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LOCAL BUS AND TRAM/STREETCAR OPERATORS IN OTHER REGIONS OF PORTUGAL -

UPDATED 23rd January 2023

THESE WEBSITES ARE ONLY IN PORTUGUESE UNLESS STATED. MANY DO NOT HAVE A LIST OF TIMETABLES OR  BUS ROUTE MAPS!

SOME COMPANIES HAVE 'APPS' YOU CAN DOWNLOAD TO YOUR MOBILE DEVICE
This list of bus companies has been compiled as a result of travels around Portugal and from questions asked.
I have compiled summary timetables for some of the long distance routes serving major tourist destinations here.
Many rural areas are served by small bus operators who do not have websites. Local council often have no information on their sites.
Often the only way to find out if a bus goes where you want to go is to ask at the bus station in a nearby town.

Company and website

Main areas covered

GREATER LISBON AND 'SILVER COAST' AREA
CONSIDERABLE CHANGES TO BUS OPERATORS AROUND LISBON CAME INTO FORCE ON 1st JANUARY 2023. Buses around Lisbon's northern and western suburbs, including Sintra and Cascais, are under a new operation CARRIS METROPOLITANA. All bus routes have new numbers. There is very good information about individual routes and their times, but I have found no overall system map.
CARRIS http://www.carris.pt/ (English available)
LISBON CITY BUSES AND TRAMS   (For Lisbon Metro go to www.metrolisboa.pt)
(nb there are no long distance or regional buses picking up at the airport.)
TRANSPOR LIS www.transporlis.pt/
COMPREHENSIVE BUS, TRAM AND TRAIN TIMES FOR THE GREATER LISBON AREA
Available in English
CARRIS METROPOLITANA
https://area2.carrismetropolitana.pt/
NORTHERN AND NORTH EASTERN SUBURBS OF LISBON, LOURES, ODIVELAS, VILA FRANCA DE XIRA (routes formerly operated by Rodoviaria de Lisboa)
CARRIS METROPOLITANA
https://area1.carrismetropolitana.pt
LISBON WESTERN SUBURBS - ALGÈS, AMADORA, OEIRAS, QUELUZ.
(routes formerly operated by Vimeca bus company)
BOA VIAGEM www.boa-viagem.pt NORTH EAST OF LISBON, LOURES, ALVERCA, VILA FRANCA DE XIRA and to/from LISBON
CARRIS METROPOLITANA
https://www.carrismetropolitana.pt/horarios/
BARREIRO, ALCOCHETE (incl. FREEPORT), MONTIJO, FAIAS, PINHAL NOVO and commuter routes to and from Lisbon over the bridges.
TRANSPORTES SUL DO TEJO www.tsuldotejo.pt (English available) SETUBAL, SESIMBRA, PINHAL NOVO, PRAGAL to and from LISBON across the bridges. Information is also available at https://www.carrismetropolitana.pt/horarios/
METRO SUL DO TEJO www.mts.pt LIGHT RAIL SERVICE IN PRAGAL, CACILHAS ETC (Lisbon area, south of the river Tagus)
SULFERTAGUS www.fertagus.pt FEEDER BUSES FOR THE FERTAGUS COMMUTER TRAINS to and from Lisbon.
TRANSPORTES COLECTIVOS BARREIRO Local buses in Barreiro, south of the Tagus and connecting with ferries to / from Lisbon
RODOVIARIO DO TEJO www.rodotejo.pt
(You may also need http://rodoviariadooeste.pt/)
LEIRIA, SANTAREM, FÁTIMA, TOMAR, ÓBIDOS, NAZARÉ, PENICHE, CALDAS DA RAINHA also 'Rapidas' to/from LISBON. No route map and poor timetable display.
CARRIS METROPOLITANA
https://area1.carrismetropolitana.pt/
SINTRA, MAFRA, TORRES VEDRAS, ERICEIRA. SERVICES TO AND FROM LISBON. (they do not run buses between Lisbon and Sintra). Routes formerly operated by Mafrense bus company.
CARRIS METROPOLITANA
https://area1.carrismetropolitana.pt
SINTRA, CASCAIS, ESTORIL, OEIRAS, CABO DA ROCA, GUINCHO and tourist circuits around Sintra (routes formerly operated by Scotturb) - see also https://mobi.cascais.pt/ for other local buses around Cascais.
BARRAQUEIRO OESTE http://www.barraqueiro-oeste.pt/
LISBON  to and from  MALVEIRA, TORRES VEDRAS, LOURINHA, CADAVAL ETC
RIBATEJANA www.ribatejana.pt ALVERCA, VILA FRANCA DE XIRA, CORUCHE, BENAVENTE and to/from LISBON

