Seville to Faro? Can I travel by train from Spain to southern Portugal?

I want to travel from Seville Spain to Faro Portugal - can I do this by train?
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  • Hi Susan,

    Strangely, there are only a few routes between Spain and Portugal and none in the southern parts of these countries. To travel from Spain to Portugal in the south, you would actually take a bus that goes from Seville to Faro. Incidentally,this bus service continues on to Albufeira, Portimão, and then Lagos. Tickets for the bus would be purchased locally upon arrival.

    The only reservable trains between Spain and Portugal are the Lusitania night train connecting Madrid with Lisbon and the night train that connects San Sebastian/Irun with Lisbon/Coimbra.
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  • Jeff, how about from Lisbon to Madrid? Do I go ahead and purchase the Pass. What type of Pass should I buy. From Madrid we will continue to Rome Italy
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  • Thank you, Jeff. Any idea how long the bus ride is from Seville to Faro? Is it awful?
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  • Unfortunately, there is no train from Seville to Faro, because train line in Spain ends in Huelva (a city in Spain). I guess that there are two variants: bus and car. Everybody say that a bus is comfortable and cheaper, but for me, a car is much more comfortable and quicker. We've been to Faro and rented a budget car. For us, it's been even cheaper, if to sum up all the transportation for 4
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  • Technically, you could travel by train. The trip would take more than 19h, though, and it could be quite expensive.
    Apart from the Lusitania night train, there is a regional train crossing the border between Badajoz and Entroncamento. However, it runs just once daily and in order to reach it, you will need several changes.

    A few bus companies run buses between Seville and Faro, including not only Damas, but also Eurolines, Alsa and Flixbus. It takes between 2h 15m and 4h, depending on the stops done along the way. Prices are usually between 25 and 30€.

    Another possibility would be car-pooling. If there is a ride offered, it is usually cheaper than the bus. Prices starting from 10€.

    I just wrote an article explaining all these options and many others in detail. Feel free to have a look if you need further information:
    https://www.travelinho.com/en/travel/...

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