You have just arrived in Portugal and can not wait to start your holiday at Boa Onda Guesthouse Peniche or one of the many accommodations on the Portuguese coast? You can not stop thinking about the first lesson at the surf school in Peniche that you have booked together with all the necessary equipment for the summer yoga classes ? If this is the case, you can not possibly miss the information contained in this post, where we will try to explain how to get to Peniche from Lisbon as quickly and as conveniently as possible. If this is the case, you can not miss the information contained in this post, where we will try to explain how to get to from Lisbon to Peniche as quickly and as conveniently as possible.
Some geographic information
Peniche is a small Portuguese town located in the district of Leira, very renowned for being one of the places with the coolest surfspots in Europe.
Peniche in fact, is known among the fans of surfing because of the “Supertubos” and the homonymous beach home of Rip Cur Pro. You’ve certainly already heard of it, but in case clicking on the following link, you can find some interesting info about it.
Peniche, geographically speaking, is located on the north coast of Lisbon and south of Porto, not far from some of the most characteristic Portuguese villages, such as Obidos, Sintra, Fatima.
Only 100 km separate Lisbon from Peniche, which depending on the means of transport used could turn into 60-90 minutes of travel.
How to get from Lisbon to Peniche
So let’s see, what are the most suitable ways of transport to reach Peniche from Lisbon, departing from the international airport of Lisbona – Portela.
The main options available to all travelers are the following:
- Taxi – Uber/Bolt
- Rental car
Let’s go and analyze them one by one …
Lisbon Airport – Peniche by taxi or Uber/Bolt
Surely it will not be the most economical solution among the three offers, transportation from Lisbon Airport to Peniche by taxi could prove to be the most suitable solution for those who want to optimize their time. In fact, the taxi service can be useful for example if:
- your flight arrives in the middle of the night
- your stay will be medium / long
- once in Lisbon you can take another means of transport
In the mentioned solutions, for example, the taxi may not be so bad, especially if you are traveling with friends and have the opportunity to divide the costs by the number of participants. In this way, the final amount per person will be accessible to all budgets.
Just to give you an example, we tried to simulate a trip for 4 people from Lisbon airport to Peniche with the following companies:
- Airport City Transfer = Total amount 97€
- Sun Transfers = Total amount 117€
- Taxido.net = Total amount 160€
The average price usually is between 25€ to 40€ with regular traffic, travel time should be 60-70 minutes. Not cheap but there is worse 🙂
*NOTE – SUMMER 2021 = We found out from one of our kind guests that the price of the taxi service from Lisbon airport to our guesthouse was 109€. So if you are coming alone you should know that this service is definitely the most expensive among those listed. But if you are a group of 3 or 4 people, it may be worth it as it is the most convenient and fastest option.
If private transport is your preferred choice for reasons of time and organization, we recommend the following services:
We are sure that you are already familiar with their operation, which is done via mobile apps that you can download to your mobile phone. The price of these two services for the journey from Lisbon Airport to Peniche is around €50-60.
From Lisbon Airport to Peniche by rental cars
The second solution offered regards the classic rental car. This service is very useful if you are traveling with your personal surfing equipment, short board, long board, bodyboard. Traveling with bulky luggage, the movements could be problematic or not too easy. So renting a good-sized van or a car could be the best choice.
Here below some of the most popular rental car services that you can find at Lisbon airport:
Obviously the agencies are many more, so if your agency is not present in the options offered above, all you have to do is type in Google: Rent a car Lisbon airport, to get the complete list.
The travel time should be equal to 60-70 minutes, and the cost varies depending on the number of participants, the car chosen, and the booking conditions.
How to get from Lisbon to Peniche by bus
Finally, the last option offered within this post dedicated to the ideal transportation on how to get to Peniche from Lisbon, we talk about the buses.
- solo traveller or couples
- those who do not have time problems
- those who do not need a vehicle once they arrive at their destination
- those who wanna monitor their budget
How does bus transport work?
Let’s try to clarify this topic, offering an easy and immediate prospect. First of all the bus companies that offer the transfer service from Lisbon to Peniche are two:
- Rede Expressos – departure from Sete Rios station
- Rodo Tejo – departure from Campo Grande station
As you have probably already noticed, unfortunately there are no bus companies that offer a direct transfer from the airport of Lisbon to Peniche. In fact, to date, the only way to reach Peniche by bus is through the companies Rede Expressos and Rodo Tejo, which connect the Portuguese capital with several cities located on the Portuguese coast so loved by surf enthusiasts.
It is very important to underline that the bus departure stations are located in the city of Lisbon, let’s say in the vicinity of the historical center, they are easily reachable by local bus or metro, but you will have to use 10 to 30 minutes depending on the chosen vehicle. So be careful to calculate travel times, especially if you want to buy your ticket online and book your seat on the bus to Peniche.
How to get from Lisbon to Peniche by Rede Expressos bus
In case your choice is for Rede Expressos company, once you arrive at the airport you will have 3 options to reach Sete Rios station. They are:
- public bus ( 705 – 744 – 783)
The bus lines that connect the airport to the Sete Rios stop are 705, 744 and 783. It is important to underline that even if you choose the bus connection, this will not be direct. In fact, depending on the number chosen, you have to get off at the nearest metro station, which will then take you to your destination.