ALENTEJO REGION

RODOVÍARIO DO ALENTEJO www.rodalentejo.pt ÉVORA, BEJA, SANTIAGO DE CACEM, SINES, ELVAS, PORTALEGRE and to/from LISBON. The website below of TRIMBAL includes many of these services and has better functionality.
TRIMBAL - www.trimbal.pt
Transportes Intermunicipal do Baixo Alentejo. Local buses in the Lower Alentejo region between and around Aljustrel, Almodôvar, Beja, Castro Verde, Évora,  Mértola, Moura, Ourique, Serpa and Vidigueira. Most buses run only once or twice each weekday for schools and shopping. There are virtually no buses at weekends or on holidays.

ALGARVE REGION

See my home page here.
FARO, ALBUFEIRA, PORTIMÃO, LAGOS, TAVIRA, LOULÉ, SILVES, VILAMOURA, QUARTEIRA, OLHÃO. Regional buses operated by VAMUS, plus various urban buses in and around the larger towns.

CENTRAL PORTUGAL

AVIC Group - https://www.avic.pt/transportes/pt
then click Interurbanos
Regional service around Arcos de Valdevez, Ponte da Barca, Ponte da Lima, Viana do Castelo.
PORTO AREA

PORTO METRO LIGHT RAIL - www.metrodoporto.pt Modern light rail network around the city and suburbs, Also serves the airport. Available in English.
STCP PORTO www.stcp.pt (English available) Porto city buses and the 'old' trams. Available in English.
GONDOMARENSE www.mgc.pt
GONDOMAR area also to/from Porto. Buses are green and white with MGC on them
VALPIBUS www.valpi.pt
PENAFIEL, AMARANTE AND LOUSADA area also to/from Porto. Available in English. Website has some rather strange methods! No downloadable timetables.
ESPIRITO SANTO http://www.espiritosanto.com.pt/ (some pages in English)
VILA NOVA DE GAIA suburban area also to/from Porto
TRANSDEV - www.transdev.pt
Various routes between Porto and towns to the south and east of that city.
MARÉ MATSOSINHOS https://maredematosinhos.pt North-Western suburbs of Porto, including Valongo, Matosinhos, Airport, Perafita, Guifões
AV LANDIM - http://www.avlandim.pt/horarios.html
Celorico do Basto, Fafe and Felgueiras area, also a couple of routes to and from Porto
AV PACENSE - http://www.avpacense.pt/horarios.html
Paços de Ferreira, Lousada, Santo Tirso, Penafiel, Felgueiras also a couple of routes into Porto
UTC - União Transportes dos Carvalhos - http://www.utc.pt/
Aguda, Carvalhos, Espinho, Vendas Grijó also to / from these areas and Porto. Has a map!
MAIA Transportes - website
Local buses around Maia, including a direct bus to / from Porto Airport.
NORTH PORTUGAL - MEDIUM AND LONG DISTANCE OPERATORS

AVIC - https://www.avic.pt/transportes/pt/transportes/interurbanos/#
Buses around Arcos de Valdevez, Moncão, Paredes de Coure, Valença, Viana do Castelo and Vila Nova de Cerveira.
RODONORTE www.rodonorte.pt

