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Links to timetables and route information on Giro
routes below. The full size map is in a PDF format and can be
downloaded and saved.
Network Map updated - Full size PDF version
Giro bus map reduced size
Giro Fares - official flyer
|Go to WWW.VAMUSALGARVE.PT/GIRO
or download their app for the live bus tracker.
It doesn't work all the time but is often useful to see far away your bus is.
You must allow the site or app to access your location.
Especially if you don't know exactly where you are and can't find the nearest stop!
the larger new electric buses now in use
of various sizes and shapes are used!
|All routes go from and back to the
main Bus Station. Some buses are circular routes and run in
only one direction. Some routes have diversions to serve
schools at certain times.
Routes 4 and 9 will be the most useful for those arriving at the main bus station and wishing to go to the Avenida da Liberdade in the old town. Routes 3 and 9 going back.
From the Bus Station to and from the Rua Alves Correeia, nearest the square and the beach, it's only route 10.
|The main areas of the town and
suburbs and which Giro buses go there. All routes
start and finish at the main bus station - Terminal
Many routes are circular, running only in one direction
|Galé, Salgados, Vale de Parra
||7, 8||Guia (Market Hall)||7, 8||Brejos Sul (Casa Benfica)||1, 6, 9, 5, 11|
|Marina||3, 7, 8||Algarve Shopping||7, 8
||Montechoro (Erin's Isle)||1, 6|
|Páteo and Cerro D'Águia||3, 9||Ferreiras, Malhada Velha||5, 11||Old Town Avenida Liberdade||2, 3, 4,
||3||Camping Albufeira||3, 5, 7,
||Old Town Rua Alves Correeia||10|
|Oura||2, 4, 6||Arcadas São João (the 'strip')||1, 2, 4, 6, 9||Branqueira and Vale Navio||1, 9|
|Santa Eulália, Balaia, Olhos D'Água,
||6||Mosqueira, Fontainhas (infrequent)
||5, 11||Vale da Azinheira, Patã de Baixo
|Vale Serves and railway station||5, 11||Câmara
except 5, 6 and 7
|Açoteais, Falésia, Alfamar, Rocha Baixinha
Contactless payments are not
accepted on board! Passes must be purchased at the main bus
station and can only be reloaded there. Maybe at some future
time on line at www.vamusalgarve.pt/giro
Check the Giro Fares notice.
Single trip cash on board
costs €1,90 for 1 zone, €2,40 for 2 zones. Check zones on the
map. Children under four years travel free. There is no discount
for older children unless residents.
Multi journey pre paid pass
- loaded onto a rechargeable card costing €3. Each pre paid
journey will cost €1,45. Minimum five journeys, maximum
twenty. Will expire if not used after 3 months and will
reactivate when topped up. Possibly best value for a visitor who
will use buses, but perhaps not every day. Obtain and recharge
card at the bus station. Unused money is not refunded, but we
understand that the €3 for the card will be refunded if you give
it back before you leave. Or keep it for next time.
Three day pass both zones
€20,35, 5 day pass
€33,55 loaded onto a rechargeable card that costs €3. Days must
be consecutive. Card has to be obtained from the bus station
ticket office. Allegedly it can be recharged via the website or
downloaded and recharged using the VAMUS app. (There is no
longer a 1 day pass.)
Monthly pass - loaded onto a
rechargeable card which costs €5. Unlimited travel for one
calendar month in 1 zone for €18, whole network €21,50. Charging
period always begins on the first of the month! There is NO
DISCOUNT for children unless residents. Children at school here
currently have free travel at all times.
Monthly Seniors Pass - as
full adult pass but for those 65 years and over. Monthly cost
€11 for 1 zone, €12, 50 for two zones. You have to fill in a
form and show some ID at the Bus Station ticket office to prove
age. Photo not needed. The pass is usually issued immediately.
Note - monthly passes are charged by the calendar month,
so they always start on the 1st of the month. They can recharged
for the next month on the 26th of the preceding month or
afterwards. Don't buy a new monthly pass on the 25th!