Historical Vouga Steam Train

Travel back in time on the only narrow-gauge railway in Portugal.

If you fancy going on a steam train, pay attention to the next dates and don't miss the opportunity to discover the Vouga Line.

As soon as possible we will announce the next trips. Meanwhile get to know the Vouga Line historical train with the diesel locomotive, which runs between June and October.

Besides the iconic steam locomotive built by the German house Henschel & Sohn, the train has a Neapolitan carriage from the 1930s, 3 historical wooden carriages built in Belgium (1908), Germany (1925) and Portugal (1913), in the Porto workshops, by the then state railway company (Caminhos de Ferro do Estado) and also a carriage built in Barreiro, in 1908, which ran on the Corgo Line.

The historical Vouga Line steam train journey starts in Aveiro and ends at Macinhata do Vouga.

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One-day programme


  • Departure from Aveiro at 9:00;
  • Stop in Águeda at 9:56 for passengers to board;
  • Arrival in Macinhata do Vouga at 10:43;
  • Entertainment at Macinhata do Vouga Station with a traditional music and singing group from the region and a display of regional products;
  • Guided visit to the Macinhata do Vouga Railway Museum.


  • Departure from Macinhata do Vouga at 12:15;
  • Stop in Águeda at 12:45 to disembark passengers;
  • Departure from Águeda at 13:05 and arrival in Aveiro at 14:06;
  • Upon arrival, passengers can visit the old Railway Station building in Aveiro, a real landmark in the city, where they can admire the 59 tile panels decorating both façades and depicting professions, local figures and landscapes from the city, the region and the country.
  • In addition, they can see and purchase various local products (salt, 'ovos moles', wines and sparkling wines of Bairrada).

Note: If it is not possible to use the steam locomotive CP E214, we will use the diesel locomotive 9004, used in the summer editions.

Check on YouTube CP some previous journeys of the Historical Vouga Train and the Historical Douro Train.