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

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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 24th November 2014 - no timetable changes since last check

Operated by EVA - Rota do Rio Formosa
(Some other times included for convenience)
THE TRAIN SERVICE ALONG THIS PART OF THE COAST OFFERS A CHEAPER AND QUICKER ALTERNATIVE - TIMES HERE
Faro <> Olhão <> Tavira <> Vila Real - Horaires des trains, horários de comboios, Zugfahrpläne içi/aqui/hier

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Daily - bus runs daily including holidays

MFO - bus runs Mondays to Fridays only, except holidays
SCH - bus runs on Schooldays only ; ie not 1st July - 10th September (approx) nor during Christmas and Easter breaks
SHO - bus runs on Sundays and holidays only  SHX - bus does not run on Sundays or Holidays

Days of operation


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

A
--
---
---
0715
0800
0900
1100
---
1215
---
---
1325
1515
1635
1740
---
1820
---
1930
Olhão Bus Terminal

A
---
---
---
0735
0820
0920
1120
---
1235
---
---
1345
1535
1655
1800
---
1840
---
1950
Alfandanga

B
---
---
---
0750
0835
0935
1135
---
1250
---
---
1400
1550
1710
1815
---
1855
---
2005
Luz de Tavira

C

---
---
0800
0845
0945
1145
---
1300
---
---
1410
1600
1720
1825
---
1905
---
2015
Tavira Bus Terminal

D
0655
CAR
---
0815
0900
1000
1200
---
1315
---
---
1425
1615
1735
1840
---
1920
---
2030
Conceição

D
0702
MR*
MR
0822
0907
1007
1207
MR
1322
MR
MR
1432
1622
1742
---
MR
1927
---
---
Cacela (Vila Nova de)

E
0722
0722
0758
0830
0915
1015
1215
1303
1330
1353
1428
1440
1630
1750
---
1903
1935
2000
---
Altura (N125)


0735
0735
0805
0840
0925
1025
1225
1310
1340
1400
1435
1450
1640
1800
---
1910
1945
2007
---
Monte Gordo Church

F
0745
0745
0815
0848
0933
1033
1233
1320
1348
1410
1445
1458
1648
1808
---
1920
1953
2017
---
Vila Real de Santo António Terminal

F
0752
0752
0822
0855
0940
1040
1240
1327
1355
1417
1452
1505
1655
1815
---
1927
2000
2024
---
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 buses Luz de Tavira to Tavira at 0723 MFO, 0758 SAT, 0843 SCH, 1343 MFO and 1653 SCH  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 except on Saturdays . On schooldays does NOT serve Monte Gordo.
MR - from Manta Rota, leaving 3 minutes before the time shown for Cacela. * also, 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
SHX
SHO
MFO
Daily
Daily
MFO
SHX
SCH
Daily
Daily
MFO
MFO
Daily
MFO
Vila Real de Santo António Terminal

F
---
0700
0725
---
0815
---
1000
1120
1215
1230
1315
1340
1430
1630
1730
1730
1830
1930
Monte Gordo Church

F
---
0707
0732
---
0822
---
1007
1127
1222
1237
1322
1347
1437
1637
1737
1737
1837
1937
Altura (N125)


---
0715
0742
---
0830
---
1015
1135
1230
1247
1332
1357
1445
1645
1747
1745
1845
1947
Cacela (Vila Nova de)

E
---
0725
0749
---
0840
---
1025
1145
1240
1254
1343
1408
1455
1655
1754
1755
1855
1958
Conceição

D
---
0733
MR
---
0848
---
1038
1153
1248
MR
PA
PA
1503
1703
MR
1803
1903
PA
Tavira

D
0650
0740
---
0815
0855
0855
1045
1200
1255
---
MR
MR
1510
1710
CAR
1810
1910
---
Luz de Tavira

C
0705
0755
---
0830
0910
0910
1100
1215
1310
---
---
---
1525
1725
---
1825
1925
---
Alfandanga

B
0715
0805
---
0840
0920
0920
1110
1225
1320
---
---
---
1535
1735
---
1835
1935
---
Olhão Bus Terminal

A
0735
0825
---
0855
0935
0935
1130
1240
1335
---
---
---
1550
1750
---
1850
1950
---
Faro Bus Terminal

A
0755
0850
---
0912
0955
0955
1150
1300
1355
---
---
---
1610
1810
---
1910
2010
---
TIMETABLE NOTES

ADDITIONAL BUS FROM VILA REAL AT 1830 (MFO) TO CACELA AND MANTA ROTA arriving at Manta Rota at 1857
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 buses  from Tavira to Luz de Tavira at 1325 MFO, 1350 SAT, 1630 SCH, 1825 MFO in Summer only; 1920 MFO in winter only.
These buses run to Amaro Goncalves or Brejos (X). 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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tavira town centre

Vila Real de Santo António <> Monte Gordo complete service

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

Same service all year round on this route - adult fare €2.25

Mondays to Fridays except holidays (weekdays) first bus at 0700 then at frequent but irregular intervals once or twice an hour until last buses at 1730, 1830 and 1930
Saturdays (SAT) - buses as in the main timetable above plus extra buses at 1545 and 1730. LAST BUS IS AT 1830.
Sundays and Holidays (SHO) - buses as in the main timetable above plus extra buses at 1300 and 1730. LAST BUS IS AT 1830.

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

NOTE - 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 0720 then at frequent but irregular intervals once or twice an hour until last buses at 1808, 1920, 1953 and 2017
Saturdays (SAT) - buses as in the main timetable above plus extra buses at 1530 and 1600. Note the big gaps in service.
Sundays and Holidays (SHO) - buses as in the main timetable plus an extra bus at 1420. Note the big gaps in service.

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

Ten minutes journey - one way adult fare €2.25

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

Summer Service 1st July to second Sunday of September - note the 'tea breaks'

Daily at 0830, 0900, 0930, 1000, 1030, 1200, 1230, 1300, 1330, 1400, 1430, 1500, 1630, 1700, 1730, 1800, 1830, 1930 and 2030

Winter service from second Monday of September to 30th June

MFO 0830, 0900, 1300 (SCH) and 1830. SAT at 0830, 0900 and 1300 only. No service on Sundays and holidays in winter

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

Ten minutes journey.

Summer Service 1st July to 15th September - note the 'tea breaks'

Daily at 0845, 0915, 0945, 1015, 1045, 1215, 1245, 1315, 1345, 1415, 1445, 1515, 1645, 1715, 1745, 1815, 1845, 1915, 1945 and 2045

Winter service from second Monday of September to 30th June

MFO 0845, 0915, 1315 (SCH) and 1845. SAT at 0845, 0915 and 1315 only. No service on Sundays and holidays in winter

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