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REDE EXPRESSOS AND OTHER LONG DISTANCE BUSES (COACHES) IN PORTUGAL

This page has been created with information taken from printed timetables, the official website and checked locally whenever possible.


WARNING - on the website times are currently shown as valid only until 20th October. This suggests that some timetables may change after that date. Do be sure to re-check times before planning a journey.

Please read! This page summarises some of the long-distance services operated by the Rede Expressos consortium (and some other companies) from Lisbon and Porto to and from some of the more requested tourist destinations in Portugal, in particular the Algarve. I have many of the current timetable leaflets for Rede-Expressos routes to and from Lisbon, so if there is a place you are looking for that is not included below, please email me with your query. Please however read the whole page and check the websites first, as I do have a real life. Rede- Expressos have changed the design of their website. Point to point times can be checked by selecting origin and destination then OK and NOT selecting a particular date. The days and dates of running are shown in only in Portuguese, so ensure you properly understand this information. The expressions in Portuguese for days of the week are quite unlike anywhere else!

2ª = Monday, 3ª = Tuesday, 4ª = Wednesday 5ª = Thursday and 6ª = Friday while Sábado and Domingo you will recognise. Até means 'until' while Entre means 'between' and A partir de means ' from the date...'.

You must always re-check times for the EXACT date you wish to travel when tickets are available, a maximum 30 days in advance. I have done my best below to indicate the approximate level of service. In the absence of a general timetable, it is far too time consuming to check every date for every destination!

REDE EXPRESSOS AND RENEX

Rede - Expressos / Renex is Portugal's main operator of long distance buses (coaches to UK and Ireland readers) and they cover almost the whole country including many small towns where railways no longer go. Their official website is www.rede-expressos.pt and is partly available in English, Spanish and French, as well as of course in Portuguese.

The official website www.rede-expressos.pt should always be consulted to confirm fares and times, especially around public holidays. There is a search engine that will give you point to point timetables and fares, but they do not have downloadable timetables. Other long distance and regional companies have their own websites - see below and also here.

REDE-EXPRESSOS NETWORK MAP

This can be viewed here and will open a new window or tab. Click on a place and it will show the destinations you can reach. Many minor routes are served perhaps only once or twice a day. A few routes are seasonal. Do check the timetables before assuming there will be a journey to suit your needs.  Rede Expressos now offers tickets to Spain and other European countries through its partners.

BUYING TICKETS

Seat reservations are required for all Rede Expressos services. You can normally reserve on-line up to 30 days ahead of travel at the website, by telephone or at the bus terminals or ticket agents. Rede-Expressos tickets can be purchased at the website using credit cards or PayPal. There is only a limited refund available for tickets purchased on line and never after the booked journey has departed. Check the terms and conditions here.

When in the payment process, you will see a section labelled INVOICE DATA. If you are not a Portuguese tax payer IGNORE THIS COMPLETELY!! Please take a look at a screen capture here. If you are a Portuguese tax payer, you will know what this means.

The Rede-Expressos ticketing systems allow you to book a through ticket from just about anywhere to anywhere else. Any change of vehicle required (always in Lisbon if that's on your route) is clearly indicated. Don't forget that Lisbon is 'LISBOA' in Portuguese. However sometimes you will need two separate tickets.

Your ticket will show VIATURA (route or vehicle number) which is on the front of the vehicle and also shown on departure screens at larger bus stations. If in doubt, ask. On some routes you will also be assigned a seat number (lugar) which is also shown on your ticket. However on many services you sit where you like.

Many ticket offices and agents in small towns keep limited hours, especially at weekends and on holidays. Many calls are just a bus stop. If you turn up, with no ticket, at the last moment and the next bus is full, you will be sold a ticket for the first bus on which there is a seat, which might be tomorrow! If you are making a long journey and do not have a ticket, be sure to arrive at least 30 minutes before your departure time or buy a ticket on line. Tickets purchased via the website can be either self print or sent to a suitable mobile device.

A list of Rede-Expressos ticket offices and sales agents can be found on their website, click Postos de Venda or Points of Sale on their home page and then choose the place you need from the list. Rede - Expressos call centre number is 707 22 33 44 available 0800 - 2100 daily.

WIFI is available on all vehicles normally used in service. There will however be many remote areas where there is poor or non-existent connection. At busy times, extra vehicles 'borrowed' and pressed into service may not have wifi

PRICES

As a VERY rough indication of the cost, an hour's ride with Rede Expressos will cost you €7.00, but the longer the journey, the cheaper it gets. Rede-Expressos is a group of several operators, so your vehicle may have a different company name on it.

A return (round-trip) ticket is a little cheaper than two one-way tickets. However you can only buy a return ticket if your trip is with 30 days of booking, both ways.

Children under 4 years who do not occupy a seat travel free. Children aged 4 to 13 years travel half price. Once they are 14, they pay full fare unless holding a student or youth discount card.

Seniors - those 65 years or older have a small discount on the normal fare. Photo ID must be carried on the journey as proof.

