Bus and train also go in the Algarve. It is relaxing not to have to concentrate on the traffic and enjoy the landscape from an elevated position.

Bus connections exist throughout the Algarve. Remote places are of course not frequented so often, usually only on weekday mornings and evenings. There is no bus station at Faro airport! You need to take the bus line no.14 or 16 to Faro and change to the appropriate bus for your destination.

Detailed timetables and prices can be found on the homepage of EVA Transportes. There you will also find tariffs for a trip to Lisbon, the Alentejo or to the neighbouring Spain.

The railway Linho do Algarve connects the final stops Lagos in the west with Vila Real de Santo Antonio in the east on the Rio Guadiana, the border with Spain. The former rail ferry with Spain has not existed for years, and the route towards Huelva has been dismantled.

At the station in Tunes, the Linho do Algarve meets the terminus of Linho do Sul, which heads north to the Alentejo and on to Lisbon.

List of stations and stops from West to East. At in italics written places is currently not stopped.

City KM Station Stop
Lagos 0 x
Meia Praia 2,7 x
Odiáxere 5,9
Mexilhoeira Grande 8,1 x
Figueira 9,4
Alvor 13,7
Portimão 17,0 x
Ferragudo-Parchal 19,0 x
Estômbar-Lagoa 22,1 x
Silves 28,1 x
Poço Barreto 33,2 x
Alcantarilha 36,9 x
Algoz 41,0 x
Alvalede 42,8 x
Tunes 45,4 x
Ferreira – Albufeira 50,6 x
Patã 55,5 x
Boliqueime 59,1 x
Benfarras 62,0 x
Vale de Judeu 63,9 x
Loulé 67,7 x
Vale de Éguas 69,2
Vale Formoso 71,1
Almancil-Nexe 74,7 x
Parque das Cidades 75,4 x
São João da Venda 75,9
Patacão 80,0
Marchil 81,5
Faro 83,5 x
Portas do Mar 84,2
São Francisco 84,6
Bom João 85,7 x
Rio Seco 87,2
Olhão 93,5 x
Marim 97,1
Bias 93,3
Fuseta A 102,1 x
Fuseta-Moncarapacho 103,0 x
Livramento 105,9 x
Luz de Tavira 109,2 x
Tavira 114,6 x
Porta Nova 116,3 x
Conceição de Tavira 120,4 x
Santa Rita 123,6
Nora 125,1
Cacela 127,6 x
Aroeira 130,8
Castro Marim 133,4 x
Monte Gordo 136,9 x
Vila Real de Santo António 139,5 x

For a ride from last stop to last stop, you have to calculate about 3 hours travel time. West of Lagos there is no rail traffic. If the counties of Vila do Bispo or Aljezur are your destination, you will need to continue your journey by bus, taxi or rental car from Lagos.