Friday, 9 January 2009

Trip to Portugal and Spain

Firstly, there are currently no direct flights from any Scottish Airports to Lisbon.

There are direct flights, however, from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Glasgow - Prestwick, and sometimes Aberdeen to Faro Airport in the Algarve.

You should be aware that rail links between Portugal and Spain are difficult as are low-costs flights between the Algarve and Spain.

There are good rail links between the Algarve and Lisbon.

You should plan therefore on using long distance coaches.

Have a look at this recent article on my blog.

In summary, I think that a routing as follows might be appropriate:

Scotland to Faro Airport.
Faro Airport to Lagos - Private Transfer or Bus/Bus or Bus/Train

Lagos to Seville - 2 x Daily Bus
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Seville to Madrid - High Speed AVE train. (See:

Madrid to Lisbon - Long Distance bus (See. or Low - Cost Airline ( or

As regards other places in the Algarve, consider Tavira.

Hope this helps.