How to get from Lisbon to Sesimbra

Lisbon is a great city to spend your holidays in. You have everything there – culture, good food, party, beaches, a river and much more. And what makes it even better are the many possibilities for awesome day trips to discover more of Portugal! One of these day trips is a trip to Sesimbra!

Because we want to help you make the most of your stay in Lisbon, we decided to make a post about how to get from Lisbon to Sesimbra.

The easiest way to get from Lisbon to Sesimbra are our transfers, which start at 25€ per person and pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation in Lisbon.

canoeing in Sesimbra
Sesimbra is a nice day trip for nature lovers

Sesimbra is an authentic little beach resort about 40 km south of Lisbon. Its stunning landscapes and relaxing beaches will enchant you. We have plenty of boat tours and exciting activities like scuba diving and coasteering in Sesimbra! Lots of reasons to plan your day trip from Lisbon to Sesimbra now!

Here are the best and easiest ways how to get from Lisbon to Sesimbra:

The bus is a cheap option
The bus is a cheap option
  1. Bus

This is the easiest option to consider when thinking about how to get from Lisbon to Sesimbra! The bus is operated by TST and departs from the bus station in Praça da Espanha (blue metro line) or Alcantara to Sesimbra. The bus number is either 207 or 260. They both take about an hour and cost you 4,35€ to get from Lisbon to Sesimbra.

Make sure you arrive with some time if you’re departing from Praça da Espanha, as it can be a little confusing finding the right bus station the first time. The ticket is purchased with the bus driver and is not part of the Viva Viagem ticket. On you can find the timetables for the two busses. They usually depart once an hour and more frequently during weekdays.

The Bus is really the cheapest and easiest option to get from Lisbon to Sesimbra. You just hop in and hop out at the last stop, which is the bus station at Avenida da Liberdade in Sesimbra! From there, you arrive right in the town centre and have about a 5-minute walk to the beach!

By train the ride is more comfortable
By train the ride is more comfortable
  1. Train

There is also an option to get from Lisbon to Sesimbra by train. However, it is longer and a bit more expensive than catching the bus. You have to take the Fertagus train from the station Entrecampos in Lisbon to Setúbal. In Setúbal, you need to get off the train and get on the 230 bus. However, this bus doesn’t run very often. So if you’re unlucky, you’ll have to wait quite some time until you catch a bus.

A taxi from Setúbal to Sesimbra will cost around 20€. If you need to wait too long for the bus, this might be a good alternative to get from Setúbal to Sesimbra. The train departs every 20 minutes during the week. On you can consult the timetables and fares.

The train is a good option if you have a little more time and no rush when thinking about how to get from Lisbon to Sesimbra!

Boat tour in Sesimbra
Taxi is the quickest to get on your boat tour in Sesimbra
  1. Taxi or Uber

If you’re traveling with more people, you can also consider getting a taxi (or Uber – cheaper and safer in our opinion) to get from Lisbon to Sesimbra. This is the easiest and most comfortable way to get from Lisbon to Sesimbra. A taxi to Sesimbra takes about 35 minutes, depending on traffic. If you pre-book a transfer from the airport, for example, you pay only 35€. Otherwise, the price will be around 40-50€ to Sesimbra.

Another alternative are the private transfers. A private driver will pick you up where and when you want and take you to your destination. We recommend RobustPerfection, with a “perfect” transfer service all around Portugal.

For groups and people who are not traveling on a budget, getting a taxi from Lisbon to Sesimbra might be a great option to consider!

Ferry is nice if you're got more time
Ferry is nice if you’re got more time
  1. Ferry and Bus

If you love the water, you should also consider taking a ferry to get from Lisbon to Sesimbra! From Cais do Sodré in Lisbon, you can take the ferry to Cacilhas. Once you get to Cacilhas, get on the bus number 203 which goes directly to Sesimbra. Consult for the timetable!

This is a nice option for sunny days, to enjoy the way to Sesimbra by doing a little tour on a ferry on the Tagus! The ferry runs every few minutes, so you’ll don’t have to wait long. The price for the ferry is 1,20€, the bus costs around 4€.

Where do the sea tours in Sesimbra depart from?

Coasteering in Sesimbra
We have plenty of awesome activities in Sesimbra like coasteering

Once you’re in Sesimbra, you can enjoy the sun and the relaxed atmosphere outside of Lisbon! If you’re up for some action, why not consider one of our fun activities? We have a lot of scuba diving, snorkeling and beautiful boat tours in Sesimbra! Or if you wanna do something more active, you can try Coasteering in Sesimbra. It’s a very fun activity, where you also get to explore the beautiful nature of this region.

If you do one of our activities, you’ll have to go to Porto de Abrigo. It is about a 30-minute walk along the coast from the centre of Sesimbra. Or you get a taxi for about 10€ if you want to save your energy!

Whatever you decide to do, we hope we could help you with this post about how to get from Lisbon to Sesimbra! Enjoy your day trip to this beautiful Portuguese town!

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