Faro Transportation

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    To Faro by bus

    by HORSCHECK Updated Jul 24, 2009

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    I left Faro by bus to Sevilla in Spain. The trip was 13 Euro (2006) and took about 3:40 h.

    Keep in mind that there is a 1 hour time difference between Portugal and Spain.

    The main bus company which serves Faro is "Eva buses".

    They run buses along the Algarve coast, to most major Portuguese cities and to the bordering Spainish cities.

    Faro's bus station is located just between the train station and the Marina.

    Website: http://www.eva-bus.com/

    Faro to Sevilla bus Local bus at Faro bus terminal
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    To Faro by train

    by HORSCHECK Updated Jul 24, 2009

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    I arrived in Faro by train from Lisbon. There are about 4 daily direct trains serving the Lisbon to Faro route. Trains leave from both Oriente and Entrecampos station in Lisbon.

    The trip takes about 3:30 h and my ticket was 17,50 Euro (2006).

    The price varies depending on the type of train.

    Faro's train station is centrally located, just next to the sea and northwest of the Marina.

    Website: http://www.cp.pt/

    Trains at the train station Lisboa - Faro IC train sign
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    Explore Faro on foot

    by HORSCHECK Updated Jul 24, 2009

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    Faro's city centre isn't too big, therefore all sights are always within reach of a 20 minute walk.

    Especially the Old Town with its narrow alleyways is best explored on foot. Just make sure that you wear proper shoes for cobbled streets.

    When walking around Faro keep your eyes open for the details; you often see nice azulejos (colourful tiles) at the buildings. Please read my "Local custom" tip for more information about azulejos.

    Explore Faro on foot
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    From Faro Airport to the City Centre

    by Ekaterinburg Updated Feb 24, 2009

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    One of the joys of a trip to Faro is the sheer convenience of everything. The airport bus runs until 9.17 p.m on weekdays and 8.07p.m. on weekends. We walked out of the Arrivals area , found the Eva Aeropuerto bus stop and could not believe our eyes when a bus turned up five minutes later. Service with a smile, no hassle and the cost ? EUR 1.63 each .

    The Bus Station in Faro is situated on Avenida da Republica, right behind the Eva Hotel and quite close to the harbour. From the bus station, most places in town are a 5-10 minute walk.
    Buses run from here to all the towns and villages in the Algarve, as well as inter-city buses to Lisbon and Porto.

    The airport is only about 6km outside town and the bus trip takes about 15 minutes. This is a huge advantage in terms of not having to waste all of your last day getting to the airport.

    Buses 16 or 18 are the ones to catch.The second photo is a copy of the timetable to and from the airport

    Phone: 289 899 760 ( Faro )

    Website: http://www.eva-bus.com

    No 16 Bus:to the airport and the beach Timetable for the airport bus
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    To and From Faro by Train

    by Ekaterinburg Updated Feb 24, 2009

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    Faro's train station is about 200metres from the bus station, further along Avenida da Republica, at Largo da Estacao. It's a traditional station building with the name decoratively tiled ( photo 2) and the sea right behind it. From here you can catch intercity trains to Lisbon and beyond or the Lagos/Vila Real de Sto. Antonio line. This brings you from one side of The Algarve to the other and from Faro to the Spanish border the track runs right along the coast.

    We took this line from Faro to Lagos, hoping for a trip past all the coastal resorts. It didn't work out quite like that as the track runs parallel with the coast but too far inland for any sea views. We did see a lot of the countryside though and enjoyed the endless orange groves and almond blossoms.

    The trip from Faro to Lagos takes about 1 hour 35 minutes and costs around EUR 13.

    Phone: 808 208 208

    Website: http://www.cp.pt

    Faro Railway Station Azulejos: Faro Rail way Station's tiled nameplate
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    Algarve by bus.

    by Maurizioago Updated Jul 23, 2009

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    I find it quite convenient travelling by bus from Faro to various villages or town in the Algarve. There are direct buses from Faro bus stations to the main places in that region such as Albufeira, Tavira, Loulè and Lagos.

    The bus station in Faro is located near the harbour.

    Website: http://www.eva-bus.net

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    Flight to Faro

    by toonsarah Written Jun 12, 2016

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    I flew to Faro from London Gatwick on a budget flight with Norwegian Airlines. Being a budget flight, I had to pay for most extras (checked baggage, meals and drinks on board), but nevertheless it didn't feel "budget" in other respects. The plane was new, seating comfortable, service on board friendly and - the big bonus - there was free wifi! This can be used to access on board entertainment (though there were also small TV screens) and also for all the regular online activities, although with fairly slow speeds you wouldn't want to try to stream anything. But for emails, Facebook, messaging etc. it was fine, and helped pass the time.

    Talking of time, the flight from London was a little under three hours. Arriving in Faro we had great views of the coastline and lagoon below, before landing (with a bit of a bump, it has to be said). The airport was relatively quiet; I was quite soon through passport control, had collected my bag and was out. I met up with a VT friend, Colin, and his friend Yvonne, who had arrived on a different flight, and we shared a taxi (€12) to our hotel. For €2.22 we could instead have taken a bus, but split three ways the cab was good value, and was a convenient and speedy way to reach our destination.

