I will be taking the train from Porto to Lisbon on a Friday at the end of a tour. My flight home is ~10:30 AM Saturday. From my research on this site, I believe I need the AP train to Lisboa-Oriente. My remaining questions are:
How do I get from the Lisboa-Oriente train station to my airport hotel - is there a local rail that brings me closer to the airport, or is a taxi the best - or do any of the airport hotels have shuttles that go to the train station?
Is it worth the extra fare for first class?
I read that if I am on one side of the train I will have nice views for part of the trip. If I am traveling Porto to Lisbon, which side do I sit on? Does the website allow me to pick my seat so that I am on the better side?
Thanks for the help.