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

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Train  •  2h 52m

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

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Rideshare  •  3h 11m

  1. Take the rideshare from Lisbon to Faro 277.8 km

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Bus  •  3h 15m

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

Bus via Estação Oriente  •  5h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon to Faro 1010 / ...

Drive  •  2h 42m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Faro 278.9 km

Fly  •  2h 42m

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

Lisbon to Faro by train

The train journey time between Lisbon and Faro is around 2h 52m and covers a distance of around 295 km. Operated by Comboios De Portugal, the Lisbon to Faro train service departs from Lisboa - Entrecampos and arrives in Faro. Typically 35 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

35 Weekly Trains
2h 52m Average Duration
€21 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Faro is to rideshare which costs €10 - €18 and takes 3h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Faro is to fly which costs €35 - €170 and takes 2h 42m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lisboa Sete Rios and arriving at Faro. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lisboa - Entrecampos and arriving at Faro. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 52m.

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The distance between Lisbon and Faro is 216 km. The road distance is 278.9 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Faro without a car is to train which takes 2h 52m and costs €21 - €30.

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The train from Lisboa - Entrecampos to Faro takes 2h 52m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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

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Lisbon to Faro train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, depart from Lisboa - Entrecampos station.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Faro is to train which takes 2h 52m and costs €21 - €30. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €13 - €35 and takes 3h 15m, you could also fly, which costs €35 - €170 and takes 2h 42m.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Faro.
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  • Distance: 216.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 52m

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

Comboios De Portugal operates a train from Lisboa - Entrecampos to Faro 5 times a day. Tickets cost €21 - €30 and the journey takes 2h 52m. Alternatively, Rede Expressos operates a bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Faro hourly. Tickets cost €13 - €17 and the journey takes 3h 15m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Faro
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €200
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 Faro
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€21 - €30
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 Faro
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €17
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 Faro
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
RenEX
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Faro
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
alsa.com
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lisbon to Faro
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €20
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lisbon to Faro
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €18
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Lisbon to Faro train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Faro station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Faro is 279 km. It takes approximately 2h 42m to drive from Lisbon to Faro.

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TAP Portugal offers flights from Lisbon Airport to Faro Airport.

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Book your Lisbon to Faro train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Lisbon to Faro bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 399+ hotels available in Faro. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Lisbon and Faro. 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 bus which takes 11 min and costs €4.

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