Checked and updated where necessary 7th February 2024
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.
In many areas, the former operations of small companies are being grouped together under new operation, usually with changes of route (line) number. Apologies if I fail anywhere!
Company and website
Main areas covered
GREATER LISBON AND 'SILVER COAST' AREA
|Most buses around Lisbon's northern and western suburbs, including Sintra and Cascais, are operated by CARRIS METROPOLITANA. There is very good information about individual routes and their times, but I have found no overall system map.
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.)
LIS PROJECT https://www.lisboaviagem.pt/
AND TRAIN TIMES FOR MANY OPERATORS IN THE GREATER LISBON
AREA Available in English
|NORTHERN AND NORTH EASTERN SUBURBS OF LISBON, LOURES, ODIVELAS, VILA FRANCA DE XIRA (routes formerly operated by Rodoviária de Lisboa)
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
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)
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
DO TEJO www.rodotejo.pt
(You may also need http://rodoviariadooeste.pt/)
SANTAREM, FÁTIMA, TOMAR, ÓBIDOS, NAZARÉ, PENICHE, CALDAS DA
RAINHA also 'Rapidas' to/from LISBON. No route map and poor
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.
|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.
to and from MALVEIRA, TORRES VEDRAS, LOURINHA, CADAVAL
|ALVERCA, VILA FRANCA DE XIRA, CORUCHE, BENAVENTE and to/from LISBON
|RODOVÍARIO DO ALENTEJO www.rodalentejo.pt
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
Intermunicipal do Baixo Alentejo - TRIMBAL. 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
almost no buses at weekends or on holidays.
|See my home
ALBUFEIRA, PORTIMÃO, LAGOS, TAVIRA, LOULÉ, SILVES,
VILAMOURA, QUARTEIRA, OLHÃO. Regional buses operated by
VAMUS, plus various urban buses in and around the larger
service around Arcos de Valdevez, Ponte da Barca, Ponte da
Lima, Viana do Castelo. Timetables can be download. No map.
|PORTO METRO LIGHT RAIL - www.metrodoporto.pt
light rail network around the city and suburbs, Also serves
the airport. Available in English.
|GREATER PORTO SUBURBAN
UNIR - https://www.unirmobilidade.pt/
|This new operation has taken
over the routes of several different local bus companies in
the Greater Porto area. The website is only in Portuguese.
provides local bus service in and between the towns and
suburbs of Espinho, Gondomar, Maia, Matosinhos, Oliveira de
Azaméis, Paredes, Póvoa de Varzim, Santa Maria de Feira,
Santo Tirso, São João Madeira, Trofa, Vale de Cambra, Vila
do Conde and Vila Nova de Gaia as well as some routes
serving Porto and Porto Airport to places not served by
timetables are grouped into 'Lotes' i.e by area. I can find
no system map nor comprehensive list of routes. Bus stops
are marked on Google Maps, but the route numbers have not
been updated from the old ones. Some timetables are
currently (17.01.24) not available for download.
NORTH PORTUGAL - MEDIUM AND LONG DISTANCE OPERATORS
|Local and regional buses around Amarante, Bragança, Felgueiras, Lixa and Vila Real. English version available. Some commuter services to and from Porto. Link to timetables only available on the Portuguse website. Click 'Carreiras' then MAPA for a map or HORÁRIOS for the times
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
EXPRESS SERVICES LISBON - FÁTIMA - COIMBRA - PORTO - VISEU - CHAVES - BRAGANÇA tickets now sold through the Rede Expressos website
- timetables (Horarios) grouped by area so you have to know
where on the map to click!
BUSES around CASTELO BRANCO, COIMBRA, LEIRIA, VILA REAL,
VISEU, VIANA DO CASTELO and other areas of NORTH AND CENTRAL
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.
Intermunicipal do Transportes do Cávado
BUSES around Braga, Famalição, Barcelos, Arcos de Valdevez,
Ponte de Lima, Esposende, Vila Verde - website is not
currently available in English. Timetables can be viewed and
downloaded. Very good system map at https://aitc.cimcavado.pt/mapa-de-rede/
| LISBON -
SABUGAL - VILAR FORMOSO once daily, also COIMBRA - SABUGAL
twice a week
|A V MINHO www.avminho.pt
|Local buses around Viana do Castelo, Esposende, Povoa de Varzim
LOCAL SERVICES IN SMALLER CITIES AND TOWNS
ordered by town / city name
TRANSPORTES URBANOS DE ABRANTES
AND SUBURBS - three routes operating at irregular intervals
weekdays only 0700 - 1900. No service weekends or holidays.
serving the town centre, monastery, wine museum and city
museum once an hour weekdays 0730 - 1900 and Saturdays 0730
|AVEIRO - www.aveirobus.pt
AND SUBURBS - very complex system of irregular and
often infrequent buses. Buses between Aveiro and Costa
Nova beaches are operated by a different company -
click here tor the
|BARCELOS - https://tuba.barcelos.pt/
five main routes around the town and inner suburbs weekdays
and Saturdays, few buses on Sundays. Many other buses to
outlying areas, mostly with weekday service only. No buses
to the outlying areas on Sundays and holidays.
|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
Urbanos BEJA -
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. Buses on demand and shared taxi services are
shown for rural areas. Buses stop at the railway station as
well as the bus station. On the timetables GARE = bus
station, Lg de Estacão = railway station.
