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Porto to Lisbon Train - September Schedule not available

We are planning to be in Portugal September 8th - 21st, flying into Porto and out of Lisbon. I was looking into booking train tickets and dates in September are not showing up on routes I have checked- are these blank because I am 70 days out? How early can tickets be booked?

For those who have taken this route (Porto to Lisbon), is the IC line more scenic than the high speed AP trains? It appears that the AP trains travel farther inland.

Thank you!

Posted by
1075 posts

Limit is 60 days out, and no, the scenery is no different-take the IC and take a good bottle of Douro wine (+€11) and some goodies for the trip.

Posted by
921 posts

I would tend to disagree with the previous poster. I would take the AP, as you don't stop as often. Both trains use the same tracks so, it's just a matter of fewer stops and slightly nicer trains.

If you book 30 days in advance, there is a significant savings. And, there is a senior discount if you are in that age category. Campanha is the long distance station in Porto. It depends on where you are staying as to which station to choose in Lisboa.

Posted by
244 posts
  1. If you have not yet done so, go to https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/pt/mycp/login and become a "member".
  2. Always login when you visit the Comboios Portugal website.
  3. Book tickets at least 8 days in advance.
  4. Prices vary by time of day, train, class, member status. For example: The highest price Porto-Lisboa is €42,40 for 1ª classe AP (list price) The lowest price is €11,00 for 2ª classe AP (member price)
Posted by
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Thank you for all the replies! I'm relieved to know they open up just 30 days prior, I was getting nervous thinking everything had sold out!

I will definitely join the CP site. It appears that they have a number of steam or special train excursions running when we are in Porto so I'll be interested in figuring those out as well.

Posted by
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We took the AP from Lisboa to Porto. Loved it. Four of us had facing benches with a table between us