We will be in Lisbon for 5 nights in March, staying in Cais do Sodre downtown area, then renting a car to drive out of Lisbon to the Algarve (5 nights); then returning car and planning to take the train (or maybe fly RyanAir) to Porto for 3 nights.
Since it's our time visiting and driving in Portugal, I'm hoping to minimize the stress of driving in high-traffic/city areas. Would it be easier to get to the Algarve -minimizing traffic, maximizing highway- from the airport or the train station (thinking Oriente)? We'll likely use googlemaps or waze for directions.
Thanks for any advice.