URBANOS DE BRAGA -
AND SUBURBS - for details see also here
|SERVIÇO DE TRANSPORTES URBANOS DE BRAGANÇA https://www.cm-braganca.pt
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.
|CALDAS DA RAINHA - TOMA - here
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.
Coimbra) - here
interconnecting routes around town, weekdays only.
URBANO DE CARTAXO -
one route going all over town operating 0800 - 1800
weekdays, 0800 - 1300 Saturdays and Sundays. No actual
timetable visible! Also two weekday buses each way to and
from the Santana - Cartaxo railway station to connect with
commuter trains to and from Lisbon..
|CASCAIS. Comprehensive bus system in 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
Transportes Urbanos de CASTELO
BRANCO - Three routes around the town and immediate
surroundings. No service on Saturdays after 1300hrs nor all
day Sundays and Holidays.
URBANOS DE 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/
and surrounding area. Three routes with irregular
service 0630 - 1830 weekdays, 0800 - 1230 Saturdays no
service at other times.
TRANSPORTES URBANOS DE
COVILHÃ - Covilhã Mobilidade
city and suburbs, also up into the Serra Estrela - more
RODOVÍARIOS DE ÉVORA -
and suburbs - for some details see also here
|FAMALICÃO (town council
buses) - HERE
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
FOZ AND SUBURBS.Three town routes weekdays only at highly
irregular intervals. Other buses in the area are operated by
various different companies.
DA GUARDA - HERE
|GUARDA city and
suburbs - good service weekdays but very little service on
weekends and holidays. Details here
URBANOS DE GUIMARÃES -
CITY AND SUBURBS - for details see also here
URBANOS DE LAMEGO -
nearby villages. Route L103 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.
URBANOS DE LEIRIA -
AND SUBURBS. Nine routes most operating daily. Information
is also in English.
URBANOS MARCO DE CANAVESES
routes around town running every hour on weekdays. A few
buses on Saturday mornings, no service Saturday afternoon,
Sundays and holidays.
URBANOS MIRANDELA - bus times here
one route around town weekdays only 0700 to 1900hrs.
|OBI Transports do Concehlho ÓBIDOS HERE
|Six routes linking
the town and nearby villages each with one bus a week. A
fifth route operates twice each week. Of limited value to
Transportes Urbanos de OLIVEIRA
DE AZAMÉIS - here
serving the town and immediate suburbs. No service on
Saturdays after about 1400hrs nor all day Sundays and
Holidays. Three other routes run once a week to
different outlying areas. For buses to and from Aveiro,
click here. Current
timetable display is rather eccentric!
Urbanos OURIQUE - here
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!
|PENICHE - Urbana Peniche
around the town, weekdays only, very irregular. For other
buses in the area www.rodotejo.pt
Transportes - PORTALEGRE - here
route around town with fairly regular weekday service, some
other buses mainly for schools, limited 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 all the trains - details here.
Transporte Urbanos PORTO
DE MÓS - here
town near Leiria has two local buses around the town, a very
limited operation with only two or three journeys a day!
Públicos de SABUGAL times
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
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 between the town, the hospital and retail park.
On weekdays there is a bus once or twice every hour between
town centre and railway station until late at night,
connecting with trains, but nothing at all at weekends or on
URBANO SINES - here
circulates around town and immediate suburbs 0700 - 2000
For other buses see www.rodalentejo.pt as above.
URBANOS DE TOMAR -
suburbs - Four routes around the town and suburbs. Very
limited weekend service on one route, the others operate
only on weekdays. Route map here.
URBANOS TORREJANOS TORRES NOVAS - here
NOVAS and suburbs - three routes operating about once
an hour weekdays 0700 - 2000, Saturdays 0700 to 1400. No
service Saturday afternoons, Sundays or Holidays. All buses
URBANOS TORRES VEDRAS
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
|VENDAS NOVAS -
routes around the town and industrial areas, each has four
journeys each way, weekdays only.
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
URBANOS DE VILA REAL
CITY AND SUBURBS (nb this is the Vila Real in the north of
Five main routes, with daily service on two only. Most run only on weekdays, limited service Saturdays. There is also one late night route until midnight every night.
INTERNATIONAL SERVICES. PLEASE CHECK OFFICIAL WEBSITES
These are in addition to the operations of Rede Expressos -
their website is www.rede-expressos.pt
ALSA - www.alsa.es
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 four
weekday and two weekend journeys. INTERNATIONAL JOURNEYS
ONLY. Tickets are sold via the Rede Expressos website. There
is also an 'on demand' service to and from Porto airport.
currently three daily journeys Porto - Porto Airport - Vigo - Santiago de Compostela also to other destinations in Spain.
also offers some service across the border in the north in conjunction with Rede Expressos
operates several routes between cities in Portugal and
Spain, often overnight with very early arrivals.
PORTO - BRAGA - NORTHERN SPAIN - ANDORRA
from Porto, Braga, Guimarães etc to Andorra, Sundays for the
return journey. Downloadable timetable here.
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, VIDIGUEIRA 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 general notes about buses in the Algarve, click here
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