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There are 5 ways to get from Salema to Portimão by bus, train, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Line 48 bus, bus  •  1h 34m

  1. Take the line 48 bus from Salema to Lagos Bus Terminal 48 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lagos to Portimao MundialTurismo / ...

10€ - 26€

Cheapest option

Line 48 bus, train  •  1h 55m

  1. Take the line 48 bus from Salema Crossroad to Lagos Bus Terminal 48 / ...
  2. Take the train from Lagos to Portimao Re

4€ - 6€

3 alternative options

Line 48 bus, bus via Salema Crossroad  •  1h 38m

  1. Take the line 48 bus from Salema Crossroad to Lagos Bus Terminal 48 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lagos to Portimão 80 / ...

6€ - 10€

Taxi  •  34 min

  1. Take a taxi from Salema to Portimão 42.2 km

40€ - 50€

Drive  •  34 min

  1. Drive from Salema to Portimão 42.2 km

5€ - 8€

Salema → Portimão
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Salema to Portimão is to line 48 bus and train which costs 4€ - 7€ and takes 1h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Salema to Portimão is to taxi which costs 40€ - 50€ and takes 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Salema to Portimão. However, there are services departing from Salema and arriving at Portimao via Lagos. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 34m.

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The distance between Salema and Portimão is 27 km. The road distance is 42.2 km.

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The best way to get from Salema to Portimão without a car is to line 48 bus and bus which takes 1h 34m and costs 10€ - 27€.

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It takes approximately 1h 34m to get from Salema to Portimão, including transfers.

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Salema to Portimão bus services, operated by EVA Transportes, depart from Salema station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Salema to Portimão is 42 km. It takes approximately 34 min to drive from Salema to Portimão.

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There are 1657+ hotels available in Portimão. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Salema to Portimão.
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  • Distance: 26.8 km
  • Duration: 1h 34m

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

You can take a bus from Salema to Portimão via Lagos in around 1h 34m.

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 Lagos to Portimao
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
1€ - 2€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
1€ - 2€
Bus operators
EVA Transportes
Phone
707 223 344
Email
reservas@eva-bus.com
Website
eva-bus.com
Bus from Salema to Lagos Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Schedules at
eva-bus.com
Bus from Salema Crossroad to Lagos Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Schedules at
eva-bus.com
Bus from Lagos to Portimão
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Schedules at
eva-bus.com
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 Lagos to Portimao
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
RenEX
Phone
+351 707 223 344
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lagos to Portimao
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
22€
Website
RenEX
Frota Azul Algarve
Phone
282 418 120
Email
clientes@frotazul-algarve.pt
Website
frotazul-algarve.pt
Bus from Lagos to Portimão
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
3€ - 4€
Schedules at
frotazul-algarve.pt
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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Lagos to Portimao
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
3€ - 6€
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
Taxi from Salema to Portimão
Ave. Duration
34 min
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
SBVanTravel
Phone
+351 964 827 519
Website
sbvantravel.com
José Manuel A Chaparro
Phone
+351 282 411 802

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