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TRAIN SERVICE IN THE ALGARVE also ALGARVE to and from LISBON

This page is unofficial. The information has been obtained from printed timetables and other local sources (like taking the train) and is given in good faith.
Timetables apply until further notice. Page updated 30th June

TRAINS IN THE ALGARVE REGION OF PORTUGAL ARE OPERATED BY THE NATIONAL RAILWAY COMPANY Caminhos de Ferro Portugueses.

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Algarve train timetables here  Diagram showing the rail lines and stations in the Algarve is here
Official diagram of railways in Portugal here  - does not show all stations. Rail map of Spain and Portugal (external link) here.
Some more pictures etc for railfans here.

Thanks to Steve Widdowson for the picture of unit 0454 running along the sea wall at Faro.  Bottom picture is unit 0462 at Tavira - click for full size. (It's the old platform at Tavira. The new one is much higher. new picture coming soon.)

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Local service in the Algarve is operated by fairly modern trains, with air-con.  Click a picture to see it full size

The 1327 to Faro about to leave Vila Real de Santo António

Below - trains getting bit of a clean at Faro.

trains at Faro
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The 0700 and 1505 from Faro; also the 0840 and 1824 back from Lisbon are the Intercity Alfa Pendular (AP) tilting trains. 

These are through trains to and from Porto, offering a one-seat ride in about 5hrs 30mins hours  between Faro and Porto via Lisbon, Coimbra and Aveiro.  Click the picture for a larger size. 

These trains have power sockets at some First Class (Conforto) seats and all AP trains now offer free wifi to all seats. All AP trains have a café car.

Seat reservation is COMPULSORY!

The other Inter City (IC) trains are locomotive hauled with an assortment of (air-conditioned) coaches. These stop at various stations between the Algarve and Lisbon. Click the picture for a larger size.

Seat reservation is COMPULSORY!

No wifi.These are old trains! Those between the Algarve and Lisbon have a café car. Access with wheelchair is impossible, the doors are too narrow.

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Faro station building - click to see full sized.

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Steve Widdowson sent me some excellent pictures of trains in the Algarve taken in October 2014 - take a look at them here.

There is a further set of pictures from Steve taken May 2015 here.

Included are some pictures of the inside of the rarely photographed museum building by Lagos station. This has been closed for many, many, years owing to lack of money.

Timetables

Timetable summary here, complete printable timetable here at official site. Regional (local) trains stop at all stations, except for a couple of very early and very late trains which miss the smaller 'halts'. Services are for the most part designed to connect with the trains to and from Lisbon. This results in some very large gaps during the day when there are no trains at all, especially at weekends. Trains do however run later into the evening than most bus routes.

The local line (diagram here) is usually operated as two separate sections, either side of Faro. Although it's not advertised, some trains run do through. The conductor will confirm whether or not a change is needed at Faro. Local trains connect with most trains to and from Lisbon, but at Faro some local trains do not connect with each other.

There are five daily trains (with weekend extras in summer) between Faro and Lisbon, two of which continue to or start from Porto. For the full intercity timetable in printable PDF format visit www.cp.pt. External link which will open a new window.

Note that the railway line does NOT cross the border into Spain. The nearest station in Spain is at Huelva, about 33 miles/55 km from the border at Vila Real de Santo António.

Fares

Fares are about the same, for short journeys in some cases cheaper, as the equivalent bus journey. However, Faro to Lagos by train one-way is €7.30 = about £5.90 for a journey of around 1 hour 40 minutes. The bus costs €5.85 but takes 20 - 30 minutes longer. There is a simple fare structure for local journeys - single (one-way), return (round-trip) and that's it! I have a copy of the regional train fares chart here. Using this, you can calculate the fare between any pair of stations on the Algarve line using REGIONAL trains.

Sample single (one-way) fares on regional (local) trains  - Albufeira/Ferreiras to Faro €3.30, Lagos to Tavira €9.30; Faro to Tavira €3.15; Faro to Vila Real de S.António €5.20 and Albufeira/Ferriras to Tavira €5.80. A one way inter-city trip from Albufeira to Lisbon will cost either €20,20 or €21,20 in Turista (Second) class, depending on which train you take. First class is €27,80 or €25,80. Promotional fares are sometimes offered - I recently travelled 1st class Lisbon - Albufeira for €15.50. There is currently a 40% advance purchase discount for many AP and IC tickets bought more than five days before travel. These tickets are NOT REFUNDED if you do not use them.

