Lisbon Santa Apolonia Train Station

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Santa Apolonia Railway Station

Constructed in 1865, Santa Apolonia train station is the oldest railway joint in entire Portugal. The railway complex is picturesquely nestled on the northern banks of the Tagus River in the charming Alfama district.

Operated by CP (Comboios de Portugal), Santa Apolonia is the key hub for numerous suburban, national, and international routes. The hustle-free station has only eight platforms making it really easy to navigate around.

What is more, being the terminus for both sea and land travel in Portugal, this small classical station also serves as a departure point for most cruises across the Atlantic Ocean!

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What to find on the station?

Besides offering all basic facilities that guarantee all travelers a comfortable stay, Moreover, Santa Apolonia railway complex is surrounded by various cafes, bars, and food shops.

  • Ticket offices
  • ATMs
  • Bathrooms
  • Luggage lockers
  • Help center
  • Shops
  • Pingo Doce supermarket
  • Bank
  • Car rental desk

How to get to the station?

Although the station is situated in the western part of the capital, Santa Apolonia complex is well-connected to Lisbon's transport network and can be reached via:

  • Metro: Santa Apolonia railway hub also features the metro station of the same name which belongs to the blue line (Linha Azul) of city's subway system

  • Bus: the station is served by bus lines 5, 25, 28, 44, 96, 204, 208, 210, 708, 750, 759, and 782

  • Walk: ​you can also easily walk to the station from the historic center, as it is about 1.5 kilometers away. A peaceful walk from Praca do Comercio to Santa Apolonia will take you about 20 minutes.

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