Useful information for a trip to Loulé

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Loulé – Useful Information

