26th February - Warning! - contactless payment is NOT accepted on buses in the Algarve except for the 'Proximo' buses in Faro city. A pre paid pass or using the VAMUS app and setting up an account loaded onto your phone can reduce cash fares on their buses by around 40%. There have been no recent changes to bus times but in the past these have happened with as little as 24 hours notice! Please check nearer the date of travel.