England to Fundao

Hi,

I would like to get to Fundao in Portugal by train from England. I would like to know both how I could get there if I got the ferry to Calais as well as the ferry to Santander. Thanks very much :)
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) July 08, 2013 21:47
    Rosie,

    Rail connections from Calais or Santander to Fundão would be involved and take a considerable amount of time.

    The most feasible connections from Calais to Fundão would involve at least 4 train changes along the way; in Paris, Irun, Entroncamento, and Castelo Branco. The segment from Irun to Entroncamento would be on an overnight train and you may need to stay overnight somewhere along the way, depending on when you are able to begin the journey. You could also skip over Calais by taking the Eurostar train directly from from London to Paris to meet up with this connection.

    You can purchase tickets and check schedules for the part of the connection from Calais or London to Irun, and the night train from Irun to Entroncamento by clicking on 'Find Fares & Schedules' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com.

    Tickets for trains from Entroncamento to Castelo Branco and Castelo Branco to Fundão are only able to be purchased locally. Therefore, their schedules are not able to be viewed on our website. If you would like to inquire about schedules for trains from Entroncamento to Castelo Branco and Castelo Branco to Fundão, then you would have to call us at 1-800-622-8600.

    From Santander, you would connect with the same night train to Entroncamento in order to get to Fundão. In this case, you would meet up with this night train in Valladolid instead of Irun. You would take a direct train from Santander to Valladolid, board the night train that goes to Entroncamento, switch to the train from there to Castelo Branco, and then change trains once last time to board a train to Fundão.

    Only the portion of this route from Santander to Valladolid is able to be booked and viewed under 'Find Fares & Schedules' on our website. The night train to Entroncamento starting in Valladolid is currently only able to be booked by calling us. As mentioned above, tickets for trains from Entroncamento to Castelo Branco and Castelo Branco to Fundão are only able to be purchased locally, and you would call us if you'd like to inquire about schedules for these trains.

    Trains from Calais or Paris to Irun can be booked within 90 days of an intended date of departure, while trains operating within Spain and Portugal are generally only able to be booked within 60 days of an intended date of departure.
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