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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.
NEW TIMETABLE BELOW AS FROM 16th SEPTEMBER

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

The information has been obtained from printed timetables and other local sources (like taking the bus) and is given in good faith.
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Click the diagram below to see it in a larger size.

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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


all buses run DAILY unless
otherwise noted


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
MFO - bus runs on WEEKDAYS ONLY
1230 - connection applies on WEEKDAYS only


For Info

Bus type
INT+
INT
INT*
LL
INT
TR LL
TR
INT
LL
TR
LL
TR INT
LL
TR
INT
LL
TR
INT
INT
INT
INT*
TR TRAIN







MFO
MFO



MFO

MFO




MFO

MFO Daily
Faro Bus Terminal
*
---
---
0630
---
0700
0800
---
0905
1015
---
1230
---
1430
1435
---
1605
1600
---
1725
---
---
1815
1900
1940
2050
Quarteira Bus Terminal
*
---
---
0707
---
via
|
---
|
via
---
|
---
|
via
---
|
via
---
|
1742
---
1857
1942
|
|
Vilamoura Marina
*
---
---
0715
---
Loulé
|
---
|
Loulé
---
|
---
|
Loulé
---
|
Loulé
---
|
1747
---
1902
1947
|
|
Albufeira Bus Terminal
A
---
0730
0755
0800
0825
0855
0910
1000
1145
1200
1325
1415
1525
1600
1615
1700
1750
1800
1820
1830
1910
1945
2030
2030
2123
Guia Rotunda / Roundabout C ---
|
First
0810
---
0910
0920
1015
---
1210
1340
1425
1540
---
1625
1715
---
1810
1835
---
1924
---
Last
2045
|
Armação de Pera
First
0758
Bus
0820
---
0920
0930
1025
---
1220
1350
1435
1550
---
1635
1725
---
1820
1845
---
1935
---
Bus
2055 Train
Lagoa Bus Terminal

Bus
0823
---
0830
---
0935
0940
1040
---
1230
1405
1445
1605
---
1645
1740
---
1830
1900
---
1955
---
to
2110
|
Portimão  Avenida Guanaré Stop 2 + B
0705
0843
---
0845
---
0945
0955
1050
---
1245
1415
1500
1615
---
1700
1750
---
1845
1910
---
2015
---
ABF
2120
2204
Praia da Rocha (Clube Praia da Rocha) D
|
D
---
0850
---
D
1000
D
---
1250
D
1505
|
---
1705
D
---
1850
|
---
E
---
---
E
|
Alvor Centro (Roundabout) D
|
D
---
0905
---
D
1015
D
---
1305
D
1520
|
---
1720
D
---
1905
|
---
---
---
---
---
|
Lagos Bus Terminal +

0745
---
---
0925
---
1010
1035
1115
---
1325
1440
1540
1640
---
1740
1815
---
1925
1935
---
---
---
---
---
2222
Connection to Sagres leaves Lagos***
0900 --- --- --- --- 1050 --- 1230
---
1345
1515
1715
1715
---
1830
1830
---
1945
1945 --- --- ---
--- --- ---

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
* - buses run between Faro and Albufeira via Quarteira and Vilamoura about once an hour on weekdays, less often at weekends.
+ - 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



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
* - currently 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 FROM FARO TO ALBUFEIRA IS AT 1900!
# 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.

all buses run DAILY unless
otherwise noted


Lagos - Albufeira (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
MFO - bus runs on WEEKDAYS ONLY   0812 - connection arrives 10 - 20 minutes EARLIER on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays
0852
- connection does NOT apply on Sundays and Holidays

Bus type
TR INT*
INT*
TR
INT
INT
LL
TR
LL
TR INT
LL
TR
INT
LL
TR
INT
INT
LL
INT*
TR INT*
LL
INT
TRAIN


MFO MFO
MFO




MFO

MFO


MFO


MFO



Connection from Sagres arrives at Lagos***
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
0812
0852
--- ---
1107
---
---
1320
1450
---
---
---
---
1640
---
---
1920
1920
Lagos Bus Terminal +

---
---
---
0650
---
---
0730
0830
0945
1030
---
1200
1235
---
1415
1500
---
---
1615
---
1715
---
1800
1930
2015
Alvor Centro (Roundabout) D
---
---
---
|
---
---
0750
D
1035
D
---
1220
D
---
1435
D
---
---
1635
---
D
---
1820
|
|
Praia da Rocha (Clube Praia da Rocha) D
---
---
---
|
---
---
0805
D
1050
D
---
1235
D
---
1450
D
---
---
1650
---
D
---
1835
|
|
Portimão  Avenida Guanaré + B
0615
---
---
0715
0715
---
0810
0855
1055 1055
---
1240
1300
---
1455
1525
---
---
1655
---
1740
---
1840
2010
2034
Lagoa Bus Terminal

0625
---
---
0725
0735
---
0825
0905
1110
1105
---
1255
1310
---
1510
1535
---
---
1710
---
1755
---
1855
Last
|
Armação de Pera
0640
----
First 0740
0755
---
0835
0920
1120
1120
---
1305
1325
---
1520
1550
---
---
1720
---
1805
Last
1905
Bus
|
Guia Rotunda / Roundabout C 0650
---
Bus 0750
0806
---
0845
0930
1130
1130
---
1315
1335
---
1530
1600
---
---
1730
---
1815
Bus
1915
---
Train
Albufeira Bus Terminal
A
0705
---
0725
0805
0820
0835
0855
0945
1140
1145
1200
1325
1350
1430
1540
1615
1600
1610
1740
1815
1830
1900
1925
---
2123¶
Vilamoura Marina
*
|
---
0808
|
--- via
---
|
---
|
via
---
|
via
---
|
1640
via ---
1855
|
1940
---
---
|
Quarteira Bus Terminal
*
|
0730
0818
|
--- Loulé
---
|
---
|
Loulé
---
|
Loulé
---
|
1648
Loulé ---
1908
|
1948
---
---
|
Faro Bus Terminal
*
0755
0807
0855
0900
---
1005
---
1040
---
1240
1325
---
1445
1600
---
1710
1730
1740
---
1945
1925
2030
---
---
2154

TIMETABLE NOTES

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
* - buses run between Albufeira and Faro via Vilamoura and Quarteira about once an hour on weekdays, less often at weekends.
+ - 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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