One of the most beautiful cities in Portugal is the famous surfing and beach town of Ericeira. It’s become a popular place over the years especially with surf camps like Lapoint popping up and all the other fun things there are to do in Ericeira

One of the nice things about this coastal Paradise is the fact that you can go from Lisbon to Ericeira as a day trip if you want to just get out and see it. We do, however, recommend spending some time in Ericeira if you’re able to. You will absolutely love this little coastal town.

There are so many different ways to get from Lisbon to Ericeira so let’s explore the different options below so you can see which one works best for you. 

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5 easy ways to get from Lisbon to Ericeira

Whether you’re road-tripping up the Silver Coast from Lisbon or just doing a day trip you’re going to love Ericeira.

Let’s get right into all the different options on how to get between the two cities. In this post, you will find the different options, ticket prices, links to sites where you can book from, and reasons why we recommend each option.

Amazing coastline in Ericeira.

Lisbon to Ericeira by bus

Average price: €10 one way
Average time: Roughly 1 to 1.5 hours
Convenience: 4/5
Where to book: Rome2Rio

Taking the bus from Lisbon to Ericeira is definitely one of the more convenient and cheapest ways to get there. There is no other type of public transport that goes there so if you’re looking for a cheap and fairly convenient way to get there then the bus is your best option.

The only reason we don’t rate this a 5/5 is because you do have to ride the metro to get to the bus station and it also takes 1 to 1.5 hours to get there. But it is the most affordable option so if you don’t mind public transport then this might the best option for you.

Book your bus to Ericeira here.

Lisbon to Ericeira by rental car

Average price: Anywhere from €10-50 a day + gas (price varies)
Average time: 45 minutes
Convenience: 4/5
Where to book: Rentalcars.com

The price for public transport is so cheap in Portugal that we really favour the bus (and trains when applicable) over renting a car. However, we understand that having a rental car is so convenient!

If you do rent a car, we recommend using Rentalcars.com and then picking it up from the Lisbon Airport since it’s usually the cheapest option. We like using Rentalcars.com because it compares the different rental companies and shows you the cheapest and best options (just avoid GoldCar if you can lol).

We want to mention here that there are toll fees when driving on Portuguese highways. Even though it’s not expensive (€2.9 each way between Lisbon and Ericeira) it’s another fee to take into account for the price of your car rental. There are options to avoid the tolls by taking secondary roads which we did quite often while we were travelling in our rental van.

Another good tip is that the further you book the car rental in advance the more likely you are to get a better discount.

Book your rental car from Lisbon Airport here.

PS: There’s are some great stops along the way from Lisbon to Ericeira such as Sintra and Cabo da Roca. Sintra is pretty much on the road and Cabo da Roca is just a slight detour off the road.

Lisbon to Ericeira by Bolt

Average price: €30-40 one way (prices vary depending on traffic)
Average time: 45 minutes
Convenience: 4.5/5
Where to book: Bolt App

Using Bolt is not the cheapest option between Lisbon and Ericeira but if there are at least two of you then this may be a good option since you can split the cost and it’s super convenient.

The reason we mention Bolt instead of Uber is the fact that Bolt is 10-20% cheaper in Portugal.

We’ve used Bolt multiple times in Portugal and it’s always been a pleasant experience. If you’re looking for a one-way trip from Lisbon to Ericeira and want to get there as quickly as possible from the airport then give Bolt a go. 

If you’ve never heard of Bolt it’s basically just a competitor of Uber. We’re not sure why but it’s cheaper in Portugal. Most drivers are Uber and Bolt drivers so you’re basically getting the exact same service just under a different app.  

Book your Bolt here.

Lisbon to Ericeira by campervan

Average price: €55 to 140 per day depending on the season (price guide here)
Average time: 45 minutes
Convenience: 5/5
Where to book: Portugal by Van

If you get the opportunity to travel Portugal by Van then do it! This is what we did, and we loved it! It’s a great way to see the country and a convenient way to stay in one spot for multiple days at a time.

Portugal is super camping friendly and there are tons of great campsites along the Silver Coast. Funny thing: Ericeira Camping campground is one of our favourite campsites in the country!

If you pick up your campervan in Lisbon you can drive directly to Ericeira in less than an hour, or you can make some stops along the way like in Sintra and Cabo da Roca for sunset (like we did) before you make your way up to Ericeira.

Of course, if you’re doing just a day trip from Lisbon to Ericeira then this isn’t for you. But if you’re looking for a longer period of time then renting a campervan might be the best option.

Book your Portugal by Van here.

Lisbon to Ericeira on a guided tour

Average price: $70 and up (you can find different options here)
Average time: Full day
Convenience: 5/5
Where to book: GetYourGuide

Last but not least, there is always the option of going to Ericeira from Lisbon on a guided tour! This is a great option if you like to just sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.

There aren’t too many tours in specific that go only to Ericeira. However, there are tours that will take you to multiple coastal towns along the Silver Coast where Ericeira is one of them. This is a fun way to experience a lot of Portugal in a little amount of time.

There are also a few other tours that stop in Sintra and head towards the coast (Ericeira) later in the day. All amazing options where you’ll see some beautiful parts of Portugal.

If you’re looking for some adventure and an action-packed day that’s all sorted out for you then a tour is an awesome option. We’ve found Portuguese tour guides to be very proud of their country and very friendly guides!

Book your guided tour to Ericeira here.

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We hope you have the best time exploring the coastline around Ericeira!

It’s one of our favourite places in Portugal for a reason and it really attracts some cool crowds. If you’re looking for sporty things to do there’s tons of that. If you’re looking to just relax and be somewhere beautiful you can do that as well. It’s one of the coolest places to check out in Portugal.

Enjoy your trip and let us know what you end up checking out in the comments below or DMdm us on Instagram.

Have fun!

Dom & Jo
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