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, ProximoRede Nacional de 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:

  • Expresso Qualidade with stops at Lisbon, Mte Mor o Novo, Évora, Lagos, Portimão, Albufeira, Faro, Tavira and V.R.S. António
  • Transrápido from Lagos to Faro via Portimão and Albufeira
  • Linha Litoral (coast Line) running between Lagos, Portimão and Albufeira
  • Rota do Infante from Cabo S. Vicente via Lagos to Portimão
  • Rota Ria Formosa between Faro, Olhão, Tavira and V.R.S. António
  • Lagos Sevilha from Lagos to Sevilha via Portimão, Albufeira, Faro, Olhão, Tavira, V.R.S. António, Ayamonte and Huelva
  • Regular Routes 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.

  • For addresses and contact details of EVA bus stations: Click here

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
    Fax: 289 899 709
    email

The company provides a large network of Urban Routes around Lagos and Faro. For a route map: Click here

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: 213 581 460
    email

Tickets

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

  • For ticket offices: Click here (select a Postos de Venda from the list and select the city)
  • 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

Renex

Renex was founded in 1990 when three public transport companies were amalgamated. Their buses operate within and link Braga, Porto, Lisbon and the Algarve.

  • Renex Albufeira
    Tel
    : 289 589 603
  • Renex Algarve Area
    Tel: 800 224 220 (toll-free number)
  • To view a route map: Click here (in Portuguese)
  • For timetable and route information: Click here (in Portuguese)

The company also organises special bus services for concerts and festivals.

Tickets

Tickets may be purchased at several ticket points in the Algarve. Discounts are granted to students, youth card holders, army employees, authorities and pensioners.

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.