By Plane

As members of the EU travelling to mainland Portugal is quick and easy by plane. You can fly direct to the Algarve within 3 hours from most UK airports with flights landing at Faro international airport. Flights to Faro arrive and depart daily throughout the year, with several arrivals and departures each day from many budget and holiday airlines. Scheduled flights to the Portugueses capital city of Lisbon are frequent from 11 UK destinations. Travelling to the Azores from the UK requires a change over in Portugal while holiday flights to Funchal on the Island of Madeira can be taken from most UK airports.

Remember that if you wish to transport golf clubs then to ensure safe carriage and in order to be admitted as checked baggage, equipment must be properly packed, in hard and resistant material. Of course most airlines will charge an additional fee for the carriage of golf equipment so check your airlines small print before you book your holiday in Portugal.

Many holiday companies offer good deals on golf breaks and will arrange a package of flights, accommodation and transfers to suit you.  If flying independently car hire is easy in Portugal and driving is safe and enjoyable.

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By Car

For the more adventurous, who would like to take a leisurely drive to Portugal, then you can catch one of the many ferries to France or Spain from most southern ports in the UK. The drive from northern France to southern Portugal will take around 3 days and will take you through some beautiful French and Spanish countryside.

By Train

If you prefer to start your holiday in Portugal by train than you can reach Portugal in 36 hours from Paris. Using the high speed network, trains from Paris can arrive at the French/Spanish border town of Hendaye in 6 hours and from here you catch the famous ‘Sud Express’ to Lisbon. This sleeper train offers comfortable accommodation and quality dining for all budgets.


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