The information has been obtained from printed
timetables and other local sources (like taking the bus) and is
given in good faith.
Details correct to the best of my knowledge as of 1st April 2017
Bus and rail station map - click to see full sized
All buses start and finish at the Bus Station on
the Avenida, in the city centre.
When boarding at the bus station other than for PROXIMO local buses, you must buy your ticket from the ticket office inside the building.
Be aware that timetables for buses to other towns are NOT displayed at ANY bus stops or inside the bus station.
If you need a timetable, download it from this site, or the official website or obtain one at the bus station.
Buses towards Loulé, also Quarteira, Vilamoura and Albufeira also stop outside the Forum Algarve Shopping Centre.
For the buses along the
coast to Quarteira, Vilamoura, Albufeira, Armação. de Pera,
Lagoa, Portimão and Lagos
For train times at Faro, please click here
Journey 40 minutes fare one-way €3.30. This bus stops a
mile/1.6km from the Algarve Stadium near the Parque das Cidades railway station.
This bus stops also stops in Faro at Tribunal, Radio Naval,
Rotunda Hospital, Alto Rodes, Escola Alfonso III and Forum
Summary – please note in particular there are long gaps between buses on Saturday afternoons and all day Sundays
Mondays to Fridays except holidays from : 0710 then at irregular
intervals but at least once an hour until 1915
Saturdays except holidays at : 0720 then at very irregular intervals until last bus at 1830
Sundays and holidays six buses only at : 0720, 1010, 1230, 1435, 1745 and 1830
FULL TIMETABLE including intermediate stops click here
Mondays to Fridays except holidays at : 0700, then at irregular
intervals but at least once an hour until 1920
Saturdays except holidays at : 0725 then at very irregular intervals until 1955
Sundays and Holidays six buses only at : 0925, 1245, 1325, 1655, 1745 and 1955
FULL TIMETABLE including intermediate stops click here
Journey 15 - 25 minutes fare one-way €3.30. Most of these buses
also stop in the centre of Faro, near the 'Tribunal'. Timetables have been removed from all bus stops!
These are a mix of ‘Interurbanas’ which go to Olhaõ, then some continue to various places. There is also the ‘Rota da Ria Formosa’, which runs to Olhão then to Tavira and beyond.
Mondays to Fridays except holidays at : first bus at 0715 then
about every 20 - 30 minutes until 2000 and last bus at 2035 - full list of times here
Saturdays except holidays at : 0715, 0750, 0820, 0900, 0930, 1045, 1100, 1215, 1245, 1325, 1430, 1515, 1600, 1635, 1740, 1820, 1840, 1930 and 2035
Sundays and holidays at : 0715, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1215, 1325, 1430, 1515, 1600, 1635, 1740, 1820, 1840, 1930 and 2035.
NB – on WEEKDAYS (MFO) the 1235, 1310, 1735 and 1810 buses from Faro go direct from the bus station to Olhão and do not go through Faro city centre.
Mondays to Fridays except holidays at : first bus at 0640, then
about every 20 - 30 minutes until 1850 and then the last bus 1950 - full list of times here.
Saturdays except holidays at : 0640, 0720, 0800, 0825, 0900, 0935, 1000, 1130, 1200, 1240, 1335, 1405, 1500, 1550, 1630, 1700, 1750, 1910 and 1950.
Sundays and holidays at : 0640, 0825, 0900, 0935, 1100, 1240, 1335, 1405, 1500, 1550, 1630, 1700, 1750, 1910 and 1950.
On WEEKDAYS (MFO) the 0840, 1340 and 1750 buses from Olhão do not go through Faro city centre but go direct to the bus station.
There are also regular trains about once
every hour weekdays, every 2-3 hours at weekends and holidays
between Faro and Olhão; one-way fare is €1.40, journey time 10
Journey 20 minutes to Estoi fare one-way €3.30; 40 minutes to São
Bras de Alportel fare €4.15
The Milreu Roman museum and site is closer to Estoi (X) than the
village. Estoi (X) = the crossroads where the bus turns off the main
Weekdays except holidays every 1 – 2 hours
Saturdays except holidays: six buses each way to/from Estoi. Five buses each way to/from São Bras de Alportel
Sundays and holidays: three buses each way
FULL TIMETABLE – click here
Journey about 1 hour. Fare one-way €4.35
Weekdays except holidays: every 1 – 2 hours
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays : seven buses each way
FULL TIMETABLE – click here timetables have been removed from all bus stops in Faro!
