THESE WEBSITES ARE ONLY IN PORTUGUESE UNLESS STATED. MANY DO NOT HAVE BUS ROUTE MAPS!
SOME WEBSITES NOW 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.
Checked and updated 10th January 2020
Company and website - please copy and paste web address into your browser
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
||Two routes linking Lisbon
Airport with city centre and Sete Rios business district. NOT part of
the CARRIS city bus network, special fares and ticketing
||COMPREHENSIVE BUS, TRAM AND
TRAIN TIMES FOR THE GREATER LISBON AREA
|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, SINTRA. There are no buses between Lisbon centre and Sintra, only trains, except for Vimeca's limited service for tourists from April to September. This leaves from the Marquês de Pombal square in Lisbon. Timetable here.|
|BOA VIAGEM www.boa-viagem.pt||NORTH EAST OF LISBON, LOURES, ALVERCA, VILA FRANCA DE XIRA and to/from LISBON|
|RODOVIARIO DO TEJO
(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)
||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 and into 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
TRAINS SOUTH OF THE TEJO RIVER
|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
|AVIC Group - https://www.avic.pt/transportes/#
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 around Braga.
|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.
http://www.espiritosanto.com.pt/ (some pages in English)
|| VILA NOVA DE GAIA suburban
area also to/from Porto
|ARRIVA PORTUGAL- timetables
||Interurban buses PORTO -
BRAGA, GUIMARÃES, BARCELOS, FAFE, VILA DA CONDE, TROFA etc
|TRANSDEV - www.transdev.pt
||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 -
||Celorico do Basto, Fafe and Felgueiras area,
also a couple of routes to and from Porto
|AV PACENSE -
||Paços de Ferreira, Lousada,
Santo Tirso, Penafiel, Felgueiras also a couple of routes
|UTC - União Transportes dos Carvalhos -
||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. Their long
distance services including those to and from Porto now fall under the
Rede Expressos network.
||Direct services Porto Airport
- Viana do Castelo - Ponte da Lima - Ponte da Barca. Four
each way weekdays, two each way weekends.
|AUTO VIAÇÃO DO TAMEGA
|| EXPRESS SERVICES LISBON -
FÁTIMA - COIMBRA - PORTO - VISEU - CHAVES - BRAGANÇA
|TRANSDEV www.transdev.pt -
has downloadable timetables (Horarios) grouped by area.
see also www.citiexpress.eu for their fast intercity network which also has some stops in Lisbon and Fátima.
|INTERURBAN BUSES around
AVEIRO, BRAGA, CASTELO BRANCO, COIMBRA, LEIRIA, PORTO,
VILA REAL, VISEU, VIANA DO CASTELO (generally) NORTH AND
http://www.moises-transportes.pt/ neither route map nor list
of timetables on the website
||LOCAL BUSES IN THE REGION OF
COIMBRA, FIGUEIRA DA FOZ
Available in English but no timetables to be seen. A very useful website - not.
|| 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 -
|| 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 buses
||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/pages/114||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 - 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. Network map here
|TRANSPORTE URBANO DE CARTAXO -
||CARTAXO - one route going all
over town operating 0800 - 1800 weekdays, 0800 - 1300
Saturdays and Sundays.
|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 COVILHÃ -
||COVILHÃ city and suburbs -
for details see also here
|TRANSPORTES RODOVÍARIOS DE ÉVORA -
||ÉVORA city and suburbs - for
details see also here
|FIGUEIRA DE FOZ - https://www.avic.pt/transportes/ then click Urbanos
||FIGUEIRA DE FOZ AND SUBURBS|
|TRANSPORTES URBANOS DA GUARDA -
||GUARDA city and suburbs - for details see
|TRANSPORTES URBANOS DE GUIMARÃES -
|| GUIMARÃES CITY AND SUBURBS -
for details see also here
|TRANSPORTES URBANOS DE LAMEGO
|LAMEGO and nearby villages.
Five routes with reasonable weekday service, very
limited service on Saturdays, no service Sundays and
|TRANSPORTES URBANOS DE LEIRIA - www.mobilis.pt
||LEIRIA CITY AND SUBURBS. Nine
routes plus a weekend tourist circuit in July and August. In
general, on weekdays buses run 0700 - 2100 on most routes,
until 0100 on one, but no service on Saturdays after 1400hrs
nor all day Sundays. Information is also in English.
|TRANSPORTES URBANOS MIRANDELA - bus times here
The Mirandela metro train no longer operates.
|MIRANDELA - one route around
town weekdays only 0700 to 1900hrs.
The narrow gauge 17km railway service from Carvalhais to Cachão through Mirandela was 'suspended' in December 2018 for repairs and reconstruction prior to being transferred to a private operator. Which means it will never return, despite the timetable still being shown on the town council website.
|OBI Transports do Concehlho ÓBIDOS
|Three routes linking town and nearby villages
twice a week, a fourth route operates once 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 once or twice each weekday to nearby villages. Also one bus each weekday to connect with the train to and from Lisbon. The railway station is 9km from the town.
|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 one bus about every hour between town and railway station.
|TRANSPORTE URBANO SINES -
||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 -
||TOMAR and suburbs - two
routes operating every 20 minutes weekdays 0700 - 1900, one
route every 40 minutes Saturdays 0800 - 1330, Sundays and
Holidays 1400 - 1930
TORREJANOS TORRES NOVAS -
||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 -
||TORRES VEDRAS AND SUBURBS -
Four routes with daily service between town and various
surrounding areas. See also www.barraqueiro-oeste.pt routes 796 -
799 day tickets available.
I haven't looked into whether they go out to the Napoleonic war sites.
VIANA DO CASTELO
https://www.avic.pt/transportes/ then click Urbanos
VIANA DO CASTELO AND SUBURBS
|TRANSPORTES URBANOS DE VILA REAL -
||VILA REAL CITY AND SUBURBS
(nb this is the Vila Real in the north of Portugal)
|AUTNA www.autna.com (Spanish
INTERNORTE www.internorte.pt One trip daily, via Braga and Valença do Minho also IBEROCOACH one or two daily trips to Vigo and Santiago de Compostela
|PORTO - PORTO AIRPORT -
VIANA DO CASTELO - VALENCA - then into Spain -TUI -
VIGO with connections to and from SANTIAGO DE
COMPOSTELA. Six weekday and three weekend journeys.
FOR INTERNATIONAL JOURNEYS ONLY. Several different stops in
ALSA also offers some service across the border in the north - www.alsa.es
now operates several routes between cities in Portugal and
Spain, often overnight with very early arrivals.
|PORTO - BRAGA - NORTHERN
SPAIN - ANDORRA
||operates three times a week all year with http://www.rutasvigo.com/destinos.php|
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 AND SINES
Click here for a summary
of major bus connections at Faro
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 important general notes about buses in the Algarve, click here
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