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Faro <> Quarteira <> Vilamoura <> Albufeira <> Armação De Pera <> Lagoa <> Portimão <> Praia da Rocha <> Lagos

This is a summary of the main bus services along the coast serving the major towns of the central and western Algarve.
Not all buses are shown here

The information has been obtained from printed timetables and other local sources (like taking the bus) and is given in good faith.
Bus service from 1st May 2022 until further notice. Much of the weekend bus service remains suspended
AEROBUS ROUTE 56 OPERATES DAILY FROM FARO TO LAGOS VIA THE AIRPORT. HIGHER FARES THAN OTHER BUSES
The route / line number may not always be shown on the front of the bus!

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Click the diagram below to see it in a larger size.

route_diagram

Information about connections at the various stopping places here.
Timetables apply all year round except for Aerobus 56 which has six journeys each way 1st May - 31st October
Summer Aerobus timetable here

If you haven't already, please read this page of general information and this page about the buses shown below!

Route 51 is the Linha Littoral Albufeira <> Lagos, 56 is the Aerobus Faro <> Lagos via the airport and 57 is the Transrápido bus Faro <> Lagos
Route 56 has special (Higher) fares than the others.
FROM MAY 1st to OCTOBER 31st route 52 (EVA Cliffs Line) runs every two hours daily between Armação de Pêra and Alvor. Times here.

Advanced reservation and on line ticket purchase are not possible. If boarding at a BUS TERMINAL you usually must buy your ticket from the ticket office window!

A - Albufeira Bus Terminal is 1 mile (1.6km) from the old town, beaches and many of the hotels. Click here for more information.
B -  Stop 2 for fast buses. The INT (interurban slower buses) use stop 3 next to it - map. The railway station is 800 metres from here and the terminal used by long distance services (Lisbon, Spain etc) 1 mile / 1.6km from here.
C - these buses also stop on request at Algarve Shopping, 1 minute after Guia (direction Albufeira or Faro) or 1 minute before Guia (direction Portimão or Lagos)
D - connections available from/ to Portimão using the local Vai e Vem buses. Separate ticket needed. Details here.
E - this is 1.6km (almost a mile) from Portimão city centre and the stops in Avenida Guanaré used by the other buses
F - Local buses run every 30 - 60 minutes between Faro Bus Station and the Airport. Click here for details and links to timetables
G  - buses only stop here during University term times / semesters

All buses are operated by VAMUS - Most buses are fitted with wifi. The buses used do not have toilets on board, so go before you get on.

Faro > Quarteira > Vilamoura > Albufeira > Armação De Pera > Lagoa > Portimão > Praia da Rocha > Lagos

↓ - bus does not stop here
Albufeira - Lagos Linha Litoral (LL, route 51) and Transrápido  (TR, Route 57) are fast buses stopping only at main stops. Download a copy of the Transrápido timetable here.
Aerobus (route 56) stops only at the places shown in the timetable. More buses will run in summer. Timetable for printing here.
Others are interurban buses stopping everywhere; only some buses are shown; complete timetable
TAV - from Tavira via Olhão  VRSA - from Vila Real de Santo António via Tavira and Olhão. For times before Faro click here
MFO - bus runs on WEEKDAYS ONLY 0900 - connection or stop applies on WEEKDAYS only 1815 - stops only during University term times / semesters
XXX - this journey runs on all weekends and holidays, also weekdays when the University is closed
SSH - Bus runs only on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays                                                                                +++ THIS BUS RUNS FIVE MINUTES LATER AT WEEKENDS AND ON HOLIDAYS




