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

To print the timetable below without all the notes please click here
The information has been obtained from printed timetables and other local sources (like taking the bus) and is given in good faith.
Everything is correct to the best of my knowledge as of 16th August 2014 - no changes since last checked
NB - THESE BUSES DO NOT HAVE ROUTE / LINE NUMBERS like in most of Europe.
The buses used do not have toilets on board, so go before you get on.

route_diagram

This is a summary of the main bus services along the coast of the central and western Algarve.
Only the main towns and main services are shown - for complete timetable between these places, please click here
Information about connections at the various stopping places here.
Timetables apply all year round. If you haven't already, please read this page of general information and this page of comments about
the buses shown below! The timetables are VERY optimistic; be prepared for delays of 15 - 20 minutes on almost all long journeys.
Buses DO NOT have route/line numbers. The indications here (AL, TR and INT) are to help you figure out which one is which.
Advanced reservation is not possible! If boarding at a BUS TERMINAL 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 for fast buses. The INT (interurban slower buses) use a different stop nearby. The railway station is 800 metres from here.
C - these buses also stop on request at Algarve Shopping, 1 minute after Guia (direction Albufeira / Faro) or 1 minute before Guia (direction Portimão / Lagos)

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

Timetables apply all year round
Mondays to Fridays/Segundas as Sextas/Lundi á Vendredi/Montags bis Freitags except holidays;
weekend/holiday times below/horários fims de semana em baixo/horaires weekend et féries en bas
Algarve Littoral (AL) and Transrápido (TR) are fast buses. Complete service shown here.
INT are interurban buses stopping everywhere; only first and last buses are shown; complete timetable
XX  through bus Portimão - Lagos - Sagres (1115) - Cape St Vincent (1125)
For
Info
Bus type

INT+
INT
INT*
AL
TR
XX
AL
TR
AL
TR
AL
TR
AL
TR
AL
TR
INT+
INT#
INT*
TR
INT*
TRAIN
Faro Bus Terminal
*
---
---
0630
---
0800
---
---
0905
---
1230
---
1430
---
1625
---
1725
---
---
1915
1940
2000
2012
Quarteira Bus Terminal
*
---
---
0707
---
|
---
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
1922
1945
|
2037
|
Vilamoura Marina
*
---
---
0715
---
|
---
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
1932
1952
|
2042
|
Albufeira Bus Terminal
A
---
0725
0755
0835
0855
---
0910
1000
1030
1325
1415
1525
1615
1720
1800
1820
---
2015
2030
2030
Last
|
Guia Rotunda / Roundabout
C
---
|
First
0845
0910
---
0920
1015
1040
1340
1425
1540
1625
1735
1810
1835
---
---
---
2045
Bus
|
Armação de Pera

First
0755
Bus
0855
0920
---
0930
1025
1050
1350
1435
1550
1635
1745
1820
1845
Last
---
---
2055
---
Train
Lagoa Bus Terminal

Bus
0820
---
0905
0935
---
0940
1040
1100
1405
1445
1605
1645
1800
1830
1900
Bus
---
---
2110
---
|
Portimão  Avenida Guanaré  Stop 2+ B
0705
0840
---
0920
0945
0955
0955
1050
1115
1415
1500
1615
1700
1810
1845
1910
2000
---
---
2120
---
2143
Praia da Rocha (Clube Praia da Rocha)

|
---
---
0925
|
1000
1000
|
1120
|
1505
|
1705
|
1850
|
|
---
---
---
---
|
Alvor Centro (Roundabout)

|
---
---
0940
|
1010
1015
|
1135
|
1520
|
1720
|
1905
|
|
---
---
---
---
|
Lagos Bus Terminal +

0745
---
---
1000
1010
1030
1035
1115
1155
1440
1540
1640
1740
1835
1925
1935
2040
---
---
---
---
2202
Connection to Sagres leaves Lagos***

---
---
---
1030
1030
XX
1045
1240
1240
1510
1630
1730
1830
1940
1940
2030
---
---
---
---
---
---
TIMETABLE NOTES - Mondays to Fridays

Praia da Rocha and Alvor are served by local VAI E VEM buses from Portimão - details here.
*** connections are NOT guaranteed. Separate ticket needed Lagos - Sagres
* - at least one bus an hour runs from Faro to Albufeira via Quarteira and Vilamoura. First and last buses only shown here.
# this the last bus from Quarteira and Vilamoura with a connection beyond Albufeira.
+ - local buses run about once an hour Portimão - Lagos. First and last buses shown here. These do NOT run via Praia da Rocha and Alvor.

