Porto-Lisboa rail connection: Second best domestic route in all of Europe according to Greenpeace report

According to a recent Greenpeace study, the rail link between Porto and Lisbon has been recognised as the second-best domestic connection in the whole of Europe, surpassed only by Deutsche Bahn's Hamburg-Munich link. There are two other routes that are even better, but they are both international ones.

The Greenpeace study assessed 112 connections between European cities, of which only 12 were categorised as "major routes". These routes are distinguished by offering more than three direct trains a day, good average speed, reliability, lower cost than air transport and costing less than €150. Despite all the challenges caused by the recent works on the Northern Line, the Porto-Lisbon connection stands out positively, with prices ranging from €25.25 to €44.60, well below the limit set by Greenpeace and also lower than travelling by air.

The chairman of CP - Comboios de Portugal, Pedro Moreira, spoke about the recognition, emphasising the company's continuous investment and efforts to improve long-distance services. He also mentioned the renovation of the Intercidades carriages and the revitalisation of the Arco carriages acquired from Renfe, as well as the efforts to optimise the Alfa Pendular.

Recognising the challenges presented by Greenpeace, such as cross-border ticket reservations and the complexity of ticketing systems, CP is in the process of modernising its ticketing systems to make buying tickets even simpler, including for those travelling from other countries.

Greenpeace's analysis is based on environmental issues, emphasising that replacing the plane with the train on the Porto-Lisbon route could result in significant savings in greenhouse gas emissions.

This recognition praises the hard work of the entire CP team, reinforcing our commitment to excellence in customer service and environmental sustainability.