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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 serving the major towns of the central and western Algarve.
Not all buses are shown here

The information has been obtained from printed timetables and other local sources (like taking the bus) and is given in good faith.
BUS TIMES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

AEROBUS ROUTE 56 OPERATES DAILY FROM FARO TO LAGOS VIA THE AIRPORT. HIGHER FARES THAN OTHER BUSES

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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 except for Aerobus 56 which has six journeys each way 1st May - 31st October, two each way during winter.
  Aerobus timetable here

If you haven't already, please read this page of general information and this page about the buses shown below!

Route 51 is the Linha Littoral Albufeira <> Lagos, 56 is the Aerobus Faro <> Lagos via the airport and 57 is the Transrápido bus Faro <> Lagos

Advanced reservation and on line ticket purchase are not possible. If boarding at a BUS TERMINAL you usually must 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/ to Portimão using the local Vai e Vem buses. Separate ticket needed. Details here.
E - this is 1.6km (almost a mile) from Portimão city centre and the stops in Avenida Guanaré used by the other buses
F - Local buses run every 30 - 60 minutes between Faro Bus Station and the Airport. Click here for details and links to timetables

All buses are operated by VAMUS - Most buses are fitted with wifi. The buses used do not have toilets on board, so go before you get on.

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

↓ - bus does not stop here
Albufeira - Lagos Linha Litoral (LL, route 51) and Transrápido  (TR, Route 57) are fast buses stopping only at main stops. Download a copy of the Transrápido timetable here.
Aerobus (route 56) stops only at the places shown in the timetable. Other routes are interurban buses stopping everywhere; only some buses are shown here; complete timetable
TAV - from Tavira via Olhão  VRSA - from Vila Real de Santo António via Tavira and Olhão. For times before Faro click here
MFO - bus runs on WEEKDAYS ONLY 0900 - connection or stop applies on WEEKDAYS only   1830 - CONNECTION ON SCHOOLDAYS ONLY
XXX - this journey runs on all weekends and holidays, also weekdays when the University is closed YYY runs weekdays via Faro University (when open) 15 minutes after leaving Bus Station
 
SSH - Bus runs only on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays


Route / Line

80
13
9
51
10
51
66
57
9
57
66
14
10
51
56
56
57
51
80
57
9
51
57
66
51
9
57
56
56
14
9
9
57
TRAIN








TAV



TAV











VRSA












Daily Daily Daily MFO Daily Daily MFO MFO Daily MFO MFO Daily Daily MFO XXX YYY Daily
MFO
Daily
MFO Daily
MFO
Daily MFO
Daily
Daily
MFO
XXX
YYY MFO
MFO Daily
MFO Daily
Faro Bus Terminal * --- --- 0630 --- 0700 --- 0800
0815
0815 0930
0930
---
1015
---
1130
1130
1230
--
---
1430
1430 --- 1600 1545
--- 1700 1730
1800
1800
---
1815
1915 1930
2050
Faro Airport
F
---
---
--- --- --- ---
1145
1155
--- ---
---
---
1815
1825
---
Quarteira Bus Terminal
*
---
---
0712
---
via
---
0835
0857
1012
---
via ---
---
---
1512
---
1627
---
1742
---
1857
1957
Vilamoura Marina
*
---
---
0717
---
Loulé
---
0840
0905
1017
---
Loulé ---
---
---
1517
---
1632
---
1747
---
1902
2002
Albufeira Bus Terminal A --- 0730 0800 0800 0830 0910 0918
0910
0945
1025
1100
1100
1140
1200
1225
1235
1325
1415
---
1525
1600
1615
1655
1715
1800 1830 1825
1855
1905
1910
1945
2045 2025
2123¶
Guia Rotunda / Roundabout C ---
via Pêra
---
0811
---
0921
---
0925
---
1040
---
1114
---
1211
1340
1426
---
1540
---
1626
1710
---
1811
---
1840
1924
---
---
2040
Armação de Pera
--- 0758 --- 0822 --- 0927 --- 0935 --- 1050 --- 1125 --- 1222
1350 1437 --- 1550
--- 1637 1720 --- 1822 --- 1850 1935
--- --- 2050
Train
Lagoa Bus Terminal

