There are many low cost airlines that fly into both Faro (FAO) and Lisbon (LIS) Airport. Faro airport is 120 km from the Retreat and Lisbon is 245 km. Find a list below of how to get from both airports to the Retreat.
By Car from Faro Airport (FAO)
Around 120km, the drive takes about one hour and fifteen minutes. From the airport you need to follow the signs towards the A22 highway-heading west. Haven taken the A22, follow the signs to Portimao/Lagos and continue until the highway ends. At the roundabout follow the signs towards Aljezur (N120) for about 20km. Before you arrive in Aljezur you will take a left up the hill towards Vale Da Telha. At the top of the hill take a left towards Arrifana. You will go through a small town called Vales, after going through Vales veer left towards Praia da Arrifana for 2kms. Take a right at the entrance to Vale Da Telha, shown by the statue. Directly after, take the next right, we are the last house on the left hand side, number 64A.
**We highly recommend hiring a car and we have plenty of parking available at the Retreat.
By Shuttle Transfer from Faro Airport
This transfer needs to be booked in advance and takes you to Lagos. The trip can take up to an hour and a half as it stops off down the coast. Prices for the transfer start at €18 for a one-way trip. Please state Lagos Train Station as your drop off point and, by prior arrangement, we can pick you up from there. However if you prefer, you can get a direct shuttle to the Retreat starting from €35.
By Train from Faro Airport to Lagos Train Station
The train takes an hour and a half to two hours. From the airport you need to take a taxi to Faro train station. The train fare from Faro to Lagos costs around 7€ one-way. Again, we can pick you up from Lagos by prior arrangement.
- Here is the link for the timetables & prices: http://www.cp.pt
By Private Transfer from Faro Airport to Arrifana Retreat
We do offer a direct, private pick up from outside of Departures. It takes one hour and fifteen minutes and brings you straight to the Retreat. It costs around 120€. This needs to be booked directly with us one week prior to arrival.
By Bus from Lisbon (LIS)
Take the Rede Expressos going to Lagos and get off at Aljezur. This takes about 4 hours and costs around 20€ one-way.
- Here is the link for the timetables & prices.
Lagos is about a 30-minute drive from the Retreat and Aljezur is about 10 minutes.
There is a fee for all pick ups from Lagos and Aljezur