Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Lisbon Airport to Albufeira

There is no train station at Lisbon Airport. A metro link is being constructed but will only open within the next couple of years. Furthermore the train station at Albufeira is located 8kms from the town of Albufeira.

Depending on time of year there are 5 to 6 long distance trains daily between Lisbon and Albufeira.

If you visit my blog:


»» Scroll down on the right hand side until you come to the panel entitled "Algarve & Portugal - Travel Transport Links"

»» Click on:

- Porto - Lisbon - Faro Train Timetable for the return train timetable.
- Algarve Regional Line Train Timetable for connections along the Algarve.
- RENEX Bus Service - Lisbon to Algarve timetable
- Rede-Expressos - National Bus Timetable - Updated. (National Coach Operator) - Portuguese only.

There are three main ways to get from Lisbon Airport to Albufeira by public transport:

Train: This would involve taking a taxi or bus (Aeroshuttle in direction Gare Oriente Train Station - see note below) to Gare Oriente Train Station about 10 minutes from the Airport. You would then take a train to Albufeira Station. From Albufeira Station you would need to take a bus or taxi to your final destination. For buses see the following page on Cubsur's site:


(Aeroshuttle - Copy of note from current Lisbon Airport website.

- Aeroshuttle (CARRIS Nº96) - Available everyday, every 30 minutes between 7am and 11pm, the aeroshuttle connects Gare Oriente - Airport - Entrecampos - Sete Rios - Praça de Espanha.

Tickets (3,50€) can be purchased onboard and also in the Tourism Office at arrivals (public area).

Tel. +351 213 582 334)

Bus: There are two operators on this route:

Renex: Departs from Gare Oriente Bus Station (below/alongside the Gare Oriente train station) Travel by Aeroshuttle or taxi from Airport.

Website: www.renex.pt

Timetables: Download timetables via my blog as indicated above. (RENEX Bus Service - Lisbon to Algarve timetable)

Note: Ask for a ticket for Albufeira. There may be a bus change at Vale Paraiso, the stop before Albufeira.

Rede-Expressos: Departs from Lisbon Sete Rios Bus Station. Ask for a ticket to Albufeira Centro. To get to Lisbon Sete Rios Bus Station take the Aeroshuttle in the direction of Praça de Espanha. Descend at Sete Rios.

website: http://www.rede-expressos.pt/ (Only in Portuguese)

The current schedule for buses from Lisbon Sete Rios to Albufeira Centro is as follows:

Depart Arrive Operates Frequency
08:15 10:55 Daily
10:30 13:10 Daily
12:30 15:10 01/06 to 15/09 Daily except Sundays/Public Holidays
15:15 17:55 Daily
18:30 21:10 Daily
20:30 23:10 01/06 to 15/09 Sunday to Friday