On long distance journeys, a return (round-trip) ticket is slightly cheaper than two one-way tickets.

Half fare for over 65s -  I am reliably informed that if you take your passport or national ID card when buying a ticket you will get half fare. Children aged 5 - 12 travel half fare; children under 5 travel free on local trains. However children under 5 travelling on Alfa Pendular or Intercity trains and who will occupy their own seat require a reservation and their own ticket. Small children who would sit on their parent's lap travel free and do not need a ticket.

Higher fares for AP and IC trains - you can use the intercity trains for local journeys (if there are seats available) but you will pay much more than on the regional trains.

Example: Albufeira to Faro - Regional €3.30; Intercity €9,10; Alfa-Pendular €11,10!  Note - Regional fares apply to journeys between Messines and other Algarve stations.

Larger stations have ticket offices but most smaller stations are unstaffed. You can buy your ticket on the train without penalty, but in cash only. There are no longer ticket machines at any Algarve station. Tickets for Regional trains cannot be purchased on line.

Penalty fares: if you are caught without a ticket the fine is 100 times the single fare for the trip!

There are no reservations or advance purchase or other discounts on Regional trains except as below.

Under 25? CP offers 25% off

If you are aged 25 or under, CP is offering a 25% discount on all Alfa Pendular, Intercidades, InterRegional and Regional train tickets.

You can use this discount in any class, any day of the week. Just show official ID with proof of your age such as a Citizen card, ID card, driving licence or passport.

You can buy your tickets from long-distance ticket offices, netTICKET travel agents. These tickets can be reissued or refunded.

Young people aged 26 or over can still enjoy the Cartão Jovem discount for individual journeys.

SEAT RESERVATIONS

These are compulsory on all AP and IC trains. You can reserve on-line a maximum of 60 days in advance. You can take a chance and try for a ticket at the last minute but, especially in summer or on Fridays and Sundays all year, you might be disappointed if the train is already full. Some trains are only three carriages.

As of June 2015, It is now possible to buy tickets on line for a complete journey where Alfa Pendular (AP) or Intercity (IC) trains are involved, for example Lagos to Lisbon or Tavira to Porto. The full range of destinations / origins has not been checked!  However tickets for short local trips eg Lagos - Faro cannot be purchased on line.

Book on line at www.cp.pt where the reservation system is available in English if you click on the little flag icon at the top of the page. You can use a Multibanco ATM to buy tickets a maximum of 21 days in advance. Seat reservations are free when you buy your ticket(s), a fee is payable if you change a ticket or use some kind of International railpass. In the latter case, you cannot obtain seat reservations on line.

Tickets and reservations can also be obtained at these Algarve based travel agents. Information taken from CP website. There is no mention of the hours they keep.

Albufeira area - GEOSTAR at Algarve Shopping near Guia and at Albfueira Continente / Modelo shopping

In Faro at ABREU, Avenida da República, 124; EL CORTE INGLÈS Av. 5 de Outubro;  TAGUS Av. 5 de Outubro;  TOP ATLÂNTICO Rua Conselheiro Bívar and TUI, Monte da Ria

In Loulé at GALERIA COM. MODELO LOULÉ - Olivais de Stº António-S. Sebastião (It doesn't say which shop. This is the big mall out of town.)

In Portimão at ABREU Rua Pé da Serra; GEOSTAR Centro Comercial Modelo; TOP ATLÂNTICO Rua Judice Biker, 26 and TUI, Rua Judice Biker 9.

FARO RAILWAY STATION

Faro Railway Station is about 150 metres from the Bus Station and close to the town centre and marina. It is 4.0miles/6.3km by road from the airport. There is a map here - which opens in a new window. Buses to and from the airport stop outside the station. There is a taxi rank at the station. A taxi to or from the airport will cost you around €10 depending on numbers, luggage etc. The run by taxi is about ten minutes. There is decent café/bar opposite the station and there is a small bar on the station itself. There is a limited left luggage facility, privately operated, on the main platform in a little kiosk. There are no shops in the vicinity.

Intending passengers be aware that there are no signs or indications on the platforms at Faro to tell you which train goes where. There are announcements (usually only in Portuguese) but they are often inaudible above the noise of the trains! There are NO ANNOUNCEMENTS made on board Regional trains. Ever. Some trains split into two sections on arrival. If in doubt, ask.

