Lisbon to Douro Valley: the best ways to travel!

Lisbon to Douro Valley: the best ways to travel!

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Lisbon to Douro Valley: the best ways to travel!
There are many reasons to travel to Douro Valley. This region is known as the “Enchanted Valley” for a reason. Natural beauty, history and gastronomy define this area. However, given the long distance between Lisbon and the region’s capital - Peso da Régua (about 350 km), sometimes it’s hard to choose the best way to travel between Lisbon and Douro Valley. Car, train or bus… Which one is the better choice? Let’s find out together!

How to travel from Lisbon to Douro by car?

This is one the fastest and most practical ways to get to the region. The main advantage of traveling by car is the freedom to make stops on the way (to enjoy the view, for example), and to change our plans if we want to. 
When we get to the region's capital - the city named Peso da Régua , it’s a good idea to park your car and to explore the area in different ways. Here, you must go up to Pinhão by boat - one of the most famous places in Douro. 



How to travel from Lisbon to Douro by train? 

Trains are one the most comfortable ways to travel! It’s the right choice for those that don’t want to drive and want to enjoy the ride peacefully and with no worries. 
In this case, the best plan is to go from Lisbon to Porto. Here, there’s many options to go to Douro Valley. Want to go to Régua? Or to Pinhão? It’s up to you to choose what makes more sense to you!



How to travel from Lisbon to Douro by bus?

The bus ride is usually faster than the train ride and, this way, you can either go to Porto or directly to Douro Valley. If you’re one of those that like to dream big and prefer to buy an all inclusive programme (transportation, accommodation, food and rides), there are options for you!  Depart from Lisbon and get through the main spots of the Douro Region. This way, you don’t have to worry about a thing! What’s the right direction, where should I sleep, what should I visit first? Your only job is to enjoy! 



Whatever transport you choose to go to Douro Valley, the most important is that you live a fulfilling experience and enjoy the wonders of this magic place. After you choose how you go, it’s time to decide how exactly you’ll enjoy your trip. Study about the region and how to live it the best. Unforgettable experiences await you! Cruises, riverside walks, iconic monuments and good food are guaranteed.

Ana Lúcia

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