The region is served by Lisbon International Airport, located only 30 kilometres (19 miles) away. All major international airlines land and are represented here. Information can also be obtained on flights, ticket reservations and air taxis.
In addition to the standard taxi services, there is an airbus which connects the airport to Lisbon city centre. It runs every 20 minutes and serves Cais do Sodré (Cascais line) and Rossio (Sintra line) railway stations.
The Aeródromo Municipal de Cascais (Cascais Municipal Aerodrome) at Tires has a runway measuring 1,700 metres by 30 metres and a modern terminal with capacity for 80 to 90 passengers (from Schengen Agreement countries). It can also provide any technical and support services necessary as well as information on air taxis.
Detailed information on other forms of public transport can also be found at hotels and tourist information centres. Taxi services operate around the clock and trains between Cascais and Lisbon, and Sintra and Lisbon take little over half an hour and only stop between 02h00 and 05h30.
Lisbon International Airport (ANA SA Aeroporto de Lisboa)
Telephone: (+351) 21 841 3700
|Aigle Azur||US Airways||Vueling|
|Aer Lingus||Royal Air||Africa Air|
|Amesterdam - 2h45||Geneve - 2h30||Oslo - 4h50|
|Barcelona - 1h50||London - 3h10||Paris - 2h20|
|Brussels - 2h45||Madrid - 1h05||Rome - 2h55|
|Copenhagen - 3h40||Milan - 2h50||Stockolm - 3h40|
|Dublin - 2h40||Moscow - 6h10||Vienna - 3h15|
|Frankfurt - 3h00||Munich - 3h05||Zurich - 2h45|
Two very efficient, comfortable railway lines connect the region to Lisbon.
To Sintra: From Rossio station, in central Lisbon, there are suburban trains to Sintra every 15 minutes (even more frequently during the rush hour). The journey takes just over half an hour.
To Cascais: The journey begins at Cais do Sodré station in Lisbon. The journey takes just over half an hour in trains that are punctual, safe, air-conditioned, and comfortable and boast light background music to soothe the passenger. The view of the coastline from the train is magnificent and is always pleasing and surprising.
From Lisbon, the centre of the Portuguese motorway network, there are clearly signposted slip-roads leading to the Sintra, Mafra and Cascais motorways.
The A5 (to Cascais) passes through the interior through an area with a high population density and provides, above all, a fast route from the capital. The coast road, the "Marginal", provides a much more pleasant, albeit slower journey along the Cascais coast which should not be missed.
The IC19 expressway links Lisbon to Sintra and the A8 motorway links the capital to Mafra. Most motorways in Portugal charge tolls and tollgates are clearly indicated.