Local and regional buses around Amarante, Bragança, Felgueiras, Lixa and Vila Real. English version available. Some commuter services to and from Porto.
BARQUENSE www.barquense.com
Direct services Porto Airport - Viana do Castelo - Ponte da Lima - Ponte da Barca. Four each way weekdays, two each way weekends. English, French and Spanish versions available
AUTO VIAÇÃO DO TAMEGA
EXPRESS SERVICES LISBON - FÁTIMA - COIMBRA - PORTO - VISEU - CHAVES - BRAGANÇA
now sold through the Rede Expressos website
TRANSDEV www.transdev.pt - timetables (Horarios) grouped by area so you have to know where on the map to click!
INTERURBAN BUSES around AVEIRO, CASTELO BRANCO, COIMBRA, LEIRIA, PORTO,  VILA REAL, VISEU, VIANA DO CASTELO and other areas of NORTH AND CENTRAL PORTUGAL
AVE Mobilidade https://avemobilidade.pt/home
INTERURBAN BUSES around GUIMARÃES, FAFE, VIZELA, PONTE DE LIMA, ARCOS DE VALDEVEZ, CABACEIRAS DO BASTO Some parts available in English. Timetables can be viewed but not downloaded.
AITC Autoridade Intermunicipal do Transportes do Cávado
INTERURBAN BUSES around Braga,Famalição, Arcos de Valdevez, Ponte de Lima, Esposende, Vile Verde - website is not currently available in English. Timetables can be viewed and downloaded
VIUVA MONTEIRO http://www.viuvamonteiro.pt
LISBON - SABUGAL - VILAR FORMOSO expresses; local buses around Sabugal
A V MINHO www.avminho.pt Viana do Castelo, Esposende, Povoa de Varzim also express buses to/from Porto
AV FEIRENSE www.avfeirense.pt (no map or list of routes)
STA MARIA DA FEIRA, OVAR, ESPINHO, SÂO JOÂO DA MADEIRA, AROUCA and to PORTO
For Porto - São Jõao de Madeira - Arouca buses see http://www.aroucanet.com/portal/index.php?p=informacoes&sp=transportes and be aware that a change of bus is always needed at São João de Madeira.

LOCAL SERVICES IN SMALLER CITIES AND TOWNS
ordered by town / city name

TRANSPORTES URBANOS DE ABRANTES - http://www.rodotejo.pt/wp-content/uploads/Urbana_ABRANTES.pdf
ABRANTES AND SUBURBS - three routes operating at irregular intervals weekdays only 0700 - 1900. No service weekends or holidays.
CHITA Transportes Urbanos ALCOBAÇA
http://rodoviariadooeste.pt/wp-content/uploads/Urbana_ALCOBACA.pdf
Single route serving the town centre, monastery, wine museum and city museum once an hour weekdays 0730 - 1900 and Saturdays 0730 - 1300.
AVEIRO - www.aveirobus.pt AVEIRO CITY AND SUBURBS  - very complex system of irregular and often infrequent buses
BARCELOS - https://www.cm-barcelos.pt/viver/mobilidade/barcelos-bus/
BARCELOS - two routes around the town and suburbs with buses every day!
Urbanos BATALHA http://www.girabatalha.pt/
One route with six buses each weekday connecting bus station, monastery and the battle site museum between 1000 and 1600; also a commuter service between Batalha and Leiria. No weekend or holiday service.
Transportes Urbanos BEJA - details here
Two routes around town with frequent service 0700 - 1900 weekdays. Limited service on Saturdays from 0730 to 1330 only. No service Sundays or Holidays. Two less frequent routes serve outer suburbs. On demand and shared taxi services are shown for rural areas. Buses stop at the railway station as well as the bus station.
TRANSPORTES URBANOS  DE BRAGA - www.tub.pt
BRAGA CITY AND SUBURBS - for details see also here
SERVIÇO DE TRANSPORTES URBANOS DE BRAGANÇA  https://www.cm-braganca.pt BRAGANÇA CITY AND RURAL AREA - no weekend or holiday service. Three routes run around rurthe town. There are also fourteen routes to outlying areas, some only operating on demand and some only once a week.
CALDAS DA RAINHA - TOMA - here

