The Rede de Expressos ensures the connection between hundreds of destinations across the country, several times a day. This company offers 19 daily departures between Lisbon and Porto and 20 daily departures between Porto and Lisboa.
You can search for the destinations covered by the company and the price of tickets through the Timetables and Prices tab, selecting your starting point and the end point.
Bicycles can only be transported folded or dismantled, packed in a box or in a proper bag.
When the weight of the luggage and bike exceeds 20 kg is paid an additional fee, according to the kilometers and exceeded weight (the fee can be found in the Package Delivery tab).
These regulations can be found in the Terms & Conditions tab at the top of the company page.
There are two types of service trains with national coverage, the Intercidades and Alfa Pendular, operated by the company Comboios de Portugal.
For shorter trips there are other trains – Regional, InterRegional and Coimbra Urban trains) that allow the connection between some parts of the country.
The map of the CP company’s services can be found on image below and in the webpage (version only in portuguese).
Timetables and prices information can be found in the website.
In the Intercidades trains in Lisbon – Porto / Braga / Guimarães there are two places to bicycle transportation.
In the Intercidades trains in Beira Baixa (Lisbon – Castelo Branco – Covilhã) there is one place to transport the bike.
In these two services if the places are not available only bikes that are folded or disassembled and packed as luggage can be taken and again, no more than one bike per passenger. Transport is free in any case.
In the Intercidades trains of Beira, Alentejo and South bikes can be transported since they are dismantled and properly packed as luggage that is no larger than fits in the luggage rack or under the seats, the space corresponding to the seats you ave the right to, maximum one piece of luggage per person. This transport is free.
For more information see here.
Alfa Pendular trains
In the Alfa Pendular trains bikes can be transported since they are disassembled and properly packed as luggage that is no larger than fits in the luggage rack or under the seats, the space corresponding to the seats you ave the right to, maximum one piece of luggage per person. This transport is free.
For more information see here.
Regionais/InterRegionais/Coimbra Urban trains
The Regional, InterRegional and Coimbra urban trains allow you to take your bike. On the platform before boarding, go to the ticket inspector, who must issue the ticket (the passenger’s) and say whether the bike can go on board as the space is limited depending on the kind of rolling stock.
There are temporary restrictions on bikes on the Regional and InterRegional
trains. restrictions can be found here (version in portuguese).
Bikes cannot be taken on the Minho and Douro line regional services.
It is advisable to use the carriages and spaces indicated on the regional trains.