Train from Lisbon to Algarve

Old Feb 3rd, 2023, 04:09 AM
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Train from Lisbon to Algarve

Has anyone used Rail Ninja? We booked our train service with Rail Ninja and I hope itís a reliable site.
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Old Feb 3rd, 2023, 04:54 AM
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There is no need to book Lisboa - Algarve trains ahead, unless you want to get a discounted ticket. The latter costs about 10 EUR/pax for the Lisboa - Faro leg and can be booked through https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en
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Old Feb 3rd, 2023, 04:56 AM
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Rail Ninja get terrible press and the internet is full of warnings about them.

use these guys https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en
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Old Feb 3rd, 2023, 06:35 AM
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Please do NOT book with rail ninja. It isn't an official representative of Comboios de Portugal, the official Portuguese rail network. Always use www.cp.pt.
And if you book ahead at cp.pt the fare will be significantly discounted. You can book up to 60 days in advance and savings are substantial. We also book ahead to secure a considerable discount with cp.pt. They also have significantly discounted senior fares.
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Old Feb 3rd, 2023, 11:59 AM
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Can you cancel your Rail Ninja reservation?
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Old Feb 6th, 2023, 12:21 PM
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Unfortunately we canít get our money back we purchased no refundable tix.

Should we consider this a loss and purchase new tix through Portugals train system?

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Old Feb 7th, 2023, 07:20 AM
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The Lisbon-Algarve AP (Alfa Pendular) fast trains are inexpensive, especially if one books in advance (5, 8 or more days in advance) with a 65% discount and also inexpensive if one qualifies to purchase a senior discount ticket with a 50% discount. Tickets can be purchase 60 days prior to departure.
See the discounts here-
https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en/dis...fits/Discounts
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Old Feb 7th, 2023, 07:31 AM
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Rail Ninja are not an official agent of CP - Portuguese Railways. They simply use the public CP website on your behalf, and pocket the difference between what you paid them and what it actually costs on www.cp.pt. But you should get genuine tickets. Have you got them yet? What date?
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Old Feb 7th, 2023, 04:47 PM
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No not yet we booked tix for mid April. I appreciate your knowledge our main concern is receiving the tickets. I’ll be more careful with future bookings. THANK YOU!
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Old Feb 18th, 2023, 03:49 AM
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We received our tix yesterday. I’ll respond to this thread if we have issues using them.
Thank you everyone!
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Old Feb 19th, 2023, 07:03 AM
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Please post a trip report. Thatís one adventure weíd like to take one day. We loved Portugal. Happy travels!
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Old Feb 19th, 2023, 10:57 AM
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MoBro - Our first trip to Portugal includes 11 nights.
4 nights in Lisbon.
(train from Lisbon to Faro, Algarve)
(we booked Fatima a private tour for eight in the morning before catching a late train to Faro)
4 nights in Algarve
(flight to Porto)
3 nights in Porto
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