The information has been obtained from printed
timetables and other local sources (like taking the bus) and is
given in good faith.
There is a mini-bus service (A ONDA LINE 2 / Liha Azul) linking
Meia Praia, Lagos Railway Station, Lagos Bus Station and town,
Dona Ana and Porto do Mos. Times are listed at the bus stops. The
route ends at Forte de Meia Praia, which is next to the little
railway station at the eastern end of the beach.
Complete timetable (external link) here. Be aware that the timetable notes are in Portuguese only. I have translated them here if you need.
JULY AND AUGUST TIMETABLE
From Meia Praia to Lagos town, Praia Dona Ana and Porto do Mós EVERY DAY from 0710 to 2310 at 10 minutes past every hour
From Lagos town (Portas de Portugal) to Meia Praia weekdays at
0754 to 1654 at 56 minutes past every hour, then at 1809, 1914,
2054, 2154, 2254 and 2354. Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays at 54 minutes past the hour from 0754 to 2254.
All these buses come from Porto do Mós leaving sixteen minutes before the time at Portas de Portugal, running via Torraltina, Praia Dona Ana and stop outside the bus station near the bridge 2 minutes after the stop at Portas de Portugal.
WINTER TIMETABLE 1st September to 30th June - Most of these buses come from / go to Porto do Mós via Praia Dona Ana. Check timetable.
Buses leave Meia Praia for Lagos town (Portas de Portugal) , Praia Dona Ana and Porto do Mós thus:
Weekdays : 0710 then at 10 minutes past each hour until 1710,
1830 and last bus at 1930 only as far the bus station.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: only at 0710, 0810, 0910, 1310, 1710, 1810.There are also buses at 1010, 1410 and 1910 only as far as the bus station.
Stops also outside Lagos bus station and continues down the main
'Esplananda' for the Portas de Portugal (town centre) before going
to Torralta, Dona Ana and Porto do Mos.
Coming back from Lagos, buses leave for Meia Praia from the Portas de Portugal stop by the market thus :
Weekdays : 0754 then at 54 minutes past each hour until 1654,
then at 1809 and 1914.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays : only at 0754, 0854, 0954, 1354, 1654, 1754 and 1854
All these journeys come from Porto do Mós leaving at 40 minutes past the hour, running via Torraltina, Praia Dona Ana and stop outside the bus station near the bridge 2 minutes after the stop at Portas de Portugal.
If you are staying in or near Meia Praia, or wish to visit, the train is an easy, quick and cheap way to or from Portimão and points east. Travelling by bus means going into Lagos first and a much longer journey.
The train journey between Lagos and Meia Praia takes four
minutes. The journey from Meia Praia to Portimão takes about 15
minutes. Train times can be seen here. They stop at Meia Praia four
minutes after leaving Lagos. The trains run at highly irregular
intervals, with long gaps between them. Do check times carefully.
There is no ticket office at Meia Praia. Buy your ticket on the
train; cash only. Ticket price to Lagos is €1,45 and to
Portimão it is €1,80. From Meia Praia to Lagos the first train is
at 0854 except Sundays and Holidays when it is 1032. Trains are
then at very irregular intervals until the last train at 2106
daily. The last train from Portimaõ back to Meia Praia leaves at
2051 daily. Trains run from Lagos to Meia Praia at 0614
daily, 0658 (except Sundays and Holidays), 0903 on weekdays, at
1114 daily then at very irregular intervals until 1721 (daily),
1815 (weekdays only), then the last train at 2015 daily. All
trains go to Portimão, all but one weekday train (the 0903) then
continues to Tunes (for Lisbon connections), Albufeira and Faro.
The little platform is about 150 metres from eastern end of the beach. The train station at Lagos is about 5 minutes walk across the bridge past the Marina into the top end of town and another five minutes walk into the main tourist area.
General information about buses in and around Lagos 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
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