www.algarvebus.infoAn unofficial website for buses and trains in the Algarve
Owned and maintained by a local resident
Questions about Albufeira?
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My own picture blog of the Algarve and more
All drivers originally from the UK.
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Click the logo to visit yellowfishtransfers.com
Airport, golf and local transfers
Bring your team to the Algarve!! Click to visit our website
Alternatives to satellite dishes also supplied and installed
We specialise in personalised giftware and novelty items.
Albufeira Golf Club Hire and Souvenir Shop
Golf Club Hire €25 one player, €20 per person two or more.
Also hats, gloves, shoes and balls.
We provide the golf course and transport, you just play.
Phone Joe 00351 922127665 or
Keith on 0044(0)7761 227146
Shop is in Praça Miguel Bombarda (old town) opposite the São Sebastião church museum and Tunes Bar.
Family friendly holidays and baby equipment to hire
click the logo to visit their site
Useful website for visitor information on safety and security.
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VISITING THE ALGARVE? WANT TO PLAY BOWLS?
THE BALAIA BOWLS CLUB NEAR ALBUFEIRA WELCOMES YOU
Roll-ups Tuesday and Friday mornings. Woods and shoes can be hired. Visitors pay €10 per person.
We are also happy to welcome touring sides and can provide our own team as your competition. Four rinks on natural grass. Bar adjacent! Open (almost) all year around.
For more information visit the website at www.albufeirabowls.com
VILLA / TOWN HOUSE IN ALBUFEIRA CERRO GRANDE AREA FOR HOLIDAY RENT
Sleeps 6, private pool. Fully licensed and insured.
1.5km from Albufeira old town on top of a hill in a quiet residential area overlooking Albufeira marina.
Intermarché supermarket and Arte Bar five minutes walk.
Car not necessary. I know the owners.
Website is www.villavistamarina.com
some sample pictures below
and the interior.
MODERN TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT FOR HOLIDAY RENT LONG OR SHORT STAYS IN THE VERY CENTRE OF ALBUFEIRA OLD TOWN
No pool, no parking, but 2 minutes walk from the beach area.
The apartment is NOT suitable for those who cannot manage 46 stairs up from the street! No lift / elevator.
Long lets available until Easter €800 a month everything included. Free wifi, fully equipped kitchen. Large balcony.
I know the owner!
Bookable at Booking.com - click here.
or contact the owner direct via this page
The Algarve region of Portugal - information on bus and train servicesThis is an unofficial website compiled by a resident of the Algarve. It has come about as a result of many enquiries in various forums. No responsibility can be accepted for any problems caused by errors or omissions. This site is not connected with, nor endorsed by, any official operator or organisation. I welcome any feedback, comments and suggestions. In all cases I strongly recommend that you check times locally at the bus terminal etc as timetable changes are usually made without prior warning! Timetables are NOT posted at most bus stops. They still wonder why few people use the buses here.
Contents - summary
YOU ARE STRONGLY
ADVISED TO READ THE GUIDANCE NOTES first as,
at first sight, the operations here can seem a bit
list of all the timetables on the site
Alphabetical list of all places in
the Algarve served by train or bus
THE MOST FREQUENTLY CONSULTED PAGES
NEWS and updates - latest - 12th December 2017
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR ALTERATIONS ON THE TRAINS
ON SUNDAY December 24th, CHRISTMAS DAY Monday December 25th,
New Year's Eve Sunday December 31st and New Year's Day Monday January 1st
THE NORMAL SUNDAY SERVICE WILL APPLY EXCEPT LAST TRAINS ON THE 24th and 31st cancelled
and a couple of early trains on December 25th and January 1st cancelled
Trains that do not normally run on Sundays and Holidays WILL NOT RUN on these days. Details for the ALGARVE are shown in the timetables here
CHECK DETAILS FOR WHOLE COUNTRY AT https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/pt/consultar-horarios/avisos/natal-ano-novo
CURRENTLY ONLY IN PORTUGUESE SUPRIMIDO = CANCELLED
I have completed a check of all Algarve related pages. I can find no changes to local train or bus times other than the specific changes over Christmas and New Year which are noted as required. All non-Algarve pages have been checked. I have found no major changes are required.
