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There are 5 ways to get from Faro Airport (FAO) to Alfama by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  1h 12m

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

€44 - €148

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 37m

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

€16 - €46

3 alternative options

Train  •  5h 1m

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

€24 - €34

Bus via Estação Oriente  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Faro to Lisbon 785

€18 - €21

Drive  •  2h 42m

  1. Drive from Faro Airport (FAO) to Alfama 279.5 km

€30 - €50

Faro Airport (FAO) to Alfama by bus and subway

The journey time between Faro Airport (FAO) and Alfama is around 5h 1m and covers a distance of around 294 km. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 22m. Operated by Próximo, FlixBus, Rede Expressos and others, the Faro Airport (FAO) to Alfama service departs from Faro Airport and arrives in Terreiro Do Paço. Typically 34 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 1m
Fastest journey time:
4h 22m
Services per week:
34
Cheapest price:
€16
Carbon emissions:
36 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:35
Last service departs at:
18:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Faro Airport (FAO) 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.
Faro Airport (FAO) → Alfama
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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.

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Faro Airport (FAO) to Alfama is to bus via Estação Oriente which costs €18 - €22 and takes 5h 35m.

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The fastest way to get from Faro Airport (FAO) to Alfama is to fly. Taking this option will cost €40 - €150 and takes 1h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Faro Airport (FAO) to Alfama. However, there are services departing from Faro and arriving at Cais Lingueta via Estação Oriente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 35m.

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The distance between Faro Airport (FAO) and Alfama is 214 km. The road distance is 279.5 km.

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The best way to get from Faro Airport (FAO) to Alfama without a car is to bus which takes 4h 37m and costs €15 - €50.

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It takes approximately 1h 12m to get from Faro Airport (FAO) to Alfama, including transfers.

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Faro Airport (FAO) to Alfama bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Faro station.

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The best way to get from Faro Airport (FAO) to Alfama is to fly which takes 1h 12m and costs €40 - €150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €15 - €50 and takes 4h 37m, you could also train, which costs €24 - €35 and takes 5h 1m.

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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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Faro Airport (FAO) to Alfama bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lisbon station.

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Map of how to get from Faro Airport (FAO) to Alfama.
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  • Distance: 213.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 12m

What companies run services between Faro Airport (FAO), Portugal and Alfama, Portugal?

TAP Portugal flies from Faro Airport (FAO) to Alfama 3 times a day. Alternatively, Rede Expressos operates a bus from Faro to Lisboa Sete Rios hourly. Tickets cost €13 - €17 and the journey takes 3h 15m. Two other operators also service this route.

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 Faro to Lisboa - Oriente
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
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
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Faro to Lisboa Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €17
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 Faro to Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
alsa.com
RenEX
Phone
+351 707 223 344
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Faro to Lisboa Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Faro to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Faro Airport (FAO) to Alfama is 280 km. It takes approximately 2h 42m to drive from Faro Airport (FAO) 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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