LUGGAGE ON BOARD
Check the details here but in brief you are allowed up 20Kg luggage. Large bags go in the 'hold'. Small bags and valuables go inside with you to be stored on overhead racks, just like airline carry-on. Large or awkwardly shaped items may be refused. Bicycles are accepted with the wheels removed, and packed in a (bike) bag, transparent or black. Travelling with pets? Check the regulations here. Ask the company if in doubt.

TRAVEL ON FRIDAYS, SUNDAYS AND AROUND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

These are very busy times on all the long distance routes. You are strongly advised to buy tickets in advance wherever possible! On many routes there are extra journeys on Fridays and Sundays during the University and College term time, which is from the second Monday in September until the 30th June. I cannot show all these in the time tables below, but they will be available on the official websites. All long distance routes are subject to alteration around major holidays eg Christmas, New Year and Easter. It is impossible for me to include all these variations here. Intending travellers should especially be aware that :

LISBON BUS TERMINALS AND COMPANIES

The REDE EXPRESSOS services on this page run from and to the LISBON SETE RIOS bus terminal. This is 3 miles / 5 km from the city centre, but is well served by city buses (http://carris.pt/ for details), the Metro (Jardim Zoológico station; http://metrolisboa.pt/ for details) and by suburban trains to Sete Rios station (www.cp.pt Urbanos Lisboa). In all cases allow at least 20 minutes to make your connection, as it is a bit of a maze around there. If you are arriving at Sete Rios and need a taxi, there is a taxi rank to the left of the exit. Sete Rios is about 5.7miles / 9.2 km from the airport - see below for travel options.

They also use the LISBON GARE ORIENTE terminal, which is next to the railway and metro stations of the same name. This is about 5.75 miles / 9.0 km from the city centre but only 2.9km /1.8 miles the airport, with a direct metro connection.  I have marked where known which journeys use Oriente rather than Sete Rios. A few trips to and from the Algarve towns call at both. Some cities and towns in the north of the country also have service to and from both Sete Rios and Oriente, so check times to and from both.

The RENEX branded journeys mostly use Lisbon Oriente, some use both. It is always worth checking times at both, especially if you are travelling from or to Lisbon Airport. CITIEXPRESS services to the north-east use both Sete Rios and Oriente. Tickets for Citiexpress are sold through the Rede-Expressos website.

RODOVÍARIO DO TEJO is a regional operator (website www.rodotejo.pt) whose 'rápidas' buses to the popular tourist destination of Óbidos use LISBON CAMPO GRANDE bus station, which is next to the Metro station of the same name and about 4.5 miles / 7.3 km from the city centre. Their stops are outside the main area of the bus terminal - they are next to a 16-storey apartment block. There is allegedly a ticket office by the Metro station entrance, which I have never noticed. You can buy your tickets on the bus. The MAFRENSE bus company, for buses to Ericeira, also use Campo Grande.

A few other companies are mentioned in the timetables below as required. For a longer list of regional bus operators in Portugal, click here.

ARRIVING AT LISBON AIRPORT - GETTING TO A BUS TERMINAL

NONE of the national long distance companies have departures from Lisbon Airport. You will need to make your way to the appropriate bus terminal. Approximate distances from the airport to the bus terminals - Campo Grande 2.1 miles/3.3km , Oriente 1.8 miles/2.9km; Sete Rios 5.7miles/9.2km. Taxis are readily available at the airport should you not wish to use metro (underground / subway) train or bus.

Metro / subway / underground

You can take a bus or the Metro (subway) from the airport across town to Oriente or Sete Rios. The Metro runs every few minutes from 6am to 1am daily and will take you to Oriente in about 7 minutes and Jardim Zoológico (for the Sete Rios terminal) in about 25 minutes. Tickets are €2,00 for any journey, which includes 50 cents for the rechargeable ticket card.

City bus to Oriente

Carris city bus 744 will take you to Gare Oriente. Cash fare on this bus is €2,00. The bus will be going to MOSCAVIDE. First bus 0645hrs weekdays and Saturdays, 0745hrs Sundays and Holidays Last bus 2200hrs weekdays, 2145hrs Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. Buses run about every 12 - 20 minutes on weekdays, every 30 minutes at weekends. This bus DOES NOT operate at all on weekends and holidays during AUGUST.

Aerobus to Sete Rios

Aerobus 3 goes to the Sete Rios bus terminal. The service has recently been drastically reduced and now runs only six times a day, weekdays only. Full details  at www.aerobus.pt There is no direct city bus between the airport and Sete Rios.

Bus to Campo Grande - there isn't one!

