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

INFORMATION CHECKED AND UPDATED ON 17th January 2023.

For confirmed times and tickets of Rede Expressos routes please visit the official website here
Check official website carefully for your exact date of travel - click the logo below to go there.
Rede Expressos tickets are currently on sale maximum 1 month in advance.

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

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 some 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.The basic point to point times can be checked by selecting origin and destination then OK BUT THEN 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

Rede - Expressos 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 PORTUGAL NETWORK MAP

This can be viewed here and will open a new window or tab. Many small towns may have only one or two journeys a day, a few not even daily service. CHECK THE TIMETABLES!!

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, but this is never given 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.

Discounted tickets, half the standard price or less, are often available when purchased in advance via the website or app.

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

Most of 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.

Some routes use both Sete Rios and Oriente. 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 and RODOVIARIAOESTE are regional operators (websites via this page 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.  There is allegedly a ticket office near the metro station entrance but I never saw it. You can buy your tickets on the bus. The MAFRENSE bus company, for buses to Mafra and Ericeira, also use Campo Grande but different stops.

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 and Uber are readily available at the airport should you not wish to use metro (underground / subway) train or bus.

Metro / subway / underground to Oriente or Sete Rios Railway and Bus Stations

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 €2,15 for any journey, which includes 50 cents for the rechargeable ticket card.

City bus to Oriente Railway and Bus Station

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 0650hrs weekdays and Saturdays, 0740hrs Sundays and Holidays Last bus 2205hrs weekdays, 2150hrs Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. Buses run about every 16 minutes on weekdays, every 20 - 30 minutes at weekends. This bus runs less frequently on weekdays during AUGUST.

Aerobus to Sete Rios

Service no longer operating.

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

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

In general, if Friday is a holiday eg Good Friday, journeys marked 'Fridays only', 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 - Rede Expressos

There are in total around 20 daily journeys between Lisbon and Albufeira with extra journeys in summer. Most journeys are 'non-stop' (other than a 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 standard fare is €20.00. Discounted tickets as low as €7,99 are often available when purchased in advance. The bus station in Albufeira is about 1.6km / 1 mile from the town centre at Caliços. 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) and closes at 1900hrs.

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


LISBON  <> ALBUFEIRA <> FARO <> OLHÃO <> TAVIRA with Flixbus

Flixbus is currently operating several journeys a day between Lisbon Oriente bus station and Faro via Albufeira. Some journeys extended to / from Olhão and Tavira. Lisbon Oriente is in the north eastern suburbs by the railway and metro stations of the same name. The stop in Albufeira is not at the main bus station. They stop in the Avenida da Liberdade, in the old town. Local buses and taxis are available there if required. The main bus station for connections to nearby towns is about 1 mile (1.6km) away. Local buses on both routes go there from the old town stop.

Their Faro stop is in Avenida. Prof. Dr. Adelino da Palma Carlos, opposite the prison! It's about 750 metres from the railway station and about 1km from the Faro bus station. Flixbus website for times and tickets is www.flixbus.com 


LISBON TO FARO - Rede Expressos

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 - Rede Expressos


TO KEEP THIS SUMMARY SIMPLE I ONLY SUMMARISE THE GENERAL LEVEL OF SERVICE.
MOST ALGARVE DESTINATIONS HAVE 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 5 or 6 journeys every day (you can also travel 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 at the Intermarché supermarket on Avenida Eng. João Meireles, about 500 metres from the marina area. The Almancil stop is in the main street.
 The Monte Gordo stop is at the church. The stops in other large towns are at the local bus station.

LISBON TO THE WESTERN ALGARVE - Rede Expressos

There are 12 to 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 ticket standard price €21, discounted tickets often available for advance purchase.



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 ticket standard price €21, discounted tickets often available for advance purchase.

PORTIMÃO 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 IN THE ALGARVE - Rede Expressos

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 may run in summer (1st July until mid-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 Silves (near the football ground), at Alvor (Roundabout) and Praia da Rocha (Clube Praia da Rocha bus stop)
Alvor and Praia da Rocha have frequent daily service from / to Portimão by local bus but these do NOT go anywhere near the long distance bus station there.

LISBON <> ARMAÇÃO DE PÊRA <> PORTIMÃO <>LAGOS WITH FLIXBUS

Flixbus runs between Lisbon (Oriente), Armação de Pêra, Portimão and Lagos.
This runs two or three times daily in each direction, In Portimão they use the bus station in Rua Abicada, which is about 1 mile / 1.5km from the city centre.  More information here.
Times in detail and tickets at www.flixbus.com or using their app.

