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Lisbon to Faro flights

Old Sep 27th 2023, 9:22 pm
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Do TAP flights from Lisbon to Faro still leave from the smaller terminal 2 and require passengers to climb mobile stairs from the tarmac to the aircraft? Something I read on the airline website gave me the impression that all these flights now depart from the main terminal with boarding directly from the terminal to the aircraft cabin along the connecting tunnel as with all large aircraft. Due to mobility issues we are considering taking the train from Lisbon to avoid the former boarding system.
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Old Sep 28th 2023, 7:08 am
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Default Re: Lisbon to Faro flights

Even without mobility issues why might you prefer the flight from Lisbon to Faro ?

Surely with all the airport palaver, security and all the rest your total journey time would be much longer with a 'plane than the 3 hours or so on the train ?

First class train fare is less than 40 Euros each way ( half that if you qualify for over 65s reduction ).

Plus if booked in advance on the Caminhos de Ferro website you can request assistance in the case of mobility issues.

Plus there is wifi.
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Old Sep 28th 2023, 9:05 pm
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In past years, we have rented a car in Lisbon and driven to Albufiera but this time we are renting from an agency at Faro airport so the flight would be more convenient even though the total time would be more of a hassle. We had planned to take the train as we enjoy this form of transportation for longer journeys but the hassle of lugging luggage to taxis at both ends and on and off the train had us considering the flight as an alternative. You're right that pricing is also slightly better for the train+taxis and the seating much more comfortable although we can't book tickets until December with CP. We have used the TAP flights a few times and the T2 mobile steps were a challenge even in earlier years but it appears that this has ended with the use of the main terminal for Faro flights. We will most probably take the train and arrange for assistance at the stations for my wife. Thanks for your positive suggestions.
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If there's nowhere to rent a car near the railway station, a cab from that station to the airport is a bit under 15 Euros.
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