About Cascais

Vista da Baia de Cascais com a doca e o Palácio Seixas em destaque e pequenos barcos no mar
How to get to Cascais

Cascais is in the Portuguese west coast, in the westernmost point of the European continent, 20 km away from Lisbon and its international airport.
A welcoming destination that will end up surprising you with a quiet environment in the middle of nature as well as glamour, and it is just a two-hour flight from the main European cities.
There are several ways to get to Cascais.All of them quite simple.
If needed, these are heaven GPS coordinates 38.700369, -9.418808

1. Air

Cascais it’s only at a 30 min drive from Lisbon International Airport, which receives all major international airlines.
Cascais also has a Municipal Airdrome prepared to receive international traffic, with an Aerogare with the capacity to accommodate 300 people, surrounded by stunning natural richness and full of touristic options.
For more information, please visit the website.

2. De carro

If you arrive via Lisbon Airport, and  want to start your vacations in 30 minutes take the A5 from Lisbon.
If you want the most glamorous ride, then you can choose to ride by the river and sea, along the coast (Marginal).
If you want to enjoy the view, you can get a Taxi, Uber or a Bolt and you won’t even have to worry about driving!

3. Transportes públicos

Take the metro at the Airport direct to Cais do Sodré. 
This is one of the gates of Lisbon! There is also a shuttle that takes you there (7:00 AM – 11:20 PM), every 20 minutes.
From Cais do Sodré, take the CP train (5:30 AM – 1:30 AM) directly to Cascais. The train route is made near the sea, so you can get used to it. See timetables

A História: Cascais, eterno Porto de Abrigo

The history of Cascais goes back to the beginning of time when dinosaurs were still walking the beaches of the region. 

The geostrategic interest of these stops between continental Europe and the magnificent Atlantic Ocean attracted the Phoenicians, Romans, and Arabs, among others.

During the Discoveries, Cascais was the first to be seen by the vessels coming into the Tagus and the last image they would have of Portugal on their way to Africa, India, and Brazil.

The coastal fortifications are now a lasting memory of privateer attacks and the attempt of Spanish, French, and English forces to disembark in different historic times.

In 1870, the royal family chose the Cascais Citadel as their summer residence due to its excellent location, natural environment, warm weather, and sea and thermal water quality.

Years later, during WWII, this region became vitally important immersed in diplomacy and espionage. European celebrities, royal families, and charismatic artists have found a hospitable safe haven in the town of Cascais. The particular environment of the time inspired Ian Fleming – an undercover agent for the British in Estoril – to write his first novel thus creating the most famous spy of all time, James Bond 007.

Nowadays, Cascais counts on over 650 years of history. Its cosmopolitan and sophisticated environment lasts to this day and has resulted in the region being designated as the Portuguese Riviera.

Cascais Welcome Center