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

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Fly from Glasgow  •  6h 55m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Faro (FAO) GLA - FAO

€117 - €432

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Train to Glasgow/Prestwick, fly  •  6h 48m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Prestwick Intl Airport
  2. Fly from Glasgow/Prestwick (PIK) to Faro (FAO) PIK - FAO

€38 - €160

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Bus to Edinburgh, fly  •  6h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Faro (FAO) EDI - FAO

€47 - €198

Drive to Leeds Bradford, fly  •  7h 24m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Leeds Bradford
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Faro (FAO) LBA - FAO

€77 - €265

Train, bus  •  40h

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Zaragoza
  3. Take the train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Sevilla-Santa Justa Ave
  4. Take the bus from Seville Plaza de Armas to Faro

€397 - €937

Train, bus, night train  •  42h 27m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  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

€368 - €873

Night bus, bus  •  47h 11m

  1. Take the night bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals M11
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
  3. Take the bus from Paris to Evora 793
  4. Take the bus from Evora to Faro

€166 - €195

Bus  •  47h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
  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

€198 - €300

Train, car ferry, night train  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central 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

€449 - €1100

Drive, car ferry  •  37h 46m

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

€271 - €624

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  28h 33m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Faro

€485 - €651

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

The journey time between Glasgow and Faro is around 3 days 3h and covers a distance of around 2980 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3 days 3h. Operated by CrossCountry, Brittany Ferries, Renfe Viajeros and others, the Glasgow to Faro service departs from Glasgow Central 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:
3 days 3h
Fastest journey time:
3 days 3h
Journey distance:
2980 km
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€449
Carbon emissions:
235 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:48
Last service departs at:
07:48

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow 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, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, 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, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, 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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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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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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.

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Last updated: 18 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Faro is to train and fly which costs £30 - £140 and takes 6h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Faro is to train and fly which costs £30 - £140 and takes 6h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow station to Faro. However, there are services departing from Buchanan Bus Station and arriving at Faro via London Victoria, Paris and Evora. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47h 11m.

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It is approximately 2114 km to get from Glasgow to Faro.

The best way to get from Glasgow to Faro without a car is to train and bus which takes 40h and costs £340 - £850.

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It takes approximately 6h 55m to get from Glasgow to Faro, including transfers.

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Glasgow to Faro bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Faro is to fly which takes 6h 55m and costs £100 - £380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £170 - £260 and takes 47h 22m.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Faro Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 15m.

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

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Faro.
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  • Distance: 2113.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 55m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Faro, Portugal?

easyJet, Jet2.com and four other airlines fly from Glasgow to Faro 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Faro via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, London Victoria Coach Station, Londres Victoria Coach Station, Bilbao, Seville, and Seville Plaza de Armas in around 47h 22m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Faro
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Flights from Glasgow to Faro via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €420
Flights from Glasgow to Faro via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €430
Flights from Glasgow to Faro via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €420
Flights from Edinburgh to Faro via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €400
Flights from Edinburgh to Faro via Bristol
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Faro
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €180
Flights from Edinburgh to Faro via Porto
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €180
Flights from Edinburgh to Faro via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €180
Flights from Glasgow/Prestwick to Faro
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€27 - €130
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Faro via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €220
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Faro via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Flights from Edinburgh to Faro via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Glasgow to Faro
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €650
Flights from Edinburgh to Faro
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €600
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Faro
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €700
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Faro via Cork
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Flights from Edinburgh to Faro via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Faro via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€210 - €1000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Faro via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Prestwick Intl Airport
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €28
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€9 - €14
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€21 - €28
Renfe AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Sevilla-Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€75 - €140
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€75 - €100
Promo+
€84 - €90
Flexible
€110 - €140
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
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 Valladolid
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Scottish Citylink
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 Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€130 - €180
Website
alsa.com
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
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 week
Estimated price
€12 - €22
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Evora to Faro
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Megabus UK
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
Night bus from Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Evora
Ave. Duration
23h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€46
Schedules at
traveleuro.co.uk
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 Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
National Express
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 - €320
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
€75 - €95
Car
€230 - €320

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Jet2.com, Aer Lingus, British Airways and easyJet offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Faro Airport.

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