Map and how to get there

Attractions Restaurants

Nearest travel links

Airport Faro 56 km
Train station Alcantarilha Gare 2 km
Car Car essential

Activities near Silves

Sports Tennis in town, Water sports, Horse riding, Waterpark, Fishing
Great for Walking holidays, Rural or countryside holidays, Cycling holidays

How to get there

Flights - To Faro.

Easy Jet tend to be the best overall. However, check out for options. EasyJet now operate a limited but good value service from Southend which is worth looking at. Other airlines inlcude Monarch and Thompson, and RyanAir (not Gatwick).

Some people like a two centre holiday - ie a few days in Lisbon, followed by rest and relaxation at Casa Velha. It is easy through airlines like EasyJet to fly to one destination and return from another -- collecting your car at one and returning to the other.

Tranfer to andfrom Airport

The car journey takes about 45 minutes, about 20 of which is on the Motorway, A22.

Car Hire is essential.

Full directions will be given when you book, along with other key information in the Casa Velha Information Pack.

Alternatively, if you are planning a long holiday, you can always drive! Sailing or Eurostar to France or Northern Spanish coast. Door to door is c 1,400 - 1,500 miles! You will drive through beautiful scenery, but need to allow lots of time!

Car hire is essential. I can recommend a small company for good rates, or you may have your own deals with the main companies. All the large Car Hire companies (Europecar etc), operate out of Faro airport.