Welcome to Salema
 

How to get here

You can get here by car or public transport and here are some links and descriptions so that you can find the best way of getting  to Salema.

 

Air transport

If you fly to Portugal, many flights go to Lisbon but there are also a number of direct flights to the international airport in Faro. By car Lisbon is about 3 hours away and Faro is only about 1 hour away.

You can check flights here www.ana-aeroportos.pt.

 

Public bus transport

You can arrive by bus from Lisbon and Faro. The bus will take you to Lagos and there you will have to change to the local bus. The local bus schedule shows Salema(X) and Salema. Don't get off at Salema(X) as it is 1,5 Km away, up at the main road.

You can check the bus schedules here www.eva-bus.com and www.rede-expressos.pt.

 

Train transport

If you take the train from Lisbon, you board at the Oriente station, be aware though, that you have to change train in Tunes. This is the train that comes from Faro. The train ride will take you through some pretty landscape and orange groves. On the train you will be approached by several ladies offering accomodation in Lagos, and they will tell you that nothing is to be found in Salema - that is not true.

The train ride ends in Lagos where you can change to the local bus.

You can check the train schedule here www.cp.pt.

 

By car

If you would like to see the region by car it is good to know the distances, you can consult this table. All distances are in kilometers.

 

Albufeira

Aljezur

81

Almancil

97

26

Alvor

53

49

37

Armacão de Perâ

25

34

66

18

Faro

47

66

13

10

39

Lagoa

54

13

12

41

56

25

Lagos

26

80

39

19

67

30

51

Loulé

68

42

16

35

54

8

98

27

Monchique

75

41

33

87

46

29

74

71

58

Olhão

95

24

88

62

9

55

74

21

118

47

Portimão

70

25

50

18

8

62

21

4

40

25

33

Quarteira

52

30

77

11

70

4

22

37

56

9

100

29

Sagres

102

63

120

73

100

32

58

112

71

51

99

42

83

S. Bart. de Messines

83

35

33

53

58

33

51

36

45

29

37

32

81

21

S. Brás de Alportel

46

113

24

63

17

88

13

81

55

17

48

67

21

111

40

Silves

6

17

66

52

16

70

41

50

34

8

62

21

20

43

64

33

Tavira

85

22

68

135

46

85

20

110

35

103

77

29

70

89

43

133

62

Vila Real

23

108

45

91

158

69

108

43

133

58

126

100

52

93

112

66

150

85

 

As you can see, the Algarve is not so extensive from east to west, and if you want to do the journey fast, then the motorway A22 takes you from the Spanish border to Lagos.

You can also take the old main road N125, which is closer to the coast line and from this you can easily take detours to the small villages along the coast.

One word of warning: the N125 has lots of traffic, so be careful.