Algarve guide - Maps and Transport

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Maps & Transport

Due to its peripheral location, the Algarve enjoys good transport connections, both internally with the other Portuguese cities and externally with the rest of the world. Various national airlines have regular flights to the Algarve, making Faro a busy international airport.

Rail transport is another alternative for visitors to the region.

  • Faro Airport
    Tel.: 289 800 800 (General)
    Tel.: 289 800 801 (Flight information until midnight)
    Tel.: 289 800 617 (Flight information after midnight)
  • International Access by Road
    N431 (Huelva, Spain) / A22 - (Via do Infante, Portugal)
  • Trains
    "Alfa Pendular": fully equipped, fast and comfortable trains.
    Intercity trains: connections to various cities in Portugal, such as Lisbon-Algarve
    Inter-regional trains. Regular Services between Lagos and Vila Real de Santo António
  • Buses
    Express service: from various locations

  • Taxis
    Colour: beige or black and green
    Fare lists must be displayed inside each taxi.
    Supplementary charges: increase of 20% at night between 22:00 and 06:00, and at weekends; fixed supplementary charge for any luggage transported in the boot.
  • Car hire
    Car rental services (with or without driver) can be found in all major centres, hotels and travel agencies
    Compulsory requirements: Valid identity card (European Union citizens), valid passport (other nationalities), minimum age 21. Compulsory insurance.


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