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Cascais is a compact location so travelers will generally find that getting around is best done via walking or bicycling. The beaches are the most favored attraction in Cascais and other local attractions are frequently located close to the beaches, so travelers may find it particularly enjoyable to walk right along the coast to get to most of the places they wish to visit. On the roads, bicycling has become increasingly easy in recent years, as the city has caved in to bicyclist’s needs and built a system of bicycle lanes along the local roadway.
With getting around on foot being so convenient, it is really unnecessary to have a car in the area. This fact is made even truer because travelers who find that they are tired of walking or bicycling can easily use the local bus system. Additional information about that system is available at http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g18... .
In terms of tourist-oriented transportation, there are no old-style cable cars or anything like that in Cascais, but there is one option which visitors may want to consider, and that is horse-drawn carriages. These can be somewhat pricey and are less a means of truly getting around than a way to see a small area in style, but they are generally worth the experience.
If you want to get around outside the Cascais town, the local bus company Scotturb has an extensive network of routes. The bus terminal is about 100 metres/yards from the railway station under a tall building called Cascais Villa.
Route 417 runs direct to the popular town of Sintra. Route 403 runs via Cabo da Roca (a very scenic location in itself) and a very hair-raising uphill and downhill route to Sintra.
Details on these and more at the Scotturb website. There is a route map and timetable listed for the 403 bus