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This is a nice ride up into the hills to the popular tourist destination of Monchique.
Monchique is about 550m (1700 feet) above sea level. About 8km further is the highest point of the Algarve, Fóia,
which is 902 metres above sea level. Scheduled buses do not go there. Taxis are available at Monchique.

Portimão <> Monchique

The information has been obtained from printed timetables and other local sources (like taking the bus) and is given in good faith.

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Portimão to Monchique is €4.55 each way. The Portimão bus stop is in Avenida Guanaré, about 1 mile (1.6km) from the cruise ship dock.
Minibuses meet the cruise ships if that's too far to walk.

Operated by Frota Azul

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Daily – bus runs every day including Sundays and Holidays

MFO – runs Mondays to Fridays only, except holidays
SCH – runs on SCHOOLDAYS only ie NOT during July, August and first week of September, Christmas and Easter breaks and other holidays
SSH - runs on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays only
* other buses Monchique <> Nave see below on the route to / from Marmalete
The nearest stop to the railway station is now the one called 'Cardosas', about 650 metres from the station, 6 or 7 minutes walk. Map.
You may also use this Google Map link to find the stop, kindly provided by Raaya - click here
Buses also stop near the Portimão Municipal market in Rua Eng. Amaro da Costa, 3 or 4 minutes after / before Avenida Guanaré.

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE THE ONLY BUSES RUNNING ARE AS FOLLOWS:
MONCHIQUE TO PORTIMÃO DAILY AT 0800 AND 1230, ALSO ON WEEKDAYS ONLY AT 0700, 1430 and 1700
PORTIMÃO TO MONCHIQUE AT 1100 and 1830 DAILY, ALSO ON WEEKDAYS ONLY AT 0750, 1415 AND 1715

Days of operation
MFO
Daily
MFO
Daily
SCH
Daily
MFO
Daily
Daily
Portimão Av. Guanaré Stop 5
0750
0900
1000
1110
1345
1415
1715
1830
1930
Portimão Rotunda Hospital
0800
0910
1010
1120
1355
1425
1725
1840
1940
Ponte de Vau
0805
0915
1015
1125
1400
1430
1730
1845
1945
Porto de Lagos
0810
0920
1020
1130
1405
1435
1735
1850
1950
Rasmalho
0815
0925
1025
1135
1410
1440
1740
1855
1955
Barracão
0820
0930
1030
1140
1415
1445
1745
1900
2000
Nave*
0828
0938
1038
1148
1423
1453
1753
1908
2008
Monchique
0835
0945
1045
1155
1430
1500
1800
1915
2015

Days of operation
Daily
SCH
Daily
MFO
Daily Daily
MFO
SSH
MFO SCH
Daily
Monchique 0700
0740
0800
0845
1000
1230
1400
1430
1530
1700
1815
Nave*
0707
0747
0807
0852
1007
1237
1407
1437
1537
1707
1822
Barracão
0715
0755
0815
0900
1015
1245
1415
1445
1545
1715
1830
Rasmalho
0720
0800
0820
0905
1020
1250
1420
1450
1550
1720
1835
Porto de Lagos
0725
0805
0825
0910
1025
1255
1425
1455
1555
1725
1840
Ponte de Vau
 0730
0810
0830
0915
1030
1300
1430
1500
1600
1730
1845
Portimão Rotunda Hospital 0735
0815
0835
0920
1035
1305
1435
1505
1605
1735
1850
Portimão Av. Guanaré 0745
0825
0845
0930
1045
1315
1445
1515
1615
1745
1900

Monchique <> Marmalete

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE THE ONLY BUSES ARE AT 0715 FROM MARMALETE TO MONCHIQUE, RETURNING AT 1815 AND ONLY ON WEEKDAYS

Monchique to Marmalete at 1200 Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays, 1230 MFO and 1915 daily

From Marmalete to Monchique at 0710 on schooldays, 0800 daily except schooldays, 1350 Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays and 1445 MFO

Journey time Marmalete <> Monchique is 40 minutes. Buses also stop in Nave (7 minutes after / before Monchique) and Casais.

Monchique <> Alferce

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE THE ONLY BUSES ARE AT
MONCHIQUE TO ALFERCE AT 0845 AND 1150 ON MONDAYS AND FRIDAYS
FROM ALFERCE TO MONCHIQUE AT 0905 AND 1210 ON MONDAYS AND FRIDAYS

0830 on schooldays, 0845 (daily except schooldays) , 1140 Mondays and Fridays only, 1730 Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays and 1810 MFO

Return times from Alferce to Monchique : 0845 on schooldays, 0900 (daily except schooldays), 1205 Mondays and Fridays only,
 1745 Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays, 1835 MFO
Journey time 15 minutes

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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