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Getting around Batalha, Portugal, by car, bus Girabatalha and on foot

Getting around Batalha

Batalha is an extremely small Portuguese village, to be visited only on foot.
If you arrive in the city by bus, the station is just a few minutes’ walk away.
It is difficult to visit the city for more than a day: the Monastery (although truly wonderful) is by and large the only place that attracts visitors.
For this, it will be very unlikely to get around Batalha by public transport. Even less by car.

Only for those interested, there is a bus service, limited to only three lines, which operates in the city.

Getting around Batalha


With Girabatalha buses it is possible to reach specific areas of the small Portuguese city, and nearby Leiria, about 14 km away.
There are only three lines in the city. Here is the detail:

  • URBAN CIRCUIT. It is a route that starts and arrives from the Rodoviario Terminal, crossing the main points of the city such as the Monastery and the Ponte da Boutaca. In service only from Monday to Friday, with departures every hour from 10:30 to 16:30.
  • PEDIDO CIRCUIT. Two circuits on request that both depart and arrive from the Rodoviario terminal.


Ticketsfor getting around Batalha by bus can be purchased directly on board the vehicle. The ticket for a single journey on the Urban Circuit costs €1.00 per person. Available in the one-day version, for unlimited travel (hop-on-hop-off mode) at a cost of €3.00 per person.
The ticket for a trip on the Circuito a Pedido costs, on the other hand, €1.35 per person.

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