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.
LIMITED BUS SERVICE OPERATING - DETAILS BELOW
Buses operated by EVA
Until further notice ONLY these buses will be
operating on WEEKDAYS ONLY
From Tavira at 0810, 1235, 1305, 1440 and 1810
From Pedras d'el Rei at 0830, 1250, 1320 and 1825 also from Santa Luzia at 1450
to view and print the official 'temporary' timetable please click here.
The journeys shaded yellow run from 1st July to 10th
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.
Until further notice only these buses are
operating and on WEEKDAYS ONLY
to view and print the 'temporary' official timetable please click here.
From Tavira at 0740, 1055, 1335, 1630, 1740 and 1840
From Cabanas at 0755, 11190, 1425, 1645, 1755 and 1855
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
|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.
1st JULY to second Sunday in SEPTEMBER - Journey time 7
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. Timetable for this summer is here
- about twice an hour 0800 - 1935 daily from Quatro Águas.
Return from the island 0815 - 1945. .
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.
In high summer
(July and August) it (usually) operates frequently from 0800
until midnight. Return fare (adult) is €1,70,
children aged 4 to 12 €0.90 under 4 yrs free. They run
extra boats if demand requires. Ferries operate until late
evening during July and August.
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
Fare €2.20 (adult)
return, children aged 4 - 12 €1. Times for summer 2020 here.
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
SERVICE SUSPENDED EXCEPT FOR THE
0715 SANTA CATARINA TO TAVIRA AND 1915 RETURN
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 MFO - Mondays to Fridays (weekdays) only
SCH - Schooldays only but not on Wednesdays!
|days of operation
|days of operation
One bus 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
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.
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