My boyfriend and I were boarded on one bus sitting in our appropriate seats. As we approached the first stop the bus driver made us get off the bus get our luggage (with no assistance) and go to another one because there was issue with boarding too many people. We then were not allowed to sit together as we were forced to sit with random people even though we booked seats together, resulting in uncomfortable ride.
The bus was advertised as having toilet on board. There was no toilet and driver didn't stop for toilet break. Also driver didn't stop to have safety rest during that period.
Bus was also advertised as having charging outlets. This was not the case.
Bus was on time picking us up in Portimao but there was a long wait at Albufeira and we were delayed getting in to Lisbon. The driver seemed to argue with a lot of other passengers getting in the bus which was unpleasant. He even wanted one passenger to put her small dog in the luggage compartment instead of on the bus with her! It seems like our bus seats were also double booked as some other passengers had the same seat numbers as us printed on their tickets as well.
A very comfortable and relaxing trip. It would have been nice if an announcement was made telling those on board that they had arrived at their final destination. I had to ask a fellow passenger if I had arrived at my destination or if it was a stop along the way to it. Otherwise it was perfect.
I think it is great service and much quicker than the train. The pick-up point at Praia de Roca is not obvious, there is a plain EVA sign but, a bit more information at the bus stop would give passengers more confidence that the bus actually going to stop there.
Frequently asked questions on the trip Portimão - Lisbon
How much does a bus ticket from Portimão to Lisbon cost?
The average bus ticket price from Portimão to Lisbon is $32. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Portimão to Lisbon is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!
How long is the bus ride from Portimão to Lisbon?
The average travel time between Portimão and Lisbon is around 3h 25m, although the fastest bus will take about 3h.This is the time it takes to travel the 184 km that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Portimão and Lisbon?
The number of buses from Portimão to Lisbon can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 37 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Portimão to Lisbon by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Portimão to Lisbon?
When taking the bus from Portimão to Lisbon, you can travel comfortably and safely with Rede Expressos, FlixBus, RENEX.
Best time to book your trip
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past departures.
Days before departure
Buddy tip: The best time to book this trip is usually 1 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from Portimão to Lisbon costs around CA$20 for departures 1 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from Portimão to Lisbon vary, and during peak season, ticket prices are around CA$30 while at other times, you can expect to pay around CA$11.
Usually Rede Expressos will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.
If we look at the other days, booking between 30 days and 60 days before the departure will allow you to save CA$1.
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9.2% of ground transportation in Europe is done by bus versus 7.4% by train.
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