Lisbon to Faro train

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Cheap train tickets from Lisbon to Faro

Showing times and prices for 24 Jul

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Lisbon to Faro is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
IC - Intercidades
10:103h20
Lisboa - Entrecampos
13:30Faro station
£211One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
IC - Intercidades
14:103h25
Lisboa - Entrecampos
17:35Faro station
£211One-way
0 changes
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IC - Intercidades
09:453h45
Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
13:30Faro station
£211One-way
1 change
Cheapest
IC - Intercidades
18:323h30
Lisbon - Oriente
22:02Faro station
£211One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
IC - Intercidades
18:153h47
Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
22:02Faro station
£211One-way
1 change

Train timetableLisbon to Faro

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 24 July
AP - Alfa Pendular
08:233h00
Lisbon - Oriente
11:23Faro station
0 changes
AP - Alfa Pendular
08:312h52
Lisboa - Entrecampos
11:23Faro station
0 changes
IC - Intercidades
09:453h45
Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
13:30Faro station
1 change
IC - Intercidades
10:023h28
Lisbon - Oriente
13:30Faro station
0 changes
IC - Intercidades
10:103h20
Lisboa - Entrecampos
13:30Faro station
0 changes
IC - Intercidades
13:453h50
Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
17:35Faro station
1 change
IC - Intercidades
14:023h33
Lisbon - Oriente
17:35Faro station
0 changes
IC - Intercidades
14:103h25
Lisboa - Entrecampos
17:35Faro station
0 changes
AP - Alfa Pendular
17:233h00
Lisbon - Oriente
20:23Faro station
0 changes
AP - Alfa Pendular
17:312h52
Lisboa - Entrecampos
20:23Faro station
0 changes
IC - Intercidades
18:153h47
Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
22:02Faro station
1 change
IC - Intercidades
18:323h30
Lisbon - Oriente
22:02Faro station
0 changes
IC - Intercidades
18:403h22
Lisboa - Entrecampos
22:02Faro station
0 changes

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Train times from Lisbon to Faro

Showing times and prices for 24 Jul

Fastest Journey

2 h 52 m

Average

3 h 21 m

Trains per day

13

Distance

216 km

Of the 13 trains that leave Lisbon for Faro every day 10 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
AP - Alfa Pendular
08:312h52
Lisboa - Entrecampos
11:23Faro station
£221One-way
0 changes
Fastest
AP - Alfa Pendular
17:312h52
Lisboa - Entrecampos
20:23Faro station
£221One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
AP - Alfa Pendular
17:233h00
Lisbon - Oriente
20:23Faro station
£221One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
AP - Alfa Pendular
08:233h00
Lisbon - Oriente
11:23Faro station
£221One-way
0 changes
IC - Intercidades
10:103h20
Lisboa - Entrecampos
13:30Faro station
£211One-way
0 changes

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First of all, I would like to say that the train was definitely very punctual. I must also say that the staff were able to help me with a problem. I also noticed excellent hygiene in the sanitary facilities and in the compartment. In addition, there was good wifi and stable reception. To cut a long story short, I can recommend the journey and give it five stars. Highly recommended.
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I was totally satisfied with the journey! The train was on time, modern, quiet and clean. The service on board was good and the staff were friendly. There was also working wifi and power sockets, plus I had a small table. The price was reasonable and fair.

Overview: Train from Lisbon to Faro

distanceDistance134 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 22 min
priceAverage train ticket price£21 (€23)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesComboios De Portugal, Intercidades or Alfa Pendular

Trains from Lisbon to Faro cover the 134 miles long journey taking on average 3 h 22 min with our travel partners like Comboios De Portugal, Intercidades or Alfa Pendular. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £11, but the average price of train tickets is £21. Travellers depart most frequently from Lisbon - Oriente and arrive in Faro.

Train companies: Comboios De Portugal, Intercidades and Alfa Pendular trains Lisbon to Faro

Travel to Faro from Lisbon from £10 with Omio’s train partners Comboios De Portugal, Intercidades and Alfa Pendular! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

Comboios Portugal (CP) is the main train company in Portugal operating medium and long-distance train services operating across Portugal. CP train types include International (IN) which connect Portugal with Spain and France; Alfa Pendular (AP) operating high-speed trains up to 220 km/h between Porto, Lisbon and Faro; Intercidades, long-distance trains operating up to 200km/h; Inter-Regional (IR), which offer medium distance services; and Regional, CP's local services. There are two types of fares available for CP trains: Promo (booked 5-60 days in advance and non-refundable) and Normal (refundable for a fee) available for both 1st and 2nd class tickets. Take a train with CP to Faro from Lisbon.

Lisbon to Faro train information with Comboios De Portugal:

  • Average Duration: 3 h
  • Cheapest Price: £25
  • Comboios De Portugal frequency: 4 a day

Trains from Lisboa to Faro

If you're planning on catching a train from Lisboa to Faro, it'll make you happy to know that there are several trains operating this route daily. During the week, trains start around 08:23 a.m. and offer a couple of trains per hour for the next 12h. Over the weekend, trains start running as early as 07:45 a.m. and there are a couple more trains operating than during the week. The majority of trains run between Lisboa Oriente or Santa Apolonia stations and Faro Train Station, but there are a few longer trips that head to Bom Joao station in Faro.

   

Lisboa to Faro Train Time: Daily Departures

Train routes travelling from Lisboa to Faro start around 08:23 a.m. during the weekdays and at 07:45 a.m. on weekends and run throughout the day until the last train leaves around 06:30 p.m. every evening. During the week, there are typically at least 13 trains operating this route every day, while on the weekend, there are usually at least 15 trains. On average, you'll find more than 100 trains travelling this route every week of the year.