ALBUFEIRA TO / FROM 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


Lisbon Sete Rios to Sagres
. There is one direct daily journey all year at 1530 arriving at 1930. This runs via Portimão, Lagos and Vila do Bispo. There are extra journeys on Fridays and Sundays, including a night journey leaving Lisbon at 2330 arriving in Sagres at 0330!

Sagres to Lisbon Sete Rios - daily journey all year 0845 arrive Lisbon 1300 via Vila do Bispo, Lagos and Portimão. There are extra journeys on Fridays and Sundays. As an alternative, you can travel via Lagos (see above) using a local bus between Sagres and Lagos. In July and August there may be extra journeys every day.

In summer there are more journeys which run the west coast towns including Odeceixe, Aljezur and Carrapateira.

(FARO) <> ALBUFEIRA <> FÁTIMA

There is no longer any direct service between Albufeira and Fátima. You must always change in Lisbon. The journey is at least 5 hours.

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.

One way / single fare from Albufeira is €25. Discounts may be available for early booking.

For a day trip the only realistic outbound departure is at 0645 arriving in Fátima at 1130. The last return trip leaves at 2315hrs, arrival back in Albufeira is at 0400hrs. There are also journeys from Fátima with connections to Albufeira at 1930, 2030 and 2245. Details and ticket purchase at www.rede-expressos.pt or from any Bus terminal.

LISBON  > FÁTIMA - Rede Expressos

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

Many of these journeys before / after Fátima are from or to other towns/cities. One-way standard fare is €13,00, 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.

Discounted tickets are available on some journeys with price as low as €4,99. 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 - Rede Expressos

Early journey to Lisbon Oriente and Sete Rios at 0240 daily, then at 0645 weekdays only, 0730 daily and every 30 - 60 minutes to Sete Rios until 2130 and a later journey at 2315. Many journeys go to Lisbon Oriente throughout the day. Check official website for times.
Rede Expressos also runs irregular and infrequent service between Fátima and various towns in the north and west of Portugal.

PORTO < > FÁTIMA - Rede Expressos

Two hours journey, €18,00 one way standard fare. Discounted tickets are available on some journeys with prices as low as €4,99..
Daily  service Porto (Campanhã) 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 0745 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

One way fare Lisbon to Peniche is €9,00. 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 journeys operated by Rede Expressos.
All buses run daily unless noted
Not Sundays








Lisbon Sete Rios
0830
1000
1145
1230
1330
1545
1700
1830
1930
Torres Vedras Bus terminal
0915
1045
1230
1315
1415
1630
1745
1915
2015
Carrasqueira
0930
1100
1245
1330
1430
1645
1800
1930
2030
Lourinha Bus terminal
0940
1110
1255
1340
1440
1655
1810
1940
2040
Praia Areia Branca
0945
1115
1300
1345
1445
1700
1815
1945
2045
Peniche (Tejo Bus Terminal)
1005
1135
1320
1405
1505
1720
1835
2005
2105

PENICHE > PRAIA AREIA BRANCA > TORRES VEDRAS > LISBON

All buses run daily unless noted


Not Sundays





Peniche (Tejo Bus Terminal)
0700
0830
0915
1145
1230
1430
1600
1700
1830
Praia Areia Branca
0720
0850
0935
1205
1250
1450
1620
1720
1850
Lourinha Bus terminal
0725
0855
0940
1210
1255
1455
1625
1725
1855
Carrasqueira
0735
0905
0950
1220
1305
1505
1635
1725
1905
Torres Vedras Bus terminal
0750
0920
1005
1235
1320
1520
1650
1750
1920
Lisbon Sete Rios
0835
1005
1050
1320
1405
1610
1735
1835
2005
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 Rodotejo 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 two journeys each way on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. Timetable here. One way fare Lisbon - Peniche is €8,75 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. Buses run every 10 - 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

Rede Expressos

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.
One way standard fare Lisbon to Caldas da Rainha is €8,70, to Leiria €13,50 (by any route). Nazaré is €12,00
Flixbus also run about twice every day between Lisbon and Nazaré. They use Lisbon Oriente bus station, out near the airport.
Note carefully which days buses run
Daily
Not Sundays
or Holidays
Daily
(A)
weekdays
only

