Transpraia - Costa da Caparica

Costa da Caparica beach railway
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Costa da Caparica beach train
© Vitor Oliveira / CC BY-SA 3.0

Mini beach railway

The huge crescent of sand that stretches southwards from the town of Costa da Caparica is home to a number of fantastic beaches. And whilst those in front of the numerous apartment blocks in the town itself are nothing to complain about, the further down the coast you head, the wider and less built up they becomes. In fact within a few km there are only sand dunes as a backdrop - keep going and it becomes a protected landscape of sculpted cliffs and forest.

For many visitors to Costa da Caparica the appeal is you can hop on a bus, train or ferry in Lisbon and be here in half an hour. This relies on public transport though and it is a fair walk to some of the more remote beaches if you don't have a car. But fear not, this is where the Transpraia railway comes in.

The Costa da Caparica mini train is a service which runs from the town to the more remote beaches some 10 km down the coast. In total there are 21 stops between Costa da Caparica and Fonte da Telha at the far end.

The trains runs every half hour from 9am until 7.30pm on the hour and at half past. The railway is only open during the summer months though (beginning of June until the end of September).

Tickets cost around €5 for an adult return (half price for children) for Zone 1 and €8 for Zone 2. They are purchased on boarding the train.

Train Route

----------------------------------Zone 1

  • Costa de Caparica / Nova Praia
  • Praia da Saúde
  • Golfinho
  • Cornélia
  • Piedense
  • Praia da Mata / Bar da Ponte
  • Praia do Forte
  • Praia da Riviera

----------------------------------Zone 2

  • Praia da Rainha
  • Praia do Castelo
  • Cabana do Pescador
  • Praia do Rei / Hula Hula
  • Borda d’Água
  • Waikiki
  • Tartaruguinha
  • Casa da Praia
  • Malvinas
  • Praia 19
  • Praia Azul
  • Fonte da Telha

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