Thursday, 14 June 2007

Public Transport from Vilamoura - Faro/Olhao/Albufeira

See cubsur's for starters.

Note the following:

1) Rail

There is no station at Vilamoura. The nearest is Loulé Station at Quatra Estradas, confusingly 5km from Loulé.

From Vilamoura you would have to get a bus to Quarteira Bus Station and then one to Quatra Estradas and then the train.

2) Bus

Get a bus to Faro via Quarteira and then a bus or train from Faro to Olhão.

There is very little between trains and buses cost wise.

It will only cost a maximum 5 to 6 euros each way.

If you can get a lift to Quatro Estradas and then the train it may only be about Euro 5 return.

See this link for the downloadable summer 2007 pdf timetable for the Algarve Line from the site. Note Loule=Loule Quatro Estradas:

If this doensn't show up here properly go to my blog

On the right a little way down you wil find a panel entitled:

Algarve & Portugal - Travel Transport Links

Click on the last item

Portuguese Railways - Summer 2007 - Algarve Regional Line Timetable

You should be able to download the timetable from there!

Hope this helps