CALDAS DA RAINHA - Three routes serving the town and suburbs every 30 - 60 minutes. Weekdays from about 0730 to 1930, Saturdays from about 0800 to 1400, no service later on Saturdays. No service on Sundays and Holidays. Buses stop at the railway and bus stations.
TRANSPORTE URBANO DE CARTAXO - http://www.rodotejo.pt/wp-content/uploads/Urbana_CARTAXO.pdf
CARTAXO - one route going all over town operating 0800 - 1800 weekdays, 0800 - 1300 Saturdays and Sundays. No actual timetable visible!
CASCAIS  - https://mobi.cascais.pt/
CASCAIS. Comprehensive bus system around Cascais, Estoril, Carcavelos, Guincho beach and the surrounding area. Forty-four routes in all. Service daily until midnight on the busiest routes. Website is only in Portuguese. See also CARRIS METROPOLITANA for other buses in the area. https://area1.carrismetropolitana.pt
TUCAB - Transportes Urbanos de CASTELO BRANCO
- HERE
CASTELO BRANCO - Three routes around the town and immediate surroundings. No service on Saturdays after 1300hrs nor all day Sundays and Holidays.
TRANSPORTES URBANOS DE COIMBRA - www.smtuc.pt
COIMBRA CITY AND SUBURBS (Coimbra has the last surviving trolleybuses in Portugal!) see also here
TRANSPORTES URBANOS DE CONDEIXA - https://cm-condeixa.pt/noticia/2680/ CONDEIXA-A-NOVA and surrounding area. Three routes with irregular service  0630 - 1830 weekdays, 0800 - 1230 Saturdays no service at other times.
TRANSPORTES URBANOS DE COVILHÃ -  Transportes Urbanos de Covilha (no dedicated website)
COVILHÃ city and suburbs - for details and link to timetables see here
TRANSPORTES RODOVÍARIOS DE ÉVORA - http://www.trevo.com.pt/pt/default.asp
ÉVORA city and suburbs - for some details see also here
FAMALICÃO - HERE

About 30 routes operating around the town and suburbs. Many only run on weekdays and are irregular..
FIGUEIRA DE FOZ - https://www.avic.pt/transportes/ then click Urbanos
FIGUEIRA DE FOZ AND SUBURBS. One town route weekdays only at highly irregular intervals. Other buses in the area are operated by various different companies. Information including a map here.
TRANSPORTES URBANOS DA GUARDA - HERE
GUARDA city and suburbs - good service weekdays but very little service on weekends and holidays
for details see also here
TRANSPORTES URBANOS DE GUIMARÃES -  http://www.guimabus.pt
GUIMARÃES CITY AND SUBURBS - for details see also here
TRANSPORTES URBANOS DE LAMEGO - HERE

LAMEGO and nearby villages. Route LM3 runs from and to Régua railway station to connect with trains to and from Porto. Limited Saturday and Sunday service.There are other local routes with reasonable weekday service, very limited service on Saturdays, no service Sundays and holidays.
TRANSPORTES URBANOS DE LEIRIA - www.mobilis.pt
LEIRIA CITY AND SUBURBS. Nine routes most operating daily. Information is also in English.
TRANSPORTES URBANOS MARCO DE CANAVESES  -
HERE
Three routes around town running every hour on weekdays, also Saturday mornings.
TRANSPORTES URBANOS MIRANDELA - bus times here

