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Lisbon - Tavira Bus Guide

Tavira is a picturesque and charming resort town on the eastern Algarve coastline while Lisbon is a vibrant city that is regarded as one of the finest capital cities of Europe. Tavira and Lisbon are served by both bus and rail public transport options and for most visitors bus travel is the recommended means of travel. The rail route requires a connection at Faro and there are many more daily bus departures than train services. This guide will provide an overview of the Tavira and Lisbon bus and includes details of bus stations, fares and a timetable.

Lisbon to Tavira Overview

Lisbon is 300km to the north west of Tavira and by car takes around 3 hours but driving in Lisbon is notoriously difficult and you don’t want to. The direct bus service follows almost the same route but takes around 4 hours due to the number of stops. Bus travel in Portugal is inexpensive, reliable and safe and is the suggested way to travel around the country by public transport. The buses between Lisbon and Tavira are clean and comfortable and provide sufficient leg room for a pleasant journey.

Faro train station

Eva buses to Lisbon are modern safe and comfortable

Tavira to Lisbon fares and tickets

The price of a single ticket from Lisbon to Tavira is €20 while a return is €36, child tickets are half price. The bus route is operated by Eva and Rede Expressos and both companies are part of the same larger organisation with branded buses sometimes interchanged. During the summer months tickets should be purchased as soon as possible as the popular departures (Friday-Sunday) book up fast. Tickets can be purchased from either bus station or on Rede Expressos’ website, generally if buying tickets from Tavira head to the bus station as it is quiet and close to the city centre.

Lisbon and Tavira Bus Stations

Tavira bus station is modern and always very quiet especially in comparison to Lisbon. The bus station is only a 200m walk from the Ponte Romana Bridge and the ticket office is open from 7:20 until 19:00 every day. For a guide to Tavira bus station please click here.

Tavira bus station

Tavira bus station from the outside and is located close to the river

The Rede and Eva bus station in Lisbon is the Sete Rios bus station complex north of the capital. The station is connected to the Jardim Zoológico metro station on the blue line. Sete Rios is an older bus station which can get very busy during the day.

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