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Tavira local bus and ferry connections

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 these timetables as PDF file, please click herechecked and
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Some personal pictures of Tavira here My map of Tavira here.

Buses operated by EVA
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Tavira <> Santa Luzia <> Pedras d'el Rei












NO BUSES ON SATURDAYS
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Days of operation
MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS (WEEKDAYS)

SATURDAYS


Tavira Bus Station
0730 0810 0905 1020 1235 1305 1440 1710 1810
0810 0940 1130 1545
1810
Santa Luzia
0740 0820 0915 1030 1245 1315 1450 1720 1820
0820 0950 1140 1555
1820
Pedras d'el Rei ** --- 0825 0920 1035 1250 1320 --- 1725 1825
--- 0955 1145 1600
1825
Days of operation MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS (WEEKDAYS)
SATURDAYS


Pedras d'el Rei ** --- 0830 0920 1035 1250 1320 --- 1725 1825
--- 0955 1145 1615
1825
Santa Luzia 0740 0835 0925 1040 1255 1325 1450 1730 1830
0820 1000 1150 1620
1830
Tavira Bus Station
0750 0845 0935 1050 1305 1335 1500 1740 1840
0830
1010
1200
1630
1840
** from here it is a short walk to the bridge or little train crossing to the Praia do Barril.



Ferry Santa Luzia to Praia Terra Estreita

A small ferry operates between April and mid October across the lagoon to the island beach of Terra Estreita.
Details here

Tavira <> Conceição <> Cabanas

One way fare Tavira and Cabanas is €2.35
There are other buses (daily) between Tavira and Conceição - click here for times
The little railway station at  Conceição is an easy 12 -15 minutes walk from the centre of Cabanas, also Cabanas Park. Train times

The two buses shaded in grey run on schooldays only

NO BUSES ON SATURDAYS
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Days of operation
MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS (WEEKDAYS)

SATURDAYS

Tavira Bus Station 0740 0815 1055 1230 1335 1630 1740 1845
0830 1055 1320 1710
Conceição
0747 0822 1102 1237 1342 1637 1747 1852
0837 1102 1327 1717
Pedras da Rainha/Cabanas Village Apts 0750 0825 1105 1240 1345 1640 1750 1855
0840 1105 1330 1720
Cabanas ** 0755 0830 1110 1245 1350 1645 1755 1900
0845 1110 1335 1725
Days of operation
MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS (WEEKDAYS)

SATURDAYS
Cabanas** 0755 0830 1110 1245 1425 1645 1755 1900
0845 1110 1335 1725
Pedras da Rainha/Cabanas Village Apts 0800 0835 1115 1250 1430 1650 1800 1905
0850 1115 1340 1730
Conceição 0803 0838 1118 1253 1433 1653 1803 1908
0853 1118 1343 1733
Tavira Bus Station 0810 0845 1125 1300 1440 1700 1810 1915
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.

Ferries and Water taxis from Cabanas to the Ilha Cabanas

cabanas

Ilha Cabanas / Cabanas island from town.
A ferry operates on demand from the quay costing €1,50
each way. Starts 9am ends according to time of year.
Water taxis are also available at about 10 Euros each way.

There is NO road access to the island.


Bus Tavira <> Quatro Águas for the ferry to Ilha de Tavira

Only Operates 1st JULY to second Sunday in SEPTEMBER -  Journey time 7 minutes

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 LDA

Ferry Quatro Águas <> Tavira Island

ferryThe ferry between Quatro Águas to the island operates daily all year, except probably no service Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Winter timetable is here -  once an hour 1000 - 1500 and 1615 daily from Quatro Águas. Return from the island last journey 1635. (A much more frequent service is available in summer until late at night.)

Return fare (adult)  is €1,70, children aged 4 to 12 €0.90 under 4 years free.

There is limited free parking at Quatro Águas; additional parking (1 Euro per hour) is available in summer. Quatro Águas is about a mile (1.6km)  from town.


Ferry Tavira (town) to the island

These leave from the 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. 

Fare €2.20 (adult) return, children  aged 4 - 12 €1. Winter timetable 2020 here  - 0930, 1040 then hourly until 1440, 1550. Return from the island 45 minutes later, last journey 1635.

In summer, ferries operate every 30 minutes from 0900 until the last one back from the island at 1930.

In summer there are also ferries between Tavira (town) and Cabanas operating 0900 - 2000 (1900 in September). The 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.

Water Taxis

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

Tavira <> Santa Catarina <> São Bras de Alportel

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THE 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  xxx - Not on Wednesdays
MFO - Mondays to Fridays (weekdays) only SCH - Schooldays only
The 0715 bus from Santa Catarina and 1345 from Tavira run via Tavira railway station. The others do not

days of operation
MON
TTF
XXX
WED
SCH MFO
Tavira Bus Station
0850
0850
1345
1345
1750 1845
Prego
0900
0900
1355
1355
1800 1855
Santa Catarina
0910
0910
1405
1405
1810 1905
São Bras de Alportel
0930
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---
1425
---
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days of operation
MFO
TTF
MON
XXX
WED
SCH
São Bras de Alportel
---
---
0930
---
1425
---
Santa Catarina
0715
0915
0950
1405
1445
1815
Prego
0725
0925
1000
1415
1455
1825
Tavira Bus Station
0735
0935
1010
1425
1505
1835

Tavira <> St. Estevão <> Esteiramantens

SERVICE SUSPENDED EXCEPT FOR SCHOOL BUSES

One bus each schoolday
- from Esteiramantens at 0750; From Tavira to Estiramantens at 1715

Tavira <> Luz de Tavira <> Amaro Gonçalves

From Tavira on WEEKDAYS (MFO) at 1325 and 1830. Also on at 1630 SCHOOLDAYS. The 1830 bus continues to Brejos (Cruz.) arriving at 1850.

From Amaro Gonçalves on WEEKDAYS (MFO) at 0705 (starts at Brejos at 0700) and 1340 also at 1650 on SCHOOLDAYS.
Journey time 15 minutes

There are more buses between Tavira and Luz de Tavira - click here for times.


Tavira Urbanas - TUT local minibus around town

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.

terminal
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, 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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Pedras d'el Rei tourist train across to Praia do Barril - it has a diesel engine
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