How to go from Lisbon to Sintra

Friends of Boa Onda Guesthouse Peniche welcome to our blog news. In today’s article we will offer you the most useful travel information on how to go from Lisbon to Sintra using the main means of transport. We will follow the style used in previous articles of our travel blog such as: how to go from Lisbon to Porto.

In the next few lines we will give you the most interesting geographical and logistical information as well as links to the public and private transport companies that connect the Portuguese capital with the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage town of Sintra. Enjoy your reading.

Useful information on how to get from Lisbon to Sintra

The castle town of Sintra is located about 30 km from the centre of Lisbon in a privileged position, surrounded by the Sintra and Cascais Natural Park. The transport time to go from Lisbon to Sintra ranges from 30 to 60 minutes depending on the means of transport chosen and most suitable for each traveller.

Below we will show you the most practical options to get from Lisbon to Sintra. Among them, we have chosen and analysed travel by:

  • car
  • metro

How to get from Lisbon to Sintra by car

The first travel solution we would like to propose is the car. The advantages of moving freely are priceless, especially if you wish to make some intermediate stops within a longer route, such as the one from Lisbon to Peniche.

The journey by car from Lisbon to Sintra is very quick and easy, taking about 30-40 minutes at the most depending on the traffic along the way. Depending on your starting point, the options are as follows:

  • route via A37
  • route via A16

Once you have chosen the most convenient route from Lisbon, all you have to do is drive towards the N249 in Sintra.

Come andare da Sintra a Lisbona in auto


As usual, we recommend that you have a good internet connection that is valid abroad so that you can use your GPS or Google Maps and enjoy your trip in complete safety. Google Maps will also provide you with useful information about traffic and the quickest way to reach your destination.


How to get from Lisbon to Sintra by metro

The metro option is the best option for all tourists who have chosen to base themselves in Lisbon during their Portuguese stay. In fact, if you don’t have a rental car at your disposal, you can easily reach Sintra via the city’s metro line in about 50-60 minutes.

Again, depending on where you start in Lisbon, the first part of your travel itinerary may change slightly, but in this simulation we have taken the Rossio stop, located in the heart of the Portuguese capital, as the starting point.


Come andare da Lisbona a Sintra in metro


Getting to Sintra from Lisbon is very easy as there is a direct line from Lisbon to Sintra on the Lisbon metro line, making it very easy and convenient to travel between these two destinations. The journey time is usually 44 minutes and connections are available with a 40 minute interval.

However, if your starting point is the Rossio metro station, you will find Sintra’s green line 18847 connecting the medieval town with the centre of the Portuguese capital.



We hope that we have answered your questions on how to get from Lisbon to Sintra and look forward to your comments. Also do not hesitate to contact us for more details about accommodation in Peniche, surf school, yoga classes and much more. The staff of Boa Onda Guesthouse is always at your disposal through the following official contacts:

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