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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 further is the highest point of the Algarve, Fóia,
which is 902 metres above sea level. Scheduled buses do not go there. Taxis are available at Monchique.

Portimão <> Monchique Route 94

The information has been obtained from printed timetables and other local sources (like taking the bus) and is given in good faith.
Bus service below applies from 27th September until further notice.
The route / line number may not always be shown on the front of the bus.

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Portimão to Monchique is €4.55 each way. The Portimão bus stop is in Avenida Guanaré, about 1 mile (1.6km) from the cruise ship dock.
Minibuses meet the cruise ships if that's too far to walk.

Operated by Frota Azul

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Daily – bus runs every day including Sundays and Holidays

MFO – runs Mondays to Fridays only, except holidays
SCH - bus runs on schooldays only

* other buses Monchique <> Nave see below on the buses to / from Marmalete
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 now the one called 'Cardosas', about 650 metres from the station, 6 or 7 minutes walk. Map.
You may also use this Google Map link to find the stop, kindly provided by Raaya - click here
Buses also stop near the Portimão Municipal market in Rua Eng. Amaro da Costa, 3 or 4 minutes after / before Avenida Guanaré.

Days of operation
MFO
Daily
Daily
Daily
MFO
Daily
SCH
Portimão Av. Guanaré Stop 5
0800
0900
1100
1400
1715
1830
1930
Portimão Rotunda Hospital
0810
0910
1110
1410
1725
1840
1940
Ponte de Vau
0815
0915
1115
1415
1730
1845
1945
Porto de Lagos
0820
0920
1120
1420
1735
1850
1950
Rasmalho
0825
0925
1125
1425
1740
1855
1955
Barracão
0830
0930
1130
1430
1745
1900
2000
Nave*
0838
0938
1138
1438
1753
1908
2008
Monchique
0845
0945
1145
1445
1800
1915
2015

Days of operation
MFO
SCH
Daily
Daily
Daily
MFO
Daily
Monchique 0700
0730
0800
1000
1230
1430
1730
Nave*
0707
0737
0807
1007
1237
1437
1737
Barracão
0715
0745
0815
1015
1245
1445
1745
Rasmalho
0720
0750
0820
1020
1250
1450
1750
Porto de Lagos
0725
0755
0825
1025
1255
1455
1755
Ponte de Vau
0730
0800
0830
1030
1300
1500
1800
Portimão Rotunda Hospital 0735
0805
0835
1035
1305
1505
1805
Portimão Av. Guanaré 0745
0815
0845
1045
1315
1515
1815

Monchique <> Marmalete Route 92

WEEKDAYS ONLY, NO BUSES AT WEEKENDS OR PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
Monchique to Marmalete at 1200 weekdays, also at 1800 weekdays but only during school holidays, 1915 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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