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Good service and no problems, not like bus 435. Unfortunately, there is no way to leave review for... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
Baltimore, Maryland
Take the bus, don't try to walk

When we went to Sintra we were caught by surprise! We imagined it a bit like Mont Martre in Paris... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Denitsa G
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Extremely disappointed with the service we received today. $20 / per person for the day - the bus is supposed to come every 15-30 mins.... it was late to every single stop. When it did show up there was no space and it wasnt even...More

Thank angelinalondono
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Good service and no problems, not like bus 435. Unfortunately, there is no way to leave review for the 435 separately, hence I am using this page. Be aware of one way road to Palaces, hence in case of an accident, all traffic is a...More

1  Thank Jux2013
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Terrible service! Red Line serving the most places was crowded due to small buses. Sometimes we had to wait an hour to get on the next one. This shortened possibility of visiting different places. Blue line had huge buses but half empty. Waste of time...More

1  Thank MagdaJ224
Reviewed 20 July 2018

It get's very crowded. Do not go off at the first stop. Wait til you're up by the palace, and see the other things on the way down. Otherwise, you won't come back on the bus.

1  Thank MarriV90
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Bought a ticket at 12.55 for the 30 minutes round trip via the Pena palace. Spent 30 minutes on a bus to travel a 2 minute walk up the hill. A badly parked car caused a hold up. We waited on the bus then gave...More

1  Thank Trish Y
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

When we went to Sintra we were caught by surprise! We imagined it a bit like Mont Martre in Paris or Bergamo in Italy - a hill with palaces that you can walk on. It is nothing like that! It is an actual mountain and...More

Thank Denitsa G
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

2 of us caught the bus and 2 decided to walk up. The ones walking got there a good half hour before us on the bus got there. Waste of money and easier to walk uo

2  Thank predsrule
Reviewed 10 June 2018

The 434 can be picked up outside the railway station. It is very popular with us daytrippers from Lisbon who have just got off the train. It was rammed and we stood all the way up to the Pena Palace - the bus navigates up...More

5  Thank yandinazetland
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This bus costs 15 Euros for a loop of the main tourist sites such as Pena Palace and Castle of the Moors etc. However, there are not enough of the busses going around as they are usually totally crowded and full. For 15 Euris this...More

Thank sleuthie
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Terrible service.. and it has nothing to do with hop on hop off. Drivers do not stop as promised, buses are often full - hence no bus ride, service is non existant, wifi doesn’t work, and it’s terribly over priced. I’d recommend taking a regular...More

Thank Joey D
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