From Bragança to the Algarve there are several options that you can use, from using a private car, renting a car, bus, plane and train.
By car — Algarve is about 700 km from Bragança, so the journey by car can take around 8 to 9 hours, depending on traffic conditions. You can use the A1 motorway and then the A6 to reach the Algarve. It is advised to take a rest stop every 2 hours. [Tips for Long Car Trips — Controlauto]
Another option is to go by bus. Rede Expressos has daily connections between Bragança and various locations in the Algarve, such as Faro, Albufeira and Portimão. The bus journey takes about 10 hours. During the journey you will have to change buses in Lisbon (Sete Rios).
If you prefer to travel by train, you will have between 12h and 14h, or even longer, between the capital of Trás-os-Montes and Portimão. The first stage requires the use of a bus between Bragança and Tua station, from there you can take the Inter Regional to Porto and then south, changing trains at least twice more.
Finally, you can choose to fly with Sevenair. There are several airports in the Algarve, such as Faro Airport and Portimão Airfield. With Sevenair you can fly from Bragança to Portimão on one of our daily connections [twice a day in summer IATA]. The journey takes an average of 2h30m, with a stopover in Vila Real, Viseu and Cascais. From Portimão, you can continue your journey along the entire south coast. There are several reasons why you might choose to fly with Sevenair.
Speed: Flying by plane is generally the fastest way to travel from one location to another, especially if the distance is long or if the journey involves increased risks and fatigue, as for example on long car trips.
Confort: Our planes are very comfortable, with spacious seats and easy access.
Availability: We have regular flights to several destinations in Portugal, which means it’s easy to find a flight that suits your schedule.
Time saving: Flying by plane allows you to save time as you don’t have to worry about driving or planning alternative routes.
Flying by plane is a fast, comfortable and convenient way to travel, especially for long distances or more remote destinations. However, it is important to bear in mind that flying as a family is inevitably more expensive than other forms of transport, such as going by car, where the cost is shared by the entire household.
Flight simulations on Sevenair, alone or with your family [2 adults, 2 children] between Bragança and Portimão. If you need more information, get in touch!
Comparison of the average cost of travel between Bragança and the Algarve on a solo trip.
Comparison of the average value of the trip between Bragança and the Algarve on a family trip.[2 adultos e 2 crianças]
Prices were collected on January 6, 2023 using the Rede Expressos, Via Michelin, CP and Sevenair reservations website. The values shown may be subject to tariff changes.