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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.

THESE BUSES DO NOT GO TO FARO AIRPORT. FOR THE LIMITED BUS OPTIONS BETWEEN LAGOS, PORTIMÃO, ALBUFEIRA AND THE AIRPORT PLEASE GO TO PAGE 101
Only the main towns and main services are shown - for complete timetable between these places, please click here

To print the timetable below without all the notes 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

Some minor changes to bus times from 1st July are shown below
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Click the diagram below to see it in a larger size.

route_diagram

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 - connection available at Portimão using the local Vai e Vem buses. Last bus 2000hrs in winter. Separate ticket needed. Details here.

Operated by EVA - Transrápido buses are now 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
2000
2050
Quarteira Bus Terminal
*
---
---
0707
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
1922
1945
|
2037
|
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
2000
---
---
2120
---
2204
Praia da Rocha (Clube Praia da Rocha)
D
|
D
---
0850
D
1000
D
1120
D
1505
D
1705
D
1850
D
|
---
---
D
---
|
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
2040
---
---
---
---
2222
Connection to Sagres leaves Lagos***

---
---
---
---
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.
Praia da Rocha and Alvor are served by local VAI E VEM buses from Portimão - details here.
*** 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 about once an hour Portimão - Lagos. First and last buses shown here. These do NOT run via Praia da Rocha and Alvor.

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

DAYS OF OPERATION
Timetables apply all year round
SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS
Times in green box - bus runs SATURDAYS only
except holidays.

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
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
1845
1930
2050
Quarteira Bus Terminal
*
---
SATS
0707
via
---
---
via
|
---
via
---
|
---
1737
via
1922
2007
|
Vilamoura Marina
*
---
ONLY
0715
Loulé
---
---
Loulé
|
---
Loulé
---
|
---
1747
Loulé
1932
This
|
Albufeira Bus Terminal
A
---
0725
0755
0840
0910
1030
1150
1325
1415
1600
1800
1820
---
1830
1910
2015
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
2000
---
2015
ABF
only
2204
Praia da Rocha (Clube Praia da Rocha) D
|
D
---
---
1000
1120
D
D
1505
D
1850
D
|
---
D
---
---
|
Alvor Centro (Roundabout) D
|
D
---
---
1015
1135
D
D
1520
D
1905
D
|
---
---
---
---
|
Lagos Bus Terminal +

0745
0940
---
---
1035
1155
1355
1440
1540
1755
1925
1935
2040
---
---
---
---
2222
Connection to Sagres leaves Lagos***
---
---
---
---
1045
1240
---
1510
1630
---
1940
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.
Praia da Rocha and Alvor are served by local VAI E VEM buses from Portimão - details here.
The 0940, 1355 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 second weekend 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 about once every hour between Portimão and Lagos. First and last buses shown here. These do NOT run via Praia da Rocha and Alvor.

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

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
LL
INT*
TRAIN INT+
Connection from Sagres arrives at Lagos***

---
---
---
---
0650
0650
0810
0915
0915
1125
1120
1310
1445
---
1710
1710
---
1935
1935
Lagos Bus Terminal +

---
---
---
0650
0715
0730
0830
1015
1030
1200
1235
1415
1500
1600
1715
1800
---
2015 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
---
2034 2055
Lagoa Bus Terminal

---
0625
---
0725
First
0825
0905
1110
1105
1255
1310
1510
1535
1655
1750
1855
Last
|
Last
Armação de Pera
---
0640
First 0740
Bus
0835
0920
1120
1120
1305
1325
1520
1550
1705
1805
1905
Bus
Train Bus
Guia Rotunda / Roundabout C ---
0650
Bus 0750
---
0845
0930
1130
1130
1315
1335
1530
1600
1715
1815
1915
***
|
---
Albufeira Bus Terminal
A
First 0705
0730
0805
---
0855
0945
1140
1145
1325
1350
1540
1615
1725
1830
1925
1930
2123 ---
Vilamoura Marina
*
Bus |
0808
|
---
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
2005
| ---
Quarteira Bus Terminal
*
0700
|
0815
|
---
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
2015
| ---
Faro Bus Terminal
*
0735
0755
0845
0900
---
---
1040
---
1240
---
1445
---
1710
---
1925
---
2045
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.
Praia da Rocha and Alvor are served by frequent local VAI E VEM buses to Portimão - details here.
*** 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.
***  this is often the same bus that starts in Lagos at 1800 (previous column).
+ - local buses run about once every hour between Lagos and Portimão. 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
SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS
Times in green box - bus runs
on SATURDAYS only
except holidays

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
Bus type
INT*
INT*
INT
INT+
LL
TR
INT
INT
LL
TR
LL
INT*
INT*
INT
LL
TRAIN INT+
Connection from Sagres arrives at Lagos***
---
---
---
0650
0650
0810
---
---
1125
1445
1445
---
---
---
1710
1935
1935
Lagos Bus Terminal +

---
---
---
0715
0730
0830
---
---
1200
1500
1600
---
---
1700
1800
2015 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
2034 2055
Lagoa Bus Terminal

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

1315
1600
1715
---
Bus
1901
1915
Train ---
Albufeira Bus Terminal
A
Sats
0725
0835
---
0855
0945
1010
1200
1325
1615
1725
1800
1845
1915
1925
2123¶ ---
Vilamoura Marina
*
Only
0808
via
---
---
|
via
via
---
|
---
1843
1928
via
---
| ---
Quarteira Bus Terminal
*
0700
0818
Loulé
---
---
|
Loulé
Loulé
---
|
---
1853
1938
Loulé
---
| ---
Faro Bus Terminal
*
0735
0855
1005
---
---
1040
1140
1325
---
1710
---
1930
2015
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.
 Praia da Rocha and Alvor are served by local VAI E VEM buses to Portimão - details here.

The 0945 and 1700 buses from Lagos are local buses 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 0650 arrival in Lagos does not run on Sundays and Holidays.
The weekend 1935 arrival in Lagos only runs from 1st July until, usuallly, the second weekend of September. CHECK LOCALLY
There is no bus arrival from Sagres on winter weekends to connect with the 2000 train. The previous train leaves at 1705.

* - 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.
At weekends and on holidays the last bus from Albufeira to Faro via Vilamoura and Quarteira is at 1845
First and last buses only shown in this summary; full timetable click here.
+ - local buses run about once every hour between Lagos and Portimão. 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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