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 Tuesdays and Fridays 10am - 12 noon. Woods 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.
New rental, never before available, so no reviews anywhere!
I know the owners.
Website is www.villavistamarina.com
some sample pictures below
and the interior.
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 main beach area. NOT suitable for those who cannot manage 46 stairs up from the street! No lift / elevator.
Available from 1st December. 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
- 12th October 2017
FORTHCOMING PUBLIC HOLIDAY - Wednesday 1st November - All Saints
On this day local trains and buses will run to SUNDAY times.
If you are planning a long distance journey please check times carefully, there may also be changes on the previous and next days.
Checked all the information relevant to Algarve local buses. No changes were found. I shall check other pages over the the next week or so.
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.
LISBON TO BADAJOZ (SPAIN) TRAIN SERVICE RESUMED
Although this is not strictly relevant to the Algarve, rail travel enthusiasts will wish to know that trains once again run across the Portugal / Spain border between Elvas and Badajoz. This is after a six year interval since trains were discontinued as a result of financial problems. Don't get too excited though, as there is only one train a day in each direction. However, a connection at Badajoz is available to and from Madrid. A daytime journey is now therefore possible by train between Lisbon and Madrid, although it requires four trains and takes about 10 hours! Portuguese timetable is here, for times in Spain see www.renfe.com and note that reservations are required between Lisbon and Entroncamento (you can book through tfrom Lisbon to Badajoz at www.cp.pt), also between Badajoz and Madrid at renfe.com. Through tickets are not currently sold.
DIRECT BUSES LAGOS - VILA REAL DE SANTO ANTÓNIO via FARO AIRPORT??
TIMETABLE CHANGES LAGOS - FARO - SEVILLE
There is a slightly bizarre and somewhat vague announcement on the EVA bus website that it is now possible to travel between Lagos and Vila Real de Santo António on direct buses. It then goes on to say 'ask at our ticket offices'. What possible use is this? I have, I think, discovered that this and similar journeys including trips to and from Faro Airport can now be made on the coaches running between Lagos and Seville, which were previously reserved for international journeys. However untol next summer there will be only one such journey each way, daily. Tickets must be booked in advance, especially for the morning departure from Lagos as ticket offices may not be open.. Details such as I can divine them at this page.
REPAIR AND REHABILITATION OF ALGARVE LINE RAILWAY STATIONS - FUTURE ELECTRIFICATION
It is unfortunate that graffiti and minor vandalism is endemic here. With most stations unstaffed and only one secure location for trains to be kept overnight, much of the system is thus completely open to the depredations of the local youth.
The project for the electrification of the two sections Tunes - Lagos and Faro - Vila Real de Santo António, has been confirmed by government with a total of 33.6 million Euros to be invested. Preliminary work will begin later this year, but will not be completed until mid-2020 at the earliest! This could create a problem for CP as by 1st January 2020 EU law requires that all trains must be fully accessible to wheelchair users etc. Those who know the current trains and stations will appreciate that 'disabled' access is almost impossible in many locations.
Let's hope that this project also includes more frequent trains. At present there are gaps of 3 hours between trains at certain times of the day.
In the short term there could be disruption to train service while works are under way. Watch this space. NB the buses they might use as replacements for train services are also unlikely to be accessible!
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.
Please note that tickets are NOT
interchangeable between these purely urban
buses and the other buses.
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