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getting from Lisbon to Lagos on a Sunday

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getting from Lisbon to Lagos on a Sunday

Hi. In my previous European travel experiences, taking intercity buses or trains on Sunday are difficult due to there being less trains/buses traveling on Sundays. For example we went from Paris to Collioure last summer, and there was only one train and it had a long layover whereas every other day there were more efficient routes. That being said, I want to get from Lisbon to Lagos on Sunday Sept 2. Will there be buses or trains that day? Any advise on an itinerary? thanks!

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1. Re: getting from Lisbon to Lagos on a Sunday

There are likely to be five trains to choose from, leaving Lisbon at times between about 8:20 a. m. And 8:20 p. m.

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2. Re: getting from Lisbon to Lagos on a Sunday

As above, the Alfa Pendular express leaves Oriente at 0824 ... change Tunes 1052-1107 ... Lagos 1208

Next is an Inter-city, slightly slower leaves Oriente at 1002 ... change Tunes 1301-1313 ... Lagos 1408

Next is another Inter-city ... leaves Oriente at 1402 ... change Tunes 1702-1712 .. Lagos 1803

Next is the final Inter-city ... leaves Oriente at 1732 ... change Tunes 2032-2035 .. Lagos 2128

Then the last train .. an Alfa express leaves Oriente at 1823 ... change Tunes 2055-2107 .. Lagos 2201

You must book seats, but need to wait until late July .... the AP stops also at Entrecampos ... the IC stops there and at Sete Rios in Lisboa https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/pt

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3. Re: getting from Lisbon to Lagos on a Sunday

The train service from Lisbon to Lagos is the same every day of the week. Buses are slightly less frequent on Sunday mornings but otherwise in summer it's virtually the same level of service as on weekdays.

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4. Re: getting from Lisbon to Lagos on a Sunday

would you recommend bus or train?

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5. Re: getting from Lisbon to Lagos on a Sunday

thanks! would you recommend the bus or the train?

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6. Re: getting from Lisbon to Lagos on a Sunday

Trains can be cheaper than buses if booked more than a week in advance. I also prefer the train ride to looking at boring highways, Travel time overall is about the same. In Lisbon both train and bus stop a few km from the actual city centre. All trains and some buses start from Lisbon Oriente station, which is out of the city near the airport. All trains but no buses call at Lisbon Entrecampos (easy metro connection from city centre), then three of the five trains and numerous buses call at Lisbon Sete Rios, likewise an easy metro ride from city centre. You will need to examine the choices and decide which is the best way for you.

Train tickets normally go on sale 60 days in advance (although currently there are problems!) while bus tickets are sold up to 30 days in advance.

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7. Re: getting from Lisbon to Lagos on a Sunday

Thank you very much

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