Following Saturday's loss against Brazil, the Lionesses face Portugal on Tuesday 8 October in Setubal for an international friendly. We've put together a brief travel guide for Lionesses Supporters Club members attending the match at Estadio do Bonfim.
Portugal v England
Tuesday 8 October
Estadio do Bonfim, Setubal, Portugal
Getting around Setubal
Setubal is a busy working port and major commercial fishing centre located approximately 45 minutes from Lisbon. There’s plenty to see and do in Setubal, particularly Mercado do Livramento which is arguably the best food market in Portugal.
Food, dining out and accommodation are value for money because the town is mostly used by Portuguese visitors and locals. The best way to get around Setubal is on foot, however there is a regular bus service around the town.
There’s a regular bus service between Lisbon and Setubal, with journeys taking up to an hour. Train tickets to Setubal from Lisbon are affordable – approximately €4.50. For more information about transport two and from Setubal, click here: https://sintracascaissesimbra.com/setubal/Lisbon-to-Setubal-by-bus.html
Former Chelsea and Manchester United coach Jose Mourninho was born in Setubal, and he even has an avenue named after him, which you can visit.
Getting to the ground
Estadio do Bonfim is approximately a 10 minute walk from the centre of Setubal. You can also walk directly there from the port by heading straight down Av. 22 de Dezembro towards Jardin do Bonfirm – the stadium is then directly opposite the gardens. From Mercado do Livramento, the stadium is a 15 minute walk down either Av. Luisa Todi or Av. 22 de Dezembro.
Turnstiles will open two hours before kick-off. Tickets can only be obtained from the ticket office at the stadium so we recommend arriving in plenty of time to secure the best available seats. Tickets are issued free of charge, however if you require special access tickets or have a particular request, we recommend arriving at the ground in plenty of time.
As the temperature in Setubal is expected to be around 29 degrees and there is little cover at the ground, we recommend taking a hat and wearing plenty of SPF. There should be facilities at the stadium to buy food and drink, however as the stadium is fairly outdated please be mindful that the facilities may vary to stadiums in England.
If you wish to hang you flags, please arrive early to do so and ensure that your flag is made from non-flammable material. Stewards may inspect your flag before allowing you to hang it up to ensure there are no offensive or political messages displayed.
For more information about the stadium, please click here: https://vfc.pt/clube/bonfim/estadio/ (you'll need to use your browser to translate the page).