There are trains between Faro and Tavira at irregular intervals of
between 1 - 2 hours. There is though a gap of three hours without a
train between Tavira and Faro on weekend afternoons. Trains
are quicker, more frequent and cheaper than the bus - for times
Journey about 40 minutes to Moncarapacho; one-way fare is €4.15
To Alfandanga about once every hour on weekdays, less frequent at weekends and on holidays.
To Moncarapacho four buses on weekdays, three on Saturdays but none on Sundays or holidays.
FULL TIMETABLE – click here. Timetables have been removed from all bus stops
Six buses to/from Pechão, nine to/from Bela Curral on weekdays, no service at all on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.
FULL TIMETABLE – click here. Timetables have been removed from all bus stops.
The buses below are the times for the localnetwork, operated by EVA on behalf of Faro city council.
For all timetables click here - external link. More information about buses at the Airport here.
Maps and timetables are displayed at most stops. All Proximo buses have
wifi so visitors need to be off-line even for 15 minutes!
Routes 14 and 16 from the City Centre via the Airport. For maps and official timetables click here - external link. Buses start from the outdoor section of the bus station complex.
Note the Praia de Faro bus stop is possibly unique, as it is on a bridge in the middle of the sea! The island is linked to the mainland by a narrow bridge; the bus cannot go any further than half way owing to a weight restriction, so you have to walk the last 150 metres or so to the island sands!
All buses from or via the city centre stop at the outdoor section of the bus station complex.
14 Atalia - city centre .- Forum Algarve shopping centre - Marchil -
Montenegro - Airport - Praia de Faro. Three buses on weekdays, two each
way on Saturdays and Sundays. Does not stop at the bus station. More
buses run in July and August.
15 Gambelas (University) – Montenegro – Alto Rodes – Rotunda
Hospital – Avenida (Terminal) Irregular service every 1 - 2 hours. Only a few
buses run on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
16 Praia de Faro – Airport – Montenegro – Forum Algarve Shopping Centre - Avenida
(Terminal) Daily service, one or two buses each hour all year 0500 - midnight. More details on this page.
17 São Luis - Penha - S. Luis - Rotunda Hospital - Alto Rodes - Gambelas - Praia
de Faro (summer only, daily, about once an hour) NB no longer goes via the airport
18 Gambelas (University) – Penha (University) – Avenida
(Terminal) runs every half hour during the day on weekdays during
University terms, once each hour in the evenings with last buses around
2300hrs, very irregular and infrequent otherwise.
19 Gambelas (University) -
Marchil - Forum Algarve shopping centre - city centre - Avenida
(Terminal) daily service at irregular times.
A supplementary network of minibus routes circulates from the bus station annex** to various suburbs, including the
University campus at Penha. Buses run every
15 minutes from approximately 0700 to 2000hrs on weekdays, then every 30 minutes until about 2200hrs. Different
routes on Saturdays, numbers 6 to 9, every 30 minutes from 0800 to
1400 only. There is NO service on Saturday afternoons, Sundays or most Holidays.
Unfortunately the timetables do not give the times at individual stops.
Timetables are displayed at most bus stops. ** Three minibus routes
stop across the road from the bus station. Unfortunately I didn't write down which ones! I will, next time. Meanwhile do check.
For map and timetables please go to the official website here - external link. Cash fare one zone is €1.05, two zones €1.69. Various discounted pre-pay passes are available.
In summer, from mid June to early September there are daily
passenger ferries from Faro to Praia de Faro (island), Ilha Farol and
Culatra. Summer 2016 service will begin late in June and runs until 30th September. Timetables here.
Departures are from Portas do Mar, a short walk from railway and bus
stations around from Faro marina and past the fire station beside the
old city wall. Map here. Parking is available at the Largo São Francisco, Avenida Eng. Joachim Belchior and elsewhere in the city.
In winter there are no scheduled ferries from Faro to the outlying islands – these leave from Olhão. There are water taxis available all year - details here. These leave from Portas do Mar, as above.
There are however cruises to the nature reserve and the Ilha
Deserta daily all year. Some details here -
external link that will open in a new window. The same company
also offers a ‘water-taxi’ service to and from the islands. You
will see the various posters etc of other companies at the marina.
There is no scheduled bus service to the stadium (5 miles/8km
from Faro) and no special service is normally provided for events - for more information
about access to the stadium please click here.
There is a small railway station called Parque das Cidades about 3/4
mile (1km) from the stadium. However, there are very few trains and none at night.
Click here for a summary
of major bus connections at Faro
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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