Lisbon's Oriente Metro Station (train, metro, bus station) designed by Santiago Calatrava

Lisbon’s Oriente Station – Everything you need to know

With eight tracks, Lisbon’s main train station, Oriente Station or Gare Do Oriente, is a beautiful work of art designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. A large transportation hub, Lisbon’s Oriente station is a stop on the metro red line and also has an international, national, and local bus depot. Conveniently it also sits across the street from the Vasco da Gama shopping mall.

Oriente station is located in the Parque Das Nações neighborhood in northeastern Lisbon. This entire neighborhood was developed in the 1980s for the Worlds Fair Expo ’98. In this neighborhood you will find Lisbon’s best modern architecture.

Lisbon's Oriente Metro Station (train, metro, bus station) designed by Santiago Calatrava

Oriente Metro Station

Santiago Calatrava's glass and steel roof structure at Lisbon's Gare do Oriente train station

Oriente Station is on the red line of the Lisbon subway station. Lisbon’s metro is user-friendly and fairly-priced. You can purchase a Viva Viagem transport card at the Oriente subway station, or any metro station in Lisbon, including the airport.

For more information on the underground system, read my Lisbon Metro: A helpful guide to the Lisbon subway

If you enjoy beautiful metro stations, you might also want to visit the Olaias Metro Station on the red line, which has been named as one of Europe’s most beautiful underground stations.

Tile murals inside Lisbon's Oriente metro station
Tile murals inside Lisbon’s Oriente metro station

Bus services at Oriente Station

The bus terminal at Lisbon's Oriente Station is just beyond the taxi stand

All international bus companies such as Alsa and Flixbus arrive in Lisbon Oriente Station, as well as local private bus companies.

The large Rede Expressos bus company operates out of Sete Rios Bus Station.

Train Service at Oriente Station

Exterior of Lisbon's Oriente Train Station by architect Santiago Calatrava

As Lisbon’s main intercity train station, all intercity express trains arrive and depart from here.  This includes high speed Alfa Pendulares trains to Coimbra, Aveiro, Porto, and Braga.  Trains to Setúbal and Faro depart from here as well. 

Trains going to Porto and destinations north of Lisbon depart from Santa Apolónia Station.

The trains to Belém, Estoril, and Cascais do not depart from Oriente station, they depart from Cais do Sodré station.  

Trains heading to Sintra depart from Oriente Station, but unless you are already in the neighborhood, it is easier to go via train from Rossio Train Station.

Luggage storage at Oriente Station and other amenities

Lisbon's Oriente Station - Gare do Oriente

Coin operated luggage storage is available. In the station you will find ticket offices, ticket vending machines, and customer service. There is a waiting room and a variety of cafés as well as car rental, public phone and ATM machines.

How to get to Oriente Station

GPS Coordinates: 38.7680723211465, -9.099355631075618

Located 2.5 km (1.5 miles) from the airport and 7 km (4.3 miles) from the central Baixa neighborhood, the easiest way to Oriente Station is via the subway red line.  From the airport it is only a five minute ride for 1.50.   Oriente Station is the closest train station to the airport.

Local buses 26B, 208, 705, 708, 725, 728, 744, 759, and 782 stop at Oriente Station

Lodging near Gare do Oriente

Hotel Tivoli Oriente

Avenida Dom João II, 27.  

Tivoli Oriente features an indoor pool with a hot tub and fitness center.  Guests can enjoy panoramic views from the Sky Bar, and many of the soundproofed, air-conditioned rooms have great views as well.  This hotel is an easy walk from Oriente Station. A room with a twin bed starts at $150 a night. To book:

Meliã Lisboa Oriente

Avenida Dom João II.  Lote 1.06.02B

Excellent location if this is the neighborhood that you want to be in. It is an easy walk from Oriente train station. The hotel is noted for its views, and providing Eco friendly supplies and gluten-free dining. An air conditioned 215 square-foot room can go for $115 per night during the high season. This room has two twin beds. To book:

Ikonik Lisboa

Avenida do Meditteráneo, Lote 1.12.04

At $109 a night in the high season for a 194 Square-foot room with air-conditioning, Attached bathroom, flat screen TV.  The room comes with a king bed or two twin beds. To book:

Martinhal Residences Parque das Nações

Located at Praça Príncipe Perfeito. A private studio apartment 38 m² one bed and a bath.  At around $150 in the high season.  The room has a city view, air conditioning,, Dishwasher, and refrigerator. The building has parking and two pools. Airport shuttle is available. To book:

What else is near Oriente Station?

The Vasco da Gama Shopping Center shares the same beautiful glass and steel design concept as the Oriente Station across the street.
The Vasco da Gama Shopping Center shares the same beautiful glass and steel design concept as the Oriente Station across the street.

Ponte Vasco da Gama

The Vasco da Gama bridge opened in 1998, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the explorer’s voyage to India.  At 17.3 km in length, it is one of the longest bridges in Europe and the world. For more information read my A guide to Lisbon’s most famous bridges

Parque Tejo

This 90 hectare (222 acres) park is a great place to seabirds and animals of the Tejo estuary, take a walk on the promenade with fantastic views of the Vasco da Gama Bridge, or enjoy the skate park. It is located below the Vasco da Gama Bridge.

Centro Vasco da Gama

Avenida Dom João II.  The Vasco da Gama Mall opened for shopping in 1999, and is open today from 9 am until midnight.  It is across the street from the Gare do Oriente. For more on shopping in Lisbon, see my Where to shop in Lisbon? Lisbon’s best malls and shopping

Casino Lisboa

Opened in 2006 at Alameda dos Océanos, 45, the casino is open from 4 pm until 4 am.  Enjoy a variety of shows, art exhibitions, Chinese cuisine at Hua Ta Li, or traditional Portuguese cuisine in the Beltejo restaurant – and of course, gambling. Official site:

Pavilhão de Conocimento – Ciência Viva

An interactive living science museum aimed at children.  Closed Mondays.  Open 10 am – 6 pm Tuesday to Friday. Weekends 10 am -7 pm. Official site:

Telecabine de Lisboa

This teleferic (cable car system) runs along the waterfront from the oceanarium to the Vasco da Gama Tower.

Lisbon Oceanarium

With a 1000 sq meter tank (the size of four football fields, the Lisbon Oceanarium is one of the largest oceanariums in Europe. Read my Lisbon Oceanarium | Plan Your Visit to the Oceanário de Lisboa

Torre Vasco da Gama – The Vasco da Gama Tower

Portugal’s tallest building reopened to the public on May 23, 2023. You can go to the top for amazing panoramic views of the city. Learn more in my article Vasco da Gama Tower – Lisbon’s newest viewpoint is now open

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