Getting Around

Buses are the best way to access the region’s smaller towns and villages; the few operating train services were unreliable at the time of research. Two bus companies service the Alentejo: Rede Expressos ( and the national company Rodalentejo ( Both publish up-to-date bus schedules online. To get to remote places, including some mountaintop villages and Alqueva Lake, hiring a car is your best option.