By Train -- There is no direct train service from Lisbon to Valado dos Frades. From Lisbon take the train to Cacém, in Cacem take another train to Caldas da Rainha. In Caldas da Rainha take the train to Valado dos Frades. The trip takes 3 1/2 hours and costs 10€.
By Bus -- About a dozen buses a day make the short run between Nazaré and Valado dos Frades. A one-way ticket costs 1€. Eight express buses per day arrive from Lisbon. The trip takes 2 hours (1 hr. less than the train) and costs 8.50€ one-way. For information, call tel. 96/744-98-68.
By Car -- From Alcobaça, continue northwest along N8-5 for about 13km (8 miles). From Lisbon, take Highway A-8.
The Nazaré Tourist Office is on Avenida da República (tel. 26/256-11-94). It's open daily, but hours vary depending on the time of year, so you should call ahead.