Station Oriente is a very beautiful and very famous station, the hub for the various networks of public transportation serving the eastern area of Lisbon, with a metro station, trains, buses, taxis and easy airport links. The station was created by master architect Santiago Calatrava with a roof of glass and steel.
Station Oriente. A ticket from Lisbon Oriente Station to Faro (or vice versa) cost about 19 euro.
The Alfa Pendular is a very comfortable, fast and luxury train.
Address station: Ed. Gare do Oriente, piso 1 – Av. D. João II. You can buy a ticket via internet, also from International station Santa Apolonia. The best thing to do is to reserve a ticket (and a chair number) from 30 days to at least one day before your journey.
Alfa Pendular connects the cities of Braga, Porto, Aveiro, Coimbra, Santarém, Lisbon, Albufeira and Faro, among others.
Website Alfa Pendular (online ticket reservation, from 30 days to at least one day before your journey.)
View from train Alfa Pendular
You can overlook the fine views (picture: Aquaduct in Lisbon) during the 3 -hours trip, or work: sockets for laptops are at many of the seats.
View from train Alfa Pendular : April 25 Bridge on Lisbon downtown
In the Alfa Pendular train there’s also a buffet car, mini bar, audio and video channels (ear-phones are distributed), toilets and special places reserved for reduced mobility passengers.
View from Alfa Pendular train
Alcantara Lisbon cruise port just beyond the April 25 bridge.