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Getting There & Away

Mafra’s main bus terminal is at Parque Intermodal, 1.2km west of the palace, but buses also stop in front of the palace and at the parking lot/bus station Parque Intermodal do Alto da Vela, 500m south of the palace (but there is little advantage to walking the extra 500m to get here). Regular Mafrense buses to Sintra (€3.30, one hour) and Lisbon’s Campo Grande terminal (€6.25, 75 minutes, at least hourly) leave from the bus stop across from the palace in front of the Mafricentro shop. For Ericeira (€2.30, 20 minutes, at least hourly), go to the bus stop on the palace side of the street next to Posto de Turismo.

Mafra’s train station is 6km away from the town centre but, with infrequent transport, it's not a recommended option (though an off-peak Uber costs €6 to €9 from the station to the town centre). Go to Malveira station instead for easier connections (20 minutes) to Mafra.

There is a taxi point on Praça da República, just off the north side of the palace in front of the Cartório Notarial.