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Arriving

By Train -- Electric trains leave from the waterfront Cais do Sodré station in Lisbon. The round-trip fare is 3€, and departures are every 20 minutes for the half-hour trip. Trains operate daily 5:30am to 1:30am. For information, call tel. 21/486-41-65; www.cp.pt.

By Bus -- Buses from Lisbon are impractical, considering the low cost and convenience of the frequent trains. But if you're coming to Estoril from Sintra, the bus is your best bet; about a dozen buses a day make the 1-hour run. The round-trip fare is 4€.

By Car -- From Lisbon, head west on Route 6; try to avoid driving on weekends, when there's considerable traffic in both directions. Driving time depends on traffic, which tends to be heavy almost all day and night. It's lightest Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm. Rush hours are brutal, as is the rush to the beach on Saturday and Sunday before 10am and the rush back to Lisbon on Saturday and Sunday between 4 and 6pm. It might be easier on your nerves to take the electric train and forget about driving along the coast.

Visitor Information

Junta de Turismo da Costa do Estoril is at Avenida Clotilde, Edifício Centro de Congressos, 3A (tel. 21/466-38-13; www.estorilcoast-tourism.com), across from the train station. It's open Monday to Saturday 9am to 7pm, Sunday 10am to 6pm; summer Monday to Saturday 9am to 8pm.

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.