Airport and Travel info

Faro Airport – General Airport Information:
Tel. ++351 289-800800
Fax. ++351 289-818802
Until midnight – Tel. ++351 289-800801
After midnight – Tel. ++351 289-800617
Public Relations – Fax. ++351 289-818433


Trains in the Algarve Region

CP provides the Alfa Pendular, Regional, Intercidades and Intra_Rail train services to the Algarve region.

  • CP
    : Calçada do Duque 20, 1249-109 Lisbon
    : 211 023 000
    Tel (Call centre)
    : 808 208 208 (national calls)
    Open: 07:00-23:00
    : 213 473 093
  • The Alfa Pendular service connects Braga, Porto, Coimbra, Lisbon and Faro
  • The Intercidades service travels through Guimarães, Porto, Guarda, Coimbra, Covilhã, Lisbon, Évora, Beja and Faro.
  • The Regional service links the Portuguese regions together. Trains run between Valença, Vila Real, Braga, Porto, Mirandela, Pocinho, Régua, Guarda, Covilhã, Coimbra, Leiria, Marvão-Beirã, Elvas, Lisbon, Evora, Beja, V.R. S.Ant, Faro and Lagos.
  • Inter-rail cards are valid for three or ten days and allow passengers between 12 and 30 years of age to travel within four pre-defined areas of Portugal. Cards are sold in some CP stations, Youth Hostels, Movijovem shops and Ponto JA shops. There are two types of InterRail cards:
    • InterRail xcape card is valid for three days in one of the four pre-defined zones and gives free travel on Intercidades (second class), Regional, Inter-Regional and Urban trains from Friday to Sunday, plus two nights’ stay (Friday and Saturday) in shared or double rooms at youth hostel
    • InterRail xplore is valid for ten days in two adjoining zones, and gives free travel on Intercidades (second class), Regional, Inter-Regional and Urban trains (journeys starting between Monday and Thursday), plus nine nights’ accommodation in shared or double rooms at youth hostels
    • Passengers with a Youth Card will be granted a discount on InterRail cards
Passengers with reduced mobility.

In order to accommodate passengers with reduced mobility, Alfa Pendular trains have access lifts to raise and lower wheelchairs, two reserved places and specially equipped toilets.

Many stations have a large step between train and platform making access difficult for wheelchairs users.

The (Integrated Mobility Service)S.I.M provides information about CP train and station accessibility, special rates, access equipment, services and assistance.

  • SIM Tel: 808 208 746 (open weekdays 07:00-18:00)
Animals on Trains

There are regulations for animals travelling on trains in Portugal.

  • Assistance guide dogs may travel free
  • Animals in carriers may travel for free, but may not take up a seat
  • A half-price ticket is required for animals not in a carrier container
  • An animal must not cause inconvenience to the other passengers and must be in a carrier or muzzled and on a lead
  • Animals are not allowed on the seats
Bicycles on Trains

Bicycles may be taken on certain Regional, Interregional and Coimbra trains subject to certain conditions. They may be carried for free at weekend and public holidays. If the train is full, it is not always possible to travel with a bicycle. Only 2 bicycles per carriage is allowed. It is recommended that passengers ask the ticket inspector whether a bicycle ticket is allowed.

Buses in the Algarve

EVA Transportes provides bus travel around the Algarve and also between the Algarve and other regions in Portugal.

  • EVA Transportes
    : Av. Da República 5, 8000-078 Faro
    : 289 899 700
    : 289 899 709


  • A tourist pass (passe turístico) guarantees unlimited journeys on EVA Transportes and Frota Azul-Algarve buses for three days
  • Passengers with a student card (cartão estudante) or a youth card (cartão jovem) are also entitled to discounts on tickets
  • Tickets may be purchased at most bus stops

Rede Nacional de Expressos

Rede Nacional de Expressos provides public transport between the main towns and cities in north and south Portugal.

  • Rede Expressos
    : Praça Marechal Humberto Delgado, Rua das Laranjeiras, 1500-543 Lisbon
    Tel: 213 581 460


Renex was founded in 1990 when three public transport companies were amalgamated. Their buses operate within and link Braga, Porto, Lisbon and the Algarve.

  • Renex Albufeira
    : 289 589 603
  • Renex Algarve Area
    Tel: 800 224 220 (toll-free number)

The company also organises special bus services for concerts and festivals.


Tickets may be purchased at several ticket points in the Algarve. Discounts are granted to students, youth card holders, army employees, authorities and pensioners.

Albufeira’s Giro

Giro is a city bus that travels around Albufeira. It has five lines (Green, Blue, Orange, Red 1 and Red 2). Tickets may be purchased on the bus or in shops. Senior, student and tourist tickets are available. Giro departs from the Calicos bus terminal every 30 minutes from 07:00-22:00 October to May and 07:00-midnight June to September.