How to Get from Sintra to Other Destinations
Sintra is an old city in Portugal. It is located just 23 km away from Lisbon (the nearest air hub can be found there). Also, it is close to Cape Roca, the westernmost point of Eurasia. More than one million travelers visit this place each year. To get around this resort city and travel to other nearby places, they use different modes of public transport, taxis, and private transfers.
Taxi from Sintra
If you need a taxi in Sintra, you may book it by phone, via the Internet, or near the Sintra-Vila post office or the train station. Such vehicles are either new beige cars or old black and green ones having special signs on their roofs. Taxi drivers don’t use taximeters and offer fixed prices for trips (it’s better to discuss this before travel). An average rate from Sintra to Lisbon Airport is 25-30 euros. On holidays, weekends, and at night, tariffs increase by 20%. Also, you can give your taxi driver a tip (5-10% of the fare).
Transfer from Sintra
For tourists traveling late at night, preferring to know the journey cost in advance, and appreciating comfort during the trip, pre-ordering a transfer with the Kiwitaxi service will definitely be a good idea.
A transfer from Sintra to the capital of the country will cost you 40 euros, and to its airport - 37 euros. Besides these destinations, we offer trips to all major nearby resorts. Groups of several travelers may choose from one of our minibus transfers. In case you need a child seat, you may add one to your reservation.
Public transport from Sintra
The most popular route from here is to the capital of the country, and there are several ways to reach it. You can do that by bus (for 3-5 euros), commuter train (2.25 euros), or using an old tourist tram (3 euros). There are also direct buses from Sintra to Cascais and Estoril.
But please keep in mind that these modes of transport do not run through the night, so in case you have to reach your destination at this time of day, the only option will be taking a taxi or booking a private transfer.
Sintra is called ‘a pearl of Portugal’, and it has everything needed for good holidays: beaches, clean water, amazing views of the coast, and plenty of sights. The latter include the Pena Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, the Palace of Sintra, the Castle of the Moors, the Monserrate Palace, etc. This city is also interesting for its concerts, exhibitions, and ballet festivals. Lord Byron (a famous English poet) found Sintra the most beautiful place in the world.