Ria Formosa circuit

The sea on one side and the estuary on the other. A true natural paradise in the Algarve to discover by train.

Adventure along trails that are as stunning as they are filled with history. Smell the sea breeze and enjoy the sand dunes, marshes, salt pans and streams. 

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CP Services: Alfa Pendular | Intercidades | Regional and InterRegional

This programme is available with departures from Lisbon and Pinhal Novo ( Alfa Pendular/Intercidades trains) or Lagos and Vila Real de Santo António (Regional trains).

Welcome reception at Faro station, delivery of an audio-guide and a map with the different routes, followed by a walking tour of the historical centre of Faro. Visit to Faro Municipal Museum, Town Arch, Town hall, outside of the cathedral and episcopal palace. Trip on the road train round Faro (only for departures from Lagos/Vila Real de Santo António). Break for lunch (not included in the programme) followed by a traditional boat trip through the Ria Formosa channels lasting two hours. Return to Faro station.

Includes: journeys, personal accident insurances, technical equipment, guides and the described activities.

Alfa Pendular/Intercidades

From Adult Children(4-12 years old inclusive)
Note: prices in euros including VAT
Lisbon Oriente 52,00 31,50
Pinhal Novo 49,50 29,50

The programme from Lisbon/Pinhal Novo does not run in July and August.

Regional train

From Adult Children(4-12 years old inclusive)
Note: prices in euros including VAT
Lagos 43,30 21,70
Portimão 41.00 20.50
Albufeira 36.00 18.00
Tavira 35.70 17.80
Vila Real de Santo António 39.50 19.70


  • Programme subject to a minimum number of participants.
  • Seat booking mandatory.
  • These tickets cannot be refunded or altered.

Run all year round except for July and August for the programmes beginning from Lisbon and Pinhal Novo.

Departures from Lisbon/Pinhal Novo (Alfa Pendular/Intercidades)

  • OUTWARD:  Lisbon/Oriente  08:23 >  Pinhal Novo  09:06  >  Faro  11:23
  • RETURN:  Faro  17:56 >  Pinhal Novo  20:40  >  Lisbon Oriente  21:26 

Departures from Lagos (Regional train)

  • OUTWARD:  Lagos  07:46 >  Faro  09:34
  • RETURN:  Faro  17:18 >  Lagos  19:10

Departures from Vila Real de Santo António (Regional train)

  • OUTWARD:  Vila Real de Santo António  09:08 >  Faro  10:17
  • RETURN:  Faro  17:51 >  Vila Real de Santo António  18:55

 You can board at intermediate stations.

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  • Telephone (working days from 09:30 to 12:30 and 14:30 to 17:30) - 919 273 772

Tickets can be bought up to 60 days in advance

Special conditions at Lisbon Oriente station car park if you show your ticket.