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Faro <> Quarteira <> Vilamoura <> Albufeira <> Armação De Pera <> Lagoa <> Portimão <> Praia da Rocha <> Lagos

This is a summary of the main bus services along the coast and the main towns of the central and western Algarve.
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE THE SUNDAY TIMETABLE IS IN FORCE WITH CHANGES
NO TRANSRÁPIDO BUSES WILL OPERATE.  OTHER  CANCELLATIONS SHOWN AS TIME STRUCK EG 1150
 BUSES MARKED LL WILL NOT RUN AT WEEKENDS

THE FAST BUS SERVICE BETWEEN LAGOS, PORTIMÃO, ALBUFEIRA AND THE AIRPORT IS SUSPENDED
Only the main towns and main services are shown - for complete timetable between these places, please click here

To view and print this timetable as a PDF file, please click here.
The information has been obtained from printed timetables and other local sources (like taking the bus) and is given in good faith.
checked and
        updated

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Information about connections at the various stopping places here.
Timetables apply all year round. If you haven't already, please read this page of general information and this page of comments about
the buses shown below! The timetables are VERY optimistic; be prepared for delays of 15 - 20 minutes on almost all long journeys.
Buses DO NOT have route/line numbers. The indications here (LL, TR and INT) are to help you figure out which one is which.
The Linha Litoral route buses have an orange sign on the front, Transrápido buses are also clearly signed.

Advanced reservation is not possible. If boarding at a BUS TERMINAL buy your ticket from the ticket office window!

A - Albufeira Bus Terminal is 1 mile (1.6km) from the old town, beaches and many of the hotels. Click here for more information.
B -  Stop 2 for fast buses. The INT (interurban slower buses) use stop 3 next to it - map. The railway station is 800 metres from here and
the terminal used by long distance services (Lisbon, Spain etc) 1 mile / 1.6km from here.
C - these buses also stop on request at Algarve Shopping, 1 minute after Guia (direction Albufeira or Faro) or 1 minute before Guia (direction Portimão or Lagos)
D - connections available from Portimão using the local Vai e Vem buses. Separate ticket needed. Details here.
E - there is a bus from Portimão to Praia da Rocha at 2030 and 2130 but only in July and August

Operated by EVA - Transrápido buses are fitted with wifi. The others are not.  The buses used do not have toilets on board, so go before you get on.

Faro > Quarteira > Vilamoura > Albufeira > Arm. De Pera > Lagoa > Portimão > Praia da Rocha > Lagos

DAYS OF OPERATION
Timetables apply all year round
THESE ARE WEEKDAY / MONDAY
TO FRIDAY TIMES. FOR WEEKEND
AND HOLIDAY TIMES - SEE BELOW


Mondays to Fridays/Segundas as Sextas/Lundi á Vendredi/Montags bis Freitags except holidays;
weekend/holiday times below/horários fims de semana em baixo/horaires weekend et féries en bas
Albufeira - Lagos (Linha Litoral / LL) and Transrápido (TR) are fast buses. Complete service shown here.
INT are interurban buses stopping everywhere; only first and last buses are shown; complete timetable
For Info
Bus type

INT+
INT
INT*
LL
TR
LL
TR
LL
TR
LL
TR
LL
TR
LL
TR
INT+
INT#
INT*
TR
INT*
TRAIN
Faro Bus Terminal
*
---
---
0630
---
0800
---
0905
---
1230
---
1430
---
1625
---
1725
---
---
1915
1940
1930
2050
Quarteira Bus Terminal
*
---
---
0707
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
1922
1945
|
2007
|
Vilamoura Marina
*
---
---
0715
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
1932
1952
|
---
|
Albufeira Bus Terminal
A
---
0725
0755
0800
0855
0910
1000
1030
1325
1415
1525
1615
1720
1800
1820
---
2015
2030
2030
Last
2123¶
Guia Rotunda / Roundabout
C
---
|
First
0810
0910
0920
1015
1040
1340
1425
1540
1625
1735
1810
1835
---
---
---
2045
Bus
|
Armação de Pera

First
0755
Bus
0820
0920
0930
1025
1050
1350
1435
1550
1635
1745
1820
1845
Last
---
---
2055
---
Train
Lagoa Bus Terminal

