www.algarvebus.infoAn unofficial website for buses and trains in the Algarve
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Alternatives to satellite dishes also supplied and installed
Family friendly holidays and baby equipment to hire
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Useful website for visitor information on safety and security.
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VISITING THE ALGARVE? WANT TO PLAY LAWN BOWLS?
THE BALAIA BOWLS CLUB NEAR ALBUFEIRA WELCOMES YOU
Roll-ups Tuesday and Friday mornings, meet at 0945 for 1000 start. 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.
CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE CLUB WEBSITE
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, 1 minute walk from the old town's main square.
The apartment is NOT suitable for those who cannot manage 46 stairs up from the street! No lift / elevator.
Long lets available in winter. Price around €250 a week, negotiable, minimum 'long' let is three weeks. Unlimited wifi, fully equipped kitchen. Large balcony. I know the owner!
Bookable at Booking.com - click here.
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 - Monday 30th March
STATE OF EMERGENCY - TRANSPORT RESTRICTIONS
Portugal Railways has announced that they are limiting ticket sales on Alfa Pendular (AP) and Intercidades (IC) trains to ONE THIRD of the normal capacity. This will further limit travel options. In addition, all on board catering service is suspended
Remember that reservation is COMPULSORY on these trains. Most long distance service is suspended anyway.
They also announced reductions in other train service across the country. I have noted these changes as they affect the Algarve on the trains page here. Changes are being made at very short notice! Those travelling in the Algarve and especially elsewhere in Portugal should check FOR THE EXACT DATE OF TRAVEL at the official website www.cp.pt
Until further notice, almost all regional buses in the Algarve operated by EVA and Frota Azul will basically run to SUNDAY times every day until further notice. In particular, the fast Transrápido buses between Faro, Albufeira, Portimão and Lagos also the 'Get On' direct service between those places and the airport will not run at all. Several routes will operate with even less than the normal Sunday service. Last buses may be earlier than usual. A few routes that do not have Sunday buses are being provided with a skeleton service on weekdays only.
I have updated all the pages as best I can, but you are advised to check locally. Changes are being made at short notice.
No reductions in service are yet apparent for the 'urban' buses in places like Albufeira and Portimão. Both those town services are currently free of charge - no fares are being taken. I shall be checking frequently, updating as and when information is available.
Normal on board ticket sales on EVA and Frota Azul regional buses will be resumed as from Tuesday 31st March.
Bus station ticket offices are keeping reduced hours. Some, including Albufeira, are closing at lunchtime or shortly thereafter. Full list on the EVA website here.
LONG DISTANCE BUSES / COACHES
REDE EXPRESSOS (coach / long distance bus) has published a list of CANCELLED SERVICES HERE but they have not yet announced any limit of ticket sales for those that are still running, other than not selling the front four rows of seats.
TAXIS INCLUDING UBER
Taxis are being advised to limit themselves to TWO passengers per vehicle.
INTERNATIONALALL coach / long distance bus operations across the border with Spain will not operate until further notice. All international trains are likewise suspended.
FURTHER DISCOUNTS TO 'SEASON TICKETS' ON REGIONAL BUSES
A promotional drive has further reduced the cost of
monthly passes to 50% of the base fare and with a
maximum price per month of €40 ie equivalent to €2
each working day. Might be useful to long term
visitors staying outside towns or in places not served
by the purely urban networks. Details at http://eva-bus.com/pdf/tarifas_inter_2020.pdf
Are official bus timetables up to date?
People have asked whether the timetables on the official sites are up to date. So far as I am aware they are. It is just that despite a huge increase in population and general demographics, some timetables have not changed for 15 or even 20 years!
NEW WEBSITE FOR SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT IN THE ALGARVE
- USEFUL MAP OF BUS ROUTES AND STOPS
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
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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