One of the best day trips from Lisbon you can do is to the medieval city of Óbidos. Lisbon to Óbidos has been a popular day trip for a while now since it’s located fairly close to Lisbon and also because Óbidos is considered one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal.

This famous castle city is known for its famous castle wall, arches, and all-around beautiful views. One of the best parts of doing a day trip from Lisbon to Óbidos is that it’s quite convenient. It’s super easy to get to Óbidos by car, campervan, public transport, or even on a guided tour.

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

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5 best ways to get from Lisbon to Óbidos

This medieval town is full of wonders and is such a fun day trip from Lisbon. If you want a bit of an idea of what to expect we have an awesome list of things to do Óbidos which you can check out here. We’ve even made an ultimate guide to Óbidos so you don’t miss a thing before you go.

Since it’s a popular trip from Lisbon, there are plenty of different options to get between the two cities.

Let’s get right into all the different options on how to get between Lisbon and the medieval city of Óbidos. 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.

Map of how to get from Lisbon to Óbidos, Portugal.

Lisbon to Óbidos by train

Average price: €9 one way
Average time: Roughly 2.5 hours one way
Convenience: 4/5
Where to book: Omio

Taking the train from Lisbon to Óbidos is definitely one of the more convenient and cheapest ways to get there. The train only runs a few times a day so you have to plan in advance a little bit. You can easily hop on a train in the morning and take one in the evening and still have a full day in Óbidos and have time for all the fun things there are to do inside the castle walls.

The only downside of the train ride is that it is over 2 hours each way but still worth it in our opinion. Especially since the train takes you through the beautiful Portuguese countryside that you get to enjoy. So if you’re going for a day or two you can easily hop on the train and still make the most out of your trip.

Book your train ticket to Óbidos here.

Picture of Lisbon to Óbidos and the different type of trips!

Lisbon to Óbidos by bus

Average price: €9 each way
Average time: Just over an hour each way
Convenience: 4.5/5
Where to book: Rome2Rio

The bus is definitely the best option from Lisbon to Óbidos when looking at public transit. It’s basically the same price as the train but you save over an hour each way. Which, if you’re doing a day trip from Lisbon, saves you a bunch of time!

Another nice thing about taking the bus from Lisbon to Óbidos is that you don’t have to plan too far in advance. Buses run every 45 minutes between the two cities. So if you wake up late or feel a little tired just make that coffee and catch the next bus.

The bus station is also easy to access in Lisbon and close to the metro line so no matter where you’re staying in Lisbon you can easily get to the bus station.

Book your bus ticket to Óbidos here.

Lisbon to Óbidos photo and different options on how to get there.

Lisbon to Óbidos by rental car

Average price: Anywhere from €10-45 a day + gas
Average time: Just over an hour each way
Convenience: 3.5/5
Where to book:

The price for public transport is so cheap in Portugal that we really favour the bus and train over renting a car (especially for this trip). Especially since you have to pay for parking in Óbidos and it’s €1/hour.

So with all that being said, we wouldn’t suggest renting a car unless you already have it rented or are travelling around Portugal for a longer trip. Of course, there are benefits to having the rental such as not having to wait for public transport and being able to stop along the way. Also, parking in Óbidos is really easy.

If you do rent a car though, we recommend exploring and then picking it up from the Lisbon Airport since that’s usually the cheapest option. We like using because it compares the different rental companies and shows you the cheapest and best options! It’s always nice to save a bit of money! 🙂

Another good tip is that the further you book the car rental in advance the more likely you are to get a better discount! Since most car companies run on supply and demand the further you book in advance the more supply they’ll have for the most part. There are always exceptions though for example if you come during a holiday weekend or a busy time of year – then the prices will be higher.

Book your rental car from Lisbon Airport here.

Lisbon to Óbidos and how to get there via public transport.

Lisbon to Óbidos 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! We did this and we had so much fun! It’s a great way to see Portugal and a convenient way to stay in one location for multiple days at a time.

Portugal is super camping friendly and there are a ton of great campsites around the country. The campsite in Óbidos was actually one of our favourite ones we stayed at!

If you pick up your campervan in Lisbon you can drive directly to Óbidos in just over an hour, or you can make some stops along the way like in Sintra and Ericeira (like we did) before you make your way up to Óbidos.

Of course, if you’re doing just a day trip from Lisbon to Óbidos 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.

Portugal By Van price guide.

Lisbon to Óbidos on a guided tour

Average price: €60 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 Óbidos 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 Óbidos. However, there are a bunch of tours that will take you to multiple historical towns such as Óbidos, Fátima, and Nazaré on the Silver Coast where you can see some of the biggest waves in the world! This is a fun way to experience a lot of Portugal in a short amount of time.

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 Óbidos here.

Photo of Óbidos, Portugal by public transport.

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We hope you have the best time exploring this Wonder of Portugal and the beautiful castle of Óbidos. Óbidos in our opinion is one of the coolest places to check out in Portugal. So enjoy this day trip from Lisbon and let us know what you end up checking out in the comments below or DM us on Instagram.

Have fun!

Dom & Jo
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