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from Lisbon to Albufeira

You can get from Lisbon to Albufeira by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Lisbon to Albufeira on 2 Dec we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:15Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios2h45 11:00Albufeira, Terminal Rodoviário
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£71One-way
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08:15Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios2h45 11:00Albufeira, Terminal Rodoviário
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£71One-way
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18:15Lisboa, Gare Oriente2h45 21:00Albufeira, Terminal Rodoviário
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£91One-way
18:30Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios2h45 21:15Albufeira, Terminal Rodoviário
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£91One-way
09:30Lisboa, Gare Oriente2h45 12:15Albufeira, Terminal Rodoviário
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£71One-way

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£81PGA-Portugalia Airlines
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2 Dec
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£7Rede Expressos
£98TAP Portugal
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3 Dec
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£4Renex
£84TAP Portugal
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4 Dec
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£4EVA Transportes
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5 Dec
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£4EVA Transportes
£84TAP Portugal
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6 Dec
£12Comboios De Portugal
£4EVA Transportes
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7 Dec
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8 Dec
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£4Flixbus
£94TAP Portugal
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9 Dec
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£13Flixbus
£84TAP Portugal
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10 Dec
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£4EVA Transportes
£81TAP Portugal
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11 Dec
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£13Flixbus
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12 Dec
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£9Flixbus
£71TAP Portugal
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13 Dec
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£11Flixbus
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14 Dec
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£11Flixbus
£81TAP Portugal
Wed
15 Dec
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Thu
16 Dec
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17 Dec
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18 Dec
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19 Dec
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20 Dec
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Travel Information from Lisbon to Albufeira

distanceDistance122 miles (196 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£4 - £125
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £4 • 2 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £125 • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesPGA-Portugalia Airlines or EVA Transportes

Take a flight or coach to travel 122 miles (196 km) to Albufeira from Lisbon. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £4. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are PGA-Portugalia Airlines or EVA Transportes among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or coach from Lisbon to Albufeira.

How to Travel from Lisbon to Albufeira?

Reaching Portugal's Algarve coast from the capital Lisbon couldn't be much easier. Flights and buses leave the city's Portela Airport every day, running either straight to Albufeira or via neighbouring Faro. Journey times can be as quick as 45 minutes by air, or two hours and 45 minutes by bus. It's a very popular route with travellers, meaning that there will be options every day, so finding connections year-round should be simple.

What is the Cheapest Way To Get from Lisbon to Albufeira?

The cheapest way to travel from Lisbon to Albufeira is by bus. Renex, Rede Expressos, and EVA Transportes all provide direct bus connections to central Albufeira and run at least one direct bus every day. No changes will be needed, and journey times for direct buses vary from two hours and 45 minutes to three hours and 40 minutes. There are a couple of departure points in Lisbon (Gare Oriente and Sete Rios), and travellers can expect 27 to 35 options every day. They can also expect buses to depart from before breakfast until after midnight, which could be handy for some schedules.

What is the Fastest Way to Travel from Lisbon to Albufeira?

If time is the most important factor, then catching flights from Lisbon to Albufeira will be the fastest way to travel. Direct flights from Lisbon to nearby Faro are operated by TAP, which offers one to three services every day. Flight duration will be around 45 minutes in all cases, and all take off from Portela Airport, close to central Lisbon. However, travellers will need to include a transfer from Faro to Albufeira. Buses from Faro Airport take approximately 35 minutes, meaning that total journey times add up to about two hours.

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Travel from Lisbon to Albufeira by Bus

Buses offer an affordable, comfortable way to reach Albufeira from Lisbon. Services without a stop are provided by Renex, Rede Expressos, and EVA Transportes, and there are 27 to 35 direct connections every day, year-round. Journey times average about three hours, and all three carriers have comparable durations. Passengers can choose to board at Sete Rios or Gare Oriente, but all buses arrive at Albufeira's Terminal Rodoviario. From there, travellers can walk to the seafront in around 20 minutes, while taxis will reach coastal locations in five to 10 minutes.

Travel from Lisbon to Albufeira by Plane

Flying is comfortably the fastest way to travel from Lisbon to Albufeira. Travellers choosing to fly can book tickets with TAP, which schedules one to three daily services between Lisbon Portela Airport and Faro Airport on the Algarve. Journey times are short, averaging about 45 minutes, and Portela is about 15 minutes from central Lisbon via the metro or 30 minutes by bus. However, travellers will need to transfer from Faro Airport to Albufeira after touching down. The best way to do so is via direct buses, which reach Albufeira's Terminal Rodoviario in 35 to 40 minutes. Expect taxis to take a comparable amount of time.

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FAQs
What are my travel options from Lisbon to Albufeira?

There are 2 travel options from Lisbon to Albufeira: flight or coach.

How do I get from Lisbon to Albufeira the cheapest way?

The cheapest way from Lisbon to Albufeira is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £4 compared to other travel options to Albufeira:

A coach journey is usually £120 less than a journey to Albufeira by plane, which costs on average £125 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get from Lisbon to Albufeira?

The fastest way to get to Albufeira from Lisbon is by flight with an average travel time of 45 min.

There are alternative travel options to Albufeira that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Albufeira by coach can take on average 2 h 45 min.

How far is Albufeira from Lisbon?

The distance between Lisbon and Albufeira is around 122 miles (196 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Lisbon to Albufeira?

The average frequency per day from Lisbon to Albufeira is:

  • 7 coaches a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Lisbon to Albufeira as scheduled services by flight or coach can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Lisbon and in Albufeira?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Lisbon to Albufeira:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios and arrive in Albufeira, Terminal Rodoviário.
Which travel companies can get me from Lisbon to Albufeira?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Lisbon to Albufeira:

  • You can take a flight from Lisbon to Albufeira with PGA-Portugalia Airlines. Cheap tickets can be found for £125 with PGA-Portugalia Airlines from Lisbon to Albufeira.
  • You can travel by coach to Albufeira from Lisbon with EVA Transportes, and you can find EVA Transportes Lisbon to Albufeira tickets for £4 on Omio.
Is there a direct service between Lisbon and Albufeira?

Yes, there are direct services available between Lisbon and Albufeira with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct flights per day with PGA-Portugalia Airlines or TAP Portugal.
  • You'll find 7 direct coaches per day with Flixbus, Alsa or BlaBlaCar.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Albufeira as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Albufeira from Lisbon.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Lisbon to Albufeira?
Looking to extend your trip from Lisbon to Albufeira? Many Omio customers who go from Lisbon to Albufeira usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Sevilla, Faro or Porto. If you're looking to explore Sevilla, Faro or Porto from Albufeira, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I buy tickets between Lisbon and Albufeira online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Lisbon to Albufeira, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing on average £125 one way.
  • Coach tickets cost £4 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Lisbon to Albufeira online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.