There is no practicable route by metro and no direct bus link between the airport and Campo Grande Norte for the bus terminal there. Bus 783 from the airport, direction Amoreiras, stops approx. 850 metres from the Campo Grande terminal. Lisbon city bus maps and times are at www.http://carris.transporteslisboa.pt/.pt

SPECIAL NOTE - RETURNING TO THE AIRPORT. THE REDE EXPRESSOS WEBSITE STATES THAT JOURNEYS 'FROM THE NORTH' SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE IN LISBON BETWEEN 2300 AND 0800 hrs WILL STOP ON REQUEST AT THE AIRPORT. YOU MUST TELL THE DRIVER WHEN BOARDING. THE WEBSITE DOES NOT DETAIL EXACTLY WHAT IS MEANT BY 'FROM THE NORTH'!

List of timetables - click to jump to the timetable you need.

In general, if Friday is a holiday eg Good Friday, journeys marked 'Fridays ony', will run on the Thursday not Friday. Many journeys that run only on Sunday evenings will not run if the following Monday is a holiday. These journeys will run on the Monday evening instead. Please check before you make firm travel plans as I cannot include all the details here.

On most Public Holidays the timetable is the same as Sundays.Especially at Easter, Christmas and New Year. In addition, many late evening and 'overnight' services do not run on December 24th and December 31st. Announcements are made about a month beforehand.

LISBON  <> ALBUFEIRA

There are in total around 25 daily journeys between Lisbon and Albufeira with extra journeys in summer. Most journeys are 'non-stop' (other than a legally required short stop to keep the driver's hours legal) and take 2hrs 45 minutes. Some take a little longer.

Complete timetable  - Albufeira to and from Lisbon here, will open in a new window. Some journeys run to Lisbon Oriente which the nearest to the airport

Check www.rede-expressos.pt or visit the bus offices. One-way fare is between €18.50 and €20.00, according to which route is taken. The main bus station in Albufeira is about 1.6km / 1 mile from the town centre at Caliços. Some journeys operated by EVA Mundial Turismo also stop in Albufeira old town centre (Albufeira Centro) in the Avenida da Liberdade. Map here. Please check times on line at www.rede-expressos.pt or at the ticket office in Albufeira Bus Terminal, open from 0630hrs except Sundays and Holidays (0730hrs) closes at 2030hrs. The 'Bus Shop' ticket office in Avenida Liberdade (town centre) has closed down.

PLEASE DO DOUBLE CHECK TIMES ON THE OFFICIAL WEBSITES BEFORE MAKING FIRM TRAVEL PLANS AS THEY CAN CHANGE WITHOUT WARNING


LISBON TO FARO

Full list of journeys between Lisbon and Faro (city bus station)  here.
This will open in a new window. Many journeys continue to Olhão, Tavira and Vila Real de Santo António etc. There is a direct daily journey from Lisbon to Vila Real de Santo António and Monte Gordo via the 'scenic route' daily at 1715hrs. This runs via Beja and Mertola, with arrival in Monte Gordo at 2215. The northbound journey leaves Monte Gordo at 0800 and Vila Real de Santo António at 0805 with arrival in Lisbon at 1315.

FARO TO LISBON

Full list of journeys between Faro and Lisbon here.
This will open in a new window
NB for the NIGHT journey to Lisbon the ticket offices are CLOSED you MUST get a ticket in advance
.

Vilamoura, Quarteira, Almancil, Loulé, Olhão, Tavira, Monte Gordo, Vila Real de Santo António



TO KEEP THIS SUMMARY SIMPLE I ONLY SUMMARISE THE GENERAL LEVEL OF SERVICE.
FOR MOST ALGARVE DESTINATIONS THERE ARE EXTRA JOURNEYS IN SUMMER.
almost all towns also have a few journeys to and from Lisbon Oriente for the airport
Almancil - 11 journeys every day. Loulé 4 every day (connections available via Faro or Albufeira thence by local bus); Olhão 11 journeys, Quarteira 13 journeys every day; Tavira, Monte Gordo and Vila Real de Santo António 11 journeys,  Vilamoura 14 journeys.
There is an 0100 journey from Lisbon daily with arrival in the very early hours and a corresponding return journey 'overnight' into Lisbon arriving around 0530am.
Vilamoura stop is near Jafer's supermarket at the marina, Monte Gordo at the church and others are the local bus station.

LISBON TO THE WESTERN ALGARVE

There are 12 - 15 daily journeys between Lagos, Portimão and Lisbon Sete Rios. Some also call at other towns. Extra journeys run in summer. Some journeys start from or continue to Lisbon Oriente bus station near the airport.
LISBON TO LAGOS LIST OF ALL JOURNEYS Lisbon to Lagos (will open in a new window) LISBON TO PORTIMÃO JOURNEYS LIST HERE One way tickets €21 - €23


THE WESTERN ALGARVE TO LISBON

LAGOS TO LISBON SUMMARY OF ALL JOURNEYS Lagos to Lisbon ( will open in a new window) PORTIMÃO TO LISBON JOURNEYS LIST HERE
One way tickets €21 - €23

PORTIMÃO NEW LONG DISTANCE BUS STATION - BE AWARE THAT THIS IS 1.5km (almost a mile) FROM THE CITY CENTRE.
DO ALLOW ENOUGH TIME TO GET THERE. More information here.
Other places served include Lagoa (12 journeys daily), Armação de Pêra (8 - 12 journeys daily); Praia da Rocha and Alvor (five journeys daily).  Penina four journeys daily. Extra journeys run in summer (until 15th September) so please check on the official website.
Messines and Silves have four daily journeys direct from Lisbon Sete Rios.
Local stops are at the bus station except at Alvor (Roundabout) and Praia da Rocha (Clube Praia da Rocha bus stop)
Alvor and Praia da Rocha have daily service from / to Portimão by local bus but these to do NOT go anywhere near the long distance bus station there.

