Portugal Luggage Storage Guide (Coimbra, Funchal, Sintra, & more)

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Published: February 2019 & Last Updated: May 2022

What should you do with your luggage if you arrive at your destination several hours before check-in…or you have to check out several hours before you’re due to go to the airport, train, or bus station?

Generally, the easiest thing to do is ask your hotel or Airbnb host if they can help. Most will be happy to, and won’t charge you for storing your luggage either. If that’s not an option, you’ll need to find somewhere that offers luggage storage. Surprisingly, even though this is a common travel problem, it can be hard to find places to store your luggage in Portugal (with the exception of Lisbon and Porto where there are plenty of options).

Aveiro

  • Aveiro bus station, which is next to the train station (map), also has 16 lockers for €1.50 per day. The lockers are big enough to take a rucksack or normal cabin-sized suitcase. To get to the bus station, you will need to go cross over the train lines. You do this by going under the train station: go down the steps and walk across.

Azores

São Miguel

Terceira

  • Terceira Lajes Airport has luggage storage lockers. As of July 2019, it costs €1 per 24 hours to store a bag.

Pico

  • The tourism information centre in Madalena offered to store the bags for free. Note: they close at 16:30.

Beja

  • No places found so far.

Braga

  • Radical Storage (insured option) allows you to book luggage storage at several places in Braga, including a luggage storage facility in the city centre and at Braga Cathedral.
  • There are large and medium-sized lockers at Braga train station that can be used for up to 72 hours. Click here for a photo of the price list (tip: Radical Storage seems to have a cheaper daily rate).

Cascais

  • NannyBag.com (insured option) lists 1-2 luggage storage options in Cascais.
  • Alternatively, spend the day in Lisbon City Centre where there are lots of places to leave your bags.

Coimbra

  • Go Walks Portugal (map) offer luggage storage between Monday and Friday, 10 am to 6 pm.  The cost per locker (which fits 2 cabin size bags + 2 medium backpacks) is €5 for up to 4 hours and €8 for up to 8 hours.
  • Hotel Oslo (map) offer FREE luggage storage to both guests and people visiting the city.
  • Serenata Hostel (map) offers luggage storage to non-guests, which costs €5 per bag per 24 hours. Guests of the hostel can leave their bags free of charge.
  • According to the Portugal Trains website, there are lockers at Coimbra and Coimbra-B stations.

See more information about Coimbra.

Ericeira

  • No places found so far.

Fátima

  • Fátima Bus Station (map) has a luggage storage room where you can pay to store your luggage (~ €2.50 per item).  There’s a sign on the ticket information desk that advertises this, so that’s presumably where you’ll need to ask.

See more information about Fátima.

Funchal

Óbidos

  • Estórias (map), a café and snack bar situated near the bus stop and town gate, will store luggage for a fee.

Peniche

  • The tourism office in Peniche suggested that the bus station in Peniche (map) offers luggage storage.

See more information about Peniche.

Santarém

  • The tourist information office thought that the bus station *might* have a place for storing luggage, but only on weekends. There are no signs up in the bus station advertising this.  No other places found so far.

Sétubal

  • No places found so far.

Sintra

  • Sintra train station (map) has lockers.
  • Tempo de Tradiçoes (map) just outside of the train station provides luggage storage for ~€5 per day per bag. Look for the big rooster on the pavement outside the shop.

Viana do Castelo

  • The tourism office (map) offers this service for €2 per bag.

Viseu

  • Viseu bus station (map) offers a left luggage service, which is located next to the information desk.

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  2. I would like to know if the luggage storage options are still available in Coimbra? We will be taking the train from Porto to Lisbon on 17 September and are hoping to spend some time in Coimbra on the way, but will have luggage with us. Thanks!

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  3. Hola, I wanna to confirm if luggage storage at Fatima Bus Stop still available. It is because I will travel with two young kids under seven on 18 Aug 2019 (Sunday afternoon)

    Thanks.

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  5. Olá Sir,

    We are going to visit Sintra on Monday morning in August and would like to use the luggage storage service by souvenir shop "Tempo de Tradiçoes" outside of Sintra train station .
    Do you know the opening time of Tempo de Tradiçoes in the morning? Thank you very much.

    Best regards,

    Chih-Chung Ni
    Taipei, Taiwan

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    • Hi Cynthia,

      The only way would be to phone the bus station. Not ideal, I know.

      I have contacted the tourist information in Viseu to see if there are any other options. I will also be visiting Viseu in the next few weeks (hopefully) so I'll try to check when I'm there.


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  6. Any idea how I can confirm that we can store luggage at the bus terminal? First time in Portugal and we need about 5 hours to store our luggage!

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