Transport in Portugal – Coaches and Trains
In addition to solid infrastructure, Portugal also has a solid road network and a developed transport system. Public transport services in Portugal are efficient, simple, and affordable.
The Portuguese bus services offer international coaches on top of the regular local and regional lines. The coach services in Portugal are frequent and reliable and cover all of the Portuguese cities. A well-developed network of buses, both national and owned by private companies, provides lines to most of the major Portuguese towns, as well as the significant number of more local destinations.
Ordinary and express bus and coach services are both available in Portugal and the company, distance, and time, typically determine the prices.
– For information on departure points, please refer to the tourist information.
– For information on the prices and the schedules, please refer to the bus companies.
InterSul, InterNorte, and InterCentro are three of the major bus service providers in Portugal. All three of these companies also provide international routes to Spain, the UK, and France.
EVA is bus service operator company that is based and serves mostly the Algarve region of Portugal, but it also offers international routes to Spain.
The railway system in Portugal is of very high standard and quality. The Portuguese railroad is a large network that services suburban, regional, and inter-regional trains that cover all of the country.
Caminhos de Ferro Portuguese, also known as CP, is the major national Portuguese railway company. In addition to covering and servicing the great majority of the mainland territory, it also offers international services for significantly affordable prices.
Portugal also has a solid system of express trains. These are mostly operated by the Alfa Pendular company and they provide comfortable and fast routes between Algarve and Lisbon, as well as to numerous different locations in the North regions of the country.
The Intercidades, is an intercity servise that is also provided by the Portuguese railway system and it operates through most of the regions of the country, connecting a great many major Portuguese towns on either first on second class tickets.