Solplay Apartment Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Rua Manuel Da Silva Gaio 2, Linda-A-Velha, Lisbon, Estremadura, 2795-132, Portugal
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  • Couples94
  • Solo88
  • Business94

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bus info

by beveccles

We are traveling to Lisbon by air. How do we get to Faro by bus from the airport? Thankyou.

Re: bus info

by cubsur

There are two options. It is a long way!

1) take a taxi from the airport to the GARE ORIENTE bus terminal. That is about 5 or 6 minutes. From there the RENEX company will get you to Faro in about 4 hours, cost €18,50

www.renex.pt for the timetable and reservations, Portuguese language only

The other choice is to take a taxi or bus (number 96 Aeroshuttle) across town to the SETE RIOS bus terminal then use the buses of REDE-EXPRESSOS. There are between 8 and 12 per day according to day of week and time of year.

Time and fares are about the same as Renex. Website is www.rede-expressos.pt their site has English pages.

If you will be travelling on a Friday or a day before a holiday you should reserve a seat in advance.

You can also travel by train to Faro from the Gare Oriente railway station. Five trains every day, six on Fridays, journey time between 3hrs 15 minutes and 4 hours. Train fare is slightly more than the bus. More details at www.cp.pt and in English if you click on the flag icon at the top of the page next to where it says 'Acesso rapido'. Again if travelling on a Friday or day before a holiday advance reservation is strongly advised.

Hope that helps.

Re: bus info

by leics

If you have not yet booked, the best option is to fly direct to Faro.

Have a look at www.skyscanner.net for carriers for your route/dates.

Re: bus info

by cubsur

For the record, there are also three daily flights between Lisbon and Faro operated by TAP.

Re: bus info

by rkearns

it only took me a little over three hours by bus. but that was from station to station, not from the airport.

Re: bus info

by cubsur

Depends which bus you get! The Rede-Expressos bus station is much further from the airport than the one used by Renex, so even though the Renex buses might be a bit slower there's not much in it overall.

Travel Tips for Lisbon

Maps

by Turska

If you are like me,and addicted to maps,you might feel like I did.The maps in Lisbon are poor!They have lots of streetnames missing,and I didn´t find any with street index.We allways walk everywhere,and maps are important then.
So I was happy,that I had bought this map+guide-book from Finland.I have seen them in English,so I suggest to all "map-lovers" to buy this when going to Lison.It was very good there!Only some streets missing,and it also has lots of tips on it!Good value of money,if you ask me.This same one wasn´t so important at London or Rome etc,where there was better (and smaller) maps for free.Only negative thing with this is the size.It wont go to small pocket.

Baixa

by sue_stone

Baixa runs from magnificent Rossio down to the huge Praca do Comercio. Possibly the true heart of Lisbon, Baixa was re-built after the 1755 earthquake in a grid systems of streets all dedicated to particular trades.

These days most of these businesses have been replaced by tourist focused cafes, chain stores and leather shops, but you still come across the occasional gem, making a wander around Baixa's streets a must. Pedestrianised Rua Augusta is the main tourist drag, and a great place for a stroll and a shop. It is lined with a selection of shopping options, with a particular slant towards leather goods shops, selling lots of handbags and shoes....paradise! There are also plenty of cafes to keep everyone satisfied.

Take a wander off Rua Augusta and you may stumble across a surprise or two....live the Elevador de Santa Justa or a diet-breaking pastelaria.

Nearest metro: Baixo Chiado or Rossio

Lisbon Tip

by visi_god

Art Walk

It's rumoured that the Lisbon-shattering earthquake of 1755
inspired the citizens to have their promenades and squares
plastered over using the marble rubble of some of the great
architectural odes to the Age of Discovery as foundations for
hundreds of kilometres of street mosaics. Under the direction of
the King Jose I's chief minister the Marques de Pombal more than
400 calceteiros set to work on the distinctive pavements -
mosaics of hills and valleys, signs of the zodiac, gardens,
animals, geometric designs and sea creatures. The pavements are
so smooth in places they appear varnished, and shine as though
polished with wax. The stones are as deep as they are wide -
marble blocks of black and white, lined up, cut at corners,
organic, changing direction, inherently designed not only by the
pattern in which they are laid, but by their impressions made by
250 years of walking, the grain of the marble, the gaps, the
tight spots, the hand-cut and chiseled edges to each stone. Like
walking on an endless quilt of tiny patches, the mosaic patterns
change with every block. Some designs are clean, simple organic
geometrics in stars and checkerboards. At the Praca de
Commercio, looking out onto the Tagus, there's a parade of
dragon-fishes. Today the calceteiros have dwindled to less than
30 and find their craft superceded, on cost grounds, by asphalt,
and have to work for very little and most often on simple repair
jobs. If there is a design to be refurbished or set out again,
the calceteiros get out the original, carefully archived wooden
patterns and lay them on the smooth ground, filling in the
template with small, square black and white stones, napped so
meticulously the fit is almost seamless.

VIEW POINTS
There are couple...

by Lys-Noir

VIEW POINTS
There are couple of good view points (Miradouros) in Lisbon.

One of them is Miradouro Santa Lucia, from which the roofs of Alfama and the white top of the impressive Mosteiro de San Vicente can be seen...

Drumming Up Business

by Bwana_Brown

Our first night in Portugal, after a long and tiring overnight flight from Fredericton by way of Montreal, New York and Paris, found us wandering in the Baixa area, very close to the Praca dos Restauradores (Square of the Restoration) area. Due to various time-zone differentials, we were starting to feel quite hungry even though it was only about 7 PM. Just one street over from the main Restauradores area, is a nice little street (Rua das Portas de Santo Antao) filled with restaurants with sidewalk seating.

Each of them have 'callers' out on the street trying to convince passers-by that they should sit down and enjoy a good meal! Well, we did not need much convincing, especially once we saw their very pleasant outdoor seating area on a warm evening in mid-May! Once we were seated at our table, we noticed that our 'caller' seemed to be a real character. He was funny with everyone, including his competition at the adjoining restaurants! Why not, he's got to live with these people every day! It was a fun experience to sit there in the warm breezes enjoying our first experience of a restaurant meal in Portugal (see my Restaurant tips for the full details)!

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 Solplay Apartment Hotel

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Address: Rua Manuel Da Silva Gaio 2, Linda-A-Velha, Lisbon, Estremadura, 2795-132, Portugal