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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly, train  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Faro (FAO) to Lisbon (LIS) FAO - LIS
  2. Take the train from Lisboa Oriente to Portela de Sintra

$55 - $206

Cheapest option

Train  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Faro(P) to Entrecampos Intercity

$24 - $52

3 alternative options

Bus ALSA  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Faro to Lisbon Sete Rios

$34 - $58

Bus Rede Expressos  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Faro Bus Station to Lisboa 93

$27 - $54

Drive  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Faro Airport (FAO) to Sintra 186.4 miles

$40 - $65

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

ALSA operates a bus from Faro Airport (FAO) to Sintra twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min. Alternatively, Portuguese Railways (CP) operates a train from Faro Airport (FAO) to Sintra every 4 hours. Tickets cost $21 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 22 min.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Faro to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Train operators
Portuguese Railways (CP)
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa Oriente to Portela de Sintra
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
cp.pt
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$3 - $5
1st Class
$3 - $5
Train from Faro(P) to Entrecampos
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Website
cp.pt
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Faro Airport (FAO) and Sintra is 233 km. The road distance is 298 km.

The cheapest way to get from Faro Airport (FAO) to Sintra is to train which costs 20€ - 45€ and takes 5 h 24 min.

The quickest way to get from Faro Airport (FAO) to Sintra is to fly and train which takes 1 h 45 min and costs 45€ - 180€.

No, there is no direct bus from Faro Airport (FAO) to Sintra. However, there are services departing from Faro Airport and arriving at Sintra Estação via Faro Bus Station, Sete Rios and Amoreiras. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 36 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to get from Faro Airport (FAO) to Sintra, including transfers.