Algarve Transportation

  • Our little runaround
    Our little runaround
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  • Sara and Minifrosch ride the train
    Sara and Minifrosch ride the train
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  • Arriving Passenger
    Arriving Passenger
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Algarve Transportation

  • Do rent a car.

    If you are thinking of staying in the Aqua Hotel Riverside, do seriously consider renting a car at the airport.A couple of reasons why you should do this are, 1st, the transfer from the airport can cost you up to €70 each way,2nd, the cost of taxi’s into Portimão or Praia de Rocha can cost anything from €4-10 each way, This makes your evening meal...

  • Good Car Rental in Algarve

    I used You Drive at last August. They have a very friendly and professional service and the car was brand new. I recommend and will use them again.I used other companies before but I got very impressed with the service from this company. The rep is a very nice person, the car was brand new and the price was very fair for the...

  • Bus Algarve to Seville and Malaga

    I have the bus timetables on my website at that schedules are very limited on Saturdays and Sundays (only two buses each day and one of those at 2am)until 1st June and after mid-October.The bus terminal in Faro is right in the middle of the city close to the Marina and railway station - see...

  • Bus or train Malage to the Algarve

    There is a one daily bus direct from Malaga to Faro etc operated by ALSA ( this leaves at 9pm and arrives in Faro at 2am. This is not helpful!Alternatively you can travel by train or bus between Malaga and Seville from where there are buses into the Algarve.I have all the current bus information Seville - Algarve on my website at...

  • Left Luggage at Faro Airport

    The staff at Faro airport seem to be unaware that there is a left luggage facility in the car park opposite and about 50 metres from the terminal arrivals exit.The facility appears to be secure and is operated in the same manner as a car park as when coins are inserted the locker locks and a ticket is supplied. This ticket when inserted on return...

  • Train Service Algarve (Portugal) to...

    Trains leave Faro for Lisbon every day at these times:0655, 0905, 1308, 1455 and 1700. There is an extra train at 1905 on Sundays in the winter and every day in the summer.The 0655 and 1455 are fast trains (Alfa Pendular) taking 3 hours for the journey to Lisbon; the others are slower, taking 4 hours.In the return direction, trains leave Lisbon...

  • General

    Getting to and travelling around Portugal is as convenient these days as any other destination in Europe, with good connections facilitated by modern airports and a network of highly efficient transport terminals located up and down the country.Lisbon, Oporto, Faro, Madeira and the Azores have airports served by TAP Air Portugal, the national...

  • Trains to and from the Algarve

    The Algarve has a decent local train service linking Vila Real de Santo Antonio in the East to Lagos in the West. There are also reasonable connections to and from Lisbon with 5 trains daily to and from the capital. The trains stop at Tunes, Albufeira, Loule and Faro - Change at Tunes for Silves, Portimao and Lagos.

  • Car Hire

    Although the Algarve is well served by its local bus network (, to be able to get around at your own convenience and to see those out of the way places you really have to hire a car. The Algarve may be Portugal's most visited region but the roads are surprisingly quiet outside of the main tourist resorts. A small hatchback will cost...

  • Train

    Arriving in Algarve by train is also comfortable, easy and fast. And surely is much cheaper than by car. There are daily trains that leave from Lisbon – the journey takes about 3 to 4 hours, depending on how much stops there are and which is your final station. The journey till Tunes is common; then at this location you should change your train if...

  • Car

    Arriving in Algarve is very easy and fast, both driving from Lisbon or Porto. There is a highway connecting north to south and afterwards there is a highway that crosses Algarve from east to west, making it quick and easy to reach any location by the coast. The highway that crosses Algarve (Via do Infante – A22) is free of charge (2005). The...

  • A Handy Rental Car

    When we travel to a new country or location, we like to be able to travel around and see the sights at our leisure. Consequently, before leaving Canada, I had arranged for a car rental from Budget at the Lisbon airport. However, since we planned to spend the first three nights in Lisbon, we did not actually pick the car up until the day we left the...

  • Car the best transport

    Here we are, with our friends Geoff and Mary, when we took them back at the hotel ļ after enjoying our first dinner together nearly 2 years after our last meeting.Even if distances are not bad inside Albufeira, a car is needed to drive around the area.For inside Albufeira is better to walk and get a taxi back as from the center to our area was a...

  • BUS: Faro - Lisbon - Porto

    If you are in Faro and want a transport to LISBON or to PORTO, then you can get a bus of “Renex” group, just in front of Eva hotel in Faro, 300 from rail station. Well, you can also get a bus of “Eva group” but they have a lot of stops.

  • Emergency Vehicles to the Rescue

    Sitting in our line of stopped traffic at the northern boundary of the Algarve, with everyone's engines switched off and people out of their vehicles enjoying the sunshine, I began to wonder how badly was the highway blocked? Moreso after a police car then a fire truck went roaring past us with sirens blaring. It was a long line of traffic, winding...

  • Truck Fire

    On the morning of our 3rd day on the road since leaving Lisbon, we retraced our mountain drive from Aljezur back to Monchique. From there, we continued westward on a small highway to the village of Alferce where we planned to continue onward until we hit the IC1 main highway, where we would swing north for Evora. However, once we reached Alferce,...

  • Car hire; This certainly IS...

    Car hire;This certainly IS the best way to get around in the Algarve.There are plenty of hire firms such as Hertz,Avis and Auto jardim etc so shop aroun for many will do you a 5 days for the price of 3,also the time of year affects the price too.Beware of hidden extras though like 'full insurance' or a 'petrol deposit' which is normally enough to...

  • 'THE FUNNY TRAIN';call them...

    'THE FUNNY TRAIN';call them what you like but I prefer to call them a 'road train' cos thats what they are.These are great for getting around the local resorts in the algarve.They are cheap,run regular and really are fun.

  • Trains;In the algarve the...

    Trains;In the algarve the railway links lagos in the west to vila real de st'.Antonio in the east.There is also a link from faro to Lisbon.Generally trains are very slow and do not service themain costal resorts

  • Taxis;these are either cream...

    Taxis;these are either cream or black & green in colour.Taxi ranks can easily be found within all main resorts and towns.please note that you cannot flag a taxi down you must go to the rank or telephone for one.There are meters in the taxis but fares are normally worked out on the journey distance.

  • BUSES; The most convenient way...

    BUSES;The most convenient way of travelling in the algarveEva and Frota azul have services to all major resorts and towns.Bus stops can easily be identified by a 'PARAGEM' sign.Its also best to check return times as the service does not run too late in the evening.


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