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There are 6 ways to get from Lisbon to Albufeira by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus  •  2h 45m

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

13€ - 22€

5 alternative options

Train  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the train from Lisboa - Entrecampos to Tunes Ic

20€ - 30€

Bus via Lisbon, Lisbon  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon, Lisbon to Albufeira, Albufeira - Av. Liberdade 785

16€ - 20€

Rideshare  •  3h 10m

  1. Take the rideshare from Lisbon to Albufeira 257.1 km

20€

Drive  •  2h 31m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Albufeira 258.2 km

30€ - 50€

Fly  •  3h 38m

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

69€ - 424€

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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Albufeira is to bus which costs 13€ - 22€ and takes 2h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Albufeira is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 31m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lisboa Sete Rios and arriving at Albufeira. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 45m.

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The distance between Lisbon and Albufeira is 197 km. The road distance is 258.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Albufeira without a car is to bus which takes 2h 45m and costs 13€ - 22€.

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The bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Albufeira takes 2h 45m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Lisbon to Albufeira bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, depart from Lisboa Sete Rios station.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Albufeira is to bus which takes 2h 45m and costs 13€ - 22€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 4h 5m, you could also fly, which costs 65€ - 430€ and takes 3h 38m.

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Faro Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Lisbon to Albufeira bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, arrive at Albufeira station.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Albufeira.
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  • Distance: 197 km
  • Duration: 2h 45m

What companies run services between Lisbon, Portugal and Albufeira, Portugal?

Rede Expressos operates a bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Albufeira hourly. Tickets cost 13€ - 16€ and the journey takes 2h 45m. RenEX also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Comboios De Portugal operates a train from Lisboa - Entrecampos to Tunes 4 times a day. Tickets cost 18€ - 26€ and the journey takes 2h 50m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Faro
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 700€
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 Lisboa - Entrecampos to Tunes
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
18€ - 26€
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 Lisboa Sete Rios to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
RenEX
Phone
+351 707 223 344
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
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 Lisbon, Lisbon to Albufeira, Albufeira - Av. Liberdade
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
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 Lisbon to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Albufeira is 258 km. It takes approximately 2h 31m to drive from Lisbon to Albufeira.

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TAP Portugal offers flights from Lisbon Airport to Faro Airport.

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There are 5804+ hotels available in Albufeira. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to shuttle which takes 16 min and costs 4€ - 7€.

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