September 12, 2012

Seville Metro

Seville's metro system (Metro de Sevilla) is a quick and easy way to get around this charming Spanish city. A light rail system, the Sevilla metro travels both above and below ground.

Seville Metro, Spain


Initially planned to have 4 lines, at present only one line, Line 1 is in operation and opened in 2009. Line 1 runs west to east from Mairena del Aljarafe (Ciudad Expo), San Juan de Aznalfarache, Montequinto (Dos Hermanas) and Oliviar de Quintos with a total of 21 stations at present.

Sevilla metro map
Click to expand (c) Metro Sevilla


Trains run from 6.30am to 11pm from Monday to Thursday, 6.30am to 2am on Friday, 7.30am to 2am on Saturday and 7.30am to 11pm on Sunday.

Tickets are purchased using a rechargeable e-wallet (monedero electronico). A one day tourist fare is available.

There are metro systems in the following Spanish cities: Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao and Palma de Mallorca.

Metro Sevilla
Tel: 954 032 100

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September 11, 2012

Buses in the Algarve

Faro is a major bus terminal for local buses to destinations throughout the Algarve as well as buses to Seville in Spain and to the Portuguese capital of Lisbon.

Buses in the Algarve, Portugal


Local buses leave Faro Bus Station just to the east of Faro Railway Station to Almancil, Bordeira, Estoi, Olhao, Albufeira, Tavira, Lagoa, Lagos, Loule, Portimão, Vila Real Santo Antonio on the Spanish border and other destinations.


There are also buses to and from Faro Airport (around 20 minutes) beginning at 7.08am from the airport.

Buses in the Algarve are punctual, comfortable and good value for money.

Buses in the Algarve, Portugal

Tickets can be bought in advance or on the day of departure. Getting around by bus is certainly an option to be considered as well as car hire, train and cycling in the Algarve.

Buses in the Algarve from Faro


EVA buses

Faro
Tel: 289 89 97 30/31
Portimão
Tel: 282 40 06 10

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