    When I flew home from Faro six days later it was with British Airways to London City Airport. On this flight there was no free wifi, but drinks (including alcoholic) and a snack were served at no charge. The flight time was about the same. Having sampled two airlines and two routes I would say there is little to choose between them so I’d recommend choosing whichever offers you the best value and most convenient flight times.

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    Borading the plane Over the Isle of Wight Ria Formosa lagoon Ria Formosa lagoon Faro Airport

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    Leaving Faro by train

    by toonsarah Updated Jun 12, 2016

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    We left Faro by train, travelling on to Albufeira. The station in Faro is conveniently located on the western side of town a few minutes’ walk north of the marina. Although small it has a few facilities – a café/bar with indoor and outside seating, a little shop in the ticket hall, and toilets.

    According to Trainline Europe there are about 14 trains a day on this route, with the first at 7.22 AM and the last at 9.14 PM. We caught one a little after midday. The one-way fare to Albufeira was €3.30 (May 2016 prices) and the journey took around half an hour. The route runs a little inland, through a couple of smaller towns and some dry-looking countryside. The station for Albufeira is much less conveniently located than Faro’s – actually in another town altogether, so from here you need to catch a bus or a taxi to your hotel in the town.

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    Faro station Faro station Train at Faro station VTers on the train With Irina on the train

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  • Private Transfers from and to Faro Airport & Faro

    by kingcbc Updated Jul 27, 2006

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    Hi.
    I use in Faro Airport a private transfer by car with a professional driver.
    The drivers are speaking english and all the cars are wit Air-con.

    I use this private transfer to go to Albufeira - for 8 people and it was very cheap - 50euro / 34 £.
    It is not a shuttle - it is a car only for you so was very conftable, direct and with no stops to my holiday accommodation in Algarve.

    Take a look at www.Faro-Transfers.com or at www.Faro-Transfers.co.uk

    Phone: 916053420

    Website: http://www.Faro-Transfers.co.uk

    Faro Airport Private TRANSFER
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    AIRPORT BUS

    by alyf1961 Written Feb 25, 2013

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    The airport bus(16/18) is the cheapest way to get from the airport to Faro Town Centre. The fare is 1.95 Euros. The buses are more regular in the busy summer months, in the winter I think they coincide with airlines landing. I only had to wait 10 minutes for a bus. It took about 20 minutes to arrive outside the Eva hotel.

    The bus stop at the airport is just across the car park and it is signposted paragem.

    I caught the bus back to the airport from the stop opposite the Eva hotel but the bus also stops at the train station.

    Website: http://www.algarvebus.info/003.htm

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    FARO AIRPORT

    by alyf1961 Updated Mar 2, 2013

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    Faro airport has international and domestic flights. It is 3km outside Faro town centre. During the peak holiday dates, June to October, there is a free bus service from the airport to the town.
    There are a couple of café’s at the airport including three Costa’s and a couple of Air tasty café’s. The shops within the airport include Accessorize, sunglass hut, a men’s fashion shop and Billabong.

    Phone: 00351 289 800 800

    Website: http://www.faroairportsguide.com

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    Long Distance Bus

    by Sambawalk Written Feb 13, 2005

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    I took bus from Evora to Faro for EUR 13. There is only one bus a daily at 2:30pm. I continued the journey from Faro to Servilla, Spain. There are 3-4 bus running daily and I paid EUR13 (I think) for a 4 hour journey. The trip was nice and the bus passes thriugh a few cities along the route.

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    to the airport

    by Lyneke Written Oct 5, 2007

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    Busses from Faro to the airport leave from 7h20 in the morning untill 20h40. Before and after these hours you have to go by taxi (which will cost you around 10 euro). Ticket 4 the bus costs 1.5 euro, and the trip takes about 20 minutes to get to the airport.

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    Train Station

    by Willettsworld Written Dec 20, 2010

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    The train station is well located in the city centre, close to the bus station, just to the north of the Marina. There are two Alpha Pendular services - a high-speed train, to and from Lisbon that takes about 2,5 hours, €20 one way, €25 on first class. There are also 3 slower survives (about 3.5hrs) to Lisbon. As well as this there are services along the coast - east to Tavira and Vila Real de Santo Antonio; and west to Lagos. For timetables just click on Regional on the left of the website below.

    Website: http://www.cp.pt

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    Bus Station

    by Willettsworld Written Dec 20, 2010

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    I hired a car for my time in the Algarve as I wanted the freedom of exploring all the way along the coast from Cabo de Sao Vicente in the west to Vila Real de Santo Antonio on the Spanish border in the east and so didn't use the local bus. However, there is a very useful English website dedicated to bus routes and timetables etc which you can find below. If you don't have a car then this is the next best way of getting around the Algarve as well as the train, details of which are also provided on the same website.

    Website: http://www.algarvebus.info

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