Buses in Vilamoura

The Algarve is not exactly known for its great public transport and most residents will tell you you need a car to get by. In our opinion, this depends mostly on your destination. From Vilamoura its not too bad, there are direct buses to a few major towns (other towns from Quarteira bus station). The information available is not great and can be confusing even for a local.

Vilamoura to Quarteira Bus Route
Vilamoura Green Line Bus

We’ve tried to summarise all the info for you here and hope it helps. Please refer to the official websites for up to date timetables.

Vilamoura Bus Routes

You can get a direct bus from Vilamoura to Quarteira, Albufeira, Faro, Almancil, Olhão, Tavira, Altura, Monte Gordo, Vila Real St. Antonio and Faro Airport. For other destinations you need to change routes either at the Quarteira Bus Station or Albufeira Station. There is also the Green Line to Quarteira which is operated by the municipality.

Direct Bus routes from Vilamoura and Quarteira
Algarve Bus Network Map. Source: Vamus Algarve 2024

Vilamoura to Quarteira Buses

For Vilamoura to Quarteira take the Green Line. These are mini buses operated by the Loulé Municipality and very handy to get around Quarteira. There are only 5 stops in Vilamoura numbers 12 to 17 (same as 11). 

Important stops:

1. Quarteira Bus Station (get buses here to other towns) and connect to Red Line to Loulé train station
21. Quarteira Beach and Fish and Fruit Market
32. Quarteira Medical Centre (public)
38. Alsakia Roundabout (Wednesday Gypsy Market)

Vilamoura- Quarteira Green Line Route Map

Vilamoura Quarteira Bus Route
Source: LC Global

Schedules and bus stops for the Vilamoura Green Line (all year)

Vilamoura - Quarteira Green Line Schedule
Green Line Bus Night Service (July to 1st September only)
Where to buy bus tickets for the Vilamoura – Quarteira route (Green Line)

At the time of writing this bus is free of charge. Tickets can bought on all public buses.

Summer only – ends 31st August

During the Summer months the White Line Bus (Linha Branca) also operates between Vilamoura and Quarteira.  This Line is similar to the Green Line and also operates at night.

Schedules and bus stops for the Vilamoura White Line (Summer only)
Vilamoura Linha Branca - White Line Bus
Bus Tickets for the Vilamoura White Line

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Buses in Vilamoura
Bus 9 Albufeira – Faro Timetable 2024 Source: Vamus Algarve website

Vilamoura to Albufeira Bus Routes

Buses in Vilamoura
Bus 9 Albufeira – Faro Timetable 2024 Source: Vamus Algarve website

Buses in Vilamoura
Bus 66 Albufeira to Vila Real St. Antonio

Vilamoura Hop-on Red Bus
Vilamoura Hop-on Red Bus

The City Sightseeing Bus is an open-top bus that runs daily in Vilamoura and Albufeira, hop-on and off at any of the 45 stops along the route.

Places of interest include Albufeira Old Town, the beaches (Oura, St Eulalia, Pescadores, São Rafael and more), Albufeira Marina and the Pau da Bandeira viewpoint.

Vilamoura to Faro Bus Route

Buses in Vilamoura
Bus 9 Albufeira – Faro Timetable 2024 Source: Vamus Algarve website

Vilamoura to Mar Shopping/IKEA

To catch the Mar Shopping public busy need to make your way to the Quarteira Bus Station (either walk or use the Green Line).

Buses in Vilamoura
Source: Vamus Algarve (2024) – visit the Vamus website for more info on route.

Vilamoura to Lisbon Buses

There are daily buses to Lisbon from Vilamoura operated by various companies:
– Rede Expressos
– Mundial Turismo Buses
– Renex
– Private tour buses

Purchase tickets online on the Busbud site. Here you can easily compare all the companies operating the Vilamoura – Lisbon route.

Bus stop for the Vilamoura-Lisbon route

The main bus stops for the buses arriving or departing Vilamoura are located near Burger King (Posto 2). There are stops on either side of the road, arrivals get off at the Galp Station and departures on the opposite road (leaving Vilamoura). If you’re not sure check with the ticket office inside the Intermarché Supermarket.

You can alternatively join one of the bus tours to Lisbon. These are usually full-day return trips with a tour guide on certain days of the week.

Vilamoura to Olhão, Tavira, Altura, Monte Gordo, Vila Real St. Antonio

Buses in Vilamoura
Bus 66 Albufeira to Vila Real St. Antonio

Check out the guided bus trips from Vilamoura to the towns in East Algarve.

Vilamoura to Loulé Bus Route

There is no direct route to Loulé from Vilamoura, only from Quarteira Bus Station. Refer to Vamus website for more info.

Buses in Vilamoura
Loulé – Quarteira Bus Timetable

Map of the Algarve Bus Network

Vamus Algarve has a nifty map of the entire network, you can download the map on their site here.

Buses in Vilamoura
Download the Map at Vamus Algarve Website

Bus Stops in Vilamoura

We have created this google map to show all the bus stops in Vilamoura.  Names and other information has been intentionally left out to better illustrate the bus stops. Zoom in and click on a bus top icon to reveal name.

FAQ – Buses in Vilamoura

Where can buy the public bus tickets in Vilamoura?

For all the Vamus buses and Green Line you can purchase the tickets on the bus. For the Lisbon buses it will depend on which company you decide to use.

Are there any guided bus tours in Vilamoura?

Yes. Read our Day Trips in Vilamoura page for all the info.

What´s on this week

27 February
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Lisbon City Tour and Shopping

28 February
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Quarteira Gypsy Market

01 March
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Seville Day Trip from Vilamoura

02 March
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Loulé Saturday Markets

05 March
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Lisbon City Tour and Shopping

06 March
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Quarteira Gypsy Market

08 March
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Seville Day Trip from Vilamoura

09 March
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Loulé Saturday Markets

12 March
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Lisbon City Tour and Shopping

13 March
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Quarteira Gypsy Market

15 March
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Seville Day Trip from Vilamoura

16 March
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Loulé Saturday Markets

19 March
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Lisbon City Tour and Shopping

20 March
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Quarteira Gypsy Market

22 March
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Seville Day Trip from Vilamoura

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