Nearest Train Station to Lisbon Airport

Hello,

I will be travelling from Lisbon Airport to Faro in July. Could anyone please suggest the best mode of transport to reach Faro-Bus or Train? If I take the train, which will be the nearest train station from the airport or the bus station and also which one would be reasonable option?

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  • Jeff (Official Rep) April 11, 2018 18:01
    Hi Swati,

    In Lisbon, there are 2 main stations: Oriente and Santa Apolonia. The trains from Lisbon to Faro depart from Oriente, which does happen to be the closer of the 2 stations to the Lisbon Portela Airport. To get from airport to the Oriente station, you would take the metro. The red line (Vermelho) of the metro from the airport to Oriente departs every 5-9 minutes only takes about 9 minutes. Otherwise, the Oriente station is just a short taxi ride from the airport.

    You would purchase tickets from Lisbon to Faro by searching the route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com. These trains do require seat reservations in addition to your ticket; however, reservations for trains in Portugal are only able to be purchased locally at the CP offices in the stations.
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    • Jeff, Thx for this info. Maybe you can offer some other travel advise for me. My wife and I will be traveling in early October from NYC to Portugal and will likely want to spend about 12 days there. We were going to go to the Algarve first, then back up to Porto than down to Lisbon, spending 4 nts in each area. Does that make sense? We would be getting the 8 day rail pass to accommodate that plan, using the train (or buses) to venture out exploring. Thanks for any help you can offer
    • Jeff (Official Rep) April 17, 2018 19:42
      The way you laid it out makes sense perfectly and would be typical for any trip to Portugal. It all depends on what you want to do.

      When traveling with a rail pass, the trains from Lisbon to Faro would still require reservations. There is a direct train from Faro to Porto, which would also require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.

      Since trains in Portugal can only be reserved locally, you would just have to remember to go to the CP offices in the stations to purchase your reservations. Be sure to mention that you have the rail pass, so they don't charge you for regular tickets.
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