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Useful info on Albufeira

Useful information on how to travel by train across the Algarve. Some prices, timetable and connections for trips by train around Albufeira.

If you are coming on vacation or on a business trip to Albufeira without your own vehicle you will necessarily need to use the local transportations to move around and discover part of the surroundings.
Below we describe the existing possibilities to travel within the Algarve in a practical, safe and affordable way during your stay in Albufeira

Trains (CP - Portuguese Railways)

The train service goes through the Algarve, from Lagos until Vila Real de Santo António with a changeover point in Tunes for Lisbon. Trains are fairly modern and have air conditioning.

Albufeira railway station is located in Ferreiras (about 5km north of Albufeira town) and can be reached by either Giro bus or taxi.

Faro railway station is located inside town, near the Marina and is over 6km east of Faro Airport which is reachable by local urban bus (no. 14 e 16) or taxi of course.

Alfa Pendular

Intercity Train

Regional Train

Examples for trips leaving Albufeira (Prices as on Jan. 2020)

Regional Train - Regular Price
Destination Duration Ticket price
Faro 30/35min 3,40 €
Loulé 15/20min 2,05 €
Portimão 40/50min 3,45 €
Lagos 1h/1h10 4,85 €
Olhão (Change in Faro) 40min/1h20 4,25 €
Tavira (Change in Faro) 1h10/2h 5,90 €
Vila Real Stº António (Change in Faro) 1h45/2h30 7,90 €
Complete Price Table (Jan 2020) Prices (Lagos - VRSA)
AP - Alfa Pendular Train - Regular Price
One way ticket Price
Albufeira / Lisboa 1st Class 29,20 €
Albufeira / Lisboa 2nd Class 22,30 €
Duration: ± 2h40 (normally twice a day) • Reservation is necessary
IC - Intercity Train - Regular Price
One way ticket Price
Albufeira / Lisboa 1st Class 26,60 €
Albufeira / Lisboa 2nd Class 21,00 €
Duration: ± 3h00 (normally 3 times a day) • No reservation is necessary
  • Children under 5 - Free
  • Children between 5 and 12 - Half fare
  • Over 65 - Half fare
  • Animals over 5 Kg - Half fare
  • Transport of bicycles are free (More information here)

Railway Station at Ferreiras (Albufeira) - «Estação da CP»

Tel: 289 572 691289 571 616
CP Website: (in English)
Info & Sales: 808 208 208
International: 707 201 280

Ticket Office Hours:
- Alfa-Pendular, InterCity & Regional: 6.40am → 12.20pm; 12.50pm → 7.30pm; 8pm → 9.15pm (Daily)
- International Services: 9am → 1pm; 3pm → 5pm (only on Weekdays)

All available information presented here has been gathered from online sources and from personal experiences. If you have any suggestions to make or find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated detail, please contact us and we’ll correct the information as needed.