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There are 5 ways to get from Lagos to Alfama by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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

Bus  •  3h 55m

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

€15 - €27

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3h 43m

  1. Take the rideshare from Lagos to Lisbon 301.8 km

€15

3 alternative options

Train  •  5h 30m

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

€23 - €33

Drive  •  2h 54m

  1. Drive from Lagos to Alfama 302.2 km

€35 - €55

Bus, fly  •  3h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Lagos to Faro
  2. Fly from Faro (FAO) to Lisbon (LIS) FAO - LIS

€35 - €126

Lagos to Alfama by train

The train journey time between Lagos and Alfama is around 4h 31m and covers a distance of around 315 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 11m. Operated by Comboios De Portugal, the Lagos to Alfama train service departs from Lagos and arrives in Lisboa - Santa Apolonia. Typically 35 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 31m
Fastest train time:
4h 11m
Train distance:
315 km
Trains per week:
35
Cheapest price:
€23
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:14
Last train departs at:
17:21

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lagos to Alfama train schedules

Lagos → Alfama
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  • Nationwide control measures in place
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  • 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: 1 Aug 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lagos to Alfama is to rideshare which costs €15 and takes 3h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Lagos to Alfama is to drive which costs €35 - €55 and takes 2h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lagos to Alfama. However, there are services departing from Lagos and arriving at Lisboa - Santa Apolonia via Tunes and Lisboa - Oriente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 30m.

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The distance between Lagos and Alfama is 183 km. The road distance is 302.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lagos to Alfama without a car is to bus which takes 3h 55m and costs €15 - €28.

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It takes approximately 3h 55m to get from Lagos to Alfama, including transfers.

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Lagos to Alfama train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, depart from Lagos station.

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The best way to get from Lagos to Alfama is to bus which takes 3h 55m and costs €15 - €28. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €23 - €35 and takes 5h 30m.

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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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Lagos to Alfama train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Lisboa - Oriente station.

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Map of how to get from Lagos to Alfama.
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  • Distance: 183.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 55m

What companies run services between Lagos, Faro, Portugal and Alfama, Portugal?

Rede Expressos operates a bus from Lagos to Lisboa Sete Rios hourly. Tickets cost €14 - €18 and the journey takes 3h 40m. RenEX also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lagos to Alfama via Tunes and Lisboa - Oriente in around 5h 30m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Faro to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €160
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 Lagos to Tunes
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€3 - €5
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
+351 21 75 24 524
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lagos to Lisboa Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
RenEX
Phone
+351 707 223 344
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lagos to Lisboa Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €22
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 Lagos to Faro
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €10
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 Lagos to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Lagos to Alfama is 302 km. It takes approximately 2h 54m to drive from Lagos to Alfama.

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TAP Portugal offers flights from Faro Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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There are 1186+ hotels available in Alfama. Prices start at €87 per night.

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

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