Bus
0820
---
0830
0935
0940
1040
1100
1405
1445
1605
1645
1800
1830
1900
Bus
---
---
2110
---
|
Portimão  Avenida Guanaré  Stop 2+ B
0705
0840
---
0845
0945
0955
1050
1115
1415
1500
1615
1700
1810
1845
1910
1930
---
---
2120
---
2204
Praia da Rocha (Clube Praia da Rocha)
D
|
D
---
0850
D
1000
D
1120
D
1505
D
1705
D
1850
D
|
---
---
E
---
|
Alvor Centro (Roundabout)
D
|
D
---
0905
D
1015
D
1135
D
1520
D
1720
D
1905
D
|
---
---
---
---
|
Lagos Bus Terminal +

0745
---
---
0925
1010
1035
1115
1155
1440
1540
1640
1740
1835
1925
1935
2010
---
---
---
---
2222
Connection to Sagres leaves Lagos***

0900
---
---
---
1045
1045
1240
1240
1510
1630
1730
1830
1940
1940
2030
---
---
---
---
---
---
TIMETABLE NOTES - Mondays to Fridays

Albufeira RAILWAY STATION is nearly 4 miles / 6km from town. There is a bus connection into town leaving at 2130hrs but only in summer
For train travel towards Lagos, a bus leaves Albufeira Bus Station at 2040hrs, arriving at 2100.

*** connections are NOT guaranteed. Separate ticket needed Lagos - Sagres times in full here
* - at least one bus an hour runs from Faro to Albufeira via Quarteira and Vilamoura. First and last buses only shown here.
# this the last bus from Quarteira and Vilamoura with a connection beyond Albufeira.
+ - local buses run at irregular intervals between Portimão and Lagos. First and last shown here. These do NOT run via Alvor and Praia da Rocha.

Faro > Quarteira > Vilamoura > Albufeira > Arm. De Pera > Lagoa > Portimão > Praia da Rocha > Lagos

DAYS OF OPERATION
Timetables apply all year round
SPECIAL TIMETABLE DAILY
Times in green box - this bus is
running on weekdays only at 0720!


Albufeira - Lagos (Linha Litoral) and Transrápido (TR) are fast buses. Complete service shown here.
INT are interurban buses stopping everywhere; only first and last buses are shown; complete timetable
For Info

Bus type
INT+
INT
INT*
INT
LL
LL
INT
TR
LL
INT
LL
TR
INT+
INT#
INT
INT*
INT*
TRAIN
Faro Bus Terminal
*
---
---
0630
0715
---
---
1015
1230
---
1435
---
1725
---
---
1745
1900
1930
2050
Quarteira Bus Terminal
*
---
---
0707
via
---
---
via
|
---
via
---
|
---
1737
via
1942
2007
|
Vilamoura Marina
*
---
---
0715
Loulé
---
---
Loulé
|
---
Loulé
---
|
---
1747
Loulé
1947
This
|
Albufeira Bus Terminal
A
---
0725
0755
0845
0910
1030
1150
1325
1415
1600
1800
1820
---
1830
1910
2030
bus
2123
Guia Rotunda / Roundabout C ---
|
First
---
0920
1040
1204
1340
1425
1614
1810
1835
---
---
1924
Last
runs
|
Armação de Pera
First
0755
Bus
---
0930
1050
1215
1350
1435
1625
1820
1845
Last
---
1935
Bus
on
Train
Lagoa Bus Terminal

Bus
0820
---
---
0940
1100
1240
1405
1445
1645
1830
1900
Bus
---
1955
to
Sats
|
Portimão  Avenida Guanaré Stop 2 + B
0705
0840
---
---
0955
1115
1300
1415
1500
1705
1845
1910
1930
---
2015
ABF
only
2204
Praia da Rocha (Clube Praia da Rocha) D
|
D
---
---
1000
1120
D
D
1505
D
1850
D
|
---
E
---
---
|
Alvor Centro (Roundabout) D
|
D
---
---
1015
1135
D
D
1520
D
1905
D
|
---
---
---
---
|
Lagos Bus Terminal +

0745
0940
---
---
1035
1155
1425
1440
1540
1755
1925
1935
2010
---
---
---
---
2222
Connection to Sagres leaves Lagos***
---
---
---
---
1045
1240
---
1510
1630
---
1940
2030
2030 ---
---
---
---
---

