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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

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Albufeira

5 alternative options

Train

  1. Take the train from Lisboa - Entrecampos to Tunes

Bus via Oriente

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon to Albufeira

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Lisbon to Albufeira

Drive

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Albufeira

Fly

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

Lisbon to Albufeira by train and bus

The journey time between Lisbon and Albufeira is around 6h 39m and covers a distance of around 267 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 32m. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 50m. Operated by Comboios De Portugal and EVA Transportes, the Lisbon to Albufeira service departs from Lisboa - Entrecampos and arrives in Albufeira. Typically 20 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 7m
Layover time:
3h 32m
Total time:
6h 39m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 50m
Journey distance:
267 km
Services per week:
20
Cheapest price:
€20
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:10
Last service departs at:
18:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lisbon to Albufeira train and bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Albufeira is to bus which costs €13 - €19 and takes 2h 45m.

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

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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 257.8 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 - €19.

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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 - €19. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €20 - €35 and takes 3h 36m, you could also fly, which costs €30 - €130 and takes 3h 32m.

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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 5 times a day. Tickets cost €18 - €26 and the journey takes 2h 21m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Faro
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €170
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
+351 808 109 110
Email
apoiocliente@cp.pt
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa - Entrecampos to Tunes
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
5 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
+351 21 75 24 524
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
€13 - €19
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lisbon to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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 521+ 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 subway which takes 17 min and costs €1 - €6.

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