MIRANDELA - one route around town weekdays only 0700 to 1900hrs. The Mirandela metro train no longer operates.
OBI Transports do Concehlho ÓBIDOS
- HERE
Four routes linking the town and nearby villages with one bus each week. A fifth route operates twice each week. Of limited value to visitors!
TUAZ- Transportes Urbanos de OLIVEIRA DE AZAMÉIS - HERE
Two routes serving the town and immediate suburbs. No service on Saturdays after about 1400hrs nor all day Sundays and Holidays.
Transportes Urbanos OURIQUE - here
Small network between Ourique and surrounding villages with buses about twice a day on four routes, twice a month for some really rural areas, but two buses every day between Ourique and Castro Verde. All buses are FREE!
SMAT Transportes - PORTALEGRE -
Website not available when checked 5th January 2023
Two weekday routes around town with fairly regular service, some other buses mainly for schools, very little weekend and holiday service! Other routes run once or twice each weekday to nearby villages. The railway station is 9km from the town. Buses connect with the trains! Times at present unknown - website not working.
Transportes Públicos de SABUGAL times here
Sixteen weekday routes around the town and suburbs, but most run only once a day each way, plus extra buses on schooldays, market days etc.
SCALABUS - SANTARÉM - www.scalabus.pt Four weekday routes, including three connecting the railway station with the town, including colleges and the polytechnic in term time. Weekend service consists of one route to and from the hospital and retail park.  On weekdays there is a bus about once every hour between town centre and railway station.
TRANSPORTE URBANO SINES - here
One route circulates around town and immediate suburbs 0700 - 2000 weekdays only.
For other buses see www.rodalentejo.pt as above.
TRANSPORTES URBANOS DE TOMAR
Map and timetable here
TOMAR and suburbs - two routes operating once or twice each hour weekdays 0700 - 1900, one route every 40 minutes Saturdays 0800 - 1330, Sundays and Holidays 1400 - 1930  Timetable dated 2017 is still valid!
TRANSPORTES URBANOS TORREJANOS TORRES NOVAS - here
TORRES NOVAS and suburbs -  three routes operating about once an hour weekdays 0700 - 2000, Saturdays 0700 to 1400. No service Saturday afternoons, Sundays or Holidays
TRANSPORTES URBANOS TORRES VEDRAS - http://www.cm-tvedras.pt/mobilidade/transportes-publicos/
TORRES VEDRAS AND SUBURBS - Four routes with daily service between town and various surrounding areas. 1 day tickets available. Linha Verde goes to Fort St Vincent and the interpretation centre for the 'Lines of Torres Vedras' Napoleonic war site.
See also www.barraqueiro-oeste.pt routes 796 - 799

VIANA DO CASTELO https://www.avic.pt/transportes/pt  then click Urbanos

VIANA DO CASTELO AND SUBURBS Six routes, infrequent on weekdays, Saturday service limited, no Sunday or holiday service.

TRANSPORTES URBANOS DE VILA REAL - https://www.urbanosvilareal.pt/pt/
VILA REAL CITY AND SUBURBS (nb this is the Vila Real in the north of Portugal)
Five main routes, with daily service on some. There is also one late night route until midnight every night.

INTERNATIONAL SERVICES. PLEASE CHECK OFFICIAL WEBSITES CAREFULLY!
These are in addition to the operations of Rede Expressos - their website is www.rede-expressos.pt
AUTNA www.autna.com (Spanish company)




INTERNORTE www.internorte.pt currently three daily journeys Porto - Porto Airport - Vigo - Santiago de Compostela also to other destinations in Spain.
PORTO - PORTO AIRPORT - VIANA DO CASTELO (by request when booking) - VALENCA - then into Spain and to VIGO  with connections to and from SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA.  Currently three weekday and two weekend journeys. Another journey, from Vigo to Porto on weekdays only at 0430 and  Porto to Vigo 0815 also only on weekdays runs IF PRE BOOKED VIA THE WEBSITE ONLY. FOR INTERNATIONAL JOURNEYS ONLY.
ALSA also offers some service across the border in the north - www.alsa.es
FLIXBUS now operates several routes between cities in Portugal and Spain, often overnight with very early arrivals.
PORTO - BRAGA - NORTHERN SPAIN - ANDORRA
http://www.rutasvigo.com/destinos.php

operated three times a week all year.
The same company also runs twice a week from Tui (just across the border) to Andorra via Vigo,
Burgos and Valladolid.


This list is far from complete! Many bus operators do not have websites or, if they do, I do not know of their existence. If you can add to this list, please email me.


PORTO, AVEIRO, BRAGA, COIMBRA, COVILHÃ, GUARDA, GUIMARÃES, ÉVORA, ELVAS AND SINES

I visited these cities (they are NOT in the Algarve!) and picked up some more detailed information about local trains, trams and buses while I was there. I have added information to this site, which I hope will be of help if you are planning to visit any of these places. They are a long way from the Algarve, so a day trip is not possible. They are all quite pleasant in their own way! Porto  Aveiro  Braga Coimbra Guimarães Sines Covilhã Guarda Évora Elvas

For a list of all the timetables on the site, click here
For an alphabetical list of places in the Algarve, click here
For some general notes about buses in the Algarve, click here
Back to the home page here

www.algarvebus.info