It's curious somewhat that some Algarve area bus timetables haven't changed for ten or even twenty years, despite there having been massive population growth and shift, plus a huge increase in the number of tourists over that time.There seems no drive to provide regular and more frequent buses along busy routes or to improve weekend services where currently few or none are operated.
The next complete website update will be on or around 10th January.
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR ON LOCAL BUSES
Local buses do run on both Christmas Day and New Year's Day, to Sunday times.
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR ON LONG DISTANCE BUSES (COACHES)
CHECK AT THE OFFICIAL WEBSITES!!! Some late and overnight journeys on December 24th and 31st will not operate. Some journeys on December 25th and January 1st will also not operate. The Algarve - Seville service operated by EVA and DAMAS does not operate on either December 25th or January 1st.
LAGOS BUS STATION TICKET OFFICE HOURSA notice at the ticket office seen on 5th October states opening hours as 0600 to 2030hrs daily. This differs from the information on the EVA bus company website. Travellers intending to get a very early service from Lagos and who do not book on line are advised to check this before turning up and perhaps finding it closed!
NEW WEBSITE FOR SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT IN THE ALGARVE
A new website has been created with the aim of promoting sustainable transport in the Algarve. Among the early features is a map, overlaid onto Google Maps, which shows every inter-urban bus route and all stopping places. A commendable start and at first glance you may think it's a comprehensive network, but remember that many routes run only once or twice a day. The site offers no timetable information that I can find. The map will be a useful cross reference to other information. It can be found at https://algarve.city-platform.com/app/?a=carreiras - link will open in a new window. The main website itself is www.vamus.pt and is available in Portuguese and English.
NEW BUS STATION SOON TO OPEN IN PORTIMÃO (thanks to Chris H. for the information)
SPECIAL NOTICE - A NEW AND 'PROPER' BUS STATION IS TO OPEN IN PORTIMÃO SOME TIME SOON.
Checked in person?I have been asked what this signifies. It means I have been to the place concerned on that date, I will have been on one or more of those buses and checked the timetables as as shown at the bus station or bus stop. If those are not correct then there is no hope!
TOURIST TICKET FOR ALGARVE LINE REGIONAL TRAINS
from STAFFED stations only. (Lagos, Portimao, Tunes, Albufeira, Loulé, Faro, Olhao, Tavira and Vila Real de Santo António)
Click the poster to see it full size.
STEP FREE ACCESS TO RAILWAY STATIONS AND TRAINS
I must emphasise that there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS at any Algarve station to any train while it is in the platform. All trains in use have steps up into the carriage. Some platforms are very low, making it difficult for some. I have added an item to the 'disabled page' with detail of the various stations.
Discounts for long distance train travel!
DISABLED OR FIND IT HARD TO GET AROUND? DEFICIENTE? BEHINDERTE? HANDICAPÉ?
Please click here
for some observations on this issue. You will
have problems using the buses and trains in
the Algarve. I am able-bodied by the
Why the site exists
I have built this site of local bus,
train and ferry information here in the
Algarve in response to many queries raised
through various forums.
The official website of the major local
operator, EVA, can be found at www.eva-bus.com ; the
other, smaller, company Frota Azul also has
a website. They have 'search' functions enabling you to find which buses run between two places, but do not list
buses to and from all destinations nor all the fares. The official timetables are available for download and
printing. As neither site has a map of routes, it can be difficult to discover which route serves which place. There are often differences
between the information on the websites and
the timetables at the bus stations etc. I
use the printed information.
The urban operators around the larger towns also have websites, with varying degrees of information, That for Albufeira is the worst. No timetables are published! Each site is mentioned on relevant pages, with links to them.
I would be pleased to receive any timetables not included here. If you can scan or photo them please email them to me. I can then include the data in these pages.
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