This page explains how to buy train tickets from Faro, Albufeira & the Algarve to other European cities at the cheapest prices, buying online direct from the operators, usually with print-at-home tickets.  Click here to buy tickets starting in another city.

I want to go from the Algarve to...

     

Lisbon

 

Porto

 

Vigo, Santiago de Compostela

   
 

Barcelona

 

Madrid

 

Seville, Cordoba, Malaga

   
 

San Sebastian

 

Paris & Bordeaux

 

Alicante & Valencia

   
 

All other destinations

 

 

   

Before you buy your tickets...

Take a moment to read these important tips for buying European train tickets.  It answers all the usual questions, "Do I need to book in advance or can I just buy at the station?", "Can I stop off?", "Are there Senior fares?" and that old favourite, "Should I buy an $800 railpass or just buy a €35 point-to-point ticket online?".  And most important, click here to understand how far ahead you can buy train tickets.

European train travel FAQ...

An introduction to European train travel

 

Senior fares (over 60)

 

Guide to Eurail passes (overseas visitors)

Important tips for buying European train tickets

Youth fares (under 26)

 

Guide to Interrail passes (for Europeans)

How to check European train times

Child fares & child age limits

 

Couchettes & sleepers on night trains

Do I need to book in advance?

Luggage on European trains

 

Train seat numbering plans

How far ahead can I book?

Luggage storage at stations

 

Wheelchairs & special needs

Can I stop off on the way?

Taking a bike by train

 

Real-time service updates

Should I travel 1st or 2nd class?

Taking a car by train

 

Hotels & accommodation

How long to allow for connections?

Taking dogs & pets by train

 

Changing stations in Paris by metro or taxi

How early to arrive at the station?

Maps of the European rail network

 

What to do when things go wrong...


Faro & Algarve to Lisbon from €8...
Alfa Pendular train from Lisbon to Porto

An Alfa Pendular train.  Photo courtesy of Matt from www.youtube.com/c/nonstopeurotrip.

1st class on an Alfa Pendular

1st class on an Alfa Pendular train.  Photo courtesy of @rexybexy

Portuguese Intercity train

A Lisbon-Faro Intercity train.  Photos courtesy of Matt at www.youtube.com/c/nonstopeurotrip.

2nd class on a Portuguese Intercity train   1st class on a Portuguese Intercity train

2nd class seats...

 

1st class seats...

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Faro & Algarve to Porto from €19...
Alfa Pendular train from Lisbon to Porto

An Alfa Pendular train.  Photo courtesy of Matt from www.youtube.com/c/nonstopeurotrip.

1st class on an Alfa Pendular

1st class on an Alfa Pendular train.  Photo courtesy of @rexybexy

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Faro & Algarve to Madrid from €17 + €28...

By bus to Seville then AVE high-speed train - the recommended route...

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Faro & Algarve to Barcelona...

By bus to Seville, then AVE high-speed train from Seville to Barcelona.  The fastest & cheapest option...

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Faro & Algarve to San Sebastian...

Option 1, Faro to San Sebastian with overnight stop in Madrid...

Option 2, Faro to San Sebastian with overnight stop in Seville...

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Faro & Algarve to Vigo, Santiago de Compostela...
 

The regional express train between Porto & Vigo.  Photos courtesy of Martin Hill.

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Faro & Algarve to Seville, Cordoba, Malaga & Costa del Sol...

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Faro & Algarve to Alicante & Valencia...

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Faro & Algarve to Paris...

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Faro & Algarve to Bordeaux...

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Faro & Algarve to all other destinations...

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