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There are 4 ways to get from Lisbon to Portimão by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  3h 15m

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

13€ - 21€

3 alternative options

Train  •  4h 4m

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

20€ - 29€

Rideshare  •  3h 26m

  1. Take the rideshare from Lisbon to Portimão Municipality 281.3 km

15€

Drive  •  2h 43m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Portimão 281.4 km

30€ - 50€

Lisbon to Portimão by bus

The bus journey time between Lisbon and Portimão is around 3h 29m and covers a distance of around 282 km. The fastest bus normally takes 3h. Operated by Rede Expressos and RenEX, the Lisbon to Portimão bus service departs from Lisboa Sete Rios and arrives in Portimao. Typically 109 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
3h 29m
Fastest bus time:
3h
Buses per week:
109
Cheapest price:
13€
Carbon emissions:
35 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
06:00
Last bus departs at:
21:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lisbon to Portimão bus schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Lisbon → Portimão
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Frequently Asked Questions


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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

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Portimão is 808 24 24 24.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Portimão is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Portimão 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: 9 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Portimão is to rideshare which costs 15€ and takes 3h 26m.

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The fastest way to get from Lisbon to Portimão is to drive. Taking this option will cost 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 43m.

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

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No, there is no direct train from Lisbon to Portimão. However, there are services departing from Lisboa - Entrecampos and arriving at Portimao via Tunes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 4m.

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The distance between Lisbon and Portimão is 183 km. The road distance is 281.4 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Portimão without a car is to bus which takes 3h 15m and costs 13€ - 21€.

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The bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Portimao takes 3h 15m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Portimão is to bus which takes 3h 15m and costs 13€ - 21€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 20€ - 29€ and takes 4h 4m.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Portimão.
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  • Distance: 183.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 15m

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

Rede Expressos operates a bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Portimao hourly. Tickets cost 13€ - 17€ and the journey takes 3h 15m. RenEX also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lisbon to Portimão via Tunes in around 4h 4m.

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 21m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
18€ - 26€
Train from Tunes to Portimao
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
2€ - 3€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
2€ - 3€
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 Portimao
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 Portimao
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
RenEX
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 Portimão Municipality
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Portimão is 281 km. It takes approximately 2h 43m to drive from Lisbon to Portimão.

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

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