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There are 4 ways to get from Faro to Albufeira by bus, rideshare, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  40 min

  1. Take the bus from Faro to Albufeira 1794 / ...

€3 - €11

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  54 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Faro Municipality to Albufeira 45.8 km

€3

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  33 min

  1. Take a taxi from Faro to Albufeira 46.4 km

€50 - €65

Drive  •  33 min

  1. Drive from Faro to Albufeira 46.4 km

€5 - €8

Faro to Albufeira by bus

The bus journey time between Faro and Albufeira is around 1h 10m and covers a distance of around 44 km. The fastest bus normally takes 40 min. Services are operated by FlixBus, EVA Transportes, Rede Expressos and others. Typically 156 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
1h 10m
Fastest bus time:
40 min
Bus distance:
44 km
Buses per week:
156
Cheapest price:
€3
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
06:15
Last bus departs at:
19:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Faro to Albufeira bus schedules

Faro → Albufeira
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  • 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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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

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

The social distance requirement in Albufeira 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: 25 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Faro to Albufeira is to rideshare which costs €3 and takes 54 min.

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The fastest way to get from Faro to Albufeira is to taxi which takes 33 min and costs €50 - €65.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Faro and arriving at Albufeira. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 40 min.

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The distance between Faro and Albufeira is 30 km. The road distance is 46.4 km.

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The best way to get from Faro to Albufeira without a car is to bus which takes 40 min and costs €3 - €11.

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The bus from Faro to Albufeira takes 40 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Faro to Albufeira bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Faro station.

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Faro to Albufeira bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Albufeira station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Faro to Albufeira is 46 km. It takes approximately 33 min to drive from Faro to Albufeira.

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  • Distance: 29.7 km
  • Duration: 40 min

What companies run services between Faro, Portugal and Albufeira, Portugal?

FlixBus operates a bus from Faro to Albufeira hourly. Tickets cost €5 - €7 and the journey takes 40 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Faro to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Schedules at
rede-expressos.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
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Faro Municipality to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Faro to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
€50 - €65
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

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Faro and Albufeira. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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