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Beyond the beaches of the Algarve and Lisbon’s seafaring past, Portugal brims with delights.

The national railway company of Portugal known as Comboios de Portugal (CP). Portugal has over 2,700 km of railway network. Train tickets for trains operating in Portugal can be booked in advance. International trains connect Portugal with Spain. Book train tickets to visit main cities of Portugal by train. Portuguese cities including Porto, Lisbon and Coimbra are all served by trains.


Experience the contradictory lively nightlife among exquisite architecture, sandy beaches and fantastic views in Lisbon. It’s a great city for exploring on foot with tiny streets, squares, shops and restaurants tucked away down every avenue. The capital also has excellent train connections with the rest of Portugal.


Porto, the name may sound familiar, as it should, it’s the home of port wine. Just 3 hours from Lisbon on an Alfa Pendular (AP) train, it’s an interesting town with a beautiful train station, a Baroque church and winding streets. The historic Portuguese town of Sintra in the south is another feast for your eyes, set in beautiful rolling hills with a royal palace at its centre.

Take Home

For a hand-knit fishermen’s sweater as a reminder of your trip visit the seafarers’ towns of Nazare and Povoa da Varzim. Or for hand-painted tiles and intricate cutwork from Madeira try Lisbon city centre. Check market days nationwide to find the best deals.

Food & Drink

The food in Portugal is impeccably prepared and based on regional produce. Lisbon is best for seafood; buy yours fresh from Cascais market. To satisfy a sweet tooth try the Algarve for almond and fig sweets. And if you’re a fan of tripe, visit Oporto, they’re well known for being a nation of tripeiros (tripe eaters!).

New Perspective

Pay a visit to Portugal dos Prequeninos in Coimbra, 1 hour 48 minutes from Lisbon on an AP train. You’ll find a park full of miniature versions of Portugal’s monuments and a section devoted to the country’s former colonies.

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Reviews & ratings

  • Value for money
    Comfortable and scenic trip |
    "I enjoyed the train journey. The seats were comfortable, though I felt the sheets over the seats were not washed since quite some time. Also, it was difficult to figure out the coach number. Apart from this, the experience was good. "

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    Unfriendly Staff |
    "We had a good trip. The only exception was the unfriendly conduct of the staff on the train. The lady handed out newspapers. We sat next to an Australian couple. They asked if she had an English newspaper. She treated them with utter disdain and would not even aswer them. When she returned later with the food and drinks trolley, she skipped us and would not offer anything to eat or drink Gert Jordaan "

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    Como to Lugano |
    "This was only a short journey from Italy into Switzerland but all went well with both the booking and the ride. "

  • Value for money
    Toulouse to Nice |
    "Great value and nice trip although we arrived in Nice 1.5 hours later than scheduled. "

  • Convenience
    Our train ride to Madrid |
    "I travelled from Seville to Madrid on the AVE train on Oct. 4, 2016, and it was a pleasant ride. The scenery was breathtaking, the seats were comfortable and there we even watched a movie on board. The only downside is that there was no wifi on the train. I wouldn't hesitate to ride the AVE train again. "

  • Convenience
    Signage at Madrid Train Statio |
    "Signage in main train station very poor when arriving by train from airport. "

  • Trip Review |
    "Comfortable ride! Boarding was confusing as a first time user with 4 trains on the same siding and same departure time. Wi Fi availability would have been nice. "

  • Value for money
    Difficult to confirm seats |
    "If you have booked your tickets online, make sure that you go to a Portuguese train station BEFORE the day of your travel to lock in your set seats. These will not have been allocated to you when you booked online, and it is best not to leave it to the day that you travel. Other than that, the trip was very comfortable and easy. "

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    Good Budget Travel Option |
    "Travel by Swiss Rail is a Good Budget Travel Option. I traveled with Family. It was a better option then Car, as it Budget friendly. But be careful if you are traveling just after landing with lots of luggage, as it becomes very difficult to do so. Good way to see the country side without stopping or when you are time bound. Excellent connectivity. Good comfort "

  • Value for money
    Good trip but... |
    "Problem of seat reservation No family space Delay of 30 minutes "

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