Cais do Sodré, Lisbon’s major railway station, train line to Estoril, Cascais, ferry terminal to Cacilhas & the beaches of Caparica
Cais do Sodré is Lisbon’s major bus, metro, trainstation ‘Linha de Cascais’ , name of the train line joining Lisbon to Cascais and ferry terminal to Cacilhas , Seixal, Montijo and ferries to Trafaria and Porto Brandão (near the beaches of Caparica). Or maybe you prefer a cruise on the river Tagus?
Cais do Sodré railway station Lisbon to Cascais
Cais do Sodré railway station is serving westbound suburban route to f.i. Estoril, Belém and Cascais, and subway or bus for any spot in Lisbon. It is adjacent to the Lisbon Metro station (website incl. network diagram & how to use the metro) of the same name which is the terminus for subway’s Green Line (Linha da Caravela).
Statue Duque da Terceira, Cais do Sodré, Praça do Duque da Terceira
Cais do Sodré is situated in central Lisbon on the bank of Tagus River. Although the official name is Duque da Terceira Square, everybody knows it by Cais do Sodré. Duque da Terceira was a hero in the Peninsular War (1807-1814) that united Portugal, Great Britain and later Spain against Napoleon.
Ferry to Cacilhas, the river Tagus left bank
From here you can also take a ferry to river Tagus left bank to Cacilhas , for a walk along the river to the elevator of the famous Cristo Rei statue.
Lisbon, ferry Cais do Sodré
Transtejo (and timetable) is the company responsible for the fluvial crossing of the Tagus River. People from the other side of the river have to cross it every day to work in Lisbon or in the environment. The company offers every 10 minutes a ferry to Cacilhas (Almada, district of Setubal), a return ticket cost 1,20 euro (2008). From Cacilhas you can take the bus to the beaches of Caparica.
Transtejo also offer Tagus cruises, a tourist service with various types of ships as Catamarans and luxury ferry-boats.
A mini cruise on the Tagus River overlooking the city is wonderful, especially at the end of the day the light is unforgettable.
Ferry in Cacilhas. Wonderful views on downtowm Lisbon!