This page is unofficial. The information has been obtained from printed timetables and other local sources (like taking the bus) and is given in good faith.
Operated by VAMUS
Timetable from 1st June 2023
until further notice
Timetable until 31st May 2023 here.
Transrápido buses are fitted with wifi but do not
have toilets. Must have the priorities correct!!
Transrápido buses stop only at the places shown
on the timetable plus...
although the printed timetable also does not say so, these buses also stop at the 'Algarve Shopping' Mall near Guia.
Time at Algarve Shopping 1 minute after Guia going towards Faro, 1 minute before Guia towards Portimão.
They also stop at Portimão Hospital, a few minutes after Portimão centre (towards Lagos) and a few minutes before the city centre going towards Faro.
The vehicles used are what would be called coaches
in the UK. They are NOT wheelchair accessible.
They have luggage compartments for big bags. They do NOT have on board toilets, so go before you get on.
There is no time at any intermediate stop.
FAST BUS AEROBUS (ROUTE 56) AT FARO AND
Direct service from the airport to Albufeira, Lagoa, Portimão and Lagos. The official timetable is here. Reduced to two journeys each way from 1st November until 30th April 2024.
Tickets cannot be purchased on line unless you
have set up an account using the VAMUS app.
Seats cannot be reserved.
If boarding at a bus station, you buy your ticket at the bus station ticket office if it's open.
Otherwise pay the driver, cash only, when boarding. There is a ticket machine at the airport stop.
Other buses run between
Faro and Albufeira (via Vilamoura); also between Albufeira, Guia,
Armação De Pêra, Lagos and Portimão.
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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