Useful information for a trip to Praia da Luz

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Praia da Luz – Useful Information

Here you will find lots of useful information for your holiday in Praia da Luz, in western Algarve, Portugal! See how to get to Praia da Luz from Faro Airport by transfer, bus or taxi and how much it costs, print off useful telephone numbers to take with you on holiday and see where the tourist information office is. You can also check out the opening hours for supermarkets in Praia da Luz.

Travel information: Faro to Praia da Luz

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Plan your journey from the Algarve’s international airport in Faro with our Praia da Luz travel information!

  • Distance from Faro: 95 km
  • Travel from Faro by Train: No direct train; Train to Lagos (7,20€) and then take the bus to Luz (1.80€)
  • Travel from Faro by Bus: Bus to Lagos (5.85€) and then change bus to go to Luz (1.60€)
  • Transfer from Faro by Taxi: 89€ for a 4 seater Mon-Fri 6am-9pm (111€ outside this time and bank holidays); 114€ or 137€ for a 6 seater depending on time.

To get to Faro train or bus station (which are close to each other just before Faro marina) either get the bus from the airport (the stop is right outside the ‘arrivals’ doors) and will cost you around 1.95€, or get a taxi at a cost of around 10€. To check train timetables visit the C.P. website. (the site is available in English) and select ‘Regional and Inter Regional services’ to get the timetable for Lagos/Vila Real de Santo António/Lagos.

For bus timetables visit Eva Bus. Again most of it is available in English except the ‘frequency’ on the tables. (Days of the week: Monday is the 2nd day of the week – ‘2as’-and Friday is the 6th day. ‘Sábado’ and ‘Domingo’ – Saturday and Sunday; ‘Feriados’ is holidays; ‘Diariamente’ is daily,). Bus times from the ‘aeroporto’ to Faro are also listed . 
For additional bus timetables visit Frotazul Algarve which covers a limited area of the Algarve.

*We quote Comboios de Portugal (regional) and Eva Transports pricing and prices of the standard taxi firms that work at Faro Airport. Please note that prices may vary.

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If you want to book Algarve car hire to travel to Praia da Luz then it couldn’t be easier! Simply collect your car from Faro Airport and drive down the A22 motorway (a toll road) or down the secondary N125 road to Praia da Luz in western Algarve.

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Praia da Luz – Useful Telephone Numbers

Emergency Numbers: Dial 112 for Police, Ambulance and Fire from any phone (free)

  • GNR (Police):Tel. 282 762 809
  • Bombeiros (firefighters)Lagos:Tel. 282 770 790
  • Health Centre ( Lagos): Tel. 282 780 000
  • Lagos District Hospital: Tel. 282 770 100
  • Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa (Red Cross): Tel. 282 760 611
  • Pharmacy Praia da Luz: Tel. 282 789 793
  • Tourist support services:  Tel. 808 781 212

Note: Just remember, if you are calling from a foreign mobile phone in the Algarve, Portugal, you will need to dial 00351 in front of the numbers here.



Praia da Luz Tourist Information Office

There isn’t a tourist information office in Praia da Luz, so the nearest office is Lagos in the town centre:

Lagos Tourist Information Office in the town centre

Posto de Turismo de Lagos (Antigo Paços do Concelho – old town hall)
Praça Gil Eanes

Tel. 351 282 763 031

Opening Times:
09:30 – 13:00 and 14:30 – 17:30 Monday to Friday
Closed Saturday and Sunday



Praia da Luz Supermakets

  • Baptista – Opening hours Monday to Saturday: 8.30h to 20.00h, Sundays:9.00h to 13.00h.
  • SPAR – Rua Ema Vieira Alvernaz, Edificio Luztur.

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