Transport and travel

Portugal has a strong infrastructure, with strong road, rail and air transport connections. Surprisingly though, Portugal remains relatively isolated compared with the rest of Europe – there are few rail or bus routes connecting the country to Spain or even further!

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Transport across Portugal is well-developed and diversified, making it really easy to get around in whatever mode you choose. The road network is around 70,000km long, with around 3,000km of motorway connecting the country; there has been major development and investment in this network over the past 40 years. A relatively new four-lane auto-estrada (superhighway) connects Lisbon to Portal, and many more highways connect the largest towns and extend out to the borders and ports.

For those who can’t or don’t wish to drive around Portugal, there is also a strong rail and public transport network. Numerous types of trains and buses connect the major cities and towns, and are a relatively cheap way of travelling. The principal train operator in Portugal is Comboios de Portugal, and infrastructure is maintained by REFER.


Further reading for Living In Portugal

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Finding work in Portugal

There are a number of ways that UK expats can fund their lifestyle in Portugal.
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Social life in Portugal

The best way to get settled in Portugal is to find out as much as you can about your new community.
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Heathcare

One of the first things you need to do once you arrive in Portugal is find out where your nearest hospital is.
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Education in Portugal

Are you emigrating to Portugal with school-age children?
 

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