--- 0823
---
0836
---
0946
---
0950
---
1105
---
1145
---
1236
1255 1305
1405
1451
---
1605
---
1651
1735
---
1836
---
1905
1925
1935
1955
---
---
2105
Portimão Bus Terminal Rua Abicada
E
---
---
---
--- ---
---
---
1310
1320
---
---
---
---
1940 1950 ---
---
Portimão  Avenida Guanaré Stop 2 + B 0705 0843 --- 0851 --- 1001 ---
1005
---
1120
---
1205
---
1251
1420
1506
1545
1620
---
1706
1750
---
1851 --- 1920
2015
---
---
2120
2209
Praia da Rocha (Clube Praia da Rocha) D
via
---
---
0856
---
1006
---
---
---
---
---
1256
1511
via
---
1711
---
1856
---
---
---
---
---
Alvor Centro (Roundabout) D
Odiáxere ---
---
0912
---
1022
---
---
---
---
---
1312
1527
Odiáxere
---
1727
---
1912
---
---
---
---
---
Lagos Bus Terminal +
0745 --- --- 0935 --- 1045 ---
1035
---
1150
---
---
---
1335
1340
1350
1450
1550
1625 1650
---
1750
1820
---
1935 --- 1950
2010
2020
---
---
--- ---
2226
Connection to Sagres leaves Lagos***
0900 --- --- 1015 --- 1230

1230 --- 1230 ---
---
---
1345 1345
---
1515 1715 1715 1715 ---
1830
1915
1830
1915
---
---
--- ---
---
---
---
---
--- ---
---

WEEKEND CONNECTIONS LAGOS TO SAGRES :
There are now few weekend connections at Lagos for Sagres except with several hours waiting.
The ONLY buses from Lagos to Sagres at weekends and holidays during the winter leave at 0700, 1015, 1230 and 1715hrs
¶ 
Albufeira RAILWAY STATION is nearly 4 miles / 6km from town. There is no bus connection into town during the winter
For train travel towards Lagos, a bus leaves Albufeira Bus Station at 2030hrs, arriving at 2049. This is Giro route 11

*** connections are NOT guaranteed. Separate ticket is needed Lagos - Sagres timetable in full here
* - buses run between Faro and Albufeira via Quarteira and Vilamoura at irregular intervals, very infrequent at weekends and on holidays.
+ - local buses run at irregular and very infrequent intervals between Portimão and Lagos. Not all are shown here. These do NOT run via Alvor and Praia da Rocha.

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

↓ - bus does not stop here
The two buses on route 56 will arrive at Faro Bus Station ten minutes EARLIER at weekends and public holidays also any weekday the University is closed.  When University is open, they call ten minutes after the airport.
Route / Line

66
57
56
9
13 57
14
10
9
51
57
10
51
57
66
9
51
13
57
10
56
9
66
51
57
10
51
80
9
10
57
9
51
80
TRAIN


MFO MFO Daily Daily Daily MFO MFO SSH MFO Daily Daily Daily MFO MFO MFO SSH MFO Daily Daily Daily Daily SSH MFO MFO MFO Daily Daily Daily MFO Daily MFO Daily MFO Daily Daily
Connection from Sagres arrives at Lagos***
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
0805
---
0855 --- --- ---
1105 ---
1105 --- 1310
---
---
1310 1455 ---
1455
1500
---
---
---
---
---
1725
---
1930
Lagos Bus Terminal +

