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Sintra Tram

Avenue Heliodoro Salgado, Sintra, Portugal
+351 21 923 8789
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Great fun!

This little tram runs from the town of Sintra to the beach. Most of the trip is along the main road... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Julie W
Bromley, United Kingdom
Great experience for kids

Got the tram from Sintra to the beach. The kids loved it and so did we. Very screechy brakes at the... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
Anne-Marie L
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Avenue Heliodoro Salgado, Sintra, Portugal
+351 21 923 8789
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

This little tram runs from the town of Sintra to the beach. Most of the trip is along the main road so it's not the most interesting of rides, although you do get some good views of the Pena Palace and the Palace of Monteserrate,...More

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Got the tram from Sintra to the beach. The kids loved it and so did we. Very screechy brakes at the beginning so not great for sensitive ears and slightly stressful returning due to the number of people wanting to get on and the limited...More

1  Thank Anne-Marie L
Reviewed 29 July 2017

A city with a tram has a special charm for me and I love every time I get to ride this tram. I love when I can sit carefree and watch outside as it passes through interesting sights. totally worth the ticket

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A great ride from Sintra to the beach. Go along an old track through villages. This is the kind of tram that moves people to wave at you as the tram passes. Watch the driver and his assistant ticket taker do all the bells and...More

Thank Yvygv
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This lovely victorian tramline runs between Sintra new town and Praia das Macas beach, it only cost €3 for a 45 minute ride along glorious countryside and runs throughout the year (but only at weekends in winter). Bit bumpy but good fun

2  Thank suz!p
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Sintra the town itself is a marvel but if you have time for a third or fourth visit (or if you are staying in the area) you must take this tram to the beach (Praia das Maçãs) - some of the prettiest beaches of the...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Recommended by the guide book we thought we would have a ride on this historic tram. Fortunately we got there early as contrary to the information in the guide book you cannot purchase tickets, on the outward journey, on board. The tram driver was very...More

3  Thank Ian P
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We took a tram on Monday, sonit was not crowded at all. Dont expect luxury travel, tram is really old, route is rocky. But you feel like a child, very exited in it! It costs €3 for a single travel, takes about 40 minutes to...More

1  Thank Ieva A
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Many websites say it only runs weekends, but here on a Thursday and it ran right on schedule. It's a slow trip through time but if you're a streetcar fan don't miss it. The Oceanside village it ends in is attractive and has many good...More

2  Thank RedRoadRunner
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The tram between Sintra and Praia das Macas is a feature of our everyday life, as we live along its tracks. When we took our first ride last summer, I was charmed by its steady roll up the hill to Sintra, and the way it...More

1  Thank JaninedeBric
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5 September 2017|
Response from JaninedeBric | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we live in Praia das Maçãs (the terminus of the tram), and confirm that it runs year round. During May, service is mostly regular (about every two hours, nearly every day) and during the winter months, it slows down... More
15 August 2017|
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Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
I found on the city municipal of Sintra website an Horário de Verão 2017 do Eléctrico de Sintra (summer schedule of the Sintra tram 2017). It goes to 24 September 2017. Website is something like cm-sintra. pt We asked while... More
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16 April 2017|
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Response from Ieva A | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. There is a train from Lisbon to Sintra. Cheap and freakent. So take undergrounde/tube from airport to Rossio train station and then train to Sintra