Bikes on trains

You CAN take bikes on Alfa Pendular (AP) and Intercity (IC) trains. However, the wheels must be removed and the bike taken aboard as 'hand' luggage. There is no baggage car or compartment on Intercity and ALFA trains. Bikes must be stored either on overhead luggage racks or in the luggage spaces between seats. This will present problems if the train is crowded. All luggage spaces are often full before you get on!

Bikes are carried FREE on all local (regional) trains in the Algarve. The low platforms and high steps do mean a bit of lifting up and down into the baggage compartment, which is at one end of the train. It does help if there are two of you! Chain it to something inside the baggage compartment; there are ill-minded individuals who will make off with your property given half a chance. I was warned about this by a train guard. The last thing you want is to leave the train only to find your road bike missing and nowhere to be found. Proper bike locks are a must for travel.

The timetables below are a summary - all trains but not all stations are shown.
To view and print the complete Algarve timetable,
click here external link opens in new window.

For the detailed timetable for trains to and from Lisbon, Coimbra, Aveiro and Porto, click here; external link opens in new window.

TRAIN TIMES BELOW ARE VALID UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

REMINDER - SEAT RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL AP AND IC TRAINS IN PORTUGAL
IF YOU USE AP OR IC TRAINS FOR THESE LOCAL JOURNEYS A MUCH HIGHER FARE IS PAYABLE - SEE NOTE

TRAIN TYPES : AP - Alfa Pendular high-speed train.  IC - Intercity train. AP and IC are air-conditioned stock. REG - Regional (local) train, no reservations, no advance purchase, trains have air-con. First and Second class seats are available on all AP and IC trains. Regional trains are second class only.

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TIMETABLE - FARO > ALBUFEIRA > TUNES > PORTIMÃO > LAGOS

Daily - train runs every day including most holidays - see notes concerning operation over the Christmas and New Year period
MFO - train runs Mondays to Fridays (weekdays) only except holidays

SHX - train does not run on Sundays and Holidays     ZZZ  SUMMER SUNDAYS 19th July - 30th August 2015

To Lisbon - trains run to Lisbon Oriente also calling at Lisbon Entrecampos please also read the note below the timetable
IF YOU USE AP OR IC TRAINS FOR THESE LOCAL JOURNEYS A MUCH HIGHER FARE IS PAYABLE - SEE NOTE

Train type

AP
REG
IC
REG
REG
REG
REG REG
IC
AP
REG
REG
IC
REG
IC
REG REG
Days of operation

Daily
SHX Daily
MFO
Daily
Daily
Daily MFO
Daily
Daily
Daily
Daily
Daily
MFO
ZZZ Daily
Daily
Faro

0700
0711
0824 ---
0902
1023
1222
---
1354 1505
1619
1715
1756
1812
1850
1938
2018
Parque das Cidades
A
| 0718
| ---
0909
1030
1229
---
| | 1626
1727#
|
1819
|
1950#
2025
Almancil
G
| 0724
| ---
0915
1036
1235
---
| | 1632
1733
| 1825
I 1957
2031
Loulé
B
0710 0728
0835
---
0919
1039
1239
---
1405
1516
1636
1737
1806
1834
1900 2002 2035
Boliqueime
G
| 0735
| ---
0926
1046 1248
---
| | 1643
1745
| 1841
| 2010
2047#
Albufeira-Ferreiras
C
0723 0743
0847 ---
0935
1100#
1307#
---
1417 1529 1652
1755
1818 1850
1912 2021
2101#
Tunes (arrival)

0729 0749
0853
---
0941
1106
1313
---
1422 1534
1657
1801
1824
1856
1918 2027
2106
Train from Lisbon arrives
X
--- ---
---
---
---
1054
1302 ---
---
--- 1702
---
--- ---
--- 2011
2054
Tunes (departure)