---
---
0600
---
---
0650
--- --- ---
0730
0830 ---
0945
1045
---
---
1200
---
1235
--- 1400
---
---
1415 1500
---
1615
1700
--- ---
1715
--- 1800
1830
2011
Alvor Centro (Roundabout) D ---
---
---
---
---
---
---
0753
---
1008
---
---
1223
---
---
---
---
1438
---
1638
via
---
---
---
1823
via
Praia da Rocha (Clube Praia da Rocha) D ---
---
---
---
---
---
---
0809
---
1024
---
---
1239
---
---
---
---
1454
---
1654
Odiáxere
---
---
---
1839
Odiáxere
Portimão  Avenida Guanaré + B
---
0615
---
---
0720
0715 --- ---
0814
0900
---
1029 1115
---
---
1244
1230
1305
--- ---
---
1459
1530
---
1659 1740 --- ---
1745
--- 1844
1910 2031
Portimão Bus Terminal Rua Abicada E
---
0630
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
1430
---
---
---
--- ---
---
---
---
Lagoa Bus Terminal

---
0630
0645
---
---
0735
0735
---
---
0829
0915
---
1044
1130
---
---
1259
1250
1320
---
1445
---
---
1514
1545
---
1714
---
---
---
1800
---
1859
---
Armação de Pera
---
0645
---
0700 0750
0755 ---
---
0843
0930 ---
1058 1145
---
---
1313
1315 1335 --- ---
---
1528
1600
---
1728 ---
---
---
1815
Last 1913
---
Guia Rotunda / Roundabout C ---
0655
---
via Pêra 0800
0806
---
---
0854
0940
---
1109
1155
---
---
1324
via Pêra
1345
---
---
---
1539
1610
---
1739
---
---
---
1825
Bus 1924
---
Train
Albufeira Bus Terminal
A
0700
0710
0715
0715
0725 0815
0820 0800
0845
0905
0955
1045
1120 1210 1335
1335
1335
1340
1400
1430 1515 1545
1545
1550
1625
1715
1750 ---
1800
1830
1840
1915
1935
---
2118¶
Vilamoura Marina
*
0735
0755
---
--- via
0925
---
via
---
1415
1415
---
---
via
1625 1625
---
1755
---
---
1835
via
1955
---
---
Quarteira Bus Terminal
*
0745
0808
---
--- Loulé
0938
---
Loulé
--- 1428
1428
---
---
Loulé
1638 1638
---
1808
---
---
1845
Loulé
2008
---
---
Faro Airport
F 0755
---
---
---
--- ---
---
1555
--- ---
---
---
---
Faro Bus Terminal * 0815
0805
0820
0845
---
0910
---
0940 1015
---
1050
1210
--- 1305
1505
1505
---
---
1455
1600 1620
1715 1715
--- 1720
1845
--- --- 1915 2000
1930
2045 ---
---
2154


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TAV













TAV - this bus continues to Olhão and Tavira. For times beyond Faro click here
VRSA - this bus continues to Olhão, Tavira and Vila Real de Santo António. For times beyond Faro click here.


WEEKEND CONNECTIONS SAGRES TO LAGOS


There are very few weekend connections at Lagos for eastbound buses except with long waits.
The arrivals at  Lagos from Sagres at weekends and on holidays during winter are ONLY at 0855, 1310, 1500 and 1930
There are trains at weekends from Lagos to Faro at 1114 and 1720 as an alternative to there being no bus, but still over two hours wait after the bus from Sagres has arrived.
There are more trains from Lagos to Faro! Click here for train times Lagos to Portimão and Faro

TIMETABLE NOTES

Albufeira RAILWAY STATION is nearly 4 miles / 6km from town. There is a bus connection from the bus station at 2030hrs, Giro route 11.
No bus connection into Albufeira except perhaps in summer.

*** connections are NOT guaranteed. Separate ticket needed Sagres to Lagos, times in full here

* - buses run between Albufeira and Faro via Vilamoura and Quarteira at irregular intervals, very infrequent at weekends and on holidays

+ - local buses run at VERY irregular intervals between Lagos and Portimão. Not all are 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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