Best ways to travel from the Algarve to Lisbon


Do you know the best ways to travel from the Algarve to Lisbon? Are you tired of having to search for the easiest way to get to different locations?

We all know that organising transport whilst on holiday or a business trip can be stressful. Well, we can take the stress away and make your life a lot easier. Below is a list of the best ways to travel from the Algarve to Lisbon.

Luxury Transport

Travelling in style and comfort may seem like a big ask, especially when going on a long journey. At Seagull Circuit we provide a high-class service coupled with luxury and comfort. Travelling in our luxury Mercedes V-300 will ensure that your trip from the Algarve to Lisbon is seamless and hassle-free. Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, we will take into consideration your specific transport needs and customise your trip accordingly.

Best ways to travel from the Algarve to Lisbon


In the Algarve there are two types of trains that are both run by CP (Portuguese Railways). The premier Alfa Pendular trains (AP) are 125 mph tilting trains, which take about 3h05 from Faro to Lisbon Oriente or 2h42 from Albufeira-Ferreiras. There are slightly slower trains that you can catch, but these are still air-conditioned and comfortable. These are Intercity (IC) trains take 3h30 from Faro or 3h10 from Albufeira-Ferreiras. If you purchase tickets in advance fares start at around €11 for 2nd class or €25 for 1st class. Full-flex rates are charged if you buy on the day and you’ll pay around €24 for 2nd class or €32 for 1st class tickets. Tickets can be purchased 60 days ahead of travel from the Portuguese Railways website.


If you’re after a cheaper, more scenic journey to Lisbon from the Algarve, then going by bus would be your best bet. You can use ChekMyBus when booking your bus trip, as they will compare all available buses departing from Albufeira. The exact stops, travel times, and of course the best ticket prices are all shown. Companies that travel this route are Rede Expressos, EVA Transportes and Royal Express. Prices vary from between €5 to €21 depending on travel times and availability and usually takes around 3-4 hours.

Hire a Car

Since the Algarve is a very popular tourist destination, there are hundreds of car rental companies to choose from. There are many things to consider when hiring a car like the cost for the amount of days you will need the car. Another thing to consider is whether you need a credit card to book the hire car, as most companies require this. There are a few that don’t however, but they are a bit more pricey.


In summary, there are many ways to get from the Algarve to Lisbon, you just need to consider the most efficient and cost effective way that suits you best.

If you’re looking for a luxurious, private transfer company to get you to Lisbon, Seagull Circuit can take you there! Just make a booking with us and get in touch for more information.