For example, by bus 705 you should stop at the metro stop: Roma – Areeiro. From here you will find the metro line that goes to Sete Rios in only 2 stops. Alternativately, by the bus 783 you will arrive until Entrecampos and from here you could finally take your bus to Peniche. The total time needed for that is equal to about 30 minutes.
There is a similar situation for the metro which unfortunately does not directly connect the airport to the Sete Rios station. Here too you have to change at least once. Although the most economical mode of transport, a single journey costs € 1.45, it is also the one that takes longer. Estimate at least 60 minutes.
Finally the taxi. Definitely the middle step is faster and more practical. It will cost you something more, about 10 €, but you will reach your destination in about 10-15 minutes at the most. Recommended option for practical people or chronic latecomers (like myself).
Bus timetable from Sete Rios
Rede Expressos buses depart from Sete Rios station, travel all week, Sunday and holidays included with a schedule that runs from 7.30am to 7.30pm or 10.00pm.
The travel time is equal to 1.35 h and the cost of the ticket varies depending on the time of booking. It usually hovers from € 7.70 up to € 8.60
You can view the specific program through the table in the box below:
|from Monday to Saturday||Sunday and Holidays|
|7.30 – 9.00||7.30 – 9.00|
|8.30 – 10.05||8.30 – 10.05|
|10.00 – 11.35||10.00 – 11.35|
|11.45 – 13.20||11.45 – 13.20|
|12.30 – 14.05||12.30 – 14.05|
|13.30 – 15.05||13.30 – 15.05|
|15.45 – 17.20||15.45 – 17.20|
|17.00 – 18.35||17.00 – 18.35|
|18.30 – 20.05||18.30 – 20.05|
|19.30 – 21.05||19.30 – 21.05|
|/||22.00 – 23.30|
Rodoviaria do Tejo bus service
However, if your choice has rewarded the company Rodoviaria do Tejo, below we will try to offer an analysis very similar to the previous one. Also in this case you will have 3 different options to reach the departure station, which in this case is Campo Grande. They are:
- public bus 783
In general, reaching the Campo Grande stop from the airport is more inconvenient than in the previous case, in this case the possibilities of choice are more limited.
The most practical bus to reach the destination is the 783 which will lead you to the stop of Amoreias (5 stops). From here you will have about 12 minutes of walking to the bus stop. Total time of about 25 to 30 minutes.
As in the previous case, if you chose the metro, you will have to change the vehicle and take a very long ride. Red Metro from the airport with change at Alameda station where you will change with the green line that will take you to the Campo Grande station.
Estimate here at least 40 to 45 minutes.
In this case, the taxi is in our opinion the best solution. In less than 10 minutes you will be at your destination for a cost probably less than 10 €. It’s worth it!
Bus Timetables from Campo Grande
The buses of the Rodoviaria do Tejo company departing from Campo Grande station, travel all week, Sunday and holidays included with a schedule that runs from 8.00 am to 19.30 or 22.30.
The travel time is between 1.25 – 1.30h and the cost of the ticket varies depending on the time of booking. If bought on the bus the cost is € 8.55 each way.
You can find the detailed timetable here below:
|Monday to Friday||Saturday, Sunday, Holiday|
|8.00 – 9.25||10.00 – 11.25|
|11.00 – 12.25||14.30 – 15.55|
|13.00 – 14.30||20.00 – 21.25|
|15.15 – 16.40|
|16.00 – 17.25|
|16.45 – 18.10|
|17.30 – 18.55|
|18.00 – 19.30|
|18.45 – 20.10|
|19.00 – 20.30|
|20.00 – 21.25|
|21.00 – 22.25|
|22.30 – 23.55|
Our analysis regarding how to get from Lisbon to Peniche has ended. Obviously we hope to have provided help to all travelers and surfers who will come to visit Portugal from next summer. If you chose Peniche as a starting point for your wave acrobatics, Boa Onda Guesthouse Peniche would be happy to accommodate you and let you enjoy our relaxed Portuguese holiday atmosphere.
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Obrigado Mattia – Such a luxury to find that two bus lines travel to Peniche where we are soon arriving for the MIA Festival, and now to read your helpful comparison. In Canada we are simply not used to so much choice in public transportation.
Hi Susan! I am glad to have helped you out 🙂 Enjoy your stay in Portugal!
Thanks for this post Mattia! Do you know whether the Lace Festival in Peniche on 21.7.2019 has any special buses from Lisbon on Sunday?
Hi Dan! Thanks a lot for your comment. To be honest i don’t really know if there are special buses for this festival. I would suggest you to contact the organization of the event in order to get some more details. I tried to find more info online but I did not see anything related to that. But thanks for the tips because I am going to write something about “Lace in Peniche” very soon. Enjoy your stay in Portugal 🙂
Great post – so useful. Just wondering though – do the buses let check your surfboard bags?
Hi Courtney! I am sorry for the late answer but we were quite busy lately.
By the way the answer is: of course you can bring all your stuff with you. There is not any problem to check your surfboard bags.
Enjoy your trip and come to visit us 🙂