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Travel Classes & Alfa Pendular Train Seat Map
Not sure which Alfa Pendular travel class to choose for the journey, what does "Turistica" even mean, and what are the benefits of Alfa Pendular first-class tickets? Don't worry, we've got you covered. You can find all the answers in this section, together with a seat map of both travel classes onboard.
Popular Train Routes in Portugal
In this section, we've gathered the most important information on the popular railway routes in Portugal (approximate travel time, the distance by train, etc.), as well as answered some of the most-searched questions about the lines served by Alfa Pendular trains. Check out all you need to know about the high-speed Alfa Pendular train from Porto to Lisbon, a fast train from Faro to Lisbon, and Lisbon - Lagos railway!
Alfa Pendular & Portugal's Railway Stations
Here you can find everything you need to know about the major train stations in Portugal (location, main facilities, etc.) serviced by Alfa Pendular trains. So if you are wondering what you can find at Lisbon's Gare de Oriente, how many train stations are there in Porto, or do rail hubs in Portugal offer Wi-Fi, you've come to the right place.
Can you travel in Portugal by train?
Yes, you can (and you should at least ones). Portugal's rail system is very advanced and covers all the major population centers of the country. What is more, the Portuguese trains are fast, safe, provide great onboard amenities, and offer an extensive departure schedule, making planning a trip very easy.
Is there a high-speed train in Portugal?
Yes, of course. As mentioned above, an AP train, Portugal railway's shining gem, is a high-speed train, boasting amazing onboard amenities and astonishing travel times.
How do I buy a train ticket in Portugal?
There are several options to choose from. You can choose an old-school way and go and buy a train ticket at the station before departure, risking to stuck in an endless queue or already sold-out tickets. Or you can save your time and your nerve system and book your Portugal train tickets online.
Do you need to buy Railway tickets in advance in Portugal?
Railways of Portugal are in high demand as it's one of the fastest and most comfortable ways to travel, so train tickets for popular connections such as Porto - Lisbon or Faro - Porto get sold-out fast. We advise purchasing your tickets beforehand. Plus, keep in mind that a ticket bought in advance costs much less than the last-minute offer.
How much are train tickets in Portugal?
Unfortunately, it's impossible to answer this question right away. The prices on Portugal rail tickets vary, depending on different factors, such as where from/to are you going, what train and travel class you prefer for the journey, where do you buy your ticket from, and how much time is left before the departure.
What's the difference between Alfa Pendular and Intercidades trains?
The word "Intercidades" means "Intercity" in English and it's one of the standards of trains in Portugal. High-speed Alfa Pendular and Intercidades trains are both valid options to consider for the journey, but AP train offers much better onboard amenities, such as complimentary Wi-Fi and comfortable seats, and boasts faster travel times.
What luggage can I bring with me onboard?
You are free to take any personal luggage with you onboard, except for the dangerous items. But there are several limitations to keep in mind. First, your luggage shouldn't disturb other passengers. Second, it shouldn't damage the train carriage in any way. And third, your baggage must fit in the luggage rags or under your train seat.
Can I travel with my pet?
Yes, you can, provided that your pet is not dangerous to other passengers. Animals that may bother your fellow travelers due to their smell, size, or health conditions are not allowed onboard. Your pet can enjoy a free ride if it travels in a transporter box that can be carried as hand luggage (keep in mind that only one box per person is allowed). If you buy your dog a full-ticket price, you can take it onboard without the transporter box.
Can I bring my bicycle onboard?
Yes, of course. You can as long as you disable it first and pack as luggage (you can find the luggage restrictions above).
Is there Wi-Fi onboard Alfa Pendular trains?
Yes, there is complimentary Wi-Fi available during the ride.