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Bus/Train to Albufeira?

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Bus/Train to Albufeira?

Hi I would like to take a bus from Rota, Spain to Albufeira. What is the best way to go? Do I need to go though Seville or Jerez? is there a train? Thanks!

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1. Re: Bus/Train to Albufeira?

No trains. You have to go to Sevilla.

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2. Re: Bus/Train to Albufeira?

I suspect that you are coming from Naval Station,Rota.

You need to get a bus or train from Jerez de la Frontera or Cadiz to Sevilla then bus to Albufeira.

T.G. Comes operate a bus service(Línea M-905:) from Rota to Estación autobuses Prado de San Sebastián, Sevilla.

See: http://www.tgcomes.es/horarios_20.htm

You will need to then get a local Tussam Bus (C4) to Estación autobuses Plaza das Armas, Sevilla.

From Plaza das Armas you will need to get a bus with either one of the following two operators:

1) Damas/EVA - Twice daily service - http://goo.gl/ejQuP

Dept: Sevilla 07:30*

Arr: Albufeira 10:55

Dept: Sevilla 16:15*

Arr: Albufeira 19:40

2) alsa.es

Dept: Sevilla ( Plaza De Armas ) 15:00

Arr: Albufeira 17:45

Dept: Sevilla ( Plaza De Armas ) 23:59

Arr: Albufeira 02:45 +1día

Most Long Buses arrive at Albufeira Bus Station which is a bit out of town. You may need to get a cab to your final destination.

For more info see the Algarve - Spain page on Cubsur's excellent site here:

http//:www.algarvebus.info

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3. Re: Bus/Train to Albufeira?

Thanks for your help. Are there closer towns to visit that might make for an enjoyable weekend you can suggest? My travel time is limited and I would like to make the most of it as possible for my last weekend in the area. I can not rent a car unfortunatly.

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4. Re: Bus/Train to Albufeira?

In Portugal, there is always Tavira but it will take only 45 minutes less to get there. Vila Real Sta Antonio really doesn't have a lot.

You might be as well to stay in Spain and head for somewhere like Marbella or Cordoba which should be more easily accessible within your time frame.

Good Luck

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5. Re: Bus/Train to Albufeira?

If you are considering Albufeira as your destination, then either Faro or Tavira will have much to offer (in terms of visiting a town that has some portuguese character).

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6. Re: Bus/Train to Albufeira?

If a change of country is desired, I would also recommend Tavira. It's a pleasant relatively unspoiled town with a lot of architecture and a nice riverside scene. It's about a mile upriver from the coast, so is not a beach resort and thus is spared the hordes that come to Albufeira, which is about as Portuguese as one of your resorts back home!

(I live here and we have to make what we must of the fact that 50% of visitors here are British or Irish, so that's where the market aims.)

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