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Guide to Rail and Trains in Portugal

Rail is a great way to get around Portugal. It is fast and easy, with major rail hubs in Lisbon and Porto. In fact, the Oriente Station is about 10 minutes from the airport in Lisbon.

So, here is what you need to know about the rail services:

Alfa Pendular - super fast train that glides from Braga to Porto to Lisbon then to the Algarve and back. Full service, wifi, dinning car.



Intercidades - Run on all North-South, East-West routes, with 2 classes, fast with cafe car, and only stops at major towns.


Regional - Slower service with more stops, also on branch lines.

Urbanos - Light rail around cities.


International night trains such as the Lusitania offer luxury international service.

Just 2 and a half hours away from Lisbon, the high-speed Alfa Pendular reaches Porto faster than driving.


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It's the best method to reach Lisboa from the Algarve. No traffic, it's clean, fast, friendly, easy.

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