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I heard that bus to Fatima is more convenient. Do I need reservations in advance and can we take luggage on board? How much time do you think we need to explore Fatima? Thank you.
We will travel 29 April from Lisbon to Fatima.
I´ve traveled from lisbon to fátima by bus (Expresso) the last time last year, you can buy the ticket on the website http://www.rede-expressos.pt/ or directly on the station on the travel day,
If you buy it online and roundtrip is cheaper.
You can take your luggage on the bus
The bus takes arround1,30h and single ticket costs €11,50.
Taking the bus to Fatima from Lisbon is probably your best bet (unless you do taxi hire which would be costly; train would tho more comfortable will drop you a good distance from Fatima itself) if travelling there on your own. There are day trips on a package deal you can arrange with your hotel wherein you'd be picked up early morning and returned by evening. But sounds to me your trip to Fatima is a one-way fare. The bus is fairly easy to catch, inexpensive and runs regularly out of Lisbon if I'm not mistaken still from Sete Rios. Travel time about 2 hours.
The buses to Fátima do leave from Sete Rios bus station in Lisbon. This is next to the metro station Jardim Zoologico or the train station Sete Rios. It is located a few km from the city centre. Reservations are advised if travelling around the time of the important events.
The nearest train station to Fátima is 20km from the town. A taxi ride from there into town (there are very few buses) would cost more than the bus fare all the way from Lisbon.
Sorry, I do not have this information, above answers seem to be positive. Happy travels MMM
The distance from the bus station to where Our Lady appeared is only a few blocks from the bus station. Just walk up the hill and up the steps then turn right for about 2 blocks.
Inside there is the place where Our Lady appeared and a path for those who wish to do penance by approaching on their knees. There is a Basilica to go through, where the 3 children are buried up at the front. Then there is a center to be able to go through. If you want, there is a place behind the basilica full of olive trees where you can picnic. Also there is a place where you can put a candle to have prayers offered. Outside the official area are numerous shops with all kinds of keepsakes.
I tried to log in to the http://www.rede-expressos.pt/ but I could not locate sete rios bus station from the drop down list. Can someone advise me? Thks
Just type or drop down to LISBOA.
The timetable pages of the website do not indicate where the buses stop in Lisbon.
You will, I am sure agree, that for the first time visitor that is not all helpful.
Thanks got it!