The Sintra Tramway, also known as Elétrico de Sintra, is a historic tramway that connects the Portuguese city with Praia das Maçãs, the westernmost holiday resort in continental Europe.
The route develops on a path that extends for about 13 kilometers, from Praia das Maçãs to Ribeira de Sintra, about one kilometer from the center, for a total of 8 stations. You travel aboard suggestive vehicles of the twentieth century, restored and equipped with all modern technologies and safety systems.
In total, the fleet consists of 14 trams. There are some closed vehicles, equipped with windows and internal access via a central corridor, and other vehicles with open bodywork. They are all red, with the exception of Tram 7, the most striking, yellow and completely open.
Photo ©, Alain GAVILLET
Officially inaugurated in March 1904, after some vicissitudes it was officially reopened in 1980. Since 2013 it has become a Historic-Cultural Heritage and, today, it is managed by the Câmara Municipal de Sintra.
The Sintra Tramway connects the beautiful Portuguese town with Praia das Maçãs, passing through Monte Santos, Ribeira de Sintra, Galamares, Colares, Banzão, Pinhal.
The journey takes about 40 minutes overall.
In winter, the tram runs from Wednesday to Sunday, with only two trips a day at the following times:
In summer, the line operates every day, from Monday to Sunday, with the following times:
Adults from 18 to 64 years old pay the standard rate of €3.00
Children and teenagers from 6 to 18 years old, and over 65, pay the reduced rate of €2.00
All children up to 6 years of age travel FREE with a paying adult.