Route / Line

80
13
9
51
10
51
66
57
9
56
57
66
14
10
56
51
57
51
80
56
57
9
51
56
57
66
51
9
57
56
56
14
9
9
57
TRAIN








TAV




TAV











+++
VRSA












Daily
Daily
Daily MFO
Daily
Daily MFO MFO
Daily Daily MFO
MFO Daily
Daily Daily
Daily
Daily
MFO
Daily
Daily
MFO Daily
MFO
Daily
Daily MFO
Daily
Daily
MFO
XXX
MFO MFO
MFO Daily
MFO Daily
Faro Bus Terminal
*
---
---
0630
---
0700
---
0800
0815
0815
0915
0930
0930
---
1015
1100
---
1230
--
---
---
1430
1430
---
1545
1600
1545
---
1700
1730
1800
1800
---
1815
1915
1930
2050
Faro Airport
F
---
---
--- 0930
--- 1115
--- --- ---
1415
---
1615
---
1815
1825
---
2000
Quarteira Bus Terminal
*
---
---
0712
---
via
---
0835
0857
1012
---
via ---
---
---
1512
---
1627
---
1742
---
1857
1957
Vilamoura Marina
*
---
---
0717
---
Loulé
---
0840
0905
1017
---
Loulé ---
---
---
1517
---
1632
---
1747
---
1902
2002
Albufeira Bus Terminal
A
---
0730
0800
0800
0830
0910
0918
0910
0945
1010
1025
1100
1100
1140
1155
1200
1325
1415
---
1455
1525
1600
1615
1655
1655
1715
1800
1830
1825
1855
1905
1910
1945
2045 2040
2123¶
Guia Rotunda / Roundabout C ---
via Pêra
---
0811
---
0921
---
0925
---
1040
---
1114
---
1211
1340
1426
---
1540
---
1626
1710
---
1811
---
1840
1924
---
---
2055
Armação de Pera
--- 0758
---
0822
---
0927
---
0935
---
1050
---
1125
---
1222
1350
1437
---
1550
---
1637
1720
---
1822
---
1850
1935
---
---
2105
Train
Lagoa Bus Terminal

--- 0823
---
0836
---
0946
---
0950
---
1040
1105
---
1145
---
1210 1236
1405
1451
---
1510 1605
---
1651
1710 1735
---
1836
---
1905
1925
1935
1955
---
---
2120
Portimão Bus Terminal Rua Abicada
E
---
---
---
--- ---
1055
---
---
1225
---
1525
---
1725
---
---
1940
1950
---
---
2130
Portimão  Avenida Guanaré Stop 2 + B
0705
0843
---
0851
---
1001
---
1005
---
1120
---
1205
---
1251
1420
1506
1545
1620
---
1706
1750
---
1851
---
1920
2015
---
---
2140
2204
Praia da Rocha (Clube Praia da Rocha) D
via
---
---
0856
---
1006
---
---
---
---
---
1256
1511
via
---
1711
---
1856
---
---
---
---
---
Alvor Centro (Roundabout) D
Odiáxere ---
---
0912
---
1022
---
---
---
---
---
1312
1527
Odiáxere
---
1727
---
1912
---
---
---
---
---
Lagos Bus Terminal +

0745
---
---
0935
---
1045
---
1035
---
1125
1150
---
---
---
1240
1335
1450
1550
1625
1540
1650
---
1750
1740
1820
---
1935
---
1950
2010
2020
---
---
---
---
2222
Connection to Sagres leaves Lagos***
0900 --- --- 1015 --- 1230

1230 ---
1230 1230 ---
---
---
1345
1345
1515
1715 1715
1715 ---
---
1830
1830
1830 ---
---
--- ---
---
---
---
---
--- ---
---

WEEKEND CONNECTIONS LAGOS TO SAGRES :
Until  further notice there are few weekend connections at Lagos for Sagres except with several hours waiting.
The ONLY buses from Lagos to Sagres at weekends leave at 0700, 1015, 1230, 1515 (until 31st October) and 1715hrs
Albufeira RAILWAY STATION is nearly 4 miles / 6km from town. There is a bus connection into town leaving at 2130hrs but only in summer
For train travel towards Lagos, a bus leaves Albufeira Bus Station at 2040hrs, arriving at 2100.

*** connections are NOT guaranteed. Separate ticket is needed Lagos - Sagres timetable in full here
* - buses run between Faro and Albufeira via Quarteira and Vilamoura at irregular intervals, especially at weekends and holidays.
+ - local buses run at irregular and very infrequent intervals between Portimão and Lagos. Not all are shown here. These do NOT run via Alvor and Praia da Rocha.

Lagos > Praia da Rocha > Portimão > Lagoa > Armação de Pera > Albufeira > Vilamoura > Quarteira > Faro

↓ - bus does not stop here

Route / Line

66
57
56
9
13 57
14
10
9
80

56
51
57
10
51
57
56
66
9
51
13
57
10
9
66
51
56
57
10
51
56
80
9
10
57
9
51
80
TRAIN


MFO
MFO
Daily Daily
Daily MFO
MFO
SSH
MFO
MFO

Daily
Daily Daily Daily
MFO
MFO
Daily
MFO
SSH
MFO Daily Daily Daily SSH
MFO MFO
Daily MFO Daily Daily Daily
Daily MFO
Daily MFO
Daily Daily
Daily Daily
Connection from Sagres arrives at Lagos***
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---

