This page is unofficial. The information has been
obtained from printed timetables and other local sources (like
taking the bus) and is given in good faith.
Everything is correct to the best of my knowledge as of 1st April 2017
There are connections at many locations for long-distance buses (coaches) to Lisbon etc – see these websiteswww.renex.pt and www.rede-expressos.pt for times and fares. Note that the Renex website is Portuguese only and does offer on line ticket sales.
Most of the towns and larger villages have between 4 and 6 journeys a day to Lisbon. Larger towns eg Faro and Albufeira will have 10 or 12 daily journeys to Lisbon. The journey is between 3 and 4 hours depending on where you are. One-way adult fare to Lisbon is about €20 from most places in the Algarve. These long-distance buses (coaches) do not carry local passengers within the Algarve area.
There are also direct services to Évora, Fátima,
Coimbra and more distant parts but these may run only once a day.
FOR THE BUSES BETWEEN THE ALGARVE AND SPAIN (SEVILLE) – CLICK HERE
These are the main local connections – for a list of all the
timetables on the site, please click here
For a diagram of the bus routes in the Algarve, click here
For an alphabetical list of all places served please click here
At Lagos for Sagres and Cape St Vincent, also Luz, Burgau and Meia Praia, Aljezur and Odeceixe
At Portimão for Lagoa, Silves, Messines, Monchique, Ferragudo and City local buses to Praia da Rocha, Praia do Vau, Alvor etc
At Lagoa for Silves and Messines, Carvoeiro and Praia do Carvalho
At Armaçao de Pera for Silves
At Guia for Algoz and Messines
At Albufeira for Galé, Falesia, Silves, Paderne, Messines, Loulé also local town (GIRO) buses
At Quarteira for Loulé
At Almancil for Loulé, Vale de Lobo and Quinta do Lago
At Faro for Loulé, Olhao, Estoi, Tavira, Monte Gordo and Vila Real de Santo. António
At Faro for the Airport
The railway line does not offer a good service for the main resort areas (eg Albufeira, Vilamoura) between Faro and Portimão, as it runs some way inland. For example the station called Albufeira is some four miles/6km from the town! However, trains are faster and more regular than buses between Faro and the Eastern Algarve and also between Faro, Lagos and Portimão. Trains operate later into the evening than buses and depending on where you are staying, may offer a viable alternative to the bus. Train fares/ticket prices are often cheaper than the bus. For details of the train service in the Algarve, please click here.
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