Ideal for Family Holidays, Golf or Fishing parties
Located in the picturesque seaside town of Praia da Luz. A spacious 3 twin bedroom town house, sleeps 6.
Just 10 minutes walk to the long sandy beach. A 10 drive minutes to Lagos (Algarve's 3rd largest town)
Boavista and Palmares Golf courses within 15 minutes. 50 minutes drive from Faro Airport.
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|The fare (for 2008) is €6,50 for the full journey. Single class only on these services.|
|The train station is 5kms from the airport. Take a taxi or a bus, both from just outside the Arrivals entrance at Faro airport to the train station. You can then
take a train along the coast. Services tend to be infrequent and can be unreliable, but they are getting better. The journey to Lagos takes about 1¾
hours and costs around €7 Euros. Its then a ten minute taxi ride from Lagos station to Praia da Luz. Altogether the most cost effective way to get to Luz (but not the
most practical if you have a lot of luggage).
Please note that train timetables changed with effect from Sunday 14th December 2008. CP ( Train Timetable ) Website or use the link below for a download of the timetable.
Downloadable .pdf version Faro > Lagos > Faro WINTER 2008
|- Not Saturdays, Sundays or Holidays|
|Be sure to check train times. For more detailed information, contact the Information Service.|
|The bus station is 6kms from the airport.
There is a local bus service operating between the airport and Faro centre
about every hour. The stop is also just outside arrivals. During the high
season ( summer months ) a special Aerobus service connects with the town
centre. As most arrivals are heading west to Albufeira and further you'll
need to get the bus from the airport to Faro bus station then catch the fast
'Tranrapido' bus service along the coast. Purchase tickets in advance in
Faro bus station. Services are limited at weekends on normal lines. To make
sure you don't miss connections in Faro it's a good idea to take a taxi to
the bus station, however you can use local buses to and from the airport at no additional charge providing you have flight tickets / stubs for travel that day.
There are buses that run from Faro to Lagos ( approx. two hours ten minutes ), they will also stop at Portimao and Albufeira, currently costs about €5.35 ( single ) €10.70 ( return ).
You can then get a local bus from Lagos to Praia da Luz (approx.10 minutes) which stops near the centre of the town ( just up the hill from the square ) and also just as you come into Luz on the 'old' road ( Rua Dirieta ) Costs about €1.70.
All the times shown are the current published ( July / August 2008 ), however there may be some changes during the season. So check before travelling using the link at the foot of the table.
01/07/08 The times for Luz buses ( and a lot of other routes ) changed today to the Summer timetable. They aren't on the bus stops yet. I got the following times from the sources below.
|Faro Terminus > Lagos Terminus||Lagos Terminus > Faro Terminus|
MFO - Mondays to Fridays (weekdays) only except holidays
|Luz ( Church )||0805||0910||1000||1345||1345||1425||1645||1750||1835||1930|
|Barão São Miguel (X)||---||0925||---||1400||1400||---||---||1805||---||1945|
|Barão São Miguel||---||0930||---||1405||---||---||---||1810||---||1950|
|Barão São Miguel (X)||---||---||---||---||---||---||---||---||---||1955|
|Bus continues to||---||---||---||---||---||---||---||---||---||C|
|A - to Salema and Vila do Bispo via Budens; arrives Vila do Bispo at 08.05
C - to Salema (X) arriving 19.58 via Vale de Boi and Budens.
Connecting bus leaves Salema (X) for village at 20.03.
|Bus starts from||A||--||---||---||---||---||---||---||---|
|Barão São Miguel (X)||0708||---||---||---||---||---||---||---||---|
|Barão São Miguel||0713||0725||---||0930||---||1410||---||---||1815|
|Barão São Miguel (X)||0718||0730||---||0935||---||1415||---||---||1820|
|Luz ( Church )||0730||0745||0821||0950||1014||1429||1437||1716||1835|
|Lagos Bus Terminal||0745||0800||0836||1005||1029||1444||1452||1731||1850|
|A - Salema at 06.55, via Budens at 07.05
E - runs via Espiche at 17.11
Other than the above Eva run services, the majority of the buses between Lagos and Luz are operated by
ONDA. The one-way fare is only €1.70. These buses also go to Espiche and Almadena. This bus takes an extremely roundabout
route between Lagos and Luz. What used to be a 10 minute journey ( Summer 2007 ) now takes nearly 30! It stops at several places convenient for the Luz area, i.e., when coming from Lagos to Luz -
• the Boavista Golf resort before turning off the N125 on to the 'old' road into Luz,
• the Valverde campsite just outside of Luz, • just coming in on the old road, • at the start of the Rua Direita
one-way system ( East Luz ),
• Luz Ocean Club, • opposite the Luz Tavern by the Church, • on the main road by the cinema, •
Hotel Belavista and vice versa if going to Lagos.
|Click here for the complete timetable|
|Depart Lagos* > Arrive Luz ( Church )||Depart Luz ( Church ) > Arrive Lagos*|
* Bus Stop Infante ( by the car park on the seafront - nearest to shopping centre ) halfway down the Av. Descobrimentos / Marina. Current fare ( 2008 ) €1.70. Stops at the Intermarche (Superstore). The bus takes the old road into Luz.
Last Update:11/01/2011 - Train & Bus Timetables from FARO to LAGOS - Praia da Luz, Algarve, Portugal - © www.luzholiday.com 2004 - 2011