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Transport options and prices from Faro Airport to Albufeira

Arriving to the Algarve soon? Looking for a way to get from Faro airport to your final destination in Albufeira? In this page you can read about the available options to travel the approximately 40 km distance that separates Faro from destinations in the Albufeira area like Galé, Salgados, Olhos de Água, Falésia, Aldeia das Açoteias, Oura, Areias de São João, Guia and of course Albufeira itself.

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Buses from Faro Airport to Albufeira

For the time being, there are no regular buses at the airport bound directly to Albufeira - you need to go to Faro city bus terminal first where you have several options available to reach the Albufeira area by bus.

These are the steps to take if you're planning to travel by bus between Faro airport and Albufeira:

  1. Faro Airport to Faro City
  2. Faro City to Albufeira
  3. Albufeira urban bus circuits

Step 1 of 3: Faro Airport to Faro City

At the airport take the "Próximo" circuit 16 urban bus, also known as pink lane, bound to Faro city terminal bus station - location map. Buses from this circuit leave the airport approximately every 30 to 40 minutes, between 05h00 and 00h00. The ticket price is 2.25€ and single journeys can be acquired directly from the driver. The bus ride to Faro city is approximately 6 km and lasts on average 20 minutes. More info and timetable.

Step 2 of 3: Faro City to Albufeira

Daily buses leave to Albufeira from Faro city terminal station on a regular basis between 06h30 and 19h00. Ticket offices on sight are open from 06h00 to 23h00, weekends and holidays from 07h00 to 23h00. You can also purchase tickets directly from the bus driver. All buses leaving from Faro city to Albufeira end their circuit in the Albufeira bus depot also known as Caliços Terminal. From there you have several Albufeira urban bus circuits that will take you to your final destination.

EVA Transrápido bus (TR)

The fastest and most direct bus between Faro city and Albufeira is the Transrápido Bus (TR) operated by the company EVA. It takes around 55 minutes to reach the Abufeira terminal station with almost no stops en-route and through the highway Via do Infante. Leaving from Faro, the bus travels straight to the Albufeira bus depot located in Caliços terminal.

Good to know: travelling in the Albufeira-Faro direction, passengers of the Transrápido bus can take for free one of the "Proximo" Faro city buses to the airport, as long as they hold the respective bus and plane tickets for that day.

EVA Interurbana buses (IU-D and IU-N)

The two most frequent bus circuits connecting Faro and Albufeira are the Interurbana Direta (IU-D) and Interurbana Normal (IU-N) buses operated by the company EVA. They also pass through Vilamoura and Quarteira and cover a handful of stops along the way including some already inside the Albufeira area like Olhos de Água, Balaia, Santa Eulália, Oura and Areias de São João, taking on average 1h15 and 1h30 respectively to complete the circuit between Faro and Albufeira Caliços bus depot.

Summary of bus options from Faro to Albufeira

Transrápido (TR) Interurbana Direta (IU-D) Interurbana Normal (IU-N)
Ticket price to Albufeira 4.75€ 4.75€ 4.75€
Travel time to Albufeira 55 min 1h15 1h30
Stops in between no stops - direct from Faro bus terminal to Albufeira bus depot through the the Via do Infante highway.
  1. Faro (EVA Terminal) Departure
  2. Almancil
  3. Quarteira
  4. Vilamoura (Praia da Marina)
  5. Vilamoura (Aldeia do Mar)
  6. Canas
  7. Olhos de Água
  8. Balaia
  9. Aqua Mar
  10. Santa Eulália
  11. Oura
  12. Areias de São João
  13. Continente (shopping center / supermarket)
  14. Albufeira (Caliços Terminal) Arrival
  1. Faro (EVA Terminal) Departure
  2. Patacão
  3. Almancil
  4. Quarteira
  5. Vilamoura (Praia da Marina)
  6. Vilamoura (Aldeia do Mar)
  7. Vilamoura (Aldeia do Golf)
  8. Olhos de Água
  9. Balaia
  10. Santa Eulália
  11. Areias de São João
  12. Albufeira (Caliços Terminal) Arrival
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Bus timetable between Faro and Albufeira

