The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Faro to Lisbon will cost around £ 17 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 14.
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Of the 12 buses that leave Faro for Lisbon every day 12 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 216 km distance in an average of 3 h 16 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2 h 40 m .
The slowest buses will take 3 h 40 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||134 miles (216 km)|
|Average coach duration||3 h 30 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£10 (€11)|
|Coach companies||Alsa, Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Switzerland, Renex, Rede Expressos, Gipsyy or EVA Transportes|
Coaches from Faro to Lisbon cover the 134 miles (216 km) long route taking on average 3 h 30 min with our travel partners like Alsa, Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Switzerland, Renex, Rede Expressos, Gipsyy or EVA Transportes. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this trip for as low as £7, but the average price of coach tickets is £10. Travellers depart most frequently from Faro and arrive in Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios.
For as little as £7 you can travel by coach between Faro and Lisbon with Alsa and FlixBus. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.
Alsa is the main coach operator in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK coach operator National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on coach journeys. While most travellers don’t mind travelling on normal coaches with basic services like toilets, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe coaches like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.
When purchasing your Alsa coach tickets to Lisbon from Faro, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:
Taking the bus from Faro to Lisbon is a great way to reach Portugal's cosmopolitan capital city. With 18 weekday departures and as many as 20 services at weekends, finding a suitable departure time should be simple. The journey isn't too long, either, with coaches taking around 3 hours 30 minutes to reach various Lisbon bus stations.
Travellers can anticipate varying journey durations when taking the bus from Faro to Lisbon, making it important to check schedules carefully if time is tight. The fastest direct buses reach Lisbon in 2 hours 45 minutes, but the slowest services take as long as 4 hours 45 minutes - a huge discrepancy.
Passengers always have a wide range of choices to think about when catching a bus from Faro to Lisbon. From Monday to Saturday, there should be 18 direct services that require no changes, and there can be as many as 20 buses on Sundays. Coaches leave as early as 2:30 a.m., and continue every hour or so until just after midnight. So everyone's schedule should be catered for.
Departure bus station: The bus from Faro to Lisbon will always depart from Faro's Terminal Rodoviario (bus station). The station can be found on Av. da República, just to the west of the city centre. Leave 10-15 minutes for bus transfers, or 5-10 minutes for taxi journeys. It's a modern facility, with plenty of seating, but shopping for travel items and refreshments before arriving is advisable.
Arrival bus station: Buses to Lisbon could arrive at Sete Rios or Gare Oriente. Sete Rios is the Rede Expressos terminal, and lies just north of the city. Metro transfers from there take under 10 minutes. Gare Oriente is to the north of the centre, and is a less common destination. Again, transfers via metro take around 10 minutes. Both bus stations have toilets, cafes, and information offices, and excellent onward transport connections.
Travellers can book buses from Faro to Lisbon with three major operators: Rede Expressos, Renex, and EVA Transportes. All travel direct to Lisbon and schedule daily departures, with reasonably short journey times.
Rede Expressos offers the most frequent service, scheduling 9-10 direct buses every day. Services start early and run until after midnight, but aren't the fastest options. Durations range from 3 hours 30 minutes to over 4 hours 30 minutes, and all buses will arrive at Sete Rios bus station.
EVA Transportes schedules 8 direct buses every day from Faro to Lisbon, so are almost as frequent as Rede Expressos. The company schedules departures from 6:00 a.m. until around 7:00 p.m. and tends to be comparatively quick. Expect the fastest EVA services to reach Lisbon in 3 hours, and all run into Sete Rios.
Renex offers a direct service every day, but schedules far fewer buses than EVA or Rede Expressos. Generally, the company offers a couple of direct buses, and both leave at around breakfast, shortly after 7:00 a.m. Journey times will be between 3 hours 45 minutes and 4 hours 5 minutes. Renex is the only operator which offers services to Oriente - something that passengers may find convenient.
When you book a bus from Faro to Lisbon, choosing between First and Second class isn't an option. However, travellers can book in advance to ensure that they have a suitable seat booking. Advance bookings start 30 days before departure. Luggage-wise, Rede Expressos, Renex, and EVA Transportes all allow a single 20 kg item free of charge. Above that point, overweight luggage fees will apply, so it's worth weighing items before arriving at the bus terminal. Bicycles are permitted on all services as well, as long as passengers are willing to pay a EUR5 surcharge. Bikes also need to be kept in protective packaging to ensure that other luggage remains undamaged. Pets can be transported in appropriate containers. Larger pets can't travel, and all animals carry a fee equivalent to half a normal ticket. None of the carriers on the Faro to Lisbon route offer specific assistance for disabled travellers, and there are no wheelchair friendly seats on-board. This means that mobility-impaired travellers should contact bus companies before booking to ensure that they can travel comfortably and safely.
There are a few coach stations in Faro to start your route from including Faro, Terminal Rodoviário, Faro, Aeroporto de Faro and Faro, Faro (Airport) (IC). In Lisbon you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios, Lisbon, Praça Dom Pedro IV (Rossio) and Lisboa, Praça Dom Pedro IV (Rossio).
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Faro and arrive in Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios.
Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their coaches from Faro and need to travel around 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from the city centre to get to this coach station.
Passengers arriving in Lisbon most often arrive at Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios and need to travel around 3.5 miles (5.6 km) from this coach station to the city centre.
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