Monday, 21 July 2008

Portalegre to Lisbon/Faro

According to the CP (Portuguese Railway),, there are two trains daily running from Elvas through Portalegre to Entroncamento with onwards connections to Lisbon Gare Oriente where you can connect to trains to Faro.

Trains leave Portalegre:

Dept Portalegre: 06.19 Arr. Lisbon Gare Oriente 10:02
Dept: Lisbon Gare Oriente 10:20 Arr. Faro 14:20

Dept Portalegre: 15.24 Arr. Lisbon Gare Oriente 19:02
Dept: Lisbon Gare Oriente 19:20 Arr. Faro 23:20 (Only operates Fridays year round and 1st June throughh 31st August.)

The line through Portalegre runs in an east - west direction and only has a link to Faro via Lisbon. The station is situated 12km from the town in a southerly direction. The Council website indicates that there are local buses serving the station.

See this link (in Portuguese) from the council website here:

Note that the daily Lisbon - Madrid Express train that used to pass through nearby Castelo de Vide no longer operates that route. It currently runs via Vilar Formoso near Guarda