If your travel by plane and your destination is Peniche, you can opt to book your flights to Lisbon or Porto Airports. The nearest international airport is Lisbon and is about 90 km south from Peniche. Most bigger European cities are have direct flights to Lisbon, most of budget airlines offer flights at good fares.
During low season (from October to April) when the swells are consistent and waves are often pumping, with a little luck you get a round trip flight on a budget. The following budget airlines are flying to Lisbon and Porto:
Bringing your own surfboard should be easy, since usually all airlines offer to take sports equipment, including surfboards, for an additional fee. You can expect to pay between 30-70 euros/route. Always check the maximum weight allowed in a boardbag because this greatly varies at each airline.
TRAVEL BY CAR FROM LISBON (map)
TRAVEL BY CAR FROM PORTO (map)
TRAVEL BY BUS
If you don't have a car, taking the bus is the easiest way to get there. Buses usually run every hour between Peniche and Lisbon. The fare is about 9, - € and the trip takes just 1 1/2 hours. Getting from Lisbon to Peniche by bus is so convenient, easy and inexpensive that a private airport pick-up is rarely worth it.Bus Lines operating in the area (click for timetables):
Rede Expressos from "Sete Rios"
bus station in Lisbon.
Rapido TEJO from "Campo Grande"
bus station in Lisbon. (Attention, they only operate on weekdays!)
(Sete Rios bus station sells tickets at the counter in the station, just a few steps from platform 1). On the Rapido Tejo buses, you buy the ticket directly from the driver. (Buying tickets online or in advance is unnecessary and not cheaper than on the spot).
HOW TO GET TO THE BUS STATION FROM THE AIRPORT?
The bus station called "Sete Rios" can be reached directly from the airport with the Aeroshuttle number 96. The ride costs €3.50 and takes about 15 minutes. Taxi is relatively cheap and the trip from the airport to Sete Rios would costs about
€7. So if you share a cab with a friend, you will not pay more than by taking the public transport.
To the bus station called "Campo Grande", taking the taxi is always the best solution. This bus station is only 10 minutes drive from Lisbon airport and usually does not cost more than €5.
Please keep in mind. At night or when carrying excess luggage, such as a surfboard bag, the price of the cab can quickly double!
PRO TIP: As at many airports around the world, the starting price in the taxi queue in front of the Lisbon airport's entrance is usually a few euros more expensive. Save the extra airport fee by just walking 100 meters towards the exit gate to the first bus stop after the roundabout. There's a good spot to stop a cab and save a few euros.
TRAVEL BETWEEN PENICHE AND BALEAL
Click here to find the timetable for the bus from Peniche to Baleal. However, the last bus leaves Peniche already at 18:45. If you arrive at a later time, the best is to take one of the cabs from the bus station. The ride costs about €10. Upon prior agreement we can also pick you up, even if your time of arrival is outside of our service hours.
If you don't have a car and want to get around Peniche and Baleal easily. Or when you need a comfortable and fast transport to and from Lissabon, cabs are the best choice for you. The taxi rates are considered relatively cheap compared to other European countries. Taxi service in Peniche does not have a central ffice or number. If a taxi driver not available, simply try the next one and do not despair. Some taxi drivers speak a little bit of English or German.
Telephone numbers for cabs in Baleal, Ferrel, Peniche, Autoguia and transfers to and from Lisbon: +351 966301396 +351 967004862 +351 9671235000
If you need a transfer from Lisbon to Peniche or vica versa, the cost might vary based on the direction and time of the travel. If you book it in advance, the cab from Peniche would cost about €80. A Lisbon taxi driver, however, would charge at least 125€ to bring you to Peniche.
Surf Taxi Peniche isn't a surfcamp. Therefore, besides booking your surf course, you will have to find a suitable accomodation during your stay in Peniche or Baleal. There are plenty of apartments, hotels or hostels to choose from for every budget. Whatever is your preference, we are happy to help you find rooms and vacation rentals that match your expectations, of course, commission free. As long time residents in Peniche we have a deep knowledge on available vacational rentals.
Whether you are looking for a vacation rental in Baleal, a camping spot in Peniche, a surf hostel in Ferrel or a luxury apartment with seaview, we'll have the right contact for you.
No matter what kind of accommodation you choose, you are always welcome in our surf school! We believe, choosing your preferred accomodation has a great advantage, You get to decide wherther you want a bed, a single room or an apartment for your stay, while you'll enjoy the same qualified surf lessons offered by Surf Taxi Peniche.
Pick-up and transfer from your accomodation in Baleal to the surf lessons is, of coursem included. For pick-ups from more distant accommodations, we usually agree on a favorable flat rate.