Obidos lies in the heart of the Estremadura and Ribatejo provinces of Portugal. The walled town with its spectacular views, ancient aqueduct and vertigo inducing pathways is a worthy place to visit, especially as it is listed as one of the seven wonders of Portugal. Getting to and from Obidos isn’t too difficult and can be reached by train, bus or car.
Getting to Obidos by train
The train station lies away from the centre of Obidos and is probably the least convenient travel service. It is away towards Caldas da Rainha (6km north) and is probably 30 minutes walk. Services run between Caldas da Rainha, Sao Martinho and Leiria although they don’t run too frequently.
Getting to Obidos by bus
For backpackers the bus service to Obidos is by far the best way of arriving with services dropping you in the square outside Porta da Vila and the tourist information office. Buses run regularly to Caldas da Rainha (6km north) and Peniche (24km west). Peniche can be reached easily from Lisbon.
Getting to Obidos by car
Obidos is very road friendly and can be found along the N114 which intersects the A15 and IC1, both of which are toll roads but can be avoided. Once on the N114 follow signs for the town. You will arrive with the aqueduct to your right and there is free parking available there. If that car park is full you may find a spot I the paid car park outside the Turismo (tourist information office).
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in Obidos but are on a low budget you can haggle with the owners of pensions, all of whom advertise in their windows along Rua Direita. You can also book a hotel by clicking here.
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