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There are 6 ways to get from Faro Airport (FAO) to Monchique by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus, line 13 bus, line 94 bus  •  4h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Faro Airport to Albufeira
  2. Take the line 13 bus from Albufeira Caliços to Portimão 13 / ...
  3. Take the line 94 bus from Portimão to Monchique 94

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Train, line 94 bus  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the train from Faro to Portimao Re
  2. Take the line 94 bus from Hospital to Monchique 94

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Bus, line 13 bus, line 94 bus via Faro  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Faro to Albufeira 9 / ...
  2. Take the line 13 bus from Albufeira Caliços to Portimão 13 / ...
  3. Take the line 94 bus from Portimão to Monchique 94

Taxi  •  58 min

  1. Take a taxi from Faro Airport (FAO) to Monchique 85.7 km

Drive  •  58 min

  1. Drive from Faro Airport (FAO) to Monchique 85.7 km

Towncar  •  58 min

  1. Take a town car from Faro Airport to Monchique 85.7 km

Faro Airport (FAO) to Monchique by bus

The bus journey time between Faro Airport (FAO) and Monchique is around 10h and covers a distance of around 115 km. This includes an average layover time of around 7h 56m. The fastest bus normally takes 10h. Operated by Rede Expressos, EVA Transportes and Frota Azul Algarve, the Faro Airport (FAO) to Monchique bus service departs from Faro Airport and arrives in Monchique. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
2h 3m
Layover time:
7h 56m
Total time:
10h

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
10h
Bus distance:
115 km
Buses per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€15
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
01:45
Last bus departs at:
01:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Faro Airport (FAO) to Monchique bus schedules

Faro Airport (FAO) → Monchique
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Inter-regional travel is permitted
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Monchique is 808 24 24 24.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Monchique is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Monchique is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 808 24 24 24.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Faro Airport (FAO) to Monchique is to drive which costs €10 - €15 and takes 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Faro Airport (FAO) to Monchique is to taxi which costs €90 - €120 and takes 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Faro Airport (FAO) to Monchique. However, there are services departing from Faro Airport and arriving at Monchique via Albufeira Caliços and Portimão. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 21m.

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The distance between Faro Airport (FAO) and Monchique is 62 km. The road distance is 85.7 km.

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The best way to get from Faro Airport (FAO) to Monchique without a car is to bus and line 13 bus and line 94 bus which takes 4h 21m and costs €15 - €21.

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It takes approximately 4h 21m to get from Faro Airport (FAO) to Monchique, including transfers.

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Faro Airport (FAO) to Monchique bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, depart from Faro Airport station.

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Faro Airport (FAO) to Monchique bus services, operated by Frota Azul Algarve, arrive at Monchique station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Faro Airport (FAO) to Monchique is 86 km. It takes approximately 58 min to drive from Faro Airport (FAO) to Monchique.

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Map of how to get from Faro Airport (FAO) to Monchique.
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  • Distance: 61.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 21m

What companies run services between Faro Airport (FAO), Portugal and Monchique, Portugal?

You can take a bus from Faro Airport (FAO) to Monchique via Albufeira Caliços and Portimão in around 4h 21m.

Train operators
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban and intercity trains; international and domestic high-speed trains; and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto – these connect to trains in Portugal's cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 808 109 110
Email
apoiocliente@cp.pt
Website
cp.pt
Train from Faro to Portimao
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€4 - €7
Bus operators
Rede Expressos

Rede Nacional de Expressos is a cheap and convenient way to get around the country. In business since 1995, Portugal’s biggest bus operator services villages and cities across the country. Tickets can be purchased up to 30 days before the date of travel, with discounted fares available via their free RFLEX Card. Most coaches have WiFi and power sockets.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 21 75 24 524
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Faro Airport to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Faro to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
EVA Transportes
Phone
707 223 344
Email
reservas@eva-bus.com
Website
eva-bus.com
Bus from Albufeira Caliços to Portimão
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Schedules at
eva-bus.com
Bus from Faro to Albufeira Caliços
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Schedules at
eva-bus.com
Frota Azul Algarve
Phone
282 418 120
Email
clientes@frotazul-algarve.pt
Website
frotazul-algarve.pt
Bus from Portimão to Monchique
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €5
Schedules at
frotazul-algarve.pt
Bus from Hospital to Monchique
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €5
Schedules at
frotazul-algarve.pt
RenEX
Phone
+351 707 223 344
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Faro to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
RenEX
Other operators
Taxi from Faro Airport (FAO) to Monchique
Ave. Duration
58 min
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Taxi Pinheiro
Phone
+351 915 559 293
Website
taxipinheiro.com
Sunline Transfers
Phone
+351 935 858 997
Website
sunlinetransfers.com
Faro Taxi
Phone
+351 960 204 709
Website
farotaxi.com
Faro Direct Airport Transfers
Phone
+351 913 673 322
Website
farodirectairporttransfers.com
Algarserra Transfers
Phone
+351 289 804 017
Website
algarserra.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Faro Airport to Monchique
Estimated price
€60 - €85

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