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Arriving

By Train -- Ten trains run daily from Lisbon to Caxarias, 10km (6 miles) outside Fátima. A ticket costs 11€, and the trip takes 1 hour and 10 minutes. For information and schedules, call tel. 808/208-208. Buses await passengers at Caxarias and run into Fátima. The fare is 3€, and buses between Caxarias and Fátima operate at the rate of seven per day, with a one-way ticket costing 3€.

By Bus -- On bus schedules, Fátima is often listed as Cova da Iria, which leads to a lot of confusion. Cova da Iria is less than 1km (2/3 mile) from Fátima and is the focus of pilgrimages and the site of the alleged religious miracles. About three buses a day connect Fátima with Batalha. The trip takes 40 minutes and costs 3.60€ one-way. Fifteen buses a day arrive from Lisbon. The 1 1/2-hour trip costs 8€ one-way. For information and schedules, call tel. 24/953-16-11.

By Car -- From Batalha, continue east along Route 356 for 15km (9 1/4 miles).

Visitor Information

The tourist office is on Avenida Dom José Alves Correia da Silva (tel. 24/953-11-39; www.rt-leiriafatima.pt) and is open daily from 10am to 1pm and 3 to 7pm. In August, it's open daily 10am to 9pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.