Daily Daily(B) Daily
Fridays Daily Not Sundays
or Holidays
Daily Daily
Daily Daily Daily Not
Saturdays
Daily Not
Saturdays
Daily
Lisbon Sete Rios
0015 0700
0745 0800
0830
0900
1030
1200
1300
1430
1545
1700
1815 1830
1900
2000 2115
2115
2230
Caldas da Rainha Bus terminal
non
0810
0855
0910
0940
1010
1140
non
1410
1540
|
1810
1925 via
2010
2110 non
2225
2340
Nazaré
|
|
0930
|
|
1050
|
|
|
|
|
1850
|
Fátima
2050
|
|
|
|
Marinha Grande
stop
0845
---
0945
|
1115
1215
stop
1445
|
1720
1915
2000 |
2115
2145 stop
2300
0015
Leiria (Tejo Bus Terminal)
0200
0900
---
1000
1020
1130
1230
1345 1500
1620
1735
MR
2015 2025
MR
2200 2300
2315
0030
Notes : (A) - Other journeys operate between Lisbon and Nazaré at 1100 (Weekdays), 1200 Daily, 1400 and 1730 (weekdays)
(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
(B)
Daily
(A)
Not
Sundays

Daily Not Sundays
or Holidays
Daily Not
Sundays
or Holidays
Daily Daily Daily Daily Not
Saturdays
Daily
Daily Daily Daily Fridays Fridays and
Sundays
Only
Fridays and
Sundays
Only
Leiria (Tejo Bus Terminal) MR
0745
0845
0945
1000
1100
1300
1330
1445
1545
1700 1800
1800
---
2000
2100
---
2215
2300
Marinha Grande
0625
0800
0900
|
1015
1115
1315
1345
|
1600
1715 1815
via
1815
2015
non
2130
non
non
Nazaré
0650
|
|
|
|
|
|
(C)
|
|
|
|
|
1840
|
|
|
|
|
Caldas da Rainha Bus terminal
0730 0835
0935
1030
1050
1150
1350
1420
1530
1635
1750 1850
Batalha
1920
2050
stop
2205
stop
stop
Lisbon Sete Rios
0840
0945
1045
1140
1200
1300
1500
1530
1640
1745
1900 2000
2015
2030
2200
2245
2315
0000
0045
Notes : (A) - there is a non-stop journey from Leiria to Lisbon at 0800 except on Sundays and Holidays
(B) there other journeys from Nazaré to Lisbon at 0920 daily, 1420 and 1515 (weekdays), 1640 (Saturdays and Sundays), 1800 daily, 1940 on Frdays.  MR - from Monte Real

LISBON < > ALCOBAÇA via Rio Maior - Rede Expressos


Check times on official website. One way standard fare Lisbon - Nazaré is €12 and Alcobaça also €12. For other buses 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


Not Sundays
or Holidays

Not Sundays
or Holidays

Daily

Weekdays
only

Daily
F
Not Sundays
or Holidays

Daily
Daily Not Sundays
or Holidays
Only Sundays
and Holidays
Fridays
Lisbon Sete Rios
1100
1200
1630
1845
1930
2115
Alcobaça
0630
0830
1400
1745
1915
2030
Rio Maior
|
1315
1745
|
2040
2230
Nazaré
|
|
|
1755
|
|
Benedita |
1330 1800 | 2055 2245
Evora Alcobaça
0635
0835
1405
|
1920
|
Turquel
|
1335 1805
|
2100
2250
Turquel
0645
0845
1415
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1930
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Evora Alcobaça
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1345
1815
|
2110
2300
Benedita
0650
0850
1420
|
1935
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Nazaré
1245
|
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|
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Rio Maior
0705
0905
1435 |
1950
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Alcobaça
1300 1350 1820 2020 2115 2305
Lisbon Sete Rios 0815
1020
1550
2000
2105
2205
F - Sundays only but if the Monday is a holiday the bus runs on Monday instead of Sunday

THE RODOTEJO COMPANY (www.rodotejo.pt) also operates from Lisbon (Campo Grande) to Alcobaça at 1200 and 1830 on weekdays, 2000 on 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 1730 and1820 on weekdays only, Nazaré to Lisbon Campo Grande at 0625 and 0730 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'

LogoAlthough 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 adult fare from Lisbon to Óbidos is €8.50, Caldas da Rainha €8.60. Children aged 4 to 12 travel half price. A seniors discount is available if you are over 65. ID required.

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 bus station is in Rua Actor António Silva, near the tall apartment blocks. A printable timetable is here. Buses take an hour to reach Óbidos and fifteen 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 every one or two hours for most of the day, but as frequent as every 15 minutes for commuters at peak times. There are  currently ten buses each way at weekends and public holidays. Weekday peak times : towards Lisbon 0530 - 0830, from Lisbon 1600 - 1900.