ALBUFEIRA TO THE ALENTEJO COAST


One or two journeys are possible each day changing  at either Portimão or Lagos, or first taking a local bus to those places.
First consult the Rede Expressos website for their options. Note that in Portimão the local and long distance bus stations are 1.5km apart!

LISBON <> SAGRES DIRECT SERVICES via Aljezur or Portimão

Checked and updated 17th September 2019

Lisbon - Sete Rios to Sagres
summer only 0700 arrive 1100, also in summer at 1130 arrive 1530. There is a daily journey all year at 1530 arriving at 1930. These run via Portimão, Lagos and Vila do Bispo

Sagres to Lisbon Sete Rios
- daily journey all year 0845 arrive 1300 via Vila do Bispo, Lagos and Portimão.  In summer, there are extra journeys  at 0600 and 1515. There is a 1545 journey via a different route to Lisbon on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1st October to 30th June.

From 1st July to 30th September inclusive there is a DAILY Rede-Expressos service from Lisbon (Sete Rios) direct to Sagres. This leaves at 07.30 am arriving in Aljezur 11.20, Carrapateira 11.40, Vila do Bispo at 11.55 and arriving in Sagres at 12.05. The return journey leaves Sagres at 15.45 calling at Vila Do Bispo 15.55, Carrapateira 16.10, Aljezur 16.30 arriving in Lisbon at 20.35. In winter these journeys run only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (on Monday not Sunday if Monday is a holiday).  On other days in winter or as a general alternative, you will need to travel via Lagos (see above) and take a local bus.

(FARO) <> ALBUFEIRA <> FÁTIMA DIRECT

A map of Fátima here. Will open a new window. The bus station is in square D4 and is about 500 metres from the sanctuary.

CHECKED 17th September 2019 - One way / single fare from Albufeira is normally €22,80 on the direct journey, may be a little more going via Lisbon

There is one direct journey each day from Faro to Fátima leaving at 1115 via Albufeira at 1215, arriving in Fátima at 1925. The return journey leaves Fátima at 1055, arriving in Albufeira at 1745 and Faro at 1835. These run via Aljustrel, Beja, Évora, Montemor, Coruche and Santarem. Both journeys stop for about 45 minutes at Évora.

There are several daily journey opportunities travelling via Lisbon and changing there The outbound departure is at 0645 arriving in Fátima at 1159. The last return trip leaves at 2030hrs, arrival back in Albufeira is at 0115hrs. Details and ticket purchase at www.rede-expressos.pt or from any Bus terminal.

LISBON  > FÁTIMA

A map of Fátima here. Will open a new window. The bus station is in square D4 and is about 500 metres from the sanctuary.

LISBON ORIENTE BUS STATION IS MUCH NEARER THE AIRPORT, WITH A DIRECT CONNECTION BY METRO (SUBWAY). THERE ARE NINE OR TEN JOURNEYS EVERY DAY BETWEEN LISBON ORIENTE BUS STATION AND FÁTIMA.  THEY ARE ALL BOOKABLE VIA THE REDE-EXPRESSOS WEBSITE

Checked 17th September 2019 Many of these journeys before / after Fátima are from or to other towns/cities. One-way fare is €12,20, journey is 90 minutes. Extra journeys may operate for major events. At busy times (mostly Friday and Sunday evenings) there may be two vehicles leaving at the same time.

NB - if you buy a ticket on the website it is valid only for the journey chosen. There are no open tickets. If you do not take the journey, you need a new ticket. A refund or exchange for the old ticket may not always be available.
SUMMARY - First journey from Lisbon Sete Rios is at 0030 daily via Lisbon Oriente, then from Oriente at 0630 daily, then from Sete Rios at 0700 daily and every 30 - 60 minutes until  2130. Later journey from ORIENTE at 2200 daily, from Sete Rios at 2300 on Fridays.  Some journeys either call at or start from Lisbon Oriente giving about one journey an hour from there until 2200hrs. Check official website for times.

FÁTIMA > LISBON

Early journey to Lisbon Oriente and Sete Rios at 0240 daily, then at 0645 weekdays only, 0730 daily and every 30 - 60 minutes until 2130 and a later journey at 2210 on Sundays, at 2245 and 0125 daily to Lisbon Oriente. Some other journeys call at Lisbon Oriente throughout the day. Check official website for times.
CITIEXPRESS www.citiexpress.eu also runs a limited service between Lisbon, Fátima and various towns in the north and west of Portugal.

