The information on this page has been obtained from
printed timetables and other local sources (like taking the bus)
and is given in good faith.
To view and print this timetable as a PDF file, please click here.
NONE OF THESE BUS SERVICES ARE CURRENTLY OPERATING EXCEPT PERHAPS FOR THE LOCAL TUT SERVICE
Buses operated by EVA
The journeys shaded yellow run from 1st July to 10th September
NO SERVICE all day Sundays and Holidays.
|Days of operation
|Pedras d'el Rei **||---||0825||0920||1035||1250||1320||---||1600||1725||1825||---||0955||1145||1600
|Days of operation||MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS (WEEKDAYS)||SATURDAYS|
|Pedras d'el Rei **||---||0830||0920||1035||1250||1320||---||1615||1725||1825||---||0955||1145||1615
|** from here it is a short walk
to the bridge or little train
crossing to the Praia do Barril.
A small ferry operates between April and mid
October across the lagoon to the island beach of Terra Estreita.
One way fare Tavira and Cabanas is €2.35
There are other buses (daily) between Tavira and Conceição - click here for times
Buses to and from Cabanas do not run on Sundays and Holidays.
The little railway station at Conceição is an easy 12 -15 minutes walk from the centre of Cabanas, also Cabanas Park. Train times
|The 1630 from Tavira and 1645 from Cabanas now run on SCHOOLDAYS ONLY
|Tavira Bus Station||0740||0815||1055||1230||1335||1630||1740||1840||0830||1055||1320||1710
|Pedras da Rainha/Cabanas Village Apts||0750||0825||1105||1240||1345||1640||1750||1850||0840||1105||1330||1720
|Days of operation
|Pedras da Rainha/Cabanas Village Apts||0800||0835||1115||1250||1430||1650||1800||1900||0850||1115||1340||1730
|Tavira Bus Station||0810||0845||1125||1300||1440||1700||1810||1910||0900||1125||1350||1740
** Cabanas end stop is at the roundabout at the entrance to Cabanas Park and the Golden Club resorts.
The previous stop outside the Spar supermarket, where the bus turns off the main road,
is closer to the centre of the village and the ferry to the island.
In July, August and early September there are passenger ferries from Tavira to Cabanas.
Ilha Cabanas / Cabanas island from town.
There is NO road access to the island.
Only Operates 1st
JULY to second Sunday in SEPTEMBER - Journey time 7
BUS DOES NOT RUN ON SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS OR HOLIDAYS
Quatro Águas is about 1 mile/1.6km from Tavira.
Buses leave Tavira Bus Station at 0905,1305,1505,1635,1850
Buses leave Quatro Águas at 0915,1315,1515,1645,1900
These buses pass the railway station about 2 minutes after/before the time at Tavira Bus Station.
The Tavira tourist road 'train' also goes to
Quatro Águas, about once each hour. This runs from early February to end October.
Some details here or ask at the tourist office about this.
FERRY DETAILS -
OPERATED BY SILNIDO
The ferry between Quatro Águas
to the island operates daily all year, except probably no service
Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Winter timetable below.
In high summer (July and August) it operates frequently from 0800
until midnight. In June and September there is a boat at
least every hour from around 0830 to 1930, often two each hour.
Return fare (adult) is €1,50.
Complete timetable here - opens in a new window, but only the current months times are shown. They run extra boats if demand requires. Ferries operate until late evening during July and August.
NEW FOR WINTER 2019 - 2020. SERVICE FROM TAVIRA (town) TO THE ISLAND
I show a copy of the
timetable taken from the ferry company Facebook page. These leave from
quayside in Tavira just
beyond the old market building, the Doca da Pesca and the fishing
boats, going towards the tall bridge over the river. Boats
from the island stop first at Quatro Águas then go to the town.
There are additional ferries in the summer. Picture to the right is the ferry approaching Tavira. Click to see full size. (They also have a bigger boat.)
