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Tavira local bus and ferry connections

View and print these timetables as a PDF file here
Some pictures of Tavira I took on 29th April 2014 here
My map of Tavira here.

The information on this page 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 2nd July 2014

Buses operated by EVA
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Tavira <> Santa Luzia <> Pedras d'el Rei

Buses to and from Santa Luzia do not run on Saturday afternoons, nor all day Sundays and Holidays.
No service at Pedras d'el Rei at weekends or holidays.

Days of operation
MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS (WEEKDAYS)

SATURDAYS
Tavira Bus Station
0730 0810 0905 1020 1235 1305 1440 1545 1710 1810
0810 0940 1130
Santa Luzia
0740 0820 0915 1030 1245 1315 1450 1555 1720 1820
0820 0950 1140
Pedras d'el Rei ** --- 0825 0920 1035 1250 1320 --- 1600 1725 1825
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Days of operation MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS (WEEKDAYS)
SATURDAYS
Pedras d'el Rei ** --- 0830 0920 1035 1250 1320 --- 1615 1725 1825
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Santa Luzia 0740 0835 0925 1040 1255 1325 1450 1620 1730 1830
0820 0950 1140
Tavira Bus Station
0750 0845 0935 1050 1305 1335 1500 1630 1740 1840
0830
1000
1150
** from here it is a short walk to the bridge or little train crossing to the Praia do Barril.

Tavira <> Conceição <> Cabanas

One way fare Tavira and Cabanas is €2.25
There are other buses (daily) between Tavira and Conceição - click here for times
Buses to and from Cabanas do not run on Saturday afternoons, nor all day Sundays and Holidays.
The little railway station at  Conceição is an easy 12 -15 minutes walk from the centre of Cabanas, also Cabanas Park. Train times

Days of operation
MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS (WEEKDAYS)

SATURDAYS
Tavira Bus Station 0735 0815 0940 1055 1230 1335 1630 1740 1840
0830 1055 1320
Conceição
0742 0822 0947 1102 1237 1342 1637 1747 1847
0837 1102 1327
Pedras da Rainha/Cabanas Village Apts 0745 0825 0950 1105 1240 1345 1640 1750 1850
0840 1105 1350
Cabanas ** 0750 0830 0955 1110 1245 1350 1645 1755 1855
0845 1110 1335
days of operation
MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS (WEEKDAYS)

SATURDAYS
Cabanas ** 0750 0830 0955 1110 1245 1425 1645 1755 1855
0845 1110 1335
Pedras da Rainha/Cabanas Village Apts 0755 0835 1000 1115 1250 1430 1650 1800 1900
0850 1115 1340
Conceição 0758 0838 1003 1118 1253 1433 1653 1803 1903
0853 1118 1343
Tavira Bus Station 0805 0845 1010 1125 1300 1440 1700 1810 1910
0900 1125 1350
** Cabanas end stop is at the roundabout at the entrance to Cabanas Park and the Golden Club resorts. The previous stop
outside the MP (Melhor Preço) supermarket is closer to the centre of the village and the ferry to the island.
In July, August and early September there are passenger ferries from Tavira to Cabanas

Ferries and Water taxis from Cabanas to the Ilha Cabanas

cabanas

Ilha Cabanas / Cabanas island from town.
A ferry operates on demand from the quay costing €1,50
return. Starts 9am ends according to time of year.
Water taxis are also available.
There is NO road access to the island.


Bus Tavira <> Quatro Águas for the ferry to Ilha de Tavira

OPERATES 1st JULY - 6th SEPTEMBER -  Journey time 7 minutes
BUS DOES NOT RUN ON SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS OR HOLIDAYS

Quatro Águas is about 1 mile/1.6km from Tavira.
Buses leave Tavira Bus Station at  0905,1305,1505,1635,1850
Buses leave Quatro Águas at  0915,1315,1515,1645,1900
These buses pass the railway station about 2 minutes after/before the time at Tavira Bus Station.

The Tavira tourist road train also goes to Quatro Águas, about once each hour.

FERRY DETAILS - OPERATED BY SILNIDO LDA

ferryThe ferry between Quatro Águas to the island operates daily all year, except when the weather is bad. In high summer (July and August) it operates frequently from 0800 until midnight.
In June and September there is a boat at least once every hour from 0900 to 1900.
Complete timetable here - opens in a new window. They run extra boats if demand requires.

