By Train -- Trains from Faro serve the Silves train station, 1.8km (1 mile) from the center of the town. For information, call tel. 808/208-208.
By Car -- Coming east or west along Route 125, the main road traversing the Algarve, you arrive at the town of Lagoa (not to be confused with Lagos). From there, head north to Silves along Route 124.
The tourist office (tel. 28/244-22-55; www.visitalgarve.pt) is located on Rua 25 de Abril and is open Monday to Friday 9:30am to 12:30pm and 2 to 5pm.