Bus Services in the Algarve

Details and contact information on the regional and city bus transport system...

There are four main companies that provide bus transportation around the Algarve. They are EVA Transportes, Proximo, Frota Azul, Rede Expressos and Renex.

EVA Transportes

EVA Transportes provides bus travel around the Algarve and also between the Algarve and other regions in Portugal.

The company covers several routes including:

  • Lisbon, Mte Mor o Novo, Évora, Lagos, Portimão, Albufeira, Faro, Tavira and V.R.S. António
  • Lagos to Faro via Portimão and Albufeira
  • Coastal line service running between Lagos, Portimão and Albufeira
  • Cabo S. Vicente via Lagos to Portimão
  • Faro, Olhão, Tavira and V.R.S. António
  • Lagos to Sevilha via Portimão, Albufeira, Faro, Olhão, Tavira, V.R.S. António, Ayamonte and Huelva
  • Inter-urban routes between Aljezur, Lagos, Portimão, Albufeira, Faro, Tavira, V.R.S. António and Loulé

A branch of EVA Transportes, Frota Azul Algarve serves the cities of Albufeira, Lagoa, Lagos, Portimão and Silves.

Tickets:

  • A tourist pass (passe turístico) guarantees unlimited journeys on EVA Transportes and Frota Azul-Algarve buses for three days
  • Passengers with a student card (cartão estudante) or a youth card (cartão jovem) are also entitled to discounts on tickets
  • Tickets may be purchased at most bus stops

Proximo

Proximo provides bus travel throughout the city of Faro, including the airport and university.

  • Proximo
    At: Terminal Rodoviário de Faro Av. Da República 5, 8000-078 Faro
    Tel: 289 899 760

Rede Nacional de Expressos

Rede Nacional de Expressos provides public transport between the main towns and cities in north and south Portugal.

  • Rede Expressos (in Portuguese)
    At
    : Praça Marechal Humberto Delgado, Rua das Laranjeiras, 1500-543 Lisbon
    Tel: (+351)  217 524 524   

Tickets

Tickets may be purchased online or in person at one of the ticketing offices.

  • For points of sale
  • Children under the age of 4 years travel for free when accompanied by an adult. Children between 4 and 12 years of age pay half the standard fare

The my RNE app is also available to download

Albufeira's Giro

GIRO is a city bus that travels around Albufeira. It has five lines (Green, Blue, Orange, Red 1, and Red 2). Tickets may be purchased on the bus or in shops. Senior, student, and tourist tickets are available. Giro departs from the Calicos bus terminal every 30 minutes from 07:00-22:00 October to May and 07:00-midnight June to September.