How do you get from Lisbon to Seville?

Is it feasible to travel by train from Lisbon to Seville where we intend to start the Spanish part of our journey. We have to start at Lisbon as we have a week on the coast there.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) December 12, 2016 17:45
    Hi Gary,

    There are two ways to travel from Lisbon to down to Seville.

    Lisbon to Seville (via Faro)

    The first option would have you taking the train from Lisbon down to Faro in the Algarve region on the southern coast of Portugal. From Faro, you would actually take a bus to get to Seville.

    If you go with this option, it would be important to point out that the Lisbon-Faro trains require seat reservations in addition to the tickets that we'd issue. However, the reservation portion is only able to be purchased locally at the station. Therefore, to purchase the seat reservation, you would just go to the ticket window in the station and be sure to mention that you've already purchased the ticket. The trains from Lisbon to Faro are 'InterCity' (IC) and 'Alfa Pendular' (AP) trains.

    The bus service from Faro to Seville is operated by 'Eva Bus' and 'DAMAS'. We aren't able to issue tickets for these buses, so you would have to try going directly through the vendor.

    You would purchase tickets for the train from Lisbon to Faro by doing a search under 'Find Train Tickets' on our homepage, www.raileurope.com. Trains from Lisbon to Faro can only be booked once within 60 days of an intended date of departure.

    Lisbon to Seville (via Madrid)

    The second option would have you taking the 'Lusitania' overnight train from Lisbon to Madrid, where you would switch to a high-speed 'AVE' or 'Alvia' train that would take you down to Seville.

    For these trains, you would purchase tickets by entering the route under 'Find Train Tickets' on our homepage and breaking up your search in Madrid. Therefore, you would do one search to access the overnight train from Lisbon to Madrid and another search for connecting trains from Madrid to Seville the following morning.

    When doing these searches, you will see that the night train from Lisbon arrives into the 'Chamartin' station in Madrid, while the trains from Madrid to Seville depart from 'Puerta De Atocha' (station) in Madrid. To commute from Chamartin to Puerta de Atocha, you would take the 'Renfe Cercanias', which is just like a local commuter train. The ride between Chamartin and Atocha only takes about 10 to 13 minutes, but you would still want to allow yourself at least 1 full hour between your arrival from Lisbon and your departure to Seville. You would pay to ride the Cercanias line right at the station before boarding.

    Generally, the night train from Lisbon to Madrid and the trains from Madrid to Seville can be booked once within 90 days of an intended date of departure.

    Please note, the night train is the only train that operates along the rail line from Lisbon to Madrid.
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  • ok thank you for that , not as straight forward as we thought.
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