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

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.
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 PROJECT  https://www.lisboaviagem.pt/
BUS, TRAM AND TRAIN TIMES FOR MANY OPERATORS IN 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 Rodoviária 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 - 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.

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
Local service around Arcos de Valdevez, Ponte da Barca, Ponte da Lima, Viana do Castelo. Timetables can be download. No map.
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.
GREATER PORTO SUBURBAN AREA
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.


This system 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 metro trains.
The 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

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. Link to timetables only available on the Portuguse website. Click 'Carreiras' then MAPA for a map or HORÁRIOS for the times
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 tickets 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 CASTELO BRANCO, COIMBRA, LEIRIA, 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, 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/
VIUVA MONTEIRO http://www.viuvamonteiro.pt
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 - 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. Buses between Aveiro and Costa Nova  beaches are operated by a different company - click here tor the times.
BARCELOS - https://tuba.barcelos.pt/
BARCELOS - 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.
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
Four 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. 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.
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.
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.
CANTANHEDE (near Coimbra) - here
Three interconnecting routes around town, weekdays only.
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! Also two weekday buses each way to and from the Santana - Cartaxo railway station to connect with commuter trains to and from Lisbon..
CASCAIS  - https://mobi.cascais.pt/
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
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 - Covilhã Mobilidade
COVILHÃ city and suburbs, also up into the Serra Estrela - more details here
TRANSPORTES RODOVÍARIOS DE ÉVORA - http://www.trevo.com.pt/pt/default.asp
ÉVORA city and suburbs - for some details see also here
FAMALICÃO (town council buses) - 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.Three town routes weekdays only at highly irregular intervals. Other buses in the area are operated by various different companies.
TRANSPORTES URBANOS DA GUARDA - HERE
GUARDA city and suburbs - good service weekdays but very little service on weekends and holidays. Details 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 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.
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. A few buses on Saturday mornings, no service Saturday afternoon, Sundays and holidays.
TRANSPORTES URBANOS MIRANDELA - bus times here

MIRANDELA - 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 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.  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!
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!
PENICHE - Urbana Peniche - here
One route around the town, weekdays only, very irregular. For other buses in the area www.rodotejo.pt
SMAT Transportes - PORTALEGRE - here

One weekday 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.
Vamós - Transporte Urbanos PORTO DE MÓS - here
This small town near Leiria has two local buses around the town, a very limited operation with only two or three journeys a day!
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 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 holidays!
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 -
 
here
TOMAR and suburbs - Four routes around the town and suburbs. Very limited weekend service on one route, the others operate only on weekdays. Route map here.
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. All buses are FREE!
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
VENDAS NOVAS - information here.
Three 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 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 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 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

ALSA  - www.alsa.es

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 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
FLIXBUS operates several routes between cities in Portugal and Spain, often overnight with very early arrivals.
PORTO - BRAGA - NORTHERN SPAIN - ANDORRA
Autocares Lazara
Fridays 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 me.


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

I visited these towns and 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 Vidigueira

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