PORTO < > FÁTIMA

Checked 17th September 2019 - two hours journey, €17.10 one way.
Daily  service Porto (Campo 24 de Agosto) to Fátima at 0030, 0530 (Mondays only), 0600, 0715 then every 30 - 60 minutes until 2045, with one later journey at 2315. From Fátima to Porto at 0030 on Mondays and Saturdays, 0650 on Mondays, then 0750 daily every 30 - 60 minutes until 2020, later journeys at 2200, 2300 and 2320. Subject to alteration around major holidays and special events at Fátima.
A map of Fátima here. Will open a new window. The bus station is in square D4 and is about 500 metres from the sanctuary.

LISBON > TORRES VEDRAS > PRAIA AREIA BRANCA > PENICHE

Checked 17th September 2019 One way fare Lisbon to Peniche is €8,60. See note below about stops in Peniche. There are other services between Lisbon and Torres Vedras and also between Lisbon and Peniche. See the note at the bottom of the section.
All buses run daily unless noted

Not Sundays








G

Lisbon Sete Rios
0730
0830
1000
1145
1230
1330
1545
1700
1830
1930
2200
---
Torres Vedras Bus terminal
0815
0915
1045
1230
1315
1415
1630
1745
1915
2015
2245
---
Carrasqueira
0830
0930
1100
1245
1330
1430
1645
1800
1930
2030
2300
---
Lourinha Bus terminal
0840
0940
1110
1255
1340
1440
1655
1810
1940
2040
2310
---
Praia Areia Branca
no stop
0945
1115
1300
1345
1445
1700
1815
1945
2045
|
---
Peniche (Tejo Bus Terminal)
0900
1005
1135
1320
1405
1505
1720
1835
2005
2105
2330
---
Notes : G -   Only on Sundays except if Monday is a holiday then runs on the MONDAY instead.

PENICHE > PRAIA AREIA BRANCA > TORRES VEDRAS > LISBON

All buses run daily unless noted Not Sundays
or holidays




Not Sundays





G
H
Peniche (Tejo Bus Terminal)
0600
0700
0830
0915
1145
1230
1430
1600
1700
1830
1930
2030
Praia Areia Branca
no stop
0720
0850
0935
1205
1250
1450
1620
1720
1850
1950
2050
Lourinha Bus terminal
0620
0725
0855
0940
1210
1255
1455
1625
1725
1855
1955
2055
Carrasqueira
0630
0735
0905
0950
1220
1305
1505
1635
1725
1905
2005
2105
Torres Vedras Bus terminal
0645
0750
0920
1005
1235
1320
1520
1650
1750
1920
2020
2020
Lisbon Sete Rios
0730
0835
1005
1050
1320
1405
1610
1735
1835
2005
2105
2205
Notes : G - on Sundays only unless Monday is a holiday in which case runs on the MONDAY instead. H runs on all Sundays, also on MONDAYS if Monday is a holiday.
Note : Peniche Bus terminal is a bleak facility located in an industrial area about 1/2 mile (800 metres) from town. All inbound buses also stop at the 'Tribunal' just outside the town centre. However you cannot board an outbound bus there without a ticket.
The Rodoviariadooeste company runs 'Rapida Azul' between Lisbon CAMPO GRANDE and PENICHE via almost the same route, but not serving Torres Vedras. This is essentially a weekday commuter service. There are only three journeys each way on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. Timetable here. One way fare Lisbon - Peniche is €8,55 and you pay cash. Reservation not possible. There is also a very frequent fast daily service between Lisbon Campo Grande and Torres Vedras operated by Barraqueiro. Journeys every 7 - 12 minutes during weekday rush hours, every 30 minutes at other times on weekdays, once each hour at weekends. Timetable here
Peniche also has a limited direct service to and from Porto via Caldas da Rainha - see the Rede-Expressos website for details.

LISBON > CALDAS DA RAINHA > NAZARÉ > MARINHA GRANDE > LEIRIA

Checked and updated 17th September 2019 - PLEASE ALSO SEE THIS TIMETABLE BELOW
These DO NOT GO to ÓBIDOS - see below for journeys to Óbidos. There are more journeys between Lisbon and Caldas da Rainha,  by a more direct route - check the Rede-Expressos website for details.Other journeys operate between Lisbon and Nazaré.
One way fare Lisbon to Caldas da Rainha is €8,30, to Leiria €12,60 (by any route)
Note carefully which days buses run
Daily
Not Sundays
or Holidays
(A)
weekdays
only

Daily Daily
Daily
Fridays Daily Daily Not Sundays
or Holidays
Daily Daily Daily
Daily weekdays
only
Except
Saturdays
Saturdays
Sundays
Only

