Bus Services in the Algarve Primary tabs

There are three main companies that provide bus transportation around the Algarve. They are EVA Transportes, Rede Nacional de Expressos and Renex.

The only way to get to Carvoeiro with public transportation from Faro airport is by taking the bus from the airport to the bus terminal in Faro. Then take a bus to Lagoa (direction: Lagos) followed by a third bus from Lagoa bus terminal to Carvoeiro. Depending upon the time of day and season this journey can take up to two or more hours.

Please see cp.pt for train services

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

EVA Transportes
Av. Da República 5, 8000-078 Faro
Tel: 289 899 700
Fax: 289 899 709
e-mail clientes@eva-bus.com
Website www.eva-bus.com/home.php?lang=UK

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
  • Urban Routes around Lagos and Faro

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

For schedules, addresses and contact details of EVA bus stations:
www.eva-bus.com/terminais.php

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

Rede Nacional de Expressos

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

Rede Expressos
At: Praça Marechal Humberto Delgado, Rua das Laranjeiras, 1500-543 Lisbon
Tel: 213 581 460
e-mail rede.expressos@mail.telepac.pt
Website www.rede-expressos.pt(in Portuguese)

Tickets

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

For ticket offices: www.rede-expressos.pt(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 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)
For ticket points, schedules and route information: www.renex.pt (in Portuguese)

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.