Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Train from Lisbon Airport to Faro

Firstly, be aware that there are ongoing periodic strikes/work to rules affecting Portuguese Railways. You should check status 48 and 24 hours before prior to travelling at the Railway's website:
You can find the timetable for the line (Linha do Sul) here:
If your final destination is really Faro there is a good chance that there will be minimal problems. Both Intercidades and high speed Alfa-Pendular services operate between Lisbon Gare Oriente Station and Faro and are only minimally affected by work-to-rules.
In the unhappy event you get hassled by strikes you can always take a long distance coach from Lisbon to Faro. operates buses from Lisbon Gare Oriente Rail/Bus Station to Faro. Again take the Metro three stops from the Airport as indicated above. operate in excess of 12 services daily from Lisbon Sete Rios Bus Station to Faro.
To travel from the Airport to Lisbon Sete-Rios/Metro Jardim Zoologico take the Aerobus Line 2 Bus from outside the main arrivals hall at the Airport. The service runs every 30 minutes from 07:30 to 22.00. Takes about 25 minutes depending on traffic.
Finally, bear in mind that TAP-Air Portugal operate 3 to 4 daily feeder flights from Lisbon to Faro Airport.