Bus Departure Faro (EVA Terminal) Arrival Albufeira (Caliços Terminal) Price Duration Frequency
IU-N 06:30 07:55 4,75€ 1 h 25 min Everyday
IU-D 07:15 08:30 4,75€ 1 h 15 min Monday to Friday except holidays
IU-N 07:35 09:00 4,75€ 1 h 25 min Monday to Friday except holidays
TR 08:00 08:55 4,75€ 55 min Monday to Friday except holidays
IU-D 08:10 09:25 4,75€ 1 h 15 min Monday to Friday except holidays
IU-N 08:10 09:40 4,75€ 1 h 30 min Everyday
IU-N 09:00 10:30 4,75€ 1 h 30 min Monday to Friday except holidays
TR 09:05 10:00 4,75€ 55 min Monday to Friday except holidays
IU-N 09:40 11:10 4,75€ 1 h 30 min Everyday
IU-D 09:45 11:00 4,75€ 1 h 15 min Monday to Friday except holidays
IU-N 11:00 12:30 4,75€ 1 h 30 min Monday to Friday except holidays
IU-N 12:15 13:45 4,75€ 1 h 30 min Everyday
TR 12:30 13:25 4,75€ 55 min Everyday
IU-D 13:30 14:45 4,75€ 1 h 15 min Monday to Friday except holidays
IU-N 13:35 15:05 4,75€ 1 h 30 min Everyday
IU-D 14:00 15:15 4,75€ 1 h 15 min Monday to Friday except holidays
IU-N 14:30 16:00 4,75€ 1 h 30 min Everyday
TR 14:30 15:25 4,75€ 55 min Monday to Friday except holidays
IU-N 15:10 16:40 4,75€ 1 h 30 min Monday to Friday except holidays
IU-D 16:00 17:15 4,75€ 1 h 15 min Monday to Friday except holidays
IU-N 16:10 17:40 4,75€ 1 h 30 min Everyday
TR 16:25 17:20 4,75€ 55 min Monday to Friday except holidays
IU-D 16:30 17:45 4,75€ 1 h 15 min Monday to Friday except holidays
IU-N 17:00 18:30 4,75€ 1 h 30 min Everyday
TR 17:25 18:20 4,75€ 55 min Everyday
IU-N 18:10 19:40 4,75€ 1 h 30 min Monday to Friday except holidays
IU-N 18:45 20:15 4,75€ 1 h 30 min Everyday
IU-D 19:15 17:45 4,75€ 1 h 15 min Monday to Friday except holidays
TR 19:40 20:30 4,75€ 50 min Monday to Friday except holidays
Bus Departure Albufeira (Caliços Terminal) Arrival Faro (EVA Terminal) Price Duration Frequency
TR 07:05 07:55 4,75€ 50 min Monday to Friday except holidays
IU-N 07:25 08:55 4,75€ 1 h 30 min Everyday
IU-D 07:30 08:45 4,75€ 1 h 15 min Monday to Friday except holidays
TR 08:05 09:00 4,75€ 55 min Monday to Friday except holidays
IU-N 08:40 10:10 4,75€ 1 h 30 min Everyday
IU-D 09:30 10:45 4,75€ 1 h 15 min Monday to Friday except holidays
IU-N 09:30 11:00 4,75€ 1 h 30 min Monday to Friday except holidays
TR 09:45 10:40 4,75€ 55 min Everyday
IU-N 10:00 11:30 4,75€ 1 h 30 min Everyday
IU-D 10:45 12:00 4,75€ 1 h 15 min Monday to Friday except holidays
IU-N 10:45 12:15 4,75€ 1 h 30 min Monday to Friday except holidays
IU-N 11:30 13:00 4,75€ 1 h 30 min Everyday
TR 11:45 12:40 4,75€ 55 min Monday to Friday except holidays
IU-N 12:35 14:05 4,75€ 1 h 30 min Monday to Friday except holidays
IU-D 13:30 14:45 4,75€ 1 h 15 min Monday to Friday except holidays
IU-N 13:35 15:05 4,75€ 1 h 30 min Everyday
TR 13:50 14:45 4,75€ 55 min Monday to Friday except holidays
IU-N 14:30 16:00 4,75€ 1 h 30 min Everyday
IU-D 15:00 16:15 4,75€ 1 h 15 min Monday to Friday except holidays
IU-N 15:30 17:00 4,75€ 1 h 30 min Monday to Friday except holidays
IU-N 16:00 17:30 4,75€ 1 h 30 min Monday to Friday except holidays
TR 16:15 17:10 4,75€ 55 min Everyday
IU-N 16:30 18:00 4,75€ 1 h 30 min Monday to Friday except holidays
IU-N 17:00 18:30 4,75€ 1 h 30 min Everyday
IU-D 17:30 18:45 4,75€ 1 h 15 min Monday to Friday except holidays
IU-N 18:00 19:30 4,75€ 1 h 30 min Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
IU-D 18:00 19:15 4,75€ 1 h 15 min Monday to Friday except holidays
IU-N 18:15 19:45 4,75€ 1 h 30 min Monday to Friday except holidays
TR 18:30 19:25 4,75€ 55 min Monday to Friday except holidays
IU-N 18:45 20:15 4,75€ 1 h 30 min Everyday
IU-D 19:30 20:45 4,75€ 1 h 15 min Monday to Friday except holidays

Step 3 of 3: Albufeira urban bus circuits

Regardless of the bus you chose in the previous step, they all end their circuits at Albufeira terminal bus station in Caliços - see location map. From here there are several urban circuits covering the entire Albufeira area. They are provided by the companies EVA and Giro.

