Portugal train map
Train map Portugal. Portugal train map (Southern Europe - Europe) to print. Portugal train map (Southern Europe - Europe) to download. Whether you travel to towns in the north or want to see the coastal caves of the Algarve, the reliable train system in Portugal provides a great way to discover the country with picturesque scenery. There are six main types of trains in Portugal as you can see in Portugal train map: Regional; InterRegional; Intercities (“Intercidades”); Alfa Pendular; Fertagus; and Celta. Regional (R) is slower and stops frequently. If you are on a budget and not in a hurry to get to your destination, then this type of train will suit you the most. The trains are pretty comfortable and have have air-conditioning. They are second class quality only so sorry, no first class travel here. Celta (CEL) are international express trains that run between Porto and Vigo with stops at Nine, Viana do Castelo and Valença operating twice a day.
Interregional (IR) is reasonably fast, running mainly on secondary lines. Intercidades (IC) is the long distance express train connecting the capital of Lisbon to many other larger Portuguese cities. The trains all have air-conditioning and you can get a first class or a second class seat. Alfa Pendular (AP) deluxe trains are the fastest way to get around Portugal with speeds of up to 220km per hour (137 miles per hour) as its shown in Portugal train map. It connects all of the major cities in Portugal. They offer a mini bar, meals, wifi, audio and video channels. It is also the priciest option you can choose. Fertagus (FERT) (website is in Portuguese) is a private operator running suburban trains from Lisbon across the Tagus River (“Tejo”) to Setubal and serves 14 stations. They all have air-conditioning with second class seats only.
The train transportation in Portugal is very affordable compared to a lot of western European countries. If you buy a return ticket you can get 10% discount for long-distance journeys, but only if you book your trip in advance. Comboios de Portugal (CP) (the state-owned railway company) offers various discounts for children, youngsters, senior citizens and more. Family & Friends 50% discount. Discount applies for weekends for groups of three to nine people as its mentioned in Portugal train map. Children half-price. Children under the age of three can travel for free in Portugal and they can enjoy further discounts between the ages of three to 12 years old. Trainsharing up to 50% off. If you travel with a group of three or four people on the Alfa Pendular or Intercidade trains on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, you can get up to 50% discount.