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How to get to the Silver Coast from the UK

Flying to Lisbon Airport is recommended as it is an easy drive along the A8 taking an hour to Sao Martinho Do Porto or an hour and twenty mins to Nazare. Alternatively you can fly to Oporto (2.5 hour drive) or Faro (3.5 hour drive).

Available flights at time of writing

Bmibaby flies to Lisbon from Manchester.

British Airways, Flies from Heathrow to Lisbon.

EasyJet, flies to Lisbon from Bristol, Liverpool, Gatwick, Edinburgh and Luton.

Ryanair flies to Oporto from Liverpool, Birmingham, Bristol, Stansted; to Faro from Stansted, East Midlands, Liverpool and Glasgow.

TAP Air Portugal flies daily from Gatwick and Heathrow to Oporto & Lisbon.

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By train from UK to Lisbon

For Lisbon, you can take the 10.23am Eurostar from London to Paris and the 15.50 TGV service to Irún on the Spanish border, which connects with the 22.00 overnight Sud Express to Lisbon, which arrives at 11.03am the following day. Cheapest return fare is £209 at time of writing. Book through Spanish Rail (020 7725 7063) and please check as timings may well have changed.

From Lisbon airport to the Silver Coast  (Sao Martinho Do Porto & Nazare)

Hire a car from the airport if you are intending to use a car for your holiday. We will send you detailed instructions for how to get to Sao Martinho Do Porto or Nazare by car when you book your holiday villa or apartment. The journey is about an hour to Sao Martinho Do Porto or an hour and twenty minutes to Nazare.

The best way of getting to Sao Martinho without a car is to get a taxi to Lisbon’s Sete Rios coach terminal (approx 15 Euros). From there you will be able to get a coach direct to Sao Martinho or Nazare; there are several trips per day. You can find out coach times and book tickets at www.rede-expressos.pt but be aware that the website is in Portuguese and there is no English source of this information. Alternatively a taxi one way will cost 75-100 Euros typically.

Car hire

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