Olaias Station | Portugal Visitor
Olaias Station (Estação Olaias)
Olaias Station is a station on the Red Line (Linha Vermelha) of the Lisbon Metro in northeastern Lisbon.
The Red Line runs 10 km from the northern terminus of Aeroporto via Estação Oriente to São Sebastião. The line is also called the Linha do Oriente. This is the latest of the four lines on the capital’s metro (Metropolitano de Lisboa).
The preceding station towards Lisbon Airport is Bela Vista and the following station towards São Sebastião is Alameda which connects with the Green Line (Linha Verde).
Olaias Station Art & Design
Olaias Station has some of the most spectacular modern art on the Lisbon metro.
The station itself was designed by Portuguese architect designed by Tomás Taveira who also designed Aveiro Stadium in Aveiro, Sporting’s Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon and Leiria Stadium in Leiria.
The art in the station is the work of artists Pedro Calapez, Pedro Cabrita Reis and others.
The station opened in 1998 and is on a grand scale.
Local Buses From Olaias Station
A number of Lisbon city buses stop at or near Olaias Station on Rua de Olivença.
These include the the numbers #756 between Olaias and Rua da Junqueira and the #793 connecting Marvila and Estação Roma-Areeiro.
Olaias Station is also handy for finding a taxi.
Olaias Station Railway Station Facilities
The station is wheelchair friendly with elevator access to the street and platforms.
The station is open from 6.30 am to 1.30 am.
The Olaias Plaza shopping mall is adjacent to the station. It has a supermarket restaurants, and a self-service laundry. Stores include a vegan cafe, a men’s fashion outlet and a hairdresser.
Full information and online booking for all rail passes is available from ACP Rail.
Estação Olaias, Rua de Olivença, 1900-221, Lisboa
Hotels Near Olaias Station
A few hotels are located fairly nearby including the two star Hotel Dom Afonso Henriques, and the four star Ramada by Wyndham Lisbon adjacent to the station. The hotel’s restaurant has great views of the River Tagus.
See here for a complete listing of accommodation options in Olaias.
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