By Train -- The nearest rail station is at Nelas, about 24km (15 miles) south. For train information, call tel. 808/208-208. Buses run from Nelas to Viseu; the fare is 4€. The fare from Lisbon to Nelas is 16€.

By Bus -- Eleven Rodoviária buses per day make the trip from Coimbra in 1 hour and 15 minutes. Fourteen buses per day come from Lisbon, the trip taking 3 hours, 30 minutes. For information, call tel. 23/242-28-22.

By Car -- Viseu lies near the center of the modern expressway, IP-5, which cuts across Portugal. IP-5 hooks up with the Lisbon-Porto motorway. Coming from Spain, motorists enter Portugal at the Vilar Formoso Customs station and then head west to Viseu.

Visitor Information

The Viseu Tourist Board is on Avenida Gulbenkian (tel. 23/242-09-50). Hours vary throughout the year, so call ahead.

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.