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Arrive Lisbon Oct 7th, train to Porto?

uncletim

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Camino(s) past & future
May '19, Oct 19
My flight arrives Lisbon at 10:15 on Monday 7th, I want to train to Porto and start walking early next morning.

Should I go to the Cathedral in Lisbon to get credentials? Porto Cathedral will not be open early on the 8th.

Looks like I might be able to get an afternoon train from Estacao Oriente station and make Porto before the Cathedral closes?

thanks for any ideas!
 
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Hmm. Two hours to clear Immigration and Baggage and get to Oriente gets you on the 12:09 to Vila Nova. A 30 minute walk gets you to the Cathedral by about 17:30. The Cathedral is open till 19:00 which gives you a margin of comfort unless you miss the 12:09 'cos its nearly 2 hours to the next connection. Though of course that would give you 2 hours to get to Lisbon Cathedral which is open all day until 19:00. Of course the visit to the Cathedral means you might miss the 14:09 to Porto but.... Or you could just buy a Credencial from Ivar here on the forum ;)
 

uncletim

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Camino(s) past & future
May '19, Oct 19
How quickly could I get credential? leave Sunday in 5 days

no baggage, just carry on of course.

maybe Lisbon Cathedral, getting into Porto later would be fine.
 

peregrina2000

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Not sure you care, but in case you were hoping to get the beautiful Via Lusitana official Portuguese credential, the last I heard the Porto Cathedral had not agreed to sell them, only in Lisbon.


And if you do go into Lisbon to get your credential, you would not need to go all the way back out to Oriente, but could get the train from the much closer intown Santa Apolonia station. It's about a 15 minute walk.
 

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uncletim

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Camino(s) past & future
May '19, Oct 19
Lisbon Cathedral makes sense. I did order one DHL, may not come in time.

I see trains from Santa Apolonia station all day into the late evening.

thank you for that!
 
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None yet; perhaps the Portugese (2021?)
Not sure you care, but in case you were hoping to get the beautiful Via Lusitana official Portuguese credential, the last I heard the Porto Cathedral had not agreed to sell them, only in Lisbon.


And if you do go into Lisbon to get your credential, you would not need to go all the way back out to Oriente, but could get the train from the much closer intown Santa Apolonia station. It's about a 15 minute walk.
This makes total sense. And as the trains originate at Santa Apolonia, downtown, you're more likely to get the seat you need! Oriente is the second stop in Lisbon. Logical one to go to, if you're coming straight from the airport, but if you need to go downtown to the cathedral for your credencial anyway, Santa Apolonia makes more sense.

Also, in the Santa Apolonia station itself, on the right-hand side as you go through from the main entrance where they sell tickets, down towards the end of the building there's a small but complete Pingo Doce supermarket. You can buy all the snacks, bread, cheese, etc. etc. that you might want for your trip north to Porto right there. The food on the trains is edible, but a picnic is way better and cheaper! (And when I say "small but complete" this really is a complete supermarket. Has its own bakery--this is where you need to meet real Portuguese bread 😊 for the first time!)
 
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Tamsin Grainger

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Francés
De la plata
You can easily get a bus (Rede Expresso book online simple easy) from Lisbon to Porto, and I got my brand new pilgrim passport at the Porto albergue so you might be able to get it at your first stop.
 

peregrina2000

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Staff member
This makes total sense. And as the trains originate at Santa Apolonia, downtown, you're more likely to get the seat you need! Oriente is the second stop in Lisbon. Logical one to go to, if you're coming straight from the airport, but if you need to go downtown to the cathedral for your credencial anyway, Santa Apolonia makes more sense.

Also, in the Santa Apolonia station itself, on the right-hand side as you go through from the main entrance where they sell tickets, down towards the end of the building there's a small but complete Pingo Doce supermarket. You can buy all the snacks, bread, cheese, etc. etc. that you might want for your trip north to Porto right there. The food on the trains is edible, but a picnic is way better and cheaper! (And when I say "small but complete" this really is a complete supermarket. Has its own bakery--this is where you need to meet real Portuguese bread 😊 for the first time!)
And for anyone with a lot of time to spare, right across the street from the Apolonia station is the Pizzaria Casanova. Very good wood oven pizza, with an outdoor terrace right on the water. Cheap and very good quality!
 

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