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Vila Real de Santo António > Castro Marim > Azinhal and beyond

The information has been obtained from printed timetables and other local sources (like taking the bus) and is given in good faith.
Correct to the best of my knowledge as of 1st April 2017- checked on official website but not in person

I cannot figure out a way of creating a useful printable file of this page! Printable version for buses to Castro Marim and Azinhal on the official website here.

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Map of Vila Real de Santo António showing railway station, bus station and ferry.

MFO - bus runs Mondays to Fridays (weekdays) only except holidays SCH - bus runs on Schooldays only

SHX - bus does not run on Sundays or holidays SAT - bus runs on Saturdays only, except holidays
YYY - this bus runs only on MONDAYS and FRIDAYS except holidays This highlight - bus only runs beyond Castro Marim on non-market days
ZZZ - runs on Sundays and Holidays only and only between 1st July and 9th September NSC - bus runs during school holidays only and Mondays to Fridays (weekdays) only

Vila Real de Santo António > Castro Marim > Azinhal

Days of operation

MFO
YYY
SHX
MFO
ZZZ
MFO
NSC
SAT
SCH
NSC
MFO
SCH
SCH
NSC
MFO
ZZZ
Vila Real de Santo António Bus Terminal

0820 0900
1205
1240
1300
1330
1430
1430
1620
1700
1710
1735
1820
1820
1915
2000
Castro Marim

0828
0908
1213
1248
1308
1338
1438
1438
1628
1708
1718
1743
1828
1828
1923
2008
Montinho

0833
0913
1218
1253 1313
1343
1443
1443
1633
---
1723
1748
1833
1833
1928
2013
Junqueira

---
0917
aaa
1257
---
1347
---
1447
1637
---
1727
1752
1837
1837
1932
2017
Azinhal

---
0922
aaa
1302
---
1352
---
1452
1642
---
1732
1757
1842
1842
1937
2022
Bus continues to

---
Beja
---
---
---
Alt
---
---
---
---
Alc
SJ
Ben
Furz
CP
---

TIMETABLE NOTES - for timetable above

aaa - to Junqueira (1222) on SCH and SAT; to Azinhal (1227) on SCH. Alt - to Alta Mora (1415) on SCH only  Alc - to Alcoutim and beyond; see below
Beja - to Beja via the hills - see below
Alc - to Alcoutim and beyond - see below
Ben - on schooldays continues to Bentos (1935)
Furz - on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays runs to Bentos (1935) then to Furnazinhas (2010)
On Tuesdays and Thursdays runs via Odeleite (1857) to Furnazinhas (1925)
SJ - via Odeleite (1812), Furnazinhas (1840) to Martin Longo (1919) and Santa Justa (1925)
CP - to Corte Pequena on Tuesdays and Thursdays but only during school holidays!

Azinhal > Castro Marim > Vila Real de Santo António

Days of operation

MFO
MFO
SAT ZZZ MFO
MFO
NSC
SAT
SCH
MFO
ZZZ
MFO
SCH YYY
SCH NSC
SCH
Bus starts from

---
aaa
---
---
---
Vaq
---
---
---
---
---
---
Alt
Beja
---
---
---
Azinhal

0700
0738
0748
0748
---
0843
---
---
1235
1305
---
1400
1438
1638
1638
---
1730
Junqueira

0704
0742
0752
0752
---
0847
---
1230
1239
1309
---
1404
1442
1642
1642
---
1734
Montinho

0709
0747
0757
0757
0840
0852
1225
1235
1244
1314
1315
1409
1447
1647
1647
---
1739
Castro Marim

0714
0752
0802
0802
0845
0857
1230
1240
1249
1319
1320
1414
1452
1652
1652
1715
1744
Vila Real de Santo António Bus Terminal

0722
0800
0810
0810
0853
0905
1238
1248
1257
1327
1328
1422
1500
1700
1700
1723
1752

TIMETABLE NOTES - for timetable above

aaa - there are two buses at the same time; various starting points see below
ZZZ - runs on Sundays and holidays during the summer
Alt - starts from Alta Mora at 1415
YYY - runs on Mondays and Fridays only, except holidays
Beja - from Beja via the hills - see below

Vaq - From Vaqueiros on certain days. See below
Ode - from Odeleite on Schooldays

Vila Real de Santo António <> Alcoutim and way beyond, up into the hills

Pay attention! These timetables are very complicated! It is almost impossible to do a round trip in one day
Buses run certain days of the week only as shown by the codes below. NO BUSES ON SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS OR PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
AAA - runs only on Mondays and Fridays which are schooldays
BBB - runs only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday which are schooldays

CCC - runs only on Tuesdays and Thursdays which are  not schooldays DDD - runs only on Wednesdays which are schooldays and runs via Odeleite
at 1440hrs before going to Alamo etc.

