sintra from here, with departures taking place every 15 minutes. If you obtain a Viva Viagem Card it can be used to pay for your journey. You will love the charming vintage façade of this artistic station that is a pleasure to explore, and well worth taking a few social media update photos at.

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Cais do Sodre

This too is one of the city's main transport hubs; from Cais do Sodre you can obtain easy bus, train, ferry and metro – blue line, services. Catch the train to Cascais and Estoril from here, while the convenient ferry service provides easy connections to Cais do Sodre and Cacilhas, which is just across from the scenic Rio Tejo. Again a Viva Viagem Card will pay for the journey; fast convenient and hassle free, make sure to obtain the card on arrival in Lisbon. You will find the region just too stunning to leave unexplored, and with the right connections easily available, do make plans for loads of exploration.

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Sete Rios

A long distance bus terminal, Set Rios is situated near the train station Jardim Zoologico metro which is part of the Blue Line. Travel is via the Rede Expressos coach service that has a comprehensive network of connections to all major cities in Portugal. Included are the cities of Coimbra, Porto, Faro, Evora and Braga. For coach rates, times and destinations check out the Rede Expressos website. Happy travels folks!