How long is the journey by train from Lisboa to Faro?

Your total travel time when taking a train from Lisboa to faro depends on the route you choose, the type of train, and whether there are changes along the way. If you're travelling on an AP train going directly from Oriente to Faro station, you can expect the journey to take around 3h. An IC travelling directly will take close to 3h 30min, while those trips with a changeover along the way can take anywhere between 3h 40min and 4h 40min. Typically, the slowest option is the Regional train service travelling from Lisboa to Bom Joao, which takes as long as 4h 40min most of the time.

Lisboa Train Turn. Source: Shutterstock

What is/are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Lisboa to Faro?

Departure train station: The departure station for the majority of these train trips from Lisboa to Faro will be either Oriente or Santa Apolonia. Santa Apolonia station is located in the Sao Vincent parish of Lisbon and is the oldest railway terminal in Portugal. You'll find Oriente in the Parque das Nacoes municipality of Lisbon. It is one of the main transport hubs in Portugal and operates routes run by Comboios de Portugal. Both of these stations offer amenities designed to provide a comfortable trip including public phones, waiting rooms, ticketing offices, bars, restaurants, ATMs, shops, accessible toilets, and car hire options.

Arrival train station: When taking a train from Lisboa to faro, the majority of your trains will arrive at Faro Station, which is the most significant railway station in the Algarve area. Comboios de Portugal operates the railway junction. Faro station provides all of the necessary amenities and services needed to make your trip the most comfortable including ticket offices, waiting rooms, restaurants, bars, ATMs, currency exchange, and accessible toilets. Bom Joao is another station you may travel to, though there are only two trips here per day.

Which train companies travel from Lisboa to Faro

If you're taking a train from Lisboa to Faro, Comboios de Portugal will be the train operator. They're a state-owned company operating a variety of train services throughout Portugal and even offer international services to Spain and France. Comboios de Portugal transports millions of passengers every single year and their numbers are growing.

Comboios de Portugal trains from Lisboa to Faro

Comboios de Portugal is the train operator responsible for all trains travelling from Lisboa to Faro. They're a company that offers a wide range of train services throughout Portugal, including train trips to Spain and France. Some of their offerings include Alfa Pendular (AP) - a high-speed intercity train that is the fastest option provided, as well as Intercidades (IC) - a long-distance high-speed service, and Regional (R) and Inter-Regional (IR) options. These are the four services that cover this route. The majority of trains travelling from Lisboa to Faro will either be AP or IC and the trains with changeovers are usually IR or R services.

Train Lisboa to Faro: Services on Board

Comboios de Portugal's AP and IC options both have first-class ticket options available that'll give you more comfortable seats, extra legroom, a media centre, a bar car, folding tables, and charging points for your devices.

You will only be allowed to take one piece of luggage on board, regardless of your ticket type. This doesn't include your handbags or laptop bags or other carry-on luggage. If you want to take your bicycle with you, you'll have a better chance on the IC, IR, or R trains but we still suggest calling ahead if you don't have a foldable bike. The AP service will only allow foldable bikes. You'll be allowed to take up to two small pets with you as long as they're in a suitable pet carrier, and you won't need to pay if they're in a carrier.

Night trains Lisboa

When travelling from Lisboa to Faro, the trains will stop running at 06:30 p.m. every evening, which eliminates the need for night trains. Unfortunately, there are no night trains available for this route because they're not needed.

Traveling by train: Sustainable journey

Travelling by train is by far the most sustainable and eco-friendly way to travel, unless you're riding a bicycle or walking. Planes, cars, and buses emit a much larger amount of CO2 than travelling by train, close to 70% more. Travelling the same route by car will result in close to three times more carbon emissions and travelling the route by plane would result in around four times more emissions. When it comes to space and noise levels, travelling by train offers better energy consumption too.

How to find cheap train tickets from Lisboa to Faro?

There are several ways for you to find the best prices for trips from Lisboa to Faro. Starting with Omio is the best option. The platform provides information that's been consolidated from numerous online sources and provided on a single results page that gives you the chance to filter according to your needs, including price. They also provide the Omio Magazine, which gives you tips on how to travel efficiently.

Try search with flexible dates to make the most of different deals offered on different days. Book your ticket as far in advance as you can to avoid the higher prices that come with booking close to the departure date. You can expect trains over a weekend to be more expensive than earlier on during the week.

Faro City Birdview. Source: Shutterstock

To Faro by train—travel tips

Faro stands as the capital of southern Portugal's Algarve region and teeming with beaches, coastal views, beautiful architecture, and cobblestone streets. You'll find historical buildings, medieval walls, sun-baked marinas, and a range of wetlands to explore, natural parks to hang out in, and other islands to visit. A couple of things worth doing in and around the city include things like:

  • Wandering through the Neoclassical Arco da Villa
  • Explore the coast of Faro and the Ria Formosa by hopping on a cruise
  • Spend time soaking up the sun on the sandy island beaches including Ilha da Culatra and Ilha Barreta
  • Check out Faro Cathedral
  • Visit the Igreja do Carmo church that was built in the 18th century
  • Visit the Faro Muncipal Museum, the second oldest museum in the Algarve region

Important Stations and Airports in Lisbon and Faro

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Faro
Lisbon - Oriente is the most popular Lisbon railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Lisbon for your journey to Faro.
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Faro is the most popular Faro train station for Omio travellers, but Faro has quite a few train hubs. Find all the information you need to know about the main railway stations in Faro for your journey from Lisbon.
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