See Portugal by Train with This New Affordable Rail Pass

The €49 pass grants you an unlimited number of train rides with no time restrictions.

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Traveling across Portugal has just gotten much more affordable. Forget about stressing out to buy multiple train tickets-the country just launched an unlimited monthly rail pass, and it’s pretty cheap, too.

For only €49 (roughly $53 at the time of writing), locals and tourists alike can enjoy an unlimited number of train trips (with no time restrictions!) through the pass. Dubbed the National Rail Pass, Euronews reports the pass issued by Portugal’s national rail company Comboios de Portugal (CP) is valid on all regional trains, but there are some exceptions you should keep in mind.

In addition to the pass not being valid on buses or intercity trains, it also doesn’t apply to a few selected regional and urban areas. Those include urban networks in the cities of Porto and Lisbon and the entire Alentejo Litoral and the Coimbra area.

Getting the pass is pretty simple. All you need to do is get a CP member card and then proceed to purchase the pass, which is both refundable and available from the 21st of each month for the following month’s travel. CP cards can be purchased for the cost of €6 (roughly $7) at the national rail company ticket offices, which you can find in multiple places across Portugal-just remember to bring your photo ID, and you’re all set.Want more Thrillist? Follow us on InstagramTikTokTwitterFacebookPinterest, and YouTube.

Serena Tara is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.


Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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