0730 0755
0854 ---
0942
1107
1313
---
1424 1535 1706
1807
1825 1857
1919 2035
2107
Messines - Alte
H
|
|
0902
---
|
|
|
---
1431
|
|
|
1834
|
1926
|
|
Algoz
G
To
0801
To
---
0947
1112
1319 ---
To To
1712
1812
To
1902
To
2040
2112
Alcantarilha
F
Lisbon
0806
Lisbon
---
0952
1118
1324
---
Lisbon
Lisbon
1717 1818
Lisbon
1907
Lisbon
2049
2117
Silves
D
arr
0824#
arr
---
1003
1130
1335
---
arr
arr
1729
1830
arr
1918
arr
2058
2128
Estombar/Lagoa
E
1005
0830
1156
---
1010
1142#
1342
---
1726
1805
1737
1841#
2126
1924
2226
2104
2135
Portimão

---
0837
---
0931
1018
1150
1350
1545
---
---
1745
1849
---
1932
---
2111
2143
Lagos

---
0856
---
0950
1036
1208
1408
1604
---
---
1803
1907
---
1951
---
2128
2201

# arrives five minutes earlier. Waits for another train to pass on the single track

| - train does not stop at this station

AP - Alfa Pendular high speed tilting train. Arrival time is Lisbon Oriente station. Also stops at Lisbon Entrecampos 7 minutes earlier.
AP trains continue beyond Lisbon via Coimbra and Aveiro to PORTO CAMPANHA arriving at 1244 and 2044 respectively. Full details at www.cp.pt
IC - Intercity train to Lisbon Oriente station. Also stops at Lisbon Sete Rios 12 minutes earlier, Lisbon Entrecampos 8 minutes earlier than arrival time shown above.
Oriente is the closest station to Lisbon Airport. Entrecampos Station is closer to the city centre with a direct connection by metro/subway.
FOR NOTE ABOUT STATIONS (A to G) - CLICK HERE

X - arrival time at Tunes for connections towards Lagos. Trains are usually held at Tunes in the event of late running down from Lisbon. These trains from Lisbon continue to Faro.

TIMETABLE - LAGOS > PORTIMÃO > TUNES > ALBUFEIRA > FARO


Daily - train runs every day including most holidays - see notes concerning operation over the Christmas and New Year period
MFO - train runs Mondays to Fridays (weekdays) only except holidays SHX - train does not run on Sundays and Holidays
ZZZ - There are NO CONNECTIONS AT FARO TO OLHÃO, TAVIRA ETC NOR AT TUNES FOR PORTIMÃO AND LAGOS
train runs 17th July - 28th August on FRIDAYS ONLY

From Lisbon - trains run from Lisbon Oriente also calling at Lisbon Entrecampos please also read the note below the timetable
IF YOU USE AP OR IC TRAINS FOR THESE LOCAL JOURNEYS A MUCH HIGHER FARE IS PAYABLE - SEE NOTE

Train type

REG
REG
REG
REG
AP REG
IC
REG
REG
REG
IC
REG
REG
IC
AP
REG
IC
Days of Operation

Daily
SHX
Daily
MFO
Daily
Daily
Daily
Daily
Daily
MFO
Daily
Daily
MFO
Daily
Daily Daily
ZZZ
Lagos

0616
0659
0748
0903
---
1114
---
1310
1418
1517
---
1705
1813
---
---
2001
---
Portimão

0634
0718
0807
0922
---
1133
---
1329
1437
1536
---
1724
1832
---
---
2020
---
Estombar/Lagoa
E
0642
0726
0816
---
From
1142
From
1342
1446
---
From
1737#
1841
From From 2029
From
Silves
D
0650
0734
0824
---
Lisbon
1150
Lisbon
1350
1454
---
Lisbon
1745
1849
Lisbon Lisbon 2037
Lisbon
Alcantarilha
F
0700
0744
0835
---
at
1201
at
1403
1505
---
at
1756
1907#
at at 2049
at
Algoz
G
0705
0749
0840
---
0824
1206
1002
1409
1510
---
1402
1801
1912
1732 1823 2054
2002
Messines - Alte
H
|
|
|
---
|
|
1252
|
|
---
1654
|
|
2024 |
|
2301
Tunes (arrival)

0710
0754
0845
---
1052 1211
1301 1414
1515
---
1702 1806
1917
2032 2055 2100
2309
Train to Lisbon leaves
X
0730
---
0854
---
--- ---
--- 1424
1535
---
--- 1825
---
--- ---
---
---
Tunes (departure)

