Oriente is the main railway station for long distance trains in Lisbon. There is also a bus station and a metro station (Oriente – red line). With these all combined, Oriente is the busiest station in Lisbon and all Portugal. It is located in the Parque das Nacoes district in the northern part of Lisbon, close to the Tagus river and not far from the airport (3 stops by metro). There is also a big shopping centre (Centro Vasco de Gama) adjacent to the station.
Oriente Station Building
Besides being a station, the structure is a tourist attraction on its own. It is an interesting combination of Gothic shapes and modern materials like glass and steel. It was designed by Santiago Calatrava and built together with many other structures in the surroundings for the Expo 98 exhibition.
Trains from Lisbon Oriente Station
Oriente Train Station serves both regional and long distance traffic, including the Alfa Pendular high speed trains to other major cities in Portugal (including Coimbra, Aveiro, Porto, Braga to the north, and Albufeira, Loule, Faro to the south).
Many of the trains (mainly those coming from the north) continue to Santa Apolonia station in the very centre of Lisbon.
Lisbon Oriente Train Station Map
Oriente Station is situated in Avenida Dom Joao II, between its junctions with Avenida Berlim / Avenida Pacifico (south) and Via Reciproca / Avenida do Indico (north). Vasco de Gama shopping centre is in the east, the bus terminal in the west and the train station in the middle. There are other Expo 98 related structures and nice pedestrian pathways along the Tagus river, which is on the other (eastern) side of the shopping centre.
Hotels near Lisbon Oriente Station
There are many accommodation options around Oriente Station. It is away from the city centre, but it is a very nice area with many new buildings and clean streets, and it takes only 15 minutes to the centre, with numerous transport options. Most hotels are concentrated on the strip along the Tagus river, within a few minutes’ walk from the station.