There are also water taxis available to take you to the island from Tavira and Quatro Águas.
Again these operate restricted hours outside the main holiday season.
Typical water taxi fares from Quatro Águas - Island 8 Euro, Cabanas 20 Euro, Santa Luzia 22 Euro, Tavira town 15 Euro. Tavira town to the Island is €18. Add 25% for night trips ie 2100hrs - 0800hrs. These fares are for 1 to 6 people.
This company website may be useful http://sequatours.com/watertaxiservice.html

There is limited free parking at Quatro Águas; additional parking (1 Euro per hour) is available in summer.
Quatro Águas is about a mile (1.6km)  from town.

. There are additional ferries in the summer. These leave from the quayside in Tavira just beyond the old market building, the Doca da Pesca and the fishing boats, going towards the tall bridge over the river. These operate about once every hour from 0800 until 2000 in July and August, 0900 to 1900 in June and September
- full timetable here. Fare €1.90 return.

In summer there are also ferries between Tavira (town) and Cabanas operating 0900 - 2000 (1900 in September)

THESE ARE FOOT PASSENGER FERRIES ONLY. NO VEHICLES ARE ALLOWED ON THE ISLANDS

Tavira <> Santa Catarina <> São Bras de Alportel

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No service at weekends or on holidays. Check carefully for which days the buses operate. A scenic ride but come back a different way!
MON - Mondays only   MX - not on Mondays   TTF - Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays only
WED - Wednesdays only MW - Mondays and Wednesdays MFO - Mondays to Fridays (weekdays) only
SCH - Schooldays only but not on Wednesdays!

days of operation
MW
TTF
MX
MON
WED
SCH
MFO
Tavira Bus Station
0850
0850
1345
1345
1610
1745
1915
Prego
0900
0900
1355
1355
1620
1755
1925
Santa Catarina
0910
0910
1405
1405
1630
1800
1935
São Bras de Alportel
0930
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1425
1650
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days of operation
MFO
TTF
MW
MX
MON
WED
SCH
São Bras de Alportel
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0930
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1425
1650
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Santa Catarina
0715
0915
0950
1405
1445
1710
1805
Prego
0725
0925
1000
1415
1455
1720
1815
Tavira Bus Station
0735
0935
1010
1425
1505
1730
1825

Tavira <> St. Estevão <> Esteiramantens

One bus each way only - from Esteiramantens at 0725 MFO
From Tavira to St. Estevão at 1715  (SCH except Wednesdays) and to Esteiramantens at 1845 MFO. Journey time 15 minutes

Tavira <> Luz de Tavira <> Amaro Gonçalves

From Tavira at 1325 MFO, 1350 SAT, 1630 SCH, 1825* MFO in Winter; 1920* MFO Summer * To Brejos
From Amaro Gonçalves at 0720* MFO, 0840 SCH, 1340 MFO and 1650 SCH; on Saturdays at 0755 only * from Brejos at 0715

There are a lot more buses between Tavira and Luz de Tavira - click here for times.

Tavira Urbanas - TUT local bus around town

Tavira has two overlapping, local urban bus route from the Bus Station.They make a couple of loops around the town and suburbs, about once every hour between 0800 and 2000 MFO. Only five journeys run on Saturdays and only between about 0800 and 1400. No service at all on Sundays or Holidays. Times are posted at the most of the bus stops. Maps and timetables on line here; click on the little bus icon and zoom in. There is a stop outside the Tavira Gran Plaza shopping centre.

NOTE ABOUT TAVIRA BUS STATION

Tavira Bus Station is situated in the Rua dos Pelames, on the riverbank, about 3 minutes walk from the town centre, the old arched bridge and the Praça da Republica.

terminal
It is about six or seven minutes walk from the Railway Station  - signs to it say "Terminal Rodoviário".
The building itself is rather anonymous, but you will see buses going in and out

My map of Tavira here.

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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Pedras d'el Rei train to Barril Santa Luzia
Pedras d'el Rei tourist train across to Praia do Barril - it has a diesel engine Santa Luzia

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