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

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(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 SHX - bus does not run on Sundays or Holidays

Days of operation


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

A
---
---
---
0715
0800
0900
1100
---
1215
---
---
1330
1630
1730
---
1830
---
Olhão Bus Terminal

A
---
---
---
0735
0820
0920
1120
---
1235
---
---
1350
1650
1750
---
1850
---
Alfandanga

B
---
---
---
0750
0835
0935
1135
---
1250
---
---
1405
1705
1805
---
1905
---
Luz de Tavira

C
---
---
0708
0800
0845
0945
1145
---
1300
---
1343
1415
1715
1815
---
1915
---
Tavira Bus Terminal

D
CAR
---
0720
0815
0900
1000
1200
---
1315
---
1357
1430
1730
1830
---
1930
---
Conceição

D
MR*
MR
--
0822
0907
1007
1207
MR
1322
MR
---
1437
1737
---
MR
1937
---
Cacela (Vila Nova de)

E
0722
0758
---
0830
0915
1015
1215
1303
1330
1418
---
1445
1745
---
1903
1945
1945
Altura (N125)


0735
0805
---
0840
0925
1025
1225
1310
1340
1425
---
1455
1755
---
1910
1955
1952
Monte Gordo Church

F
G
0815
---
0848
0933
1033
1233
1320
1348
1435
---
1503
1803
---
1920
2003
2002
Vila Real de Santo António Terminal

F
0752
0822
---
0855
0940
1040
1240
1327
1355
1442
---
1510
1810 ---
1927
2010
2009
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.
G - does not stop in Monte Gordo on schooldays. During school holidays calls at 0745.
CAR - starts at Carrapateira MFO 0655 via Manta Rota at 0719. Also via Alagoa at 0730. On schooldays does NOT serve Monte Gordo.
MR - from Manta Rota, leaving 3 minutes before the time shown for Cacela. * also, this bus runs via Praia Alagoa five minutes before time shown for Altura

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


Days of operation


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

F
---
0700
0725
---
0815
1000
1215
1230
---
1340
1430
1630
1730
1730
---
1830
1830
1915
Monte Gordo Church

F
---
0707
0732
---
0822
1007
1222
1237
---
1347
1437
1637
1737
1737
---
1837
1837
1922
Altura (N125)


---
0715
0742
---
0830
1015
1230
1247
---
1357
1445
1645
1747
1745
---
1845
1847
1932
Cacela (Vila Nova de)

E
---
0725
0749
---
0840
1025
1240
1254
---
1408
1455
1655
1754
1755
---
1855
1854
1943
Conceição

D
---
0733
MR
---
0848
1038
1248
MR
---
PA
1503
1703
MR
1803
---
1903
MR
PA
Tavira

D
0650
0740
---
0815
0855
1045
1255
---
1325
MR
1510
1710
CAR
1810
1830
1910
---
---
Luz de Tavira

C
0705
0755
---
0830
0910
1100
1310
---
1337
---
1525
1725
---
1825
1842
---
---
---
Alfandanga

B
0715
0805
---
0840
0920
1110
1320
---
---
---
1535
1735
---
1835
to
---
---
---
Olhão Bus Terminal

A
0735
0825
---
0900
0935
1130
1335
---
---
---
1550
1750
---
1850
Brejos
---
---
---
Faro Bus Terminal

A
0755
0850
---
0920
0955
1150
1355
---
---
---
1610
1810
---
1910
---
---
---
---
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

Mondays to Fridays except holidays (weekdays) first bus at 0700 then at 0725, 0755, 0815, 1000, 1120, 1215, 1230, 1340, 1430, 1515, 1630, 1700, 1730, 1830 and 1930.

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, 0815, 0848, 0933, 1033, 1135, 1233,
1348, 1435, 1503, 1530, 1715, 1803, 1920, 2003, 2017

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

MFO (weekdays) 0830, 1300  and 1815. NO WEEKEND OR HOLIDAY SERVICE

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

Winter service until further notice
MFO (weekdays) 0845, 1315 and 1830.  NO WEEKEND OR HOLIDAY SERVICE

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

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