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There are 6 ways to get from Albufeira to Alfama by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus  •  3h

  1. Take the bus from Albufeira to Lisboa Sete Rios MundialTurismo / ...

€14 - €24

5 alternative options

Bus via Estação Oriente  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Albufeira to Lisbon 785 / ...

€16 - €19

Train  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the train from Tunes to Lisboa - Oriente Ic

€23 - €32

Rideshare  •  3h 12m

  1. Take the rideshare from Albufeira to Lisbon 256.7 km

€20

Drive  •  2h 31m

  1. Drive from Albufeira to Alfama 257.9 km

€30 - €45

Fly  •  2h 52m

  1. Fly from Faro (FAO) to Lisbon (LIS) FAO - LIS

€50 - €164

Albufeira to Alfama by bus and subway

The journey time between Albufeira and Alfama is around 3h 12m and covers a distance of around 260 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3h. Operated by Rede Expressos, RenEX and Metro Lisboa, the Albufeira to Alfama service departs from Albufeira and arrives in Terreiro Do Paço. Typically 93 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 12m
Fastest journey time:
3h
Services per week:
93
Cheapest price:
€14
Carbon emissions:
31 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
02:35
Last service departs at:
20:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Albufeira to Alfama bus and subway schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Albufeira → Alfama
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There are currently travel restrictions within Portugal.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Alfama is 808 24 24 24.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Alfama is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Alfama is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 808 24 24 24.

Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Albufeira to Alfama is to bus which costs €14 - €25 and takes 3h.

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The quickest way to get from Albufeira to Alfama is to drive which costs €30 - €45 and takes 2h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Albufeira to Alfama. However, there are services departing from Albufeira and arriving at Cais Lingueta via Estação Oriente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 15m.

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The distance between Albufeira and Alfama is 196 km. The road distance is 257.9 km.

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The best way to get from Albufeira to Alfama without a car is to bus which takes 3h and costs €14 - €25.

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It takes approximately 3h to get from Albufeira to Alfama, including transfers.

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Albufeira to Alfama bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Albufeira station.

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The best way to get from Albufeira to Alfama is to bus which takes 3h and costs €14 - €25. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €22 - €35 and takes 4h 45m, you could also fly, which costs €45 - €170 and takes 2h 52m.

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The quickest flight from Faro Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Albufeira to Alfama bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lisbon station.

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Map of how to get from Albufeira to Alfama.
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  • Distance: 196.4 km
  • Duration: 3h

What companies run services between Albufeira, Portugal and Alfama, Portugal?

Rede Expressos operates a bus from Albufeira to Lisboa Sete Rios hourly. Tickets cost €13 - €16 and the journey takes 2h 45m. RenEX also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Comboios De Portugal operates a train from Tunes to Lisboa - Oriente 5 times a day. Tickets cost €19 - €27 and the journey takes 3h 12m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Faro to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €150
Train operators
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban and intercity trains; international and domestic high-speed trains; and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto – these connect to trains in Portugal's cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Tunes to Lisboa - Oriente
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€19 - €27
Bus operators
Rede Expressos

Rede Nacional de Expressos is a cheap and convenient way to get around the country. In business since 1995, Portugal’s biggest bus operator services villages and cities across the country. Tickets can be purchased up to 30 days before the date of travel, with discounted fares available via their free RFLEX Card. Most coaches have WiFi and power sockets.

Contact Details
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Albufeira to Lisboa Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
RenEX
Phone
+351 707 223 344
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Albufeira to Lisboa Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
RenEX
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Albufeira to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Albufeira to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Albufeira to Alfama is 258 km. It takes approximately 2h 31m to drive from Albufeira to Alfama.

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TAP Portugal offers flights from Faro Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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There are 1191+ hotels available in Alfama. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Albufeira and Alfama. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Albufeira to Faro Airport is to bus which takes 40 min and costs €5 - €7.

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