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

Timetables apply all year round

Times in yellow - SATURDAYS only
except holidays

Saturdays, Sundays and holidays Sabados, Domingos e Férias/Les weekends et jours féries
Samstags, Sonntags, Ferientags
Algarve Littoral (AL) and Transrápido (TR) are fast buses. Complete service shown here.
INT are interurban buses stopping everywhere; only first and last buses are shown;
complete timetable
For Info
Bus type
INT+
INT
INT*
INT
AL
AL
INT
TR
AL
INT
AL
TR
INT+
INT#
INT
INT*
INT*
TRAIN
Faro Bus Terminal
*
---
---
0630
0720
---
---
1010
1230
---
1435
---
1725
---
---
1745
1845
1930
2012
Quarteira Bus Terminal
*
---
SATS
0707
via
---
---
via
|
---
via
---
|
---
1737
via
1922
2007
|
Vilamoura Marina
*
---
ONLY
0715
Loulé
---
---
Loulé
|
---
Loulé
---
|
---
1747
Loulé
1932
This
|
Albufeira Bus Terminal
A
---
0725
0755
0840
0910
1030
1150
1325
1415
1600
1800
1820
---
1830
1910
2015
bus
|
Guia Rotunda / Roundabout C ---
|
First
0854
0920
1040
1204
1340
1425
1614
1810
1835
---
---
1924
Last
runs
|
Armação de Pera
First
0755
Bus
0905
0930
1050
1215
1350
1435
1625
1820
1845
Last
---
1935
Bus
on
Train
Lagoa Bus Terminal

Bus
0820
---
0925
0940
1100
1240
1405
1445
1645
1830
1900
Bus
---
1955
to
Sats
|
Portimão  Avenida Guanaré Stop 2 + B
0705
0840
---
0940
0955
1115
1300
1415
1500
1705
1845
1910
2000
---
2015
ABF
only
2143
Praia da Rocha (Clube Praia da Rocha)
|
---
---
---
1000
1120
---
|
1505
---
1850
|
|
---
---
---
---
|
Alvor Centro (Roundabout)
|
---
---
---
1015
1135
---
|
1520
---
1905
|
|
---
---
---
---
|
Lagos Bus Terminal +

0745
---
---
---
1035
1155
---
1440
1540
---
1925
1935
2040
---
---
---
---
2202
Connection to Sagres leaves Lagos***
---
---
---
---
1045
1240
---
1510
1630
---
1940
2030
---
---
---
---
---
---

TIMETABLE NOTES - Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays

Praia da Rocha and Alvor are served by local VAI E VEM buses from Portimão - details here.
*** connections are NOT guaranteed. Separate ticket needed Lagos - Sagres. The 1940 bus runs only from 1st July to 8th September
* - at weekends it is a very irregular service (some gaps of more than two hours) from Faro to Albufeira via Quarteira and Vilamoura. Complete times here
THE LAST BUS AT WEEKENDS AND ON HOLIDAYS FROM FARO TO ALBUFEIRA IS AT 1845! The 1930 goes as far as Quarteira only.
# at weekends and on holidays, this is the LAST BUS from Quarteira and Vilamoura with a connection beyond Albufeira.
+ - local buses run about once every hour between Portimão and Lagos. First and last buses shown here. These do NOT run via Praia da Rocha and Alvor.

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

Timetables apply all year round Mondays to Fridays/Segundas as Sextas/Lundi á Vendredi/Montags bis Freitags except holidays;
weekend/holiday times below/horários fims de semana em baixo/horaires weekend et féries en bas
Algarve Littoral (AL) and Transrápido (TR) are fast buses. Complete service shown here.

INT are interurban buses stopping everywhere; only first and last buses are shown; complete timetable
XX - through bus from Cape St Vincent (1505)  and Sagres (1515) to Portimão
Bus type
INT*
TR
INT*
TR
INT+
AL
TR
AL
TR
AL
TR
AL
TR
AL
XX
TR
AL
INT*
TRAIN INT+
Connection from Sagres arrives at Lagos***

---
---
---
---
0650
0650
0810
0915
0915
1120
1120
1310
1445
1615
1600
1710
1710
---
1830
1935
Lagos Bus Terminal +

---
---
---
0650
0715
0730
0830
1015
1030
1200
1235
1415
1500
1600
1605
1715
1800
---
1919 2015
Alvor Centro (Roundabout)
---
---
---
|
|
0750
|
1035
|
1220
|
1435
|
1620
1625
|
1820
---
| |
Praia da Rocha (Clube Praia da Rocha)
---
---
---
|
|
0805
|
1050
|
1235
|
1450
|
1635
1630
|
1835
---
| |
Portimão  Avenida Guanaré + B
---
0615
---
0715
0755
0810
0855
1055
1055
1240
1300
1455
1525
1640
1635
1740
1840
---
1938 2055
Lagoa Bus Terminal

