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Train/bus connection summary for Albufeira railway station

The information has been obtained from printed timetables and other local sources (like taking the bus) and is given in good faith.

THE TIMES BELOW ARE IN EFFECT  UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
THERE ARE TWO BUSES BETWEN RAILWAY STATION AND TOWN, GIRO ROUTES 5 AND 11
THEY TAKE DIFFERENT ROUTES! NUMBER 11 GOES INTO THE OLD TOWN CENTRE, NUMBER 5 DOES NOT.

Albufeira Railway Station is about 5.5km (3.5 miles) from the old town centre; it is just outside Ferreiras.

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There are two bar/cafés at the station, good places to wait! The bus stop is immediately outside the station.
There is a taxi rank at the station but sometimes no taxis. Call a taxi on 289 583 230; there is a public phone.
Uber and Bolt operate in the area.

The bus timetable is NOT designed to provide connections with the trains. The bus may not wait if the train is late.
Only those buses that may offer a connection with trains are shown. Cash fare to any stop in Albufeira is €2,40. Contactless NOT accepted.

Albufeira Bus Station is over half a mile (0.8km) from some hotel areas, at least a mile (1.6km) from other parts  of town.
It is about a mile/1.6km from the old town area and beach. Information about other local buses in Albufeira town here

AT THE ALBUFEIRA STOPS THERE ARE CONNECTIONS* WITH THE OTHER GIRO ROUTES TO/FROM OTHER PARTS OF TOWN.
You may be able to use the same ticket when changing to another GIRO bus to complete your journey.

* Last buses on the other GIRO routes leave Albufeira bus station between 1900 and 1930 in winter, later on some routes 2100 - 2200 from 1st June to 30th September.
For details of the other local buses in and around Albufeira, click or tap here

DAYS OF OPERATION: Daily –  train runs every day, buses usually do not
MFO - train or bus runs Mondays to Fridays (weekdays) only except holidays
SHX – train does not run on Sundays and Holidays

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FOR COMPLETE TRAIN DETAILS SEE THE TRAIN TIMETABLE; for complete bus service route 5 click here and route 11 click here
Route 11 buses stop at Camping Albufeira (which is opposite Clube Albufeira) about 5 minutes before arriving in Albufeira Avenida da Liberdade
Route 5 buses stop at Camping Albufeira about 5 minutes after leaving the Bus Station. Stops for both are on the main road, not the one at the entrance

ARRIVING IN ALBUFEIRA  RAILWAY STATION
Daily SHX SHX Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily MFO MFO Daily Daily Daily
Train from Lisbon arrives --- --- --- --- --- 1059 --- 1305 --- --- 1712 ---
--- --- --- 2000 --- 2139
Train from Faro arrives
---
0743 --- --- 0935
1054
---
1259
---
---
1655
1813 ---
1859 ---
1956 2123 ---
Train from Lagos arrives 0717 --- 0800 0858 --- --- 1218 --- 1433 1617 --- ---
1831 --- 1938
---
2118 ---

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Bus 11  leaves for old town and bus station
0725 0754 0825 0925 0954 1125 1225 1325 1454 1625 1725 1825
1854 1925 1947


Bus 5 leaves for bus station
goes via a different route
0725
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0755
0755
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0818


0955
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1018



1455
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1518
1655
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1718


1855
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1919

1955
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Bus 11  arrives at Old Town Av. Liberdade
0749 0817 0849 0951 1021 1121 1249 1349 1521 1649 1749 1849
1921 1949 2010


Bus 11 Arrives at Câmara Municipal (Town Hall)
0752
0821
0852
0955
1025
1125
1252
1352
1525
1652
1752
1852
1925
1952 2014



Bus 11  arrives at Bus Station
0756
0825
0856
0959
1029
1129
1256
1356
1529
1656
1756
1856
1929
1956
2018




LEAVING ALBUFEIRA RAILWAY STATION**
Daily SHX
SHX Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily MFO MFO Daily Daily


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Bus route / line 5 5
11 5 5 5 5
5
5 5 5 5 5 5 11 11
Bus Leaves Bus Station 0630 0700
0730 0800 0900 1030 1130 1230 1400 1530 1600 1730 1800 1830 1830 1930
Bus arrives Railway Station
0655
0729
0754 0825 0925 1055 1155 1255 1425 1555 1649 1755 1825 1855 1854 1955















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Train to Lisbon leaves
0723
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--- 0845 --- --- --- --- 1438 1624 --- --- 1837 --- --- ---
---
Train to Faro leaves 0722 ---
0800 0858 --- --- 1218 --- 1438 1623 --- --- 1837 1921 1921 ---
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Train to Lagos leaves
--- 0743
--- --- 0935 1100 --- 1307 ---
--- 1655 1814 --- 1900 1900 2001 2123
*** There are NO direct buses from the old town towards the railway station. You must always go via the main bus station. Allow plenty of time
Note 1 - Bus 11 at 25 past the hour runs on weekdays only. At weekends the next bus is at 47 or 54 minutes past the hour. Bus 5 runs daily.
Note 2 -  Bus connection only available 1st July to 30th September, to be confirmed
Note 3 - I would not take a chance on this to catch the 1900 to Lagos!
Note 4 - Bus runs on weekdays only. At weekends the only buses leave the bus station at 30 minutes past the hour, on both routes.
Complete timetable for Giro 5 here and for Giro 11 here     ALL Giro routes here

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