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Arriving

By Plane -- Jet service makes it possible to reach Faro from Lisbon in 30 minutes. For flight information, call the Faro airport (tel. 28/980-08-00). You can take bus no. 14 or 16 from the airport to the railway station in Faro for 2.70€. The bus operates every 35 minutes daily from 7:20am to 10:15pm.

By Train -- Trains arrive from Lisbon five times a day. The trip takes 4 3/4 hours and costs 18€. The train station is at Largo da Estação (tel. 808/208-208). This is the most strategic railway junction in the south of Portugal, thanks to its position astride lines that connect it to the north-south lines leading from Lisbon.

By Bus -- Buses arrive every 5 hours from Lisbon. The journey takes 3 1/2 hours. The bus station is on Av. da República 5 (tel. 28/989-97-60); a one-way ticket costs 19€.

By Car -- From the west, Route 125 runs into Faro and beyond. From the Spanish border, pick up N125 west.

Visitor Information

The tourist office is at Rua da Misericórdia 8-12 (tel. 28/980-36-04) or at the airport (tel. 28/981-85-82). At the tourist office, you can pick up a copy of The Algarve Guide to Walks, which will direct you on nature trails in the area. It's open daily 9:30am to 5:30pm September to May, and 9:30am to 7pm June to August.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.