Planning a Trip
By Train -- The round-trip fare from Lisbon's Cais do Sodre to either Estoril (the second-to-last stop) or Cascais (the end of the line) costs 3€ ($3.90). Electric trains arrive from and depart from Lisbon at intervals of every 20 minutes. Service runs daily from 5:30am to 1:30am. For information, call tel. 080/208-208 in Lisbon, or tel. 21/486-41-65 in Cascais or Estoril.
By Bus -- Buses from Lisbon are impractical, considering the low cost and convenience of the frequent trains. But if you're coming to Cascais from Sintra, the bus is your best bet; about a dozen buses a day make the 1-hour run. The round-trip fare is 5€ ($6.50).
By Car -- From Estoril, continue west along Route 6 for another 6.5km (4 miles).
Cascais Tourist Office is at Rua Visconde da Luz, 2750 Cascais (tel. 21/486-82-04; www.estorilcoast.com). The tourist office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 8pm. In summer (June-Sept), it's open daily 9am to 8pm.