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Faro > Olhão > Tavira > Monte Gordo > Vila Real de Santo António

The information has been obtained from printed timetables and other local sources (like taking the bus) and is given in good faith.
Bus service below applies until further notice
Most weekend bus service remains suspended

checked and        updated

Operated by EVA - Rota do Rio Formosa
(Some other times included for convenience)
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Faro <> Olhão <> Tavira <> Vila Real - Horaires des trains, horários de comboio, Zugfahrpläne içi/aqui/hier

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Daily - bus runs daily including holidays

MFO - bus runs Mondays to Fridays only, except holidays

Days of operation


MFO
MFO
MFO
Daily
MFO
MFO
MFO
MFO
MFO
Daily
MFO
MFO
Faro Bus Terminal

A
---
---
---
0715
0900
1100
---
---
---
1330
1730
1830
Olhão Bus Terminal

A
---
---
---
0735
0920
1120
---
---
---
1350
1750
1850
Alfandanga

B
---
---
---
0750
0935
1135
---
---
---
1405
1805
1905
Luz de Tavira

C
---
0708
---
0800
0945
1145
---
---
1343
1415
1815
1915
Tavira Bus Terminal

D
CAR
0720
---
0815
1000
1200
---
---
1358
1430
1830
1930
Conceição

D
MR*
--
MR
0822
1007
1207
MR
MR
---
1437
---
1937
Cacela (Vila Nova de)

E
0722
---
0758
0830
1015
1215
1303
1418
---
1445
---
1945
Altura (N125)


0735
---
0805
0840
1025
1225
1310
1425
---
1455
---
1955
Monte Gordo Church

F
0745
---
0815
0848
1033
1233
1320
1435
---
1503
---
2003
Vila Real de Santo António Terminal

F
0752
---
0822
0855
1040
1240
1327
1442
---
1510
---
2010
TIMETABLE NOTES

A - for complete service between Faro and Olhão please click here. Olhão map here.
B - this is the closest stop to Fuzeta, about 1.5km away. There are a few buses into Fuzeta on another route; click here for times.
Fuzeta has two fairly centrally placed railway stations with service about every hour weekdays; about every two hours at weekends. Train times here.
C  - Additional bus Luz de Tavira to Tavira at 1653 on schooldays only  All buses in Luz use the same stop, in the square opposite the church.
D - For more buses between Tavira and Conceição, click here. For Tavira map, click here.
E - on market days (3rd Sunday of the month) buses stop on the N125 not in the village centre
F - for complete service between Monte Gordo and Vila Real, click here. The terminal in Vila Real is adjacent to the ferry crossing over to Spain; details of ferries here. Map here.

CAR - starts at Carrapateira MFO 0655 via Manta Rota at 0719. Also via Alagoa at 0730.
MR - from Manta Rota, leaving 3 minutes before the time shown for Cacela.

Vila Real de Santo António > Monte Gordo > Tavira > Olhão > Faro


Days of operation


MFO
MFO MFO
MFO
Daily
MFO
MFO
MFO
MFO
MFO Daily
MFO
Vila Real de Santo António Terminal

F
---
0700
0725
---
1000
1230
1340
1630
1730
---
1800
1830
Monte Gordo Church

F
---
0707
0732
---
1007
1237
1347
1637
1737
---
1807
1837
Altura (N125)


---
0715
0742
---
1015
1247
1357
1645
1747
---
1815
1845
Cacela (Vila Nova de)

E
---
0725
0749
---
1025
1254
1408
1655
1754
---
1825
1855
Conceição

D
---
0733
MR
---
1038
MR
PA
1703
MR
---
1833
1903
Tavira

D
0650
0740
---
0815
1045
---
MR
1710
CAR
1830 1840
1910
Luz de Tavira

C
0705
0755
---
0830
1100
---
---
1725
---
1842 1855
---
Alfandanga

B
0715
0805
---
0840
1110
---
---
1735
---
to 1905
---
Olhão Bus Terminal

A
0735
0825
---
0900
1130
---
---
1750
---
Brejos 1920
---
Faro Bus Terminal

A
0755
0850 ---
0920
1150
---
---
1810
---
---
1940
---
TIMETABLE NOTES

A - for complete service between Olhão and Faro please click here. Olhão map here
B - this is the closest stop to Fuzeta, about 1.5km away. There are a few buses from Fuzeta on another route; click here for times.
Fuzeta has two fairly centrally placed railway stations with service about every hour weekdays; about every two hours at weekends. Train times here.
C  - Additional bus from Tavira to Luz de Tavira at 1630 on schooldays All buses in Luz, in both directions, use the same stop, in the square opposite the church.
D - For more buses between Conceição and Tavira, click here. For Tavira Map, click here.
E - on market days (3rd Sunday of the month) daytime buses stop on the N125 not in the village centre
F - for the complete service between Vila Real and Monte Gordo, click here. The bus station in Vila Real is adjacent to the ferry crossing from Spain; details of ferries here. Map here.
MR - to Manta Rota, arriving 3 minutes after the time shown for Cacela. 
PA - runs via Praia Alagoa, 5 minutes after the time shown for Altura.
CAR - after Manta Rota this bus continues to Carrapateira arriving at 1822

Vila Real town centre Vila Real Bus Station
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Tavira town centre
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Vila Real de Santo António <> Monte Gordo complete service

The 'marginal' route is the one via the Lighthouse

Vila Real de Santo António > Monte Gordo Church via N125 and Hortas

7 minutes journey

Same service all year round on this route - adult fare €2.35

ALL WEEKEND SERVICE IS NOW SUSPENDED EXCEPT FOR THE TWO BUSES EACH WAY SHOWN IN THE MAIN TIMETABLE ABOVE
 
Mondays to Fridays except holidays (weekdays) first bus at 0700 then at 0755, 1000, 1340, 1515, 1630, 1700, 1730, 1800, 1830.

Saturdays (SAT) - only at 0700, 1000, 1315, 1430, 1730

Sundays and Holidays (SHO) - only at 0700, 1000, 1315, 1430, 1730.

Monte Gordo Church > Vila Real de Santo António via Hortas and N125

The bus stop at Monte Gordo Church is in the square, about 50 metres from the Hotel Navegadores.
All buses in both directions use the same stop, which is about 4 minutes walk to the beach through the pedestrian streets.

Mondays to Fridays except holidays (weekdays) first bus at 0745 then at 0810, 0848, 1033, 1233,
1435, 1503, 1530, 1715, then no more buses until 2003.

Saturdays (SAT) - only at 0848, 1033, 1330, 1503, then no more buses until 2003

Sundays and Holidays (SHO) - only at 0848, 1033, 1330, 1503, then no more buses until 2003

VIla Real de Santo António > Monte Gordo Praia via Lighthouse (Farol) and EM511 road (Estrada Marginal)

Ten minutes journey - one way adult fare €2.35

In Monte Gordo these buses start and finish outside the Hotel Vasco da Gama on the seafront.

Winter service until further notice -
NO WEEKEND OR HOLIDAY SERVICE

MFO (weekdays) 0830 the only bus which seems rather pointless!

Monte Gordo Praia > Vila Real de Santo António via Lighthouse (Farol) and EM511 road

Winter service until further notice
MFO (weekdays) 0845

IN  PREVIOUS SUMMERS A MUCH MORE FREQUENT SERVICE HAS BEEN PROVIDED. SUMMER 2021 - WHO KNOWS?

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