TIMETABLE NOTES - Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays

Albufeira RAILWAY STATION is nearly 4 miles / 6km from town. There is a bus connection leaving at 2130hrs but only in summer
For train travel towards Lagos, a bus leaves Albufeira Bus Station for the railway station at 2040hrs, arriving at 2100.
The 0940, 1425 and 1755 arrivals in Lagos are a connecting local bus from Portimão, leaving 40 minutes earlier. A separate ticket is needed.
*** connections are NOT guaranteed. Separate ticket needed Lagos - Sagres. Times in full here  The 1940 bus runs only from 1st July to the 10th of September
* - at weekends it is a very irregular service (some gaps of more than two hours) from Faro to Albufeira via Quarteira and Vilamoura. Complete times here
THE LAST BUS AT WEEKENDS AND ON HOLIDAYS FROM FARO TO ALBUFEIRA IS AT 1845! The 1930 goes as far as Quarteira only.
# at weekends and on holidays, this is the LAST BUS from Quarteira and Vilamoura with a connection beyond Albufeira.
+ - local buses run at irregular intervals between Portimão and Lagos. First and last shown here. These do NOT run via Alvor and Praia da Rocha..

Lagos > Praia da Rocha > Portimão > Lagoa > Arm.de Pera > Albufeira > Vilamoura > Quarteira > Faro

D - connections available to Portimão using the local Vai e Vem buses. Separate ticket needed. Details here.

DAYS OF OPERATION
Timetables apply all year round
THESE ARE WEEKDAY / MONDAY
TO FRIDAY TIMES. FOR WEEKEND
AND HOLIDAY TIMES - SEE BELOW
Mondays to Fridays/Segundas as Sextas/Lundi á Vendredi/Montags bis Freitags except holidays;
weekend/holiday times below/horários fims de semana em baixo/horaires weekend et féries en bas
Albufeira - Lagos (Linha Litoral) and Transrápido (TR) are fast buses. Complete service shown here.
INT are interurban buses stopping everywhere; only first and last buses are shown; complete timetable
Bus type
INT*
TR
INT*
TR
INT+
LL
TR
LL
TR
LL
TR
LL TR
LL
TR
INT
LL
INT*
INT
TRAIN
Connection from Sagres arrives at Lagos***

---
---
---
---
---
---
0810
0915
0915
1125
1125
1325
1445
---
1710
---
1710
---
1855
1935
Lagos Bus Terminal +

---
---
---
0650
0715
0730
0830
1015
1030
1200
1235
1415
1500
1600
1715
---
1800
---
1930
2015
Alvor Centro (Roundabout) D
No connections
for Portimão

|
|
0750
D
1035
D
1220
D
1435
D
1620
D
---
1820
---
|
|
Praia da Rocha (Clube Praia da Rocha) D
|
|
0805
D
1050
D
1235
D
1450
D
1635
D
---
1835
---
|
|
Portimão  Avenida Guanaré + B
---
0615
---
0715
0755
0810
0855
1055
1055
1240
1300
1455
1525
1640
1740
---
1840
---
2010
2034
Lagoa Bus Terminal

---
0625
---
0725
First
0825
0905
1110
1105
1255
1310
1510
1535
1655
1750
---
1855
---
Last
|
Armação de Pera
---
0640
First 0740
Bus
0835
0920
1120
1120
1305
1325
1520
1550
1705
1805
---
1905
Last Bus
Train
Guia Rotunda / Roundabout C ---
0650
Bus 0750
---
0845
0930
1130
1130
1315
1335
1530
1600
1715
1815
---
1915
Bus ---
|
Albufeira Bus Terminal
A
First 0705
0730
0805
---
0855
0945
1140
1145
1325
1350
1540
1615
1725
1830
1900
1925
1930
---
2123
Vilamoura Marina
*
Bus |
0808
|
---
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
|
1940
---
2005
---
|
Quarteira Bus Terminal
*
0700
|
0815
|
---
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
|
1948
---
2015
---
|
Faro Bus Terminal
*
0735
0755
0845
0900
---
---
1040
---
1240
---
1445
---
1710
---
1925
2030
---
---
---
2154

TIMETABLE NOTES - Mondays to Fridays

Albufeira RAILWAY STATION is nearly 4 miles / 6km from town. There is a bus connection from the bus station at 2040hrs
No bus connection into Albufeira except in summer, this leaves at 2130.