0711
0755
0853
---
1054 1212
1302 1423
1516
---
1704 1807
1918
2034 2056 2107
2310
Albufeira - Ferreiras
C
0722#
0801
0859
---
1101 1218
1307 1429
1528#
---
1710 1818#
1925
2039 2102 2114
2315
Boliqueime
G
0735#
0809
0907
---
| 1226
| 1437
1536 ---
| 1826
1933
|
|
2122
|
Loulé
B
0743
0816
0919#
---
1113
1239#
1319 1444
1543
---
1722 1834
1941
2051 2114 2130
2327
Almancil
G
0747
0821
0923
---
|
1243
|
1448
1547
---
|
1838
1945
| | 2134
|
Parque das Cidades
A
0752
0831
0928
---
|
1248
|
1453
1552
---
|
1843
1950
| | 2139
|
Faro

0759
0837
0934
---
1123 1254
1330 1459
1559
---
1732 1849
1956 2102 2123 2145
2338







to
VRSA


to
VRSA









Some local trains run through from Faro to Vila Real de Santo António (VRSA) via Tavira as shown, but this is not advertised.






# arrives five minutes earlier. Waits for another train to pass on the single track

| - train does not stop at this station

AP -Alfa Pendular high speed tilting train. Departure from Lisbon Oriente station but also stops at Lisbon Entrecampos 7 minutes later.
AP trains start in PORTO CAMPANHA at  0547 and 1547 respectively running via Aveiro and Coimbra. Full details at www.cp.pt
IC - Intercity train. Starts from Lisbon Oriente station (closest to Lisbon Airport) but also stops at Lisbon Entrecampos 9 minutes later, Lisbon Sete Rios 14 minutes later.

NOTES ABOUT STATIONS

A - this is the nearest station to the Algarve Stadium, about 1km (3/4 mile) away. This station has no ticket office; buy your ticket on the train
B - Loulé Station is over 3 miles/5km from the town. There is a bus stop about 250 yards/metres from the station; use the crossing at the end of the platform and follow the path by the green fence and turn right. The bus stop is just beyond the stop sign; buses to Loulé on the left hand side as you look.
C - Albufeira station is in FERREIRAS about 3.5 miles/6.5km from old town. There are buses to/from the town bus station (which itself is a 1 mile / 1.6km from the old town) every 30 minutes.
D - Silves station is just over a mile/1.6km from the town.Uphill on the way back! There are a few buses to/from town; click here for times.
E - Estombar/Lagoa station is in ESTOMBAR 2 miles/3.5km from Lagoa. This station has no ticket office; buy your ticket on the train.
F - Alcantarilha Station is 4 miles/6km from the village of that name. It has no ticket office. It is bleak. There are four buses on weekdays but many of these do not connect with the trains
G - this station has no ticket office; buy your ticket on the train. Cash only.
H - this station is unstaffed. Buy your ticket on the train, cash only. Regional fares are charged for trips between Messines and other stations in the Algarve. Reservation not needed.
X - departure time at Tunes for trains towards Lisbon originating in Faro

FARO <> OLHÃO <> TAVIRA <> VILA REAL DE SANTO ANTÓNIO

ALL TRAINS BUT NOT ALL STATIONS ARE SHOW BELOW

To view and print the complete Algarve timetable, click here. External link opens in new window.

Daily - train runs every day including most holidays
MFO train runs Mondays to Fridays (weekdays) only. Does NOT run on Saturdays, Sundays or holidays.

All trains are Regional services, second class only. Most trains call at all stations, except for the 0548 and 1113 from Vila Real de Santo António

# arrives five minutes earlier. Waits for another train to pass on the single track

Days of operation

Daily
MFO
Daily
Daily
MFO
Daily
Daily
Daily
Daily
MFO
Daily
Daily
Daily
Train from Lisbon arrives

---
---
---
1123
---
1330
---
---
1732
---
---
2102
2123
Train from Lagos arrives
Z
---
0837
0934
---
1254
---
1459
1559
---
---
1849
1956
2145
Faro

0744
0857
0955
1134
1255
1355
1500
1624
1751
1828
1927
2106
2151
Olhão

0759
0908
1006
1145
1306
1406
1511
1635
1802
1840
1938
2118
2203
Fuzeta A ##
G
0807
0916
1014
1153
1314
1414
1519
1646
1810
1848
1953
2126
2211
Luz
G
0818
0927
1025
1204
1330
1430
1530
1654
1821
1859
2001
2137
2222
Tavira

