Monday, 28 January 2008

Lisbon to Vilamoura


".....three of us will be flying into Lisbon on February 2nd at 2:20pm. I was wondering the best way to get to the old village apartments in Vilamoura. Should we take a train or bus? Where can I find information on how to get to the train or bus station from the airport? ......"


" The simplest and most direct route will be the following:

On arrival at Lisbon Airport, take a taxi for the six minute ride to Gare de Oriente which is a combined Bus/train station.

On arrival there you will find on the furthest bay the departures point for RENEX buses. One of you may have to nip up to the first level from there to get tickets.

There is a bus departure at 16:00 which will get you to Vilamoura at 19:50.

I recommend this route over the train as with the train you would have to disembark at Loulé and get a Taxi to Vilamoura - and there are not always taxis at the station.

On arrival at Vilamoura you may need to ask for the local taxi rank or call one on

(00 351)289315650

Running South the bus will stop for a 15 minute coffee break as well as to change buses at the Vale Paraiso Bus Interchange.

Cost should be no more than €20 per person.

For a timetable go to my blog at:

Scroll down on the right to the panel entitled:

>> Algarve & Portugal - Travel Transport Links

Click on the item:

"RENEX Bus Service - Lisbon to Algarve timetable"

You can there download the Renex timetable in pdf format.

Note: "C" means arrivals and "P" means departures.