Ticket price varies from 1,40€ to 3,40€ depending on your final destination in the Albufeira area.

For destinations farther away from the Albufeira centre such as Galé, Guia and Salgados to the west or Olhos de Água, Açoteias and Falésia to the east, buses are operated by EVA company. All other destinations are operated by the local company Giro. Check the timetables displayed at the terminal or ask for information at the ticket offices.


Trains from Faro Airport to Albufeira

At the present, there is no direct railway connection to Faro airport. You must first take an urban bus or public taxi to the train station in Faro city centre, 6 km away from the airport - see location map. From there you have three train options to the Albufeira station in Ferreiras. These trains are all operated by the company CP - Comboios de Portugal.

Be aware that Albufeira train station stays in Ferreiras, approximately 7 km to the north of Albufeira city centre and even farther from the main holiday resorts like Oura, Salgados, Galé, Olhos de Água, São Rafael, Açoteias or Falésia. Again you will need to grab a taxi from the train station to your final destination or make use of Albufeira "Giro" urban bus circuits. The orange line bus connects the train station to the Albufeira Caliços terminal from where you have buses to specific destinations in the Albufeira area.

CP Regional train (R)

The most frequent and affordable train, Regional (R) train uses the Algarve/South train line that crosses the region from Lagos in the west to Vila Real de Santo António in the east, covering almost all the entire region from one end to another.

CP Intercidades (IC) and Alfa Pendular (AP) trains

The Intercidades (IC) and Alfa Pendular (AP) cityhopper trains leave Faro towards Lisbon and pass through Albufeira - Ferreiras station before heading north to the Tunes hub in the center of the Algarve.

Summary of train options from Faro to Albufeira

Regional (R) Intercidades (IC) Alfa Pendular (AP)
Ticket price to Albufeira 3.30€ 9.10€ 11.10€
Travel time to Albufeira 30-40 min 20-30 min 20-30 min
Stops in between
  1. Faro Departure
  2. Parque das Cidades
  3. Almancil
  4. Loulé
  5. Boliqueime
  6. Albufeira-Ferreiras Arrival
  1. Faro Departure
  2. Loulé
  3. Albufeira-Ferreiras Arrival
  1. Faro Departure
  2. Loulé
  3. Albufeira-Ferreiras Arrival
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Train timetable between Faro and Albufeira

Train Departure Faro, city Arrival Albufeira / Ferreiras Price Duration Frequency
AP 07:00 07:23 11,10€ 23 min Daily
R 07:11 07:43 3,30€ 32 min Except Sundays and public holidays
IC 08:24 08:47 9,10€ 23 min Daily
R 09:02 09:35 3,30€ 33 min Daily
R 10:23 11:00 3,30€ 37 min Daily
R 12:22 13:07 3,30€ 45 min Daily
IC 13:54 14:17 9,10€ 23 min Daily
AP 15:05 15:29 11,10€ 24 min Daily
AP 15:15 15:44 11,10€ 29 min Saturdays from July 01 to August 26
R 16:19 16:52 3,30€ 33 min Daily
R 17:15 17:55 3,30€ 40 min Daily
IC 17:56 18:18 9,10€ 22 min Daily
R 18:12 18:50 3,30€ 38 min trains.freq-weekdays
IC 18:50 19:12 9,10€ 22 min Sundays from July 02 to September 03
R 19:38 20:21 3,30€ 43 min Daily
R 20:18 21:01 3,30€ 43 min Daily
Train Departure Albufeira / Ferreiras Arrival Faro, city Price Duration Frequency
R 07:22 07:59 3,30€ 37 min Daily
R 08:01 08:37 3,30€ 36 min Except Sundays and public holidays
R 08:59 09:34 3,30€ 35 min Daily
AP 11:01 11:23 11,10€ 22 min Daily
AP 11:29 11:50 11,10€ 21 min Saturdays from July 01 to August 26
R 12:18 12:54 3,30€ 36 min Daily
IC 13:07 13:30 9,10€ 23 min Daily
R 14:29 14:59 3,30€ 30 min Daily
R 15:28 15:59 3,30€ 31 min Daily
IC 17:10 17:32 9,10€ 22 min Daily
R 18:18 18:49 3,30€ 31 min Daily
R 19:25 19:56 3,30€ 31 min trains.freq-weekdays
IC 20:39 21:02 9,10€ 23 min Daily
AP 21:02 21:23 11,10€ 21 min Daily
R 21:14 21:45 3,30€ 31 min Daily
IC 22:39 23:02 9,10€ 23 min Fridays from June 30 to September 01

Public taxis from Faro Airport to Albufeira

The taxi fare from Faro airport to Albufeira varies with vehicle capacity - 4 or 8 passengers - and time of day the service takes place - daytime, nigh-time, weekends or holidays. Also, the use of the taxi boot is charged seperately and should the driver use the Algarve highway (Via do Infante) for a faster service, the toll cost will be also added to the final price. More info on public taxis.