---
0625
---
0725
First
0825
0905
1110
1105
1255
1310
1510
1535
1655
---
1750
1855
Last
|
Last
Armação de Pera
---
0640
First 0740
Bus
0835
0920
1120
1120
1305
1325
1520
1550
1705
---
1805
1905
Bus
Train Bus
Guia Rotunda / Roundabout C ---
0650
Bus 0750
---
0845
0930
1130
1130
1315
1335
1530
1600
1715
---
1815
1915
***
|
---
Albufeira Bus Terminal
A
First 0705
0730
0805
---
0855
0945
1140
1145
1325
1350
1540
1615
1725
---
1830
1925
1930
| ---
Vilamoura Marina
*
Bus |
0808
|
---
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
---
|
---
2005
| ---
Quarteira Bus Terminal
*
0700
|
0815
|
---
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
|
---
---
|
---
2015
| ---
Faro Bus Terminal
*
0735
0755
0845
0900
---
---
1040
---
1240
---
1445
---
1710
---
---
1925
---
2045
2104 ---

TIMETABLE NOTES - Mondays to Fridays

Praia da Rocha and Alvor are served by frequent local VAI E VEM buses to Portimão - details here.
*** connections are NOT guaranteed. Separate ticket needed Sagres to Lagos
* - at least one bus an hour runs from Albufeira to Faro via Vilamoura and Quarteira. First and last buses only shown here.
*** - this is the same bus that starts in Lagos at 1800 (previous column).
+ - local buses run about once every hour between Lagos and Portimão. These do NOT run via Alvor and Praia da Rocha.

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

Timetables apply all year round

Times in yellow - SATURDAYS only
except holidays

Saturdays, Sundays and holidays Sabados, Domingos e Férias/Les weekends et jours féries
Samstags, Sonntags, Ferientags
Algarve Littoral (AL) and Transrápido (TR) are fast buses. Complete service shown here.
INT are interurban buses stopping everywhere; only first and last buses are shown;
complete timetable
Bus type
INT*
INT*
INT
INT+
AL
TR
INT
AL
TR
AL#
INT*
INT*
INT
AL
TRAIN INT+
Connection from Sagres arrives at Lagos***
---
---
---
0650
0650
0810
---
1120
1445
1445
---
---
---
1710
1830
1935
Lagos Bus Terminal +

---
---
---
0715
0730
0830
---
1200
1500
1600
---
---
---
1800
1919 2015
Alvor Centro (Roundabout)
---
---
---
|
0750
|
---
1220
|
1620
---
---
---
1820
| |
Praia da Rocha (Clube Praia da Rocha)
---
---
---
|
0805
|
---
1235
|
1635
---
---
---
1835
| |
Portimão  Avenida Guanaré + B
---
---
0725
0755
0810
0855
1100
1240
1525
1640
---
---
1810
1840
1938 2055
Lagoa Bus Terminal

---
---
0745
First
0825
0905
1120
1255
1535
1655
---
---
1830
1855
|
Last
Armação de Pera
Bus
First 0805
Bus
0835
0920
1137
1305
1550
1705
---
Last
1850
1905
|
Bus
Guia Rotunda / Roundabout C runs
Bus 0816
---
0845
0930
via
Porches

1315
1600
1715
---
Bus
1901
1915
Train ---
Albufeira Bus Terminal
A
Sats
0725
0840
---
0855
0945
1205
1325
1615
1725
1800
1845
1915
1925
| ---
Vilamoura Marina
*
Only
0808
via
---
---
|
via
---
|
---
1843
1928
via
---
| ---
Quarteira Bus Terminal
*
0700
0818
Loulé
---
---
|
Loulé
---
|
---
1853
1938
Loulé
---
| ---
Faro Bus Terminal
*
0735
0855
1005
---
---
1040
1325
---
1710
---
1930
2015
2035
---
2104 ---
TIMETABLE NOTES - Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays

Praia da Rocha and Alvor are served by local VAI E VEM buses to Portimão - details here.
*** connections are NOT guaranteed. Separate ticket needed Sagres to Lagos. The 0650 arrival in Lagos does not run on Sundays and Holidays.
The 1830 and 1935 arrivals in Lagos only run in July, August and until 8th September.

* - at weekends, it is a very irregular service (some gaps of more than two hours) from Albufeira to Faro via Vilamoura and Quarteira. Complete times here.
At weekends and on holidays the last bus from Albufeira via Vilamoura and Quarteira to Faro is at 1845
First and last buses only shown in this summary; full timetable click here.
# this is the LAST BUS at weekends and holidays from Lagos etc with a connection beyond Albufeira. There are later trains from Lagos and Portimão to Faro.
+ - local buses run about once every hour between Lagos and Portimão. 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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