National rail operator
Facts about Portugal
- Currency: Euro (EUR)
- Timezone: UTC
- Language: Portuguese
Travelling by train to Portugal is relatively easy but does take time. Those who take the trouble discover a country which ranges from soft, green landscapes in the north to more arid terrain in the south. With historic cities, sandy beaches, tasty cuisine and reasonable prices, Portugal is a great country to explore by rail.
Most long-distance rail services in Portugal require seat reservations to booked in advance. These are not yet available on Loco2 but we can book your rail trip to Portugal, which inevitably concludes with a cross-border leg from Spain where our coverage is excellent. Our system will handle bookings on all direct trains from Spain to Portugal. These include the direct overnight services to Lisbon from Ávila, Burgos, Irun, Madrid, Medina del Campo, San Sebastian, Valladolid and Vitoria.
You can also book the new cross-border Celta service, which gives a very useful twice-daily link from Vigo (on the Galician coast of north-west Spain) to Porto - taking just 2 hrs 15 mins.
Image credits: Porto, Portugal © Acnaleksy