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This is a nice ride up into the hills to the popular tourist destination of Monchique.
Monchique is about 550m (1700 feet) above sea level. About 8km away is the highest point of the Algarve, Fóia.
The summit of Foia is 902 metres above sea level. Scheduled buses do not go there. Taxis are available at Monchique.

Route 94 Portimão <> Monchique and connections to Alferce and Marmalete

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

Portimão to Monchique fare is about €5 each way, paid cash on board. NO contactless!
 The Portimão bus stop is in Avenida Guanaré, about 1 mile (1.6km) from the cruise ship dock, mostly along the riverbank.
Minibuses usually meet the cruise ships if that's too far to walk.

Operated by VAMUS

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Daily – bus runs every day including Sundays and Holidays
MFO – runs Mondays to Fridays only, except holidays
SCH - bus runs only on schooldays

* other buses Monchique <> Nave see route 92 below
This is the summer timetable from 1st July
#
on Wednesdays which are schooldays this bus goes via a High School and will be ten minutes later at Cardosas and beyond.
+ - on schooldays goes via a High School and will be ten minutes later at Cardosas and beyond

Days of operation MFO Daily Daily Daily MFO
#
Daily
+
MFO
Portimão Av. Guanaré Stop 5 0735 0900
1100 1415 1730 1830
1930
Portimão Cardosas
0740
0905
1105
1420
1735
1835
1935
 Portimão Rotunda Hospital
0745
0910
1110
1425
1740
1840
1940
Ponte de Vau
0750
0915
1115
1430
1745
1845
1945
Porto de Lagos
0755
0920
1120
1435
1750
1850
1950
Rasmalho
0800
0925
1125
1440
1755
1855
1955
Barracão
0805
0930
1130
1445
1800
1900
2000
Caldas Monchique
0808
0933
1133
1448
1805
1905
2003
Nave*
0813
0938
1138
1453
1808
1908
2008
Monchique
0820 0945
1145 1500
1815 1915
2015

Days of operation MFO SCH
***
Daily Daily Daily MFO Daily
Monchique 0650 0730
0800 1000
1230 1430 1730
Nave*
0657
0737
0807
1007
1237
1437
1737
Caldas Monchique 0702
0742
0812
1012
1242
1442
1742
Barracão
0705
0745
0815
1015
1245
1445
1745
Rasmalho
0710
0750
0820
1020
1250
1450
1750
Porto de Lagos
0715 0755
0825
1025
1255
1455
1755
Ponte de Vau
0720
0800
0830
1030
1300
1500
1800
Portimão Rotunda Hospital 0725
0805
0835
1035
1305
1505
1805
Portimão Cardosas
0730
0810
0940
1040
1310
1510
1810
Portimão Av. Guanaré 0735 0815
0845 1045
1315 1515 1815

*** - there are two buses from Monchique at 0730. One goes direct to a high school in Portimão, not into the centre.
Both run ONLY ON SCHOOLDAYS

Other notes

The starting point in Portimão is on the Avenida Guanaré, by the river, about 100 metres from Largo do Dique.
 The nearest stop to the railway station is the one called 'Cardosas', about 650 metres from the station, about 6 minutes flat walk. Map.
You may also use this Google Map link to find the stop, kindly provided by Raaya - click here
The Cardosas stop is across the street from the Aqua Shopping centre.
Buses also stop near the Portimão Municipal market in Rua Eng. Amaro da Costa, 3 or 4 minutes after / before Avenida Guanaré.

Monchique <> Marmalete Route 92

WEEKDAYS ONLY, NO BUSES AT WEEKENDS OR PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

Monchique to Marmalete at 1200 weekdays, also at 1815 weekdays but only during school holidays, 1930 only on schooldays

From Marmalete to Monchique at 0655 on schooldays, 0725 weekdays but only during school holidays, at 1350 all weekdays

Journey time Marmalete <> Monchique is 35 minutes. Buses also stop in Nave (7 minutes after / before Monchique) and Casais.

Monchique <> Alferce Route 19

WEEKDAYS ONLY, NO BUSES AT WEEKENDS OR PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

Monchique to Alferce at 0845 and 1150. Alferce to Monchique at 0905 and 1210.

Journey time 15 minutes

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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