Portugal has unveiled an exciting new rail pass that allows travelers to traverse the entire country for only $53. This affordable pass grants access to regional trains all over Portugal, providing a budget-friendly way to explore historic cities, stunning coastal views, and picturesque landscapes.
Portugal’s new national rail pass allows unlimited train travel around the country for just $53. With no ride limitations or blackout dates, you can hop on and off trains as much as you want. It’s valid on almost all regional routes, excluding a few metro lines and urban transport services.
The pass marks a revival for train travel in Europe, which had seen costs surge in recent years. Many travelers switched to buses like FlixBus for more affordable transport between countries. But Portugal is bucking the trend and making train travel budget-friendly once again.
Why Visit Portugal This Fall?
Fall brings ideal conditions for a trip to Portugal. With summer crowds dispersing and flight prices dropping, it’s an excellent time to take advantage of the new rail pass.
Great Weather and Smaller Crowds
As the summer heat fades, comfortable temperatures arrive along with thinner crowds at attractions. Accommodation and flight prices also become more reasonable after peak season.
Big Wave Season
From October to March, the coastal town of Nazaré becomes the hot spot for witnessing enormous waves up to 80 feet tall. Surfers and spectators flock here to take in the incredible surf.
Flights from the U.S. East Coast to Portugal can be found for under $500 roundtrip. Deals to Porto are especially reasonable, with prices under $400 from New York and Boston.
Top Places to Visit
Lisbon – Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city.
Porto – The scenic second city along the Douro River.
Algarve – Stunning beaches and coastline in southern Portugal.
Sintra – A fairy tale village nestled in the mountains.
- Lisbon Highlights Tour – See top landmarks like Belem Tower and the Jeronimos Monastery.
- Porto Wine Tour – Sample port wine at cellars across Porto.
- Algarve Coastal Cruise – Admire the Algarve coastline on a boat trip from Lagos.
Lisbon – Memmo Príncipe Real – Boutique hotel in a prime, central location.
Porto – Pestana Vintage Porto – Stylish hotel situated near the Douro River.
Algarve – Vila Monte Farm House – Charming, tranquil farm hotel outside of Faro.
With its convenience, flexibility, and jaw-droppingly low price, Portugal’s new rail pass makes exploring this amazing country easier than ever. Will you be taking advantage of it this fall?