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There are 11 ways to get from Exeter to Faro by train, plane, car ferry, bus, car or night train

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Train to Bristol, fly  •  6h 48m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Faro (FAO) BRS - FAO

€72 - €345

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Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Faro (FAO) LHR - FAO

€133 - €231

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  8h 41m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Faro (FAO) BHX - FAO

€126 - €530

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Faro (FAO) LGW - FAO

€124 - €489

Train, train to Bournemouth, fly  •  8h 58m

  1. Take the train from Exeter Central to Salisbury
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
  3. Fly from Bournemouth (BOH) to Faro (FAO) BOH - FAO

€121 - €447

Train, car ferry, bus  •  36h 10m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  3. Take the train from Santander to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Alv
  4. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Sevilla-Santa Justa Ave / ...
  5. Take the bus from Seville Plaza de Armas to Faro

€167 - €623

Drive, car ferry  •  30h 41m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Plymouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  3. Drive from Santander to Faro

€203 - €522

Train, bus, night train  •  40h 15m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Irun
  3. Take the night train from Irun to Coimbra
  4. Take the train from Coimbra-B to Faro Ic

€254 - €372

Train, car ferry, night train  •  41h 3m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  3. Take the train from Santander to Valladolid Alv / ...
  4. Take the night train from Valladolid Campo Grande Station to Lisboa - Oriente
  5. Take the train from Lisboa - Oriente to Faro Ic

€184 - €595

Bus  •  43h

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Seville
  4. Take the bus from Seville Plaza de Armas to Faro

€182 - €272

Train, bus  •  47h 33m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Braga
  4. Take the bus from Braga to Faro

€250 - €562

Exeter to Faro by train, walk, car ferry and night train

The journey time between Exeter and Faro is around 45h 9m and covers a distance of around 2090 km. The fastest journey normally takes 45h 9m. Operated by CrossCountry, First Great Western Service, Brittany Ferries and others, the Exeter to Faro service departs from Exeter St Davids and arrives in Faro. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
45h 9m
Fastest journey time:
45h 9m
Journey distance:
2090 km
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€184
Carbon emissions:
188 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
14:14
Last service departs at:
14:14

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to Faro train, walk, car ferry and night train schedules

United Kingdom → Portugal
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International entry into Portugal from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Portugal, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Portugal from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 14-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, India, Nepal and South Africa
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican
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  • 14-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
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Rules to follow in Portugal

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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Portugal from United Kingdom.

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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 Faro is 808 24 24 24.

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

The social distance requirement in Faro 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.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Portugal.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 1 Aug 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Faro is to train and fly which costs £60 - £300 and takes 6h 48m.

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The fastest way to get from Exeter to Faro is to train and fly which takes 6h 48m and costs £60 - £300.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Faro. However, there are services departing from Exeter Sidwell St and arriving at Faro via Londres Victoria Coach Station, Bilbao and Seville Plaza de Armas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43h.

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The distance between Exeter and Faro is 1563 km.

The best way to get from Exeter to Faro without a car is to train and car ferry and bus which takes 36h 10m and costs £140 - £550.

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It takes approximately 6h 48m to get from Exeter to Faro, including transfers.

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Exeter to Faro bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Exeter Sidwell St station.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Faro Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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Exeter to Faro bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, arrive at Faro station.

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Jet2.com, Aer Lingus, Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from Bristol Airport to Faro Airport.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Faro.
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  • Distance: 1563.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 48m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Faro, Portugal?

You can take a bus from Exeter to Faro via London Victoria Coach Station, Londres Victoria Coach Station, Bilbao, Seville, and Seville Plaza de Armas in around 43h.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from Bristol to Faro via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Flights from Birmingham to Faro via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €430
Flights from Birmingham to Faro via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€130 - €440
Flights from London Gatwick to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €650
Flights from London Gatwick to Faro via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€55 - €650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €300
Flights from London Gatwick to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €490
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €170
Flights from Bristol to Faro via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €190
Flights from Birmingham to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Flights from Birmingham to Faro via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €190
Flights from London Gatwick to Faro via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €190
Flights from Bournemouth to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €190
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Faro via Cork
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Flights from London Heathrow to Faro via Cork
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€160 - €400
Flights from London Heathrow to Faro via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €400
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Faro via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €220
Flights from London Gatwick to Faro via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €250
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Faro via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €370
Flights from London Heathrow to Faro via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €370
Flights from Birmingham to Faro via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €1000
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Bristol to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €330
Flights from Birmingham to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €340
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Faro via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€100 - €420
Flights from Birmingham to Faro via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€50 - €65
Anytime Day 1st Class
€110 - €170
Train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€90 - €250
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€90 - €110
Anytime Day 1st Class
€170 - €250
Train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€30 - €40
Anytime Day 1st Class
€85 - €120
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€40 - €50
Anytime Day 1st Class
€100 - €150
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€30 - €40
Anytime Day 1st Class
€55 - €75
Train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €90
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€70 - €90
Anytime Day 1st Class
€120 - €170
Train from Exeter St Davids to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€55 - €70
Anytime Day 1st Class
€100 - €140
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€23 - €29
Anytime Day 1st Class
€40 - €55
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€23 - €29
Anytime Day 1st Class
€40 - €55
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Reading
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€70 - €140
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
€70 - €90
Anytime Day 1st Class
€110 - €140
Train from Exeter Central to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
€45 - €60
Anytime Day 1st Class
€75 - €90
Train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€15 - €30
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
€15 - €19
Anytime Day 1st Class
€25 - €30
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Sevilla-Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Santander to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Sevilla-Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €95
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€45 - €65
Promo+
€54 - €58
Flexible
€70 - €95
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
Night train from Irun to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€60 - €85
Train from Coimbra-B to Faro
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€35 - €55
Night train from Valladolid Campo Grande Station to Lisboa - Oriente
Ave. Duration
9h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€45 - €70
Train from Lisboa - Oriente to Faro
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€21 - €30
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
+351 21 75 24 524
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Seville Plaza de Armas to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €15
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Braga to Faro
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Irun
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
alsa.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Exeter Sidwell St to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
National Express
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Braga
Ave. Duration
26h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€75 - €95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€75 - €330
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
€75 - €95
Car
€230 - €330

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