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- Rede Expressos

One way fare €12.00  Journey two hours. Subject to alteration around major public holidays. Operated by Rede-Expressos. There are four journeys each day, the first from Lisbon is at 1200hrs.  The last journey back to Lisbon is at 1815hrs. A better day trip is possible if you go to Leiria and then take a local bus to Batalha, but only on weekdays. Batalha has a fairly good local bus service from Leiria on weekdays, but there are only two buses each way at weekends. See www.rodotejo.pt for details.

LISBON <> MAFRA (for the Palace) <> ERICEIRA by Carris Metropolitana bus

One way fare Lisbon to Ericeira is €6.35 (I think!). There are several different routes between Lisbon, Mafra and Ericeira all with separate timetables. The website is only in Portuguese. The stop directly outside the Mafra Palace is called Avenida Forças Armadas 8. Mafra town centre and bus station are about 1.5km (almost a mile) away.

These buses are operated by the Carris Metropolitana company. They 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.

At Ericeira these buses now use an out of town bus station. They no longer stop in the town centre.

Route number 2740 runs Rápida  (express) service between Ericeira, Mafra and Lisbon via the A8 motorway. Times and stops can be viewed and downloaded here. There is a frequent weekday service for commuters. At weekends buses run about once each hour.  There is late evening service from Lisbon on weekdays until 2325hrs. There is limited service on two other routes, 2741 and 2742.

Routes 2801 and 2803 are weekday rush hours commuter service from Ericeira to Lisbon from 0610 until 0855 every 10 - 20 minutes, From Lisbon to Ericeira from 1540 until 1955. Buses on route 2801 do not go to Mafra bus station. There are also a couple of 'reverse commute' journeys morning and afternoon.

Route 2802 is a weekday rush hours service between Lisbon and Mafra.

LISBON <> BRAGANÇA

Operated by Rodonorte or Citi Express - tickets are purchased at Rede-Expressos website or app.
From Lisbon SETE RIOS. One way standard fare is €28,00. Most journeys are 7/8 hours with short rest stops.
 Sometimes there is a change of vehicle in Porto or Coimbra.

Lisbon to Bragança

From Lisbon SETE RIOS. Sometimes there is a change vehicle in Porto.

Bragança to Lisbon

These are departures to Lisbon SETE RIOS.
Departures daily from 0615 until 1900. Extra, fast, journeys are available on Friday afternoons* and some Sundays taking 5hrs 30 minutes - 6hrs 30 minutes
Departures daily from 0600 until 1800.
Extra, fast, journeys on Fridays* at 1915#, also Sundays** at 1400 and 1600
* 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

PORTO < > BRAGANÇA

Operated by Rodonorte - tickets are purchased at Rede-Expressos website or app

There are frequent daily journeys Porto (Campanhã Terminal) < > Bragança  Fastest journeys 2hrs 30 minutes but most take about 3 hours. One-way standard fare is €15,00. These also stop at the 'Polo Universitário' in Porto.  AV Tamega also run buses between Porto and Bragança (nb different terminal used in Porto).


LISBON < > ÉVORA <> BEJA - Rede Expressos

Journey to Évora is 1 hour 30 minutes (non stop journeys) to 2 hours. Standard fare to Évora €12,50 one way, to Beja €14.00. Discounted tickets are sometimes available.
Departures from Lisbon Sete Rios to Évora at 0700 weekdays, at 0800 daily, then departures daily about once every hour until 2030 then at 2230. The 1430 and 1530 journeys also call at Lisbon Oriente, 30 minutes after leaving Sete Rios.  A few journeys are non stop, but most make one or two stops en route.

Departures from Évora to Lisbon Sete Rios daily at 0600, then about once every hour until 2045. The 0830 and 0915 journeys also go to Lisbon Oriente. A few journeys are non stop to Lisbon Sete Rios, but most make one or two intermediate stops.

There may be 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. Standard ticket price €14,00

From Lisbon Sete Rios at : 0730, 0930, 1145, 1330 (except Sundays), 1345, 1500, 1530 (calls at Lisbon Oriente  at 1600), 1715, 1745 (fast journey 2hrs 15 minutes), 1900 plus late journeys at 2030 and 2230 on Sundays with a change of vehicle in Évora

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

FLIXBUS FOR JOURNEYS WITHIN PORTUGAL

Low cost international operator FLIXBUS can sell tickets for some journeys within Portugal, for example between Albufeira and Lisbon, also Lagos, Portimão, Armação de Pêra and Lisbon, Tavira and Olhão and Lisbon, also between Lisbon and Porto. You must consult their website www.flixbus.com or use their app to discover where and when they run. They are much less frequent than Rede Expressos. During winter some routes do not run every day. Timetables change frequently. Be aware that Flixbus sometimes do not use a town's main bus station. Check the stopping place carefully.

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www.algarvebus.info