The information has been obtained from printed
timetables and other local sources (like taking the bus) and is
given in good faith.
I will be checking this page week commencing 19th October.It is many months since I have had any reason to go to Portimão.
|If you get off at Portimão,
here's how to find the way to the centre once you have
wondering 'where on earth am I'? There is no dedicated bus
connection to the city centre. Some city buses stop outside. Timetables here
- routes 31 and 32 weekdays, 37 at weekends and holidays. The times as
for the stop called Mercado Venda por Grosso. Route 31 will take you
into the city centre, 32 from the city centre. The 37 is only good for a
journey from the city centre. [I will be checking this information week
commencing 19 October).
Or you take a taxi, there is a taxi stand outside the gate. Or walk - read on!
Come out of the bus station, look to your left across the road and spot the green gate.
Go through the gate and follow the red brick road towards the trees. - picture bottom right - and head towards the river when you get there.
Once at the other end you will see the way of the path around by the river and under the bridges. Follow that down by the river and you will come out at the Largo Do Dique for the city centre and a short distance beyond In Rua Guanaré (past the petrol / gas station) the stops buses for places like Monchique, Lagos, Ferragudo etc
STATION - if for any reason you need to go to or from the
railway station, this is a pain. It is quite a walk
because of the railway line and industrial area in between. Come out of the
bus station, turn right towards the industrial area and follow the road to the end,
turn left and go over the railway level (grade) crossing, then
turn left again and keep going. It's about a 10 minute walk.
Coming from the railway station, turn right and follow the road to the end, turn right again, go over the crossing and turn right again. Walk past the industrial units and the bus company maintenance depôt. The bus station facility is ahead as you reach the end of the road.
There is a signpost just past the railway line to 'Terminal Rodoviário'.
Bus 31 runs to the railway station, buses 32 and 37 from the railway station taking about 3 minutes but check times carefully. On the timetables the railway station is shown as Estação de Comboios,
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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