24-27 June, 2015 - Faro, Portugal,
University of Algarve, Faculty of Sciences and Technology
12th International Conference on Technology in Mathematics Teaching

Travel Information

How to reach the area

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. Other international airports may be considered if combined with train or bus to get to Faro: Lisbon, Porto, and Seville (Spain).
The Algarve also benefits from a good road network, composed of motorways, trunk roads and a range of secondary roads, making the journey comfortable and efficient whether you're travelling by bus or driving in a rented car.
Rail transport is another alternative for visitors to the region. The Portuguese rail service (CP - Comboios de Portugal) has a vast network of trains to places all over the country.

Flights
Faro international airport is a busy international airport with more than 47 destinations and around 60 routes all over many countries. If you are arriving to Faro International Airport, you can take a taxi available at arrivals directly to your hotel in town (cost from € 12,00 depending on daytime and luggage).

Faro Airport
Airport Information: 
http://www.ana.pt/en-US/Aeroportos/algarve/Faro/Pages/HomeFaro.aspx  
Lisbon Airport
Airport Information: 
http://www.ana.pt/en-US/Aeroportos/lisboa/Lisboa/Pages/HomeLisboa.aspx
Porto Airport
Airport Information:
http://www.ana.pt/en-US/Aeroportos/porto/Porto/Pages/Homepage-Porto.aspx
Seville Airport
Airport information:
http://www.aena-aeropuertos.es/csee/Satellite/Aeropuerto-Sevilla/en/Seville.html

Trains
From Lisbon to Faro approximate cost € 22,00 each way
From Porto to Faro approximate cost € 51,00 each way
CP Trains (Lisbon to Faro)
http://www.cp.pt/  
“Alfa Pendular” (AP): fully equipped, fast and comfortable trains.
“Intercity trains” (IC): connections to various cities in Portugal, such as Lisbon-Faro and Porto-Faro.
Journey time between Lisbon and Faro approximately 3 hours; between Porto and Faro approximately 6h30 hours.
The train station is in Faro city center (walking distance to some suggested hotels).
Timetables and prices are available online.

Buses
Express service: from various locations (EVA/RENEX/REDE EXPRESSOS)
From Lisbon to Faro approximate cost € 20,00 each way (EVA/RENEX/REDE EXPRESSOS)
From Porto to Faro approximate cost € 54,00 each way (RENEX/REDE EXPRESSOS)
From Seville to Faro approximate cost € 20,00 each way (EVA)
Rede Expressos (Lisbon to Faro and Porto to Faro)
http://www.rede-expressos.pt/default.aspx  
RENEX (Lisbon to Faro and Porto to Faro)
http://www.renex.pt/
EVA (Lisbon to Faro and Seville to Faro)
http://www.eva-bus.com/
Journey time between Lisbon and Faro approximately 3h30 hours; between Porto and Faro approximately 8 hours; between Sevilla and Faro approximately 2h30. Timetables and prices are available online.
The bus station is in Faro city center (walking distance to some suggested hotels).

 

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