You should also be aware that 8 passenger taxis to Albufeira are less frequent then 4 passenger taxis and imply even more waiting time at the rank. So if you are travelling with a bigger group or if you are uncertain of the taxi being capable to accommodate all the passengers luggage, you should consider pre-booking a private transfer to Albufeira instead of having to split your travel group into several taxis and end up paying twice the price.

Public taxi price (estimate) from Faro Airport to the Albufeira area

Destination Weekdays 06h-21h Weekdays 21h-06h Weekends and Holidays Tolls (1)
Açoteias 41€ 49€ 49€ +0.7€
Albufeira (Oura) 41€ 49€ 49€ +2.9€
Albufeira (Páteo) 47€ 55€ 55€ +2.9€
Ferreiras 45€ 54€ 54€ +2.9€
Guia 46€ 55€ 55€ +2.9€
Olhos de Água 37€ 44€ 44€ +0.7€
Praia da Galé 49€ 58€ 58€ +2.9€
Rocha Baixinha 41€ 49€ 49€ +0.7€
São Rafael 48€ 57€ 57€ +2.9€
(1) toll value corresponds to the taxi trip to the destination with passengers plus its return empty to origin through the same route; 8 passenger taxis may be considered as class 2 vehicles which will represent an additional cost to the tolls value presented in this table - ask the taxi driver prior to departure.
Destination Weekdays 06h-21h Weekdays 21h-06h Weekends and Holidays Tolls (1)
Açoteias 52€ 62€ 62€ +0.7€
Albufeira (Oura) 52€ 62€ 62€ +2.9€
Albufeira (Páteo) 60€ 72€ 72€ +2.9€
Ferreiras 58€ 69€ 69€ +2.9€
Guia 59€ 70€ 70€ +2.9€
Olhos de Água 47€ 56€ 56€ +0.7€
Praia da Galé 63€ 75€ 75€ +2.9€
Rocha Baixinha 53€ 63€ 63€ +0.7€
São Rafael 62€ 74€ 74€ +2.9€
(1) toll value corresponds to the taxi trip to the destination with passengers plus its return empty to origin through the same route; 8 passenger taxis may be considered as class 2 vehicles which will represent an additional cost to the tolls value presented in this table - ask the taxi driver prior to departure.

Private transfers from Faro Airport to Albufeira

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Private transfers are a very convenient transport alternative to get to Albufeira. Being a pre-booked service it not only saves you time upon your arrival as it becomes much more easy and comfortable rather than having to carry your luggage around through the several stages of taking a public transport alternative to Albufeira.

Great value for money
Transfer prices are very accessible for the hassle free service you get. For the majority of Algarve destinations, including Albufeira, booking a private transfer is overall cheaper than a public taxi and much faster than taking the public bus.
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Private transfer prices from Faro airport to the Albufeira area

Destination Distance Price up to 4 PAX Price up to 8 PAX Price up to 16 PAX Price up to 24 PAX
Albufeira 46 km 32€ 42€ 80€ 154€
Aldeia das Açoteias 37 km 32€ 42€ 80€ 154€
Areias de São João 46 km 32€ 42€ 80€ 154€
Balaia 33 km 32€ 42€ 80€ 154€
Falésia 32 km 32€ 42€ 80€ 154€
Ferreiras 35 km 32€ 42€ 80€ 154€
Galé 46 km 35€ 46€ 80€ 154€
Olhos de Água 31 km 32€ 42€ 80€ 154€
Oura 36 km 32€ 42€ 80€ 154€
Paderne 35 km 37€ 47€ 80€ 157€
Patã de Baixo 29 km 32€ 42€ 80€ 154€
Praia da Falésia 30 km 32€ 42€ 80€ 154€
Praia da Galé 46 km 35€ 46€ 80€ 154€
Praia da Oura 40 km 32€ 42€ 80€ 154€
Praia do Castelo 43 km 35€ 46€ 80€ 154€
Salgados 48 km 35€ 46€ 80€ 154€
Santa Eulália 34 km 32€ 42€ 80€ 154€
São Rafael 50 km 35€ 46€ 80€ 154€
Sesmarias, Albufeira 51 km 35€ 46€ 80€ 154€
Vale de Parra 48 km 35€ 46€ 80€ 154€
Vale Navio 30 km 32€ 42€ 80€ 154€

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