Daily Not
Saturdays
Daily
Lisbon Sete Rios
0015
0700
0800
0830
0900
1030
1200
1300
1400
1430
1545
1545 1700
1815 1900
2000 2000 2115
2115
2230
Caldas da Rainha Bus terminal
non
0810
0910
0940
1010
1140
non
1410
1510
1540
|
1700 1810
1925 2010
2110 2110 non
2225
2340
Nazaré

|
|
|
1050
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
1850
|
2050
|
2150
|
|
|
Marinha Grande
stop
0845
0945
|
1115
1215
stop
1445
1545
|
1720
| 1915
2000 2115
2145 2215 stop
2300
0015
Leiria (Tejo Bus Terminal)
0200
0900
1000
1020
1130
1230
1345
1500
1600
1620
1735
1740 MR
2015 MR
2200 MR
2300
2315
0030
Notes : (A) also Lisbon to Leiria daily at 0700 via Rio Maior and Batalha. (B) also daily at 0915 via Fátima to Leiria arrive 1110
MR - to Monte Real. The 2000 from Lisbon also runs on Mondays if Monday is a holiday.

LEIRIA > MARINHA GRANDE > NAZARÉ > CALDAS DA RAINHA > LISBON

Note carefully which days buses run Daily
Daily
(A)
Not
Sundays

Daily Not Sundays
or Holidays
Daily Not
Sundays
or Holidays
Daily Fridays
Daily Daily Fridays Daily Not
Saturdays
Daily
Daily Daily Daily Fridays Fridays and
Sundays
Only
Leiria (Tejo Bus Terminal) MR
0745
0845
0945
1000
1100
1245
1330
1400
1445
1545
1600 1700 1800
1800
---
2000
2100
---
2215
Marinha Grande
0625
0800
0900
|
1015
1115
1300
1345
1415
|
1600
non 1715 1815
via
1815
2015
non
2130
non
Nazaré
0650
|
(B)
|
|
|
|
(C)
1440
|
|
|
|
|
|
1840
|
|
|
|
Caldas da Rainha Bus terminal
0730 0835
0935
1030
1050
1150
1335
1420
1530
1530
1635
stop
1750 1850
Batalha
1920
2050
stop
2205
stop
Lisbon Sete Rios
0840
0945
1045
1140
1200
1300
1445
1530
1640
1640
1745
1745
1900 2000
2015
2030
2200
2245
2315
0000
Notes : (A) - there is a non-stop journey from Leiria to Lisbon at 0800 except on Sundays and Holidays (B) there is a journey from Nazaré to Lisbon at 0920 daily, (C) at 1420 except Saturdays, (D) 1840 daily,  different vehicles. MR - from Monte Real

LISBON < > NAZARÉ also LISBON <> ALCOBAÇA

Checked 17th September 2019 - most of the journeys to/from Nazaré also stop in São Martinho Porto 20 minutes before/after Nazaré.
Check times on official website. One way fare Lisbon - Nazaré is €11,40 and Alcobaça also €11,40. For other services to and from Nazaré and Alcobaça see the note. This is a complicated timetable. I cannot show all the minor variations in this page, please check the official website carefully for the date you plan to travel

Daily
Daily
Not Sundays
or Holidays

weekdays
only

Daily
Only Sundays
and Holidays
Not Sundays or Holidays

weekdays
only

Daily

Daily

Daily
F
Not Sundays
or Holidays

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily
weekdays
only
Daily Not
Saturday

Not Sundays
or Holidays
weekdays
only
Daily F K
Lisbon Sete Rios
0900
0930
1000
1100
1200
1400
1400
1500
1630
1700
1930
2115
Alcobaça
0630
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0830
----
----
1230
1400
---
1500
1645
KKK
1915
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Rio Maior
|
1045
|
|
1315
|
change
|
1745
|
2040
2230
Nazaré
|
0650
|
0920
1220
|
|
1420
1515
JJJ
1840
|
1940
Benedita | 1100 |
|
1330 |
bus
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1800 | 2055 2245
Evora Alcobaça
0635
|
0835
|
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1235
1405
|
|
|
|
1920
|
Turquel
|
1105
|
|
1335 |
in
|
1805
|
2100
2250
Turquel
0645
|
0845
|
|
1245
1415
|
|
|
|
1930
|
Evora Alcobaça
|
1115
|
|
1345
|
Caldas da Rainha
|
1815
|
2110
2300
Benedita
0650
|
0850
|
|
1250
1420
|
|
|
|
1935
|
Nazaré
1050
|
1150
1245
HHH
1550
1610
|
|
1850
HHH
|
Rio Maior
0705
|
0905
| | 1305
1435 |
|
|
|
1950
|
Alcobaça
--- 1120
--- 1300 1350 ---- ---
1635
1820 --- 2115 2305
Lisbon Sete Rios 0815
0840
1020
1110
1410
1420
1550
1610
1655
1820
2030
2105
2130
F - Sundays only but if the Monday is a holiday the bus runs on Monday instead of Sunday
K
- On Fridays only (except holidays) also runs on Sundays* but 20 minutes later at 2000.
HHH there are other journeys, via a different route, from Lisbon to Nazaré at 1200 daily, 1900 on Weekdays and at 2000 on Saturdays, Sundays (unless Monday is a Holiday) and on Monday if a holiday.
JJJ there is a departure, via a different route, from Nazaré to Lisbon at 1640 on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays and later at 2000 on Sundays (Mondays if a holiday)
KKK - there is a departure from Alcobaca at 1745 except on Sundays and Holidays, requiring a change of vehicle in Caldas da Rainha to get to Lisbon