This ferry fare €2.00
(adult) return, children half price. The main service runs from1st
June to the end of October, with ferries every 30 minutes at the
busiest times, once every hour otherwise. The journey takes about 15 minutes. Times here.
In summer there are also ferries between Tavira (town) and Cabanas operating 0900 - 2000 (1900 in September). The posh Albacora Hotel also runs its own boats from the hotel jetty across to the island.
THESE ARE FOOT PASSENGER FERRIES ONLY. BIKES AND DOGS ARE NOT CARRIED AS NEITHER ARE ALLOWED ON THE ISLAND.
BOARDING AND ALIGHTING IS VIA A SHORT FLIGHT OF STONE STEPS. BABY BUGGIES MUST BE FOLDED AND CARRIED, BABIES LIKEWISE. WELL, CARRIED AT LEAST
THOSE LESS ABLE MAY HAVE
DIFFICULTIES. WHEELCHAIR ACCESS TO THE FERRIES IS NOT POSSIBLE.
There are also water
taxis available to take you to the island from Tavira and Quatro
Águas, also to and from Cabanas etc. These operate restricted
hours outside the main holiday season.
For prices and contact details please click here. This company website may be useful http://sequatours.com/watertaxiservice.html
ROUTES BELOW HAVE NO SERVICE ON SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS OR HOLIDAYS
aucune services les weekends/dias úteis somente/nicht am wochenende
Check carefully for which days the buses operate. A scenic ride but come back a different way!
MON - Mondays only TTF - Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays only
WED - Wednesdays only MFO - Mondays to Fridays (weekdays) only
SCH - Schooldays only but not on Wednesdays!
|days of operation
|days of operation
each weekday - from Esteiramantens at 0725 MFO
From Tavira to St. Estevão at 1715 (SCH, except Wednesdays) and to Esteiramantens at 1845 MFO. Journey time 15 minutes
Weekend and holiday bus service is no longer operating on this route.
From Tavira on WEEKDAYS (MFO) at 1325 and 1825**. Also on at 1630 SCHOOLDAYS.
The 1825 bus continues to Brejos (Cruz.) arriving at 1845.
** only until 30th June! From 1st July to 10th September the bus leaves at 1920hrs.
From Amaro Gonçalves on WEEKDAYS (MFO) at 0715* and 1340 also
at 1650 on SCHOOLDAYS.
There are more buses between Tavira and Luz de
Tavira - click here for times.
STATE OF EMERGENCY - I CANNOT FIND INFORMATION AS TO WHETHER THESE BUSES ARE OPERATING.
Tavira has two overlapping, local urban minibus
routes from the Bus Station.They make a couple of loops around the
town and suburbs, at very irregular intervals, between 0800 and
2000 MFO (weekdays) only.
Five journeys also run on Saturdays on Linha Azul between about
0800 and 1400. There is no service at all on Sundays or Holidays.
Times are posted at the most of the bus stops.
Maps and timetables on line here. Click either Descarregar Horário Linha Azul or Descarregar Horário Linha Vermelha for a printable timetable.
On both routes, stop 0 is the bus station, stop 2 the railway station.
There is a stop outside the Tavira Gran Plaza shopping
centre, number 23 on the map.
The routes are very complicated with many stops only served on a few journeys.
NOTE ABOUT TAVIRA BUS STATION
Tavira Bus Station is situated in the Rua dos Pelames, on the riverbank, about 3 minutes walk from the town centre, the old arched bridge and the Praça da Republica.
It is about six or seven minutes walk from the Railway Station - signs to it say "Terminal Rodoviário".
The building itself is rather anonymous, but you will see buses going in and out.
My map of Tavira here.
For a list of all the timetables on the site,
For an alphabetical list of places in the Algarve, click here
For some important general notes about buses in the Algarve, click here
Site home page here
Rei tourist train across to Praia do Barril - it has a