*** connections are NOT guaranteed. Separate ticket needed Sagres to Lagos times in full here
* - at least one bus an hour runs from Albufeira to Faro via Vilamoura and Quarteira. First and last buses only shown here.
+ - local buses run at irregular intervals between Lagos and Portimão. First and last shown here. These do NOT run via Alvor and Praia da Rocha.

Lagos > Praia da Rocha > Portimão > Lagoa > Arm.de Pera > Albufeira > Vilamoura > Quarteira > Faro

DAYS OF OPERATION
Timetables apply all year round
SPECIAL TIMETABLE DAILY

Times in green box - bus runs
on weekdays only


Saturdays, Sundays and holidays Sabados, Domingos e Férias/Les weekends et jours féries
Samstags, Sonntags, Ferientags
Albufeira - Lagos (Linha Litoral) and Transrápido (TR) are fast buses. Complete service shown here.
INT are interurban buses stopping everywhere; only first and last buses are shown; complete timetable
The 1855 and 1935 arrivals at Lagos from Sagres run only between 1st July and 10th September
The 1710 arrival at Sagres is the LAST BUS IN WINTER with a connection to Portimão and Albufeira.
Bus type
INT*
INT*
INT
INT+
LL
TR
INT
INT
LL
INT
TR
LL
INT*
INT*
INT
LL
INT
TRAIN
Connection from Sagres arrives at Lagos***
---
---
---
---
---
0810
---
---
1125
---
1445
1445
---
---
---
1710  
1855
1935
Lagos Bus Terminal +

---
---
---
0715
0730
0830
---
---
1200
---
1500
1600
---
---
1700
1800
1930
2015
Alvor Centro (Roundabout) D
No connections
for Portimão
|
0750
D
---
D
1220
---
D
1620
---
---
D
1820
|
|
Praia da Rocha (Clube Praia da Rocha) D
|
0805
D
---
D
1235
---
D
1635
---
---
D
1835
|
|
Portimão  Avenida Guanaré + B
---
---
0725
0755
0810
0855
0900
1045
1240
---
1525
1640
---
---
1810
1840
2010
2034
Lagoa Bus Terminal

---
---
0745
First
0825
0905
0920
1105
1255
---
1535
1655
---
---
1830
1855
Last
|
Armação de Pera
----
First 0805
Bus
0835
0920
0940
1125
1305
---
1550
1705
---
Last
1850
1905
Bus
|
Guia Rotunda / Roundabout C ---
Bus 0816
---
0845
0930
0951
via
Porches

1315
---
1600
1715
---
Bus
1901
1915
---
Train
Albufeira Bus Terminal
A
---
0725
0835
---
0855
0945
1010
1200
1325
1610
1615
1725
1815
1900
1915
1925
---
2123¶
Vilamoura Marina
*
---
0808
via
---
---
|
via
via
---
via |
---
1855
1940
via
---
---
|
Quarteira Bus Terminal
*
0700
0818
Loulé
---
---
|
Loulé
Loulé
---
Loulé |
---
1908
1948
Loulé
---
---
|
Faro Bus Terminal
*
0735
0855
1005
---
---
1040
1140
1325
---
1740
1710
---
1945
2030
2040
---
---
2154
TIMETABLE NOTES - Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays

Albufeira RAILWAY STATION is nearly 4 miles / 6km from town. There is a bus connection from the bus station at 2040hrs
No bus connection into Albufeira except in summer, this leaves at 2130.

The 1700 bus from Lagos is a local bus to Portimão. Journey is 40 minutes. A separate ticket is needed
*** connections are NOT guaranteed. Separate ticket needed Sagres to Lagos. times in full here
The weekend 1855 and 1935 arrivals in Lagos only run from 1st July until, usually, the second weekend of September. CHECK LOCALLY
There is no bus arrival from Sagres on winter weekends to connect with the 2015 train. The previous train leaves at 1721.

* - at weekends, it is a very irregular service (some gaps of more than two hours) from Albufeira to Faro via Vilamoura and Quarteira. Complete times here.
The last bus from Albufeira to Faro via Vilamoura and Quarteira is at 1900
First and last buses only shown in this summary; full timetable click here.
+ - local buses run at irregular intervals between Lagos and Portimão. First and last shown here. These do NOT run via Alvor and Praia da Rocha.

For a list of all the timetables on the site, click here
For an alphabetical list of places in the Algarve, click here
For some important general notes about buses in the Algarve, click here
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