THE RODOTEJO COMPANY (www.rodotejo.pt) also operates from Lisbon (Campo Grande) to Alcobaça at 1200 and 1830 on weekdays, 1930 Sundays and holidays and from Alcobaça to Lisbon Campo Grande at at 0625 and 1410 on weekdays, 1725 weekends and holidays.  Also, Lisbon Campo Grande to Nazaré at 1820 on weekdays only, Nazaré to Lisbon Campo Grande at 0625 on weekdays only. These run via Caldas da Rainha and Óbidos (see below) and are NOT part of the Rede-Expressos network.

LISBON <> ÓBIDOS <> CALDAS DA RAINHA by Rodoviária do Oeste 'RAPIDA VERDE'

Logo Checked 17th September 2019 - although the service is operated by Rodoviára do Oeste, it's possible that Rodotejo vehicles may be used.
These buses run from and to Campo Grande, about 5 miles/8km from Lisbon city centre, next to the metro station of the same name. These are NOT part of the Rede-Expressos network.

One way fare from Lisbon to Óbidos is €7.85, Caldas da Rainha €7,95. The ticket office in Campo Grande, Lisbon, is allegedly next to the Metro station entrance but I never saw it. You can pay the driver.
The stop at CAMPO GRANDE is in Rua Actor António Silva. A printable timetable is here. Buses take just over an hour to reach Óbidos and ten minutes more to get to Caldas da Rainha. Some journeys start from or continue to Alcobaça or Nazaré - see the timetable for details.

On weekdays, there are buses about once every hour (but every 10 - 20  minutes at peak times). There are thirteen buses each way on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays at intervals of between one and two hours. Weekday peak times : towards Lisbon 0630 - 0830, from Lisbon 1630 - 1930.

Click here for more information that will help you find the bus stops in Lisbon and Óbidos
The same company operates local buses for the ten minute journey between Óbidos and Caldas da Rainha - for times look under 'INTERURBANAS' on http://rodoviariadooeste.pt/ but be aware that local buses are very infrequent at weekends and virtually non-existent on public holidays.

LISBON <> BATALHA

Checked 17th September 2019 One way fare €11,40  Journey two hours. Subject to alteration around major public holidays. Operated by Rede-Expressos.
From Lisbon (Sete Rios) daily at 0700, 1200, 1430, 1730 and 1900. From Batalha at 0715 (Not on Sundays and Holidays) 0815, 1115, 1600 and 1815 all daily. The stop in Batalha is about 5 minutes walk from the monastery. Batalha has a very limited local bus service from Leiria. See www.rodotejo.pt for details.

LISBON <> MAFRA (for the Palace) <> ERICEIRA

Checked 17th September 2019. One way fare Lisbon to Ericeira is €6.35 (I think!)

These buses operated by the MAFRENSE company leave from the Campo Grande Bus terminal in Lisbon. This is to the north of the city centre, next to the metro station of the same name. Buses leave from stand 4 or 5 at the bus terminal. Buses operated by the Mafrense company do not have route / line numbers, so make sure you get on the right one! Mafrense buses are green and white.

On weekdays and Saturdays, buses run from Lisbon to Mafra and Ericeira about once each hour from 0627 until 2100.  On weekdays there are late journeys at 2135, 2240 and 2345, on Saturdays the last two journeys are at 2115 and 2325.There are numerous extra buses for commuters on weekdays between about 1610 and 1930. On Sundays and Holidays buses run about once every 90 minutes from 0740 until 2340. Towards Lisbon, buses leave Ericeira from 0500 on weekdays and Saturdays, from 0600 on Sundays and on holidays. They operate until 2020hrs on Saturdays, 2135hrs on Sundays and 2145hrs on weekdays. Buses leave Mafra about 20 minutes after Ericeira.There are frequent and faster commuter services on weekdays between about 0620 and 0900.

Downloadable timetable - in Portuguese only - here. Dias Úteis = weekdays (Mondays to Fridays except holidays), Sábados = Saturdays, Domingos e Feriados = Sundays. Times may be different in summer, especially at weekends, and some journeys do not run on the days before public holidays. Do check.

These are ordinary buses, pay the driver when you get on. Return tickets are valid until the day after the outward journey. In Mafra the buses stop right outside the Palace. Many weekday buses run fast via the A8 highway. Journey time to Mafra 40 minutes (fast) 75 minutes (slow); to Ericeira mostly between 70 and 90 minutes, some fast commuter journeys on weekdays take only 45 minutes.