0824
0938#
1031
1210
1336
1436
1536
1705#
1832#
1905
2008
2143
2228
Conceição
G
0832
0945
1039
1217
1344
1444
1544
1712
1839
1913
2015
2150
2235
Cacela
G
0839
0953
1045
1225
1352
1452
1552
1720
1847
1925
2023
2158
2243
Monte Gordo §
G 0849
1002
1056
1234
1402
1502
1602
1730
1856
1934
2033
2208
2253
Vila Real de Santo António ++

0852
1006
1100
1238
1405
1505
1605
1733
1900
1938
2036
2212
2257

Z  1254 and1459 arrivals at Faro are through trains Lagos to Vila Real de Santo António.Others may be, but this is not advertised.
The
1956 arrival in Faro from Lagos shaded BLUE runs on weekdays only. It does NOT RUN on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays

Days of operation

Daily
MFO
Daily Daily
Daily
Daily
Daily
Daily
MFO
Daily
Daily
MFO
Daily
Vila Real de Santo António ++
0548
0626
0705
0722
0908
1113
1239
1333
1533
1635
1803
1910
2042
Monte Gordo §
G no stop
0630
0709
0726
0912
1116
1243
1337
1537
1639
1807
1914
2045
Cacela
G
0559
0640
0719
0736
0922
1125
1253
1352#
1552#
1649
1817
1925
2056
Conceição G
0605
0647
0726
0743
0929
1131
1300
1359
1559
1656
1824
1931
2102
Tavira

0613
0655
0734
0751
0938
1139
1308
1407
1607
1703
1832
1939
2110
Luz
G
0618
0700
0739
0756
0943
1144
1313
1412
1612
1710
1837
1944
2115
Fuzeta A ##
G
0625
0712
0751
0812
0954
1158
1324
1424
1623
1721
1853
1956
2131
Olhão
0634
0721
0759
0821
1006#
1206
1332
1432
1635#
1729
1901
2004
2139
Faro

0644
0731
0810
0831
1017
1217
1343
1443
1646
1739
1912
2014
2150
Train to Lagos leaves

0711
---
---
0902
1023
1222
---
1619
1715
1812
1938
2018
---
Train to Lisbon leaves

0700
--
0824
---
---
---
1354
1505
---
1756
---
---

The 0711 train from Faro to Lagos does NOT RUN on Sundays and Holidays.
The 1812 train from Faro to Lagos runs on weekdays only. It does NOT RUN on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays

The good news is that these stations are mostly in the towns they are named after!

Note G = this station has no ticket office; buy your ticket on the train.

## - there are two stations in Fuzeta - this one is better placed for the town centre, beach and seaside area. It is often unstaffed and at first sight is a bit off-putting!.
The other station (called Fuzeta - Moncarapacho) is two minutes further down the line towards Luz, but some way from the town and beach.
§ Monte Gordo's little 'halt' is about ¾ mile/1.2km from the resort. The walk is along a road and flat.
++ the station here is about 10 minutes walk to the ferry across to Ayamonte in Spain.

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Connections Algarve <> Beja and Évora

There are no direct trains between any Algarve station and Évora or Beja.

Connections are available to Évora via Pinhal Novo using the trains from Faro at 07.00 and 15.05, arriving at 10.25 (weekdays) or 11.25 (weekends) and 18.25. Return journeys from Évora at 07.06 (weekdays only and with 1 hour  15 min wait at Pinhal Novo), 0906 daily, 1 hour wait at Pinhal Novo, and in the afternoon leave Évora at 16.57  arrival in Faro 21.02.

Reservation is compulsory on all these trains go to www.cp.pt

Rail connections to/from Beja are only possible via Pinhal Novo, owing to the withdrawal of local trains between Funcheira and Beja. Times as above, a  second change of train is needed at Casa Branca. There are two or three choices of train each day but some require a wait of 1hour 15 minutes at Pinhal Novo. Check times and buy tickets (reservation is required) at www.cp.pt

The more direct way to travel between Beja and the Algarve is by long distance bus (coach) www.rede-expressos.pt or the twice weekly bus from Vila Real de Santo António. Rede-Expressos has three daily journeys each way, taking about 2 hours. Extra journeys are operated on Fridays and Sundays during University terms and there is a fourth journey daily each way in summer.

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