The most common method by which travelers get around Algarve is via rental car. Rental cars are generally obtained at the airport upon arrival in the area. Driving regulations in Algarve are standard in terms of international road rules.
Travelers interested in getting around Algarve by other methods do have choices. The bus system in Algarve is not very comprehensive, but serves all major cities on the coastline. EVA Transportes is the main company.
The coastal railway line also links many of the main towns, from Lagos to Vila Real de Santo António. There are several trains every day but there are large gaps in the service at weekends. Express trains run to/from the region’s main towns to Lisbon.