LISBON - BRAGANÇA

Checked and updated 17th September 2019 (REDE EXPRESSOS service from Lisbon SETE RIOS). One way fare is €22,80. Most journeys are 7/8 hours with short rest stops in either Porto or Viseu. # change in Porto

BRAGANÇA - LISBON

Extra journeys run on Fridays and Sundays during University and College term times. # change in Porto. These are departure to Lisbon SETE RIOS. 3 # change in Porto.

There are no longer any direct journeys between Lisbon Oriente (for the airport) and Bragança. There are 10 - 12 journeys available every day with a change of vehicle, mostly in Porto. The Rede Expressos website will show these options.
Departures daily at 0615, 0700#, 0800, 0900, 1030, 1200#, 1400, 1430, 1600, 1800 Extra, fast, journeys on Fridays* at 1400, 1500, 1800 and 1900.  Fast journeys are 5hrs 30 minutes - 6hrs 30 mins .

Also at 0015 or 0030 on Mondays, change in Porto, 2 hours 30 minutes to wait!.
Departures daily at 0600, 0800, 0830#, 1030, 1145, 1230#,  1330, 1400, 1530, 1700 and 1915** Also at 0700 and 0930 on Mondays except in summer and at 2130 on Sundays with arrival in Lisbon at 0430am

Extra, fast, journeys on Fridays* at 1915, also Sundays** at 1400, 1600, and 2130.  

* If the Friday is a holiday, the extra journeys run on Thursday instead.

** If Monday is a holiday, the extra journeys run on the Monday NOT Sunday
* If the Friday is a holiday, the extra journeys run on Thursday instead
RODONORTE also has a few journeys between Lisbon and Bragança - see http://www.rodonorte.pt/horarios.php

PORTO < > BRAGANÇA

Checked and updated 7th July 2019

Rodonorte operates several daily journeys between Lisbon and Bragança via Coimbra and Chaves, also between Porto and Bragança and around the north generally. Printable timetables, only in Portuguese, here.

NB the Rodonorte terminal in Porto is in Travessa Passos Manuel, just off the Rua dos Passos Manuel in the city centre. Buses also stop in the Rua do Dr. Roberto Frias, near the Hospital de São João tram and bus terminal in the north of the city, but you should check/buy tickets in advance as there is no office there.
There are seven daily Rede-Expressos buses Porto (Campo 24 de Agosto Terminal) < > Bragança with extra journeys in both directions on Fridays and Sundays during University terms. Journey about 3 hours. One-way fare is €14,30 However except on Mondays during University terms, the first departure from Porto is at 0915 except Sundays when it is 1000.

AV Tamega also run buses between Porto and Bragança (nb different terminal used in Porto).

(University terms are generally from the second Monday in September to 30th June, timetables are also subject to alteration around major holidays eg Christmas, New Year and Easter)

LISBON < > ÉVORA <> BEJA

Checked and updated 17th September 2019
Journey 1 hour 30 minutes (non stop journeys) to 2 hours, fare €11,90 one way
Departures from Lisbon Sete Rios to Évora on weekdays at 0700, then at 0800 daily, then departures daily about once every hour until 2030, then 2130 (Fridays only) and 2230.  The 1430 and 1530 journeys also call at Lisbon Oriente, 30 minutes after leaving Sete Rios.  The 0930, 1200, 1700, 1800 (weekdays only), 1900 and 2000 (both Sundays only), the 1930 (daily)  and 2230 (Sundays only) are no stop Lisbon Sete Rios to Évora. Other journeys make one or two intermediate calls.
 
Departures from Évora to Lisbon Sete Rios daily at 0600 then about once every hour until 2000. Later journeys at 2100 (except Saturdays) also 2130 on Sundays. No departures at weekends from Évora between 1015 and 1300hrs. The 0830 and 0915 journeys also go to Lisbon Oriente, The 0700, 1015, 1300, 1400, 1600 (Friday only), 1700 (Fridays and Sundays) and 2130 (Sundays) are non stop to Lisbon Sete Rios. Other journeys make one or two intermediate stops.

There are extra journeys in both directions on Friday and Sunday evenings during the college and university terms and at certain other times on weekdays. All options will be shown at the Rede-Expressos website.

BEJA SERVICE - average journey 2hrs 45 minutes to 3 hours - most run via Évora. Subject to alterations around major holidays.

From Lisbon Sete Rios at : 0730, 0800, 0930, 1145, 1330 (except Sundays), 1345, 1500 (except Sundays), 1530 (also calls at Lisbon Oriente at 1630), 1645 (Fridays), 1715, 1745 (fast journey 2hrs 15 minutes), 1900, 1930 (Sundays) and 2130 (Fridays).

From Beja at 0645 (except Sundays), 0800 (fast journey 2hrs 15 minutes), 0900 except Sundays, 1030, 1145, 1330, 1430, 1500 (Fridays, fast journey), 1700, 1800, 1815 (Sundays) and 1945 (Fridays). There is a second departure at 0800 via a different route that stops in Lisbon Oriente at 1035.

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