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Sintra, Distrito de Lisboa, Portugal

How much does it cost to travel to Sintra?

You should plan to spend around $125 (€115) per day on your vacation in Sintra. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $46 (€42) on meals
  • $23 (€21) on local transportation
  • $123 (€113) on hotels

A one week trip to Sintra for two people costs, on average, $1,751 (€1,616). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
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  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Sintra cost?

A one week trip to Sintra usually costs around $875 (€808) for one person and $1,751 (€1,616) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Sintra on average costs around $1,751 (€1,616) for one person and $3,501 (€3,232) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Sintra will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Sintra on average costs around $3,751 (€3,463) for one person and $7,503 (€6,926) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Sintra has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Sintra expensive to visit?

Prices in Sintra are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Sintra is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Lille or Valletta.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Sintra Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Sintra?

The average Sintra trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Sintra travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 113 ($123)
Local Transportation 1 21 ($23)
Food 2 42 ($46)
Entertainment 1 23 ($25)
Tips and Handouts 1 1 - 4 ($1 - 4)
Alcohol 2 9 - 26 ($9 - 28)
Accommodation Budget in Sintra
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Sintra is $61 (€57). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Sintra is $123 (€113). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Sintra

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Sintra based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $110. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Sintra
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Sintra is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $23 (€21) per person, per day, on local transportation in Sintra.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Sintra
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Sintra can vary, the average cost of food in Sintra is $46 (€42) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Sintra should cost around $18 (€17) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Sintra is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Sintra
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  • Entertainment and activities in Sintra typically cost an average of $25 (€23) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Sintra
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Sintra is $2.71 (€2.50) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Sintra is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Sintra
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  • The average person spends about $19 (€17) on alcoholic beverages in Sintra per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Sintra On a Budget
Sintra Sintra, Portugal
Located just 28 kilometers from Lisbon, Sintra is a town that was, for a long time, home to Portuguese royalty leading up to the 1910 revolution. In town you will find a Royal Palace and in the surrounding area there is a Moorish Castle, and the Pena Palace, which dates back to the 19th century. The town is on the Estoril Coast near the Sintra Mountains, making its setting very dramatic, beautiful and picturesque. The surrounding hills are actually designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site because they offer a great combination of both cultural importance and natural beauty.

The area has a Mediterranean climate that is influenced by the Atlantic. The weather is typical of that found in continental Portugal and temperatures are generally moderate with wetter winters. There are many micro-climates in the surrounding areas because the mountains influence the flow of weather patterns. In general, it is worthwhile to get outside of town and see the diverse landscape.
There are a good number of sights around town that are worth checking out. The Quinta da Regaleira is a beautiful palace and gardens that is worth a couple of hours of time. There is, of course, the Royal Palace and the Pena Palace, as well as the Moorish Castle. Pena Park is located just by Pena Palace. This forested park area surrounds the Palace and has over 2,000 different plant species. Many of them are not native to Portugal. Some of the species are marked by signs. You can take one path to the statue of King Fernando II standing on a rock out crop. This point can also be seen from the palace. For stunning views of the palace, follow the second path to the southern view point.

If you've had your fill of palaces and castles you can head over to the Toy Museum. For only 3 euros you can see their over 20,000 exhibits. It's great entertainment for adults and children alike.
To see the sights in Sintra proper, a popular option is to take the bus that travels in a circle past many of the main attractions. This bus route, 434, goes from the train station to Sintra Town to Castelo dos Mouros to Palacio da Pena and then back to the train station.

In addition to exploring the surrounding area and walking around the town's historic center, shopping is a popular activity activity in Sintra. There are many souvenirs available around town. Porto wine is for sale at many of the shops in the historic district. There are also ceramics, artwork and handicrafts available. In particular, cork products are unique to the area. You can find everything from wallets to umbrellas and they make an interesting gift for friends and family.
Food and Dining
There are a handful of good restaurants throughout Sintra. Some are popular with tourists and priced accordingly, so it is best to find a more local joint as it is more likely to have delicious food at a reasonable price. There are also a few cafes and places to grab a drink if you're looking for a place to rest your feet. In addition to traditional Portuguese food you will also find Asian and Italian restaurants, among other options.

It is possible to reach Sintra from Lisbon by either train or bus. If you choose to take the train, then do take note that the Sintra train station is about a twenty minute walk from the town center. You want to avoid driving to Sintra, particularly during holiday weekends, because parking can be quite challenging. If you do arrive with a car, then there are several parking lots that are just below the town. It is best to park in one of these and walk into town. Once you arrive in town, then you can easily navigate the area with the bus system and on foot. It is possible to walk everywhere, but do be warned that there are some steep hills, particularly between the Palacio da Pena and the Castelo dos Mouros. There's a convenient bus route, the circular route 434 that takes you by most of the city's sights. It's reasonably priced as you can buy a day pass for only 5 euros. Buses arrive every fifteen minutes and only travel in one direction. It can become crowded so you may have to wait for awhile before a bus with enough room arrives.

There's also a nice walking trail that starts above the city center and goes through the woods to the Moorish Castle. Grab a map at the tourist information center before you head off as the trail head can be hard to find. After you reach the castle, then continue on a few more minutes and you'll find the Palacio.

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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.