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There are 4 ways to get from Lisbon to São Miguel by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Lisboa - Entrecampos to Faro

Cheapest

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Faro

Drive

  1. Drive from Lisbon to São Miguel

Fly, line 33 bus

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Faro (FAO)
  2. Take the line 33 bus from Faro Bus Terminal to Alcaria Cova
Lisbon → São Miguel
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Yes, travel within Portugal is currently allowed.

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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

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in São Miguel is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in São Miguel 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: 20 Jun 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to São Miguel is to bus which costs €16 - €40 and takes 4h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to São Miguel is to drive which costs €35 - €60 and takes 2h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to São Miguel. However, there are services departing from Lisboa Sete Rios and arriving at Alcaria Cova via Faro Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 48m.

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The distance between Lisbon and São Miguel is 213 km. The road distance is 285.8 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to São Miguel without a car is to train which takes 3h 15m and costs €40 - €60.

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It takes approximately 3h 15m to get from Lisbon to São Miguel, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Lisbon to São Miguel is to train which takes 3h 15m and costs €40 - €60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €16 - €40 and takes 4h 48m.

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

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to São Miguel.
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  • Distance: 212.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 15m

What companies run services between Lisbon, Portugal and São Miguel, 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
€30 - €210
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to São Miguel is 286 km. It takes approximately 2h 50m to drive from Lisbon to São Miguel.

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TAP Portugal offers flights from Lisbon Airport to Faro Airport.

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There are 331+ hotels available in São Miguel. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to bus which takes 13 min and costs €3.

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