The picturesque coastal village of Cascais is located 25 kilometers west of Lisbon on the Atlantic Ocean.
The former summer getaway for the nobility of Portugal is now an upscale resort town that impresses locals and visitors with imposing villas, first-class shopping, but most of all with its picture-perfect beaches and bays.
On this page, we reveal the 4 easiest ways to travel from Lisbon to Cascais.
Let’s dive in!
1. From Lisbon to Cascais by Train
The easiest way to travel from Lisbon to Cascais is by train. Head to the coastal train station, Cais do Sodré, and take the suburban train “Linha de Cascais” that leads to Cascais. The line includes 17 stops, with more than 10 of them dropping you off at various beaches along the way. However, to reach the popular seaside town of Cascais, get off at the last stop, Cascais Station.
Trains depart every 10-20 minutes. The train ticket, which can be purchased for a single ride or on the Viva Viagem prepaid card, costs only a few euros. The ride takes 33 to 40 minutes and rewards you with the most beautiful views of the coast.
Traveler’s Tip: Train rides to Cascais are free with the Lisboa Card. You can buy your Lisbon Card in our official ticket shop.
- For up-to-date information on the schedule to Cascais and the ticket price, click here. Just enter Cais do Sodre and Cascais, and choose the date of your trip.
- You may also be interested in our complete Guide to Train Stations in Lisbon.
2. From Lisbon to Cascais by Car
The fastest way to get from Lisbon to Cascais by car is to take the A5 toll road. With normal traffic, you can expect a driving time of about 35 minutes.
An alternative is to drive along the coastal road Avenida da Marginal - EN6, which treats you to picturesque sea views.
There are parking spaces in Cascais center, but keep in mind that they are very limited, so finding a spot to park can be a problem, especially in summer. Alternatively, you can use public car parks, which are charged per hour.
3. From Lisbon to Cascais by Bus
It is possible to go by bus from Lisbon to Cascais. However, we do not recommend this option, as it takes much longer than going by train. Also, it is easier to get to the Cais do Sodre train station than to the main bus station.
4. From Lisbon to Cascais by Day Trips & Tours
Another option to go from Lisbon to Cascais is by booking a day trip or a tour that includes Cascais and other popular destinations, such as Cabo da Roca and the fairy tale town of Sintra.
Now you know the easiest way to travel from Lisbon to Cascais. If you're interested in other popular getaways, check out our complete guide to Sintra and our page on the easiest ways to travel from Lisbon to Porto.