How to get to Evora

The municipality and city of Évora are located more or less due east from Lisbon in central Portugal. Most visitors arriving in Portugal from overseas will arrive in the capital before making their onward journey from Lisbon to Evora.

The journey from Lisbon to Évora is relatively straightforward whichever transport method you choose. Évora directions by car are simplest if you take the A2 by either bridge, before switching onto the A6 then finally the N114 following the Évora directions. It is around 140 kilometres from Lisbon to Évora, and another popular way of making the journey is by bus, for which a round-trip bus ticket costs around 10 euros for students and 12 euros full price.

For information about how to get to Évora by train, check the internet for the latest times as these can be subject to change. The trip takes one hour and twenty minutes and the station is just ten minutes walk from the centre of town when you arrive.

If you are wondering how to get to Évora from starting destinations other than Lisbon, it is just as straightforward. Travel from Porto is very easy by car down the main A1 motorway, before joining the A2 and following directions from Lisbon. It is also possible to arrive in Portugal from continental Europe, with the Spain-Portugal crossing at Ayamonte, via Seville, proving to be the most popular route.

By train (distance: 130 km): There are 4 trains to Evora daily (5 trains on Sundays). The trip takes 1h20 and it’s a very comfortable train. The Évora train station is located close to the city center (around 10 min walking). You can check the timetable of trains in the official website of Comboios de Portugal.

Get around: one of the nicer ways to see the city is by horse carriage ride. You can find them near the Cathedral.
Otherwise there’s no real problem in walking between most of the main sights.