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How to get from Algarve to Lisbon?

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How to get from Algarve to Lisbon?

HI, guys I was wondering if you wanted to take the bus from Algarve to Lisbon. Are you suppose to buy the bus tickets beforehand online or can you buy the ticket the day of departure? and would it be the same price if I bought before hand or the day of departure?

Edited: 19 May 2014, 18:10
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1. Re: How to get from Algarve to Lisbon?

You can go by train or bus. Which is best depends on your starting point.

There is 40% discount for train tickets purchased more than 5 days in advance. Reservations are required and are available up to 60 days in advance. The website is www.cp.pt and the whole ticket process can be done in English if you click the little flag icon at the top of the page next to where it says 'Acesso Rápido´. You print your own ticket.

NB you can buy tickets on line only for journeys starting in Faro, Loulé, Albufeira and Tunes. if you start from another station you buy your ticket for the connecting train at the ticket office on the day.

Buses are more frequent than trains and but a little slower. There are various discounts eg for people under 25yrs but nothing specific for buying in advance. In summer buses can be full, so if your date and time of travel is known it is best to buy a ticket in advance to secure a seat on the bus you wish to travel on.

There are two bus companies - www.rede-expressos.pt whose wesbite is in English and who sell tickets on line. The other is RENEX www.renex.pt whose site is only in Portuguese and who do not sell on line.

I hope that helps.

Edited: 19 May 2014, 19:46
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2. Re: How to get from Algarve to Lisbon?

I also would recommend going to Lisboa by train including crossing the bridge and enjoying the fantastic Alentejo region. Book online in advance - reservation is necessary.

Algarve, Portugal
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3. Re: How to get from Algarve to Lisbon?

It really depends from where in the Algarve you plan to travel. Some bus stations are easier to get to than the train stations and some train journeys require a change of trains.

The Rede-Expressos bus brings you to Sete Rios bus station in Lisbon while the Renex bus stops at Oriente.

As Cubsur said you can't buy Renex tickets online but you can buy them locally any day before you leave. (same goes for Rede-Expressos).

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