How to travel from Faro to Lisbon

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from Faro to Lisbon

You can get from Faro to Lisbon by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Faro to Lisbon on Aug 15 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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06:15AMFaro3h15 09:30AMLisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios
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07:00AMFaro2h56 09:56AMLisboa - Entrecampos
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08:30AMFaro3h15 11:45AMLisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios
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Travel Information to Lisbon from Faro

distanceDistance134 miles (216 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$12 - $61
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $12 (€11) • 3 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $61 (€57) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, TAP Portugal or Comboios De Portugal

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 134 miles (216 km) from Faro to Lisbon. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $12 (€11). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, TAP Portugal or Comboios De Portugal among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Faro to Lisbon.

How to Travel from Faro to Lisbon?

Anyone who wants to take a trip from the Algarve to Portugal's capital can choose to fly or take the bus. Buses from Rede Expressos, EVA, and Renex are a cost effective option, and take between 3 hours 15 minutes and 4 hours 45 minutes. TAP's daily direct flights are much faster, taking just 45 minutes, but are slightly less frequent than buses. However, on any given day, passengers will have the choice of flights or buse, and each option has its attractions.

What is the Cheapest Way To Get from Faro to Lisbon?

The cheapest way to travel from Faro to Lisbon will almost always be via buses. EVA, Rede Expressos, and Renex buses run all day, from 6:00 till after midnight. Journey durations will be just over 3 hours in many instances, and no changes are required. Buses also run from central Faro to both Sete Rios and Gare Oriente in Lisbon, providing flexibility for travelers.

What is the Fastest Way to Travel  from Faro to Lisbon?

In terms of speed, buses are no match for flights to Lisbon from Faro. TAP flights cover the 200 mile distance between the two cities in just 45 minutes. Transfers aren't time consuming either, with very quick journeys into Lisbon from Portela Airport, and 15 minute bus trips to Faro Airport from the center of town. There are 3 direct flights on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, with early morning, mid-morning, and evenings services. A single flight leaves on Thursday, and two flights depart on Saturday.

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Travel from Faro to Lisbon by Bus

Buses are an excellent option for anyone who wants to travel from Faro to Lisbon. Three companies operate on the route: Rede Expressos, EVA, and Renex. All travel direct to Lisbon, so there won't be a need to change, and journey times vary from 3 hours 15 minutes to 4 hours 45 minutes. Services are frequent, as well, with 18 departures every day. EVA's buses tend to be the fastest, but there isn't that much difference between carriers, and all operators run numerous daily services between Faro and Lisbon. All of them run services from Faro's Terminal Rodoviario on Av. da República (right next to the railway station). And there are two end points. Travelers can either alight at Sete Rios bus station (4 minutes away from central Lisbon by bus), or Gare Oriente (5-10 minutes by subway from the city center). Sete Rios is probably the best destination for sightseers who want easy access to the city center.

Travel from Faro to Lisbon by Plane

TAP Portugal is the only airline that operates regular flights to Lisbon from Faro, offering 1-3 direct flights every day of the year. There are three flights every day apart from Saturday (when two flights depart) and Thursday (when there's just one service). Journey durations will be just 45 minutes, and flights touch down at Portela Airport. From there, travelers can reach central Lisbon in 10-15 minutes via metro, or 25 minutes by bus. All take off from Faro Airport, which is just 7 minutes by bus from the city center. So in total, the journey should take around 1 hour 30 minutes - significantly faster than any bus connections.

How to get from Faro to Lisbon

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Faro to Lisbon there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 97,64% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Faro to Lisbon. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Faro to Lisbon

Travel to Lisbon easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Faro to Lisbon.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Faro and Lisbon. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Lisbon from Faro is by taking a bus, which costs on average $12 (€11).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Lisbon:

Taking a bus is about $49 (€46) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $61 (€57) for this trip.

Taking a bus is usually $12 (€11) less than taking a train to Lisbon, which costs on average $24 (€22) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Faro to Lisbon is by flight with an average journey time of 50 min.

There are alternative travel options to Lisbon that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 3 h 15 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 3 h 41 min   of travel time.

The distance is approximately 134 miles (216 km) from Faro to Lisbon.

The average frequency per day from Faro to Lisbon is:

  • Around 9 buses per day.
  • 4 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Faro to Lisbon as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Faro to Lisbon:

  • Buses most often depart from Faro at Faro, Terminal Rodoviário and arrive in Lisbon at Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios.
  • Flights mostly depart from Faro Airport and arrive in Lisbon Portela Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Faro at Faro and arrive in Lisbon at Lisboa - Oriente.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Faro to Lisbon, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Lisbon by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Faro to Lisbon tickets on Omio for $12 (€11).
  • TAP Portugal can take you to Lisbon by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for TAP Portugal from Faro to Lisbon for $61 (€57).
  • Travel with Comboios De Portugal for trains to Lisbon. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Comboios De Portugal Faro to Lisbon tickets on Omio for $24 (€22).

Yes, there are direct services available from Faro to Lisbon with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by train with Comboios De Portugal with 4 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Lisbon as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Faro to Lisbon.

Omio customers who travel from Faro to Lisbon often also extend their vacation to go to Madrid, Porto or Paris. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Lisbon and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before traveling from Faro to Lisbon, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $12 (€11) one way on average for this trip.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $61 (€57) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $24 (€22) one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Faro to Lisbon tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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