How to reach the area
Algarve enjoys good transport connections, both internally with the other Portuguese cities and externally with the rest of the world. Various national airlines have regular flights to the Algarve, making Faro a busy international airport. Other international airports may be considered if combined with train or bus to get to Faro: Lisbon, Porto, and Seville (Spain). The Algarve also benefits from a good road network, composed of motorways, trunk roads and a range of secondary roads, making the journey comfortable and efficient whether you're travelling by bus or driving in a rented car. Rail transport is another alternative for visitors to the region. The Portuguese rail service (CP - Comboios de Portugal) has a vast network of trains to places all over the country.
Faro international airport is a busy international airport with more than 47 destinations and around 60 routes all over many countries. If you are arriving to Faro International Airport, you can take a taxi available at arrivals directly to your hotel in town (cost from € 12,00 depending on daytime and luggage).
From Lisbon to Faro approximate cost € 22,00 each way
From Porto to Faro approximate cost € 51,00 each way
CP Trains (Lisbon to Faro)
“Alfa Pendular” (AP): fully equipped, fast and comfortable trains.
“Intercity trains” (IC): connections to various cities in Portugal, such as Lisbon-Faro and Porto-Faro.
Journey time between Lisbon and Faro approximately 3 hours; between Porto and Faro approximately 6h30 hours.
The train station is in Faro city center (walking distance to some suggested hotels).
Timetables and prices are available online.
Express service: from various locations (EVA/RENEX/REDE EXPRESSOS)
From Lisbon to Faro approximate cost € 20,00 each way (EVA/RENEX/REDE EXPRESSOS)
From Porto to Faro approximate cost € 54,00 each way (RENEX/REDE EXPRESSOS)
From Seville to Faro approximate cost € 20,00 each way (EVA)
Rede Expressos (Lisbon to Faro and Porto to Faro)
RENEX (Lisbon to Faro and Porto to Faro)
EVA (Lisbon to Faro and Seville to Faro)
Journey time between Lisbon and Faro approximately 3h30 hours; between Porto and Faro approximately 8 hours; between Sevilla and Faro approximately 2h30. Timetables and prices are available online.
The bus station is in Faro city center (walking distance to some suggested hotels).
From Faro International Airport to the centre of Faro:
Public bus is available – ROUTE 16 (ticket on-board is 2,22 euros)
Taxi service is available at arrivals
Between the centre of Faro and the Gambelas Campus of University of Algarve
Public bus is available with regular and extra bus services – ROUTE 18
A bus is available to transport AOP2017' participants from city center to the University (venue is located at first building to the left at the University main entrance) and back (early morning and afternoon).
You may also use local buses (www.proximo.pt)From/to city center: bus lines 18 and 19
Between airport and city center (and back): bus lines 14 and 16
Between airport and the beach (and back): bus lines 17
Single ticket cost: 2.25euros bought inside of the bus or 1.43euros pre-bought (PXM3 ticket)