Costa da Caparica bus station
The Costa da Caparica bus station is a very basic complex that provides direct bus services to Lisbon and the Cacilhas ferry terminal. The bus station is located 500m from the beach and 1km south east from the centre of the resort. This guide will provide an overview of Costa da Caparica bus station and provide details about the important bus services that depart from there.
The bus station of Costa da Caparica.
Costa da Caparica bus station Overview
Costa da Caparica bus station is little more than an open tarmacked area where the buses stop at. There are absolutely no facilities and there is no ticket office as all bus tickets are purchased from the drivers. At each of the bus stops there is a clear timetable with a detailed description of the stops along each route. Each bus stop is clearly marked with the services that depart from there. Due to the few departures it is very easy to navigate around the bus station.
The bus station is located on the landward side of the Avenida Dom Sebastiao, the main road that runs along the edge of Costa da Caparica. The entrance to the station is via the Rua Padre Mario Lopes street. It takes around 10 minutes to walk from the bus station to the Rua dos Pescadores, the pedestrian and centre of Costa da Caparica. The services from Lisbon and Cacilhas stop at the top of the Rua dos Pescadores and this is a better location to depart from the bus. For services leaving Costa da Caparica it is recommended to depart from the bus station. All buses that operate in the region managed by TST.
Important services from Costa da Caparica bus station
There are two direct bus services from Costa da Caparica to Lisbon, the 153 and the 161 routes. The 161 bus is the more frequent service with two departures every hour between 8:00-20:00 Monday-Sunday. The 161 service terminates at the Praca do Areeiro in northern Lisbon and is connected to the green metro line. Praca do Areeiro is an important and busy junction in Lisbon, which makes locating the departure point for the 161 bus services tricky. A single ticket costs 3.20 and is purchased from the driver. The journey takes 40 minutes and crosses the Lisbon suspension bridge.
Map of Costa da Caparica bus station
The second direct bus service is the 153, this is a commuter route taking workers into Lisbon in the morning and returning them at the evening. The service terminates in the Praca de Espanha in Lisbon on the blue metro line. This service is a suitable option for going into Lisbon but for returning either catch the 161 bus or ferry via Cacilhas.
The third important bus service is the bus to Cacilhas ferry and bus terminal. This is a major transport hub on the south of the Tagus River and from here it is possible to travel around the region. The ferry service crosses the river to the Cais do Sodre ferry terminal in Lisbon and from here it connects to the Cascais railway or the green metro line. From Cacilhas it is possible to catch buses to Setubal, Sesimbra and the Statue of Christ. The bus service to the Cristo Rei statue is the 101 service and there are two hourly departures from Cacilhas. A return ticket to the recommended tourist attraction costs 2.00.
The Cristo Rei statue is only a short bus ride away
A single from Costa da Caparica to Cacilhas costs 2.60 and the ticket is purchased from the driver. Always aim to catch the 135 express Cacilhas to Costa da Caparica service (30 minutes journey) over the local 125 service (45minutes journey) as the latter is painfully slow.