EEE - runs only on Tuesdays and Thursdays which are schooldays FFF - Runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays all year
GGG - runs on Mondays and Fridays only HHH - runs only on Tuesdays and Thursdays which are not schooldays
JJJ - Starts at Santa Justa at 0610; runs on Schooldays only; goes to Vaqueiros after Martin
Longo. Between Furnazinhas and Vila Real bus also runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays all year.
SCH - runs on all schooldays
(X) - time at the crossroads where the road to the village turns off GOT ALL THAT!! THERE WILL BE A TEST


Note carefully the different days on which buses run

JJJ
AAA
BBB
CCC
EEE
FFF
SCH
GGG


GGG
SCH
DDD
CCC
EEE
FFF
SCH
EEE
AAA
HHH
Vaqueiros
0627
---
---
0630
0630
0630
---
---

Vila Real Bus Terminal
0900
1330
1400
1710
1710
1710
1735
1735
1735
1820
Martin Longo
0616
---
---
0640
0640
0640
---
---

Azinhal
0922
1352
1422
1732
1732
1732
1757
1757
1757
1842
Giões
|
---
---
0655
0655
0655
---
---

Alamada de Ouro
|
|
1428
1738
1738
1738
|
|
|
|
Farelos
|
---
---
0701
0701
|
---
---

Meia Légua
|
|
1431
1741
|
|
|
1805
1805
|
Alcaria (X)
|
---
---
0711
0711
|
---
from

Foz de Odeleite
|
|
1454
1751
|
|
|
1814
1814
|
Pereiro
|
---
---
0717
0717
0712
---
Beja

Alamo (X)
|
|
1503
1800
|
|
|
1822
1822
|
Santa Marta
|
---
---
|
|
0722
---
1531

Corte das Donas
|
|
|
1805
|
|
|
|
1827
|
Cortes Pereiras
|
---
---
|
|
0732
---
1540

Alamo (X)
|
|
1503
1810
|
|
|
1822
1832
|
Balurcos da Cima
FZG
0630
0640
0728
0728
|
---
|

Laranjeiras
|
|
1508
1815
|
|
|
1827
1837
|
Balurcos de Baixo
|
0633
0643
0731
0731
|
---
|

Odeleite
0930
1407
1440
|
1750
1750
1812
|
|
1857
Alcoutim Crossroads
|
0636
0646
0735
0735
|
---
|

Guerreiros do Rio (X)
0949
---
|
|
1809
1809
|
|
|
FUR
Alcoutim Village
|
0646
0656
0745
0745
0750
---
1550

Balurcos de Baixo
0955
---
|
|
1813
1813
|
|
|
---
Alcoutim Crossroads
|
|
|
|
|
|
---
1603

Alcoutim (X)
0957
---
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
---
Balurcos de Baixo
|
|
|
|
0802
0802
---
1605

Alcoutim Village
1010
---
1523
1830
1830
1830
|
1842
1852
---
Guerreiros do Rio (X)
|
|
|
|
0806
0806
---
1609

Alcoutim (X)
|
---
1533
1840
1840
|
|
1852
1902
---
Odeleite
0723
|
|
|
0825
0825
1410
1630

Balurcos de Baixo
|
---
1536
1843
1843
|
|
1855
1905
---
Laranjeiras
|
0701
0711
0800
|
|
|
|

Balurcos da Cima |
---
1540
1847
1847
|
FZH
1858
1908
---
Alamo (X)
|
0703
0713
0805
|
|
|
|

Cortes Pereiras 1020
---
|
|
|
1840
|
---
---
---
Corte das Donas
|
0708
|
0810
|
|
|
|

Santa Marta 1029
---
|
|
|
1850
|
---
---
---
Alamo (X)
|
0713
0713
0815
|
|
|
|

Pereiro to
---
1551
1858
1858
1900
|
---
---
---
Foz de Odeleite
|
0721
0721
0824
|
|
|
|

Alcaria (X) Beja
---
1557
1904
1904
|
|
---
---
---
Meia Légua
|
0724
0724
0833
|
|
|
|

Farelos ---
---
|
1914
1914
|
|
---
---
---
Alamada de Ouro
|
|
|
0836
0836
0836
|
|

Giões ---
---
|
1920
1920
1917
SJ
<<< to Vaqueiros
before Martin Longo

Azinhal
0738
0738
0738
0843
0843
0843
1418
1638

Martin Longo ---
---
1625
1940
1940
1940
1919
Vila Real Bus Terminal
0800
0800
0800
0905
0905
0905
1440
1700

Vaqueiros ---
---
---
1950
1950
1950
1908



TIMETABLE NOTES (as if there were not enough already!)

FZG - runs via Furnazinhas at 0655   FZH - runs via Furnazinhas at 1840      
FUR - runs to Furnazinhas (arrive 2020) via Alta Mora (1915), Corte Pequena (1920) and Bentos (1945)
SJ - to Santa Justa arriving at 1925

Vila Real de Santo António <> Beja via Alcoutim and Mértola

beja_VRSA_timetable
Circule les lundis et vendredis seulement, sauf féries. Nur Montags und Freitags nicht ferien.

This is probably quite a scenic ride in the countryside. I have been as far as Alcoutim, which is a nice place for a visit. Beyond, there be dragons!

There are long-distance express buses between Vila Real and Beja via Alcoutim; for details see www.rede-expressos.pt

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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