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"transport system in portugal"There are many different ways to get around in Portugal with options for public and private transportation.

Large cities have developed transport systems with many bus routes, however in smaller places the service is less frequent and you will need to seek out a timetable to be able to make the most of the service.

Taxis in Portugal have set fixed prices that all drivers use with different prices for late at night, on bank holidays and weekends.

Because the taxis have fixed prices journey should always cost about the same if travelled at the same time of day. This also means that there is no room for bartering down prices.

In the Algarve there is a train line with stations in various locations and you can also travel up to Lisbon by train from the Algarve. The trains in the Algarve are old but generally reliable and ticket prices are not high. If you prefer to use your own vehicle when staying in Portugal then you can hire a car or a scooter from one of the many companies in the country.

Be aware of the differences in the road traffic laws and if you are unsure then ask for details from the car hire company before starting to drive.

Key words

Car – Carro (ca-roo)

Bus – Autocarro (ow-tow-ca-roo)

Train – Comboio (com-boy-oo)

Taxi – Taxi

Aeroplane – Avião (av-ee-ow)

Taxi rank – Paragem de taxis (para-gen de taxis)

Car hire – Aluguer de Carro (al-oo-ger de ca-roo)

Bus Station – Estação de autocarros (es-ta-saow de ow-tow-ca-roos)

Time table – Horario (or-a-rio)

Airport – Aeroporto (air-oo-poor-too)

Arrivals – Chegadas (sh-e-gad-as)

Departures – Partidas (par-tee-das)

Bus stop – Paragem de autocarros (para-gen de ow-too-ca-roos)

Ticket Office – Bilheteira (bee-yet-ay-ra)

Ticket – Bilhete (bee-yet)

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