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
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 councils rarely have 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
GREATER LISBON AND 'SILVER COAST' AREA
||LISBON CITY BUSES AND TRAMS
(nb there are no long distance or regional buses picking up at the airport.)
|LISBON AIRPORT SPECIAL BUS www.aerobus.pt
SERVICE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
|Two routes linking Lisbon
Airport with city centre and Sete Rios business district.
NOT part of the CARRIS city bus network, special fares and
|TRANSPOR LIS www.transporlis.pt/
||COMPREHENSIVE BUS, TRAM AND
TRAIN TIMES FOR THE GREATER LISBON AREA
Available in English
|RODOVIARIA DE LISBOA www.rodoviariadelisboa.pt||NORTHERN AND NORTH EASTERN SUBURBS OF LISBON, LOURES, ODIVELAS, VILA FRANCA DE XIRA|
||LISBON WESTERN SUBURBS -
ALGÈS, AMADORA, OEIRAS, QUELUZ.
Many routes operate under the Lisboa Transportes brand
|BOA VIAGEM www.boa-viagem.pt||NORTH EAST OF LISBON, LOURES, ALVERCA, VILA FRANCA DE XIRA and 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
||SINTRA, MAFRA, TORRES VEDRAS,
ERICEIRA. SERVICES TO AND FROM LISBON. (nb they do
not run buses between Lisbon and Sintra)
English available for some parts of their website
|SINTRA, CASCAIS, ESTORIL,
OEIRAS, CABO DA ROCA, GUINCHO and tourist circuits around
Sintra (there are no buses between Lisbon city
centre, Estoril and Cascais, only trains)
|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|
|TRANSPORTES SUL DO TEJO
www.tsuldotejo.pt (English available)
||SETUBAL, SESIMBRA, PINHAL
NOVO, PRAGAL to and from LISBON across the bridges
|METRO SUL DO TEJO www.mts.pt
||LIGHT RAIL SERVICE IN PRAGAL,
CACILHAS ETC (Lisbon area, south of the river Tagus)
||FEEDER BUSES FOR THE FERTAGUS
COMMUTER TRAINS SOUTH OF THE TEJO RIVER
||Local buses in Barreiro,
south of the Tagus and connecting with ferries to / from
|RODOVÍARIO DO ALENTEJO www.rodalentejo.pt||ÉVORA, BEJA, SANTIAGO DE CACEM, SINES, ELVAS, PORTALEGRE and to/from LISBON. Dreadful search function, no map and no list of timetables!|
home page here.
||FARO, ALBUFEIRA, PORTIMÃO,
LAGOS, TAVIRA, LOULÉ, SILVES, VILAMOURA, QUARTEIRA, OLHÃO.
Two regional bus operators with urban buses in anda around
the larger towns.
|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, Monção. Also Pombal <> Leiria and some routes
|STCP PORTO www.stcp.pt (English available)||PORTO CITY AND SUBURBS - for comprehensive city travel planner visit www.itinerarium.net see also here|
||GONDOMAR area also to/from
Porto. Buses are green and white with MGC on them
||PENAFIEL, AMARANTE AND
LOUSADA area also to/from Porto. Available in English.
Website has some rather strange methods! No downloadable
http://www.espiritosanto.com.pt/ (some pages in
|| 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,
|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
|UTC - União Transportes dos Carvalhos - http://www.utc.pt/
||Aguda, Carvalhos, Espinho, Vendas Grijó also
to / from these areas and Porto. Has a map!
NORTH PORTUGAL - MEDIUM AND LONG DISTANCE OPERATORS
||Local and regional buses
around Amarante, Bragança, Felgueiras, Lixa and Vila Real.
English version available.
||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
- timetables (Horarios) grouped by area so you have to know
where on the map to click!
||INTERURBAN BUSES around
AVEIRO, BRAGA, CASTELO BRANCO, COIMBRA, LEIRIA, PORTO,
VILA REAL, VISEU, VIANA DO CASTELO (generally) NORTH AND
CENTRAL PORTUGAL and some of the ex-Arriva routes around
Guimarães, Barcelos, Fafe and Famalição.
|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
|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
|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 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 the
town. There are also fourteen routes to outlying areas, some
only operating on demand and some only once a week.
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
|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
|TUCAB - Transportes Urbanos
de CASTELO BRANCO
|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
| 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
|FIGUEIRA DE FOZ - https://www.avic.pt/transportes/
then click Urbanos
||FIGUEIRA DE FOZ AND SUBURBS|
|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 from and to Régua railway station, which includes
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
|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
|Four routes linking the town and nearby
villages once a week, a fifth route operates twice a week.
Very limited value for visitors!
|TUAZ- Transportes Urbanos de
OLIVEIRA DE AZAMÉIS -
||Two routes serving the town
and immediate suburbs. No service on Saturdays after about
1400hrs nor all day Sundays and Holidays.
|SMAT Transportes - PORTALEGRE -
|Two weekday routes around
town with fairly regular service, one route also runs at
weekends! Other services run once or twice each weekday to
nearby villages. Also one bus each weekday connects with the
train to and from Lisbon. The railway station is 9km from
|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 plus a very a sparse service (only
1 bus on winter Sundays) between town and railway station.
On weekdays there is a bus about once every hour between
town 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!
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. See also www.barraqueiro-oeste.pt
routes 796 - 799 1 day tickets available. Linha Verde
goes to Fort St Vincent and the interpretation centre for
the 'Lines of Torres Vedras' Napeolonic war site.
VIANA DO CASTELO https://www.avic.pt/transportes/pt
then click Urbanos
VIANA DO CASTELO AND SUBURBS 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.
SERVICES SOME HAVE LIMITED SERVICE. PLEASE CHECK
OFFICIAL WEBSITES CAREFULLY!
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.
BRAGA - NORTHERN SPAIN - ANDORRA
|operated three times a week
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
PORTO, AVEIRO, BRAGA, COIMBRA, COVILHÃ, GUARDA,
GUIMARÃES, ÉVORA, ELVAS AND SINES
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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