---
---
0805
---
0855
---
1105 ---
---
1105
---
1105
---
---
---
1310
1310
1455
---
1455
1455
---
---
---
1705
---
1705
1755 1930
Lagos Bus Terminal +

---
---
0600
---
---
0650
---
---
---
0715

0730
0730
0830
---
0945
1045
1200
---
---
1200
---
1235
---
---
---
1415
1430
1500
---
1615
1630
1700
---
---
1715
---
1800
1830
2015
Alvor Centro (Roundabout) D
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
via

0753
---
1008
---
---
1223
---
---
---
---
1438
---
1638

via
---
---
---
1823
via
Praia da Rocha (Clube Praia da Rocha) D
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
Odiáxere
0809
---
1024
---
---
1239
---
---
---
---
1454
---
1654

Odiáxere
---
---
---
1839
Odiáxere
Portimão  Avenida Guanaré + B
---
0615
---
---
0720
0715
---
---
0755

0814
0900
---
1029 1115
---
---
1244
1230
1305
---
---
---
1459
1530
---
1659

1740
---
---
1745
---
1844
1910
2034
Portimão Bus Terminal Rua Abicada E
---
0630
---
---
---
---
---

0800
---
1230
---
---
---
---
---
1500
---
1700
--- ---
---
---
---
Lagoa Bus Terminal

---
0630
0645
---
---
0735
0735
---
---
---

0815
0829
0915
---
1044
1130
1245
---
---
1259
1250
1320
---
---
---
1514
1515
1545
---
1714
1715
---
---
---
1800
---
1859
---
Armação de Pera
---
0645
---
0700 0750
0755
---
---
---

0843
0930
---
1058
1145
---
---
1313
1315
1335
---
---
---
1528
1600
---
1728

---
---
---
1815
Last
1913
---
Guia Rotunda / Roundabout C ---
0655
---
via Pêra 0800
0806
---
---
---

0854
0940
---
1109
1155
---
---
1324
via Pêra
1345
---
---
---
1539
1610
---
1739

---
---
---
1825
Bus
1924
---
Train
Albufeira Bus Terminal
A
0700
0710
0715
0715
0725
0815
0820
0800
0845
---

0845
0905
0955
1045
1120
1210 1315
1335
1335
1335
1340
1400
1430
1545
1545
1550
1545
1625
1715
1750
1745
---
1800
1830
1840
1915
1935
---
2123¶
Vilamoura Marina
*
0735
0755
---
--- via
0925
---

---
via
---
1415
1415
---
---
via
1625 1625
---
1755
---

---
1835
via
1955
---
---
Quarteira Bus Terminal
*
0745
0808
---
--- Loulé
0938
---

---
Loulé
---
1428
1428
---
---
Loulé
1638 1638
---
1808
---
---
1845
Loulé
2008
---
---
Faro Airport
F
0755
---
---
---

0925
---
--- 1355
---
---
--- 1625
---
1825
---
---
---
Faro Bus Terminal
*
0815
0805
0820
0845
---
0910
---
0940
1015
---

0940
---
1050
1210
--- 1305
1410
1505
1505
---
---
1455
1600 1715 1715
--- 1640
1720
1845
--- ---
--- 1915 2000
1930
2045 ---
---
2154


VRSA

















VRSA






TAV















TAV - this bus continues to Olhão and Tavira. For times beyond Faro click here
VRSA - this bus continues to Olhão, Tavira and Vila Real de Santo António. For times beyond Faro click here.


WEEKEND CONNECTIONS SAGRES TO LAGOS


Until further notice there are very few weekend connections at Lagos for eastbound buses except with long waits.
The arrivals at  Lagos from Sagres at weekends and on holidays are ONLY at 0855, 1310, 1500, 1755 (until 31st October) and 1925

There are more trains from Lagos to Faro! Click here for train times Lagos to Portimão and Faro

TIMETABLE NOTES

Albufeira RAILWAY STATION is nearly 4 miles / 6km from town. There is a bus connection from the bus station at 2040hrs
No bus connection into Albufeira except in summer, this leaves at 2130.

*** connections are NOT guaranteed. Separate ticket needed Sagres to Lagos, times in full here

* - buses run between Albufeira and Faro via Vilamoura and Quarteira currently at irregular intervals, especially at weekends and on holidays

+ - local buses run at VERY irregular intervals between Lagos and Portimão. Not all are shown here. These do NOT run via Alvor and Praia da Rocha.

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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