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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 A SPECIAL TIMETABLE IS IN EFFECT

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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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

DAYS OF OPERATION
until further notice
these times are NOT valid - 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
until further notice
SPECIAL TIMETABLE


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
DURING THE SPECIAL TIMETABLE THESE BUSES RUN DAILY EXCEPT AS SHOWN
MFO - runs on WEEKDAYS ONLY all other buses run DAILY

For Info

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


Daily
MFO
Daily MFO Daily Daily MFO Daily MFO Daily MFO MFO Daily MFO Daily Daily Daily Daily
Faro Bus Terminal
*
---
---
0630
---
0715
---
0905
---
1230
---
---
1605
---
1725
---
1745
1900
2050
Quarteira Bus Terminal
*
---
---
0707
---
via
---
|
---
|
---
---
|
---
|
1742
via
1942
|
Vilamoura Marina
*
---
---
0715
---
Loulé
---
|
---
|
---
---
|
---
|
1747
Loulé
1947
|
Albufeira Bus Terminal
A
---
0725
0755
0800
0845
0910
1000
1030
1325
1415
1600
1700
1800
1820
1830
1910
2030
2123
Guia Rotunda / Roundabout C ---
|
First
0810
---
0920
1015
1040
1340
1425
1610
1715
1810
1835
---
1924
Last
|
Armação de Pera
First
0755
Bus
0820
---
0930
1025
1050
1350
1435
1620
1725
1820
1845
---
1935
Bus
Train
Lagoa Bus Terminal

Bus
0820
---
0830
---
0940
1040
1100
1405
1445
1630
1740
1830
1900
---
1955
to
|
Portimão  Avenida Guanaré Stop 2 + B
0705
0840
---
0845
---
0955
1050
1115
1415
1500
1645
1750
1845
1910
---
2015
ABF
2204
Praia da Rocha (Clube Praia da Rocha) D
|
D
---
0850
---
1000
|
1120
|
1505
1650
|
1850
|
---
E
---
|
Alvor Centro (Roundabout) D
|
D
---
0905
---
1015
|
1135
|
1520
1705
|
1905
|
---
---
---
|
Lagos Bus Terminal +

0745
0940
---
0925
---
1035
1115
1155
1440
1540
1725
1815
1925
1935
---
---
---
2222
Connection to Sagres leaves Lagos***
---
---
---
---
---
---
1240
1240
1510
1700
1915
1915
---

---
---
---
---

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.

DAYS OF OPERATION
until further notice
these times are NOT valid - 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
until further notice
SPECIAL TIMETABLE



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
DURING THE SPECIAL TIMETABLE THESE BUSES RUN DAILY EXCEPT AS SHOWN
MFO - runs on WEEKDAYS ONLY other buses run DAILY

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


MFO Daily MFO Daily Daily MFO
MFO Daily MFO MFO MFO
MFO Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily
Connection from Sagres arrives at Lagos***
---
---
---
---
---
0810
1005
---
---
---
1335
---
---
---
---
---
1755
---
1905
Lagos Bus Terminal +

---
---
0650
---
0730
0830
1015
1200
1235
1415
1500
---
---
1600
---
---
1800
1930
2015
Alvor Centro (Roundabout) D
---
---
|
---
0750
D
1035
1220
|
1435
|
---
---
1620
---
---
1820
|
|
Praia da Rocha (Clube Praia da Rocha) D
---
---
|
---
0805
D
1050
1235
|
1450
|
---
---
1635
---
---
1835
|
|
Portimão  Avenida Guanaré + B
---
---
0715
0725
0810
0855
1055 1240
1300
1455
1525
---
---
1640
---
---
1840
2010
2034
Lagoa Bus Terminal

---
---
0725
0745
0825
0905
1110
1255
1310
1510
1535
---
---
1655
---
---
1855
Last
|
Armação de Pera
----
First 0740
0805
0835
0920
1120
1305
1325
1520
1550
---
---
1705
---
Last
1905
Bus
|
Guia Rotunda / Roundabout C ---
Bus 0750
0816
0845
0930
1130
1315
1335
1530
1600
---
---
1715
---
Bus
1915
---
Train
Albufeira Bus Terminal
A
---
0725
0805
0835
0855
0945
1140
1325
1350
1540
1615
1600
1610
1725
1815
1900
1925
---
2123¶
Vilamoura Marina
*
---
0808
|
via ---
|
---
---
|
---
|
1640
via ---
1855
1940
---
---
|
Quarteira Bus Terminal
*
0730
0818
|
Loulé ---
|
---
---
|
---
|
1648
Loulé ---
1908
1948
---
---
|
Faro Bus Terminal
*
0807
0855
0900
1005
---
1040
---
---
1445
---
1710
1730
1740
---
1945
2030
---
---
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 between 1st June and 30th September, 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 1125 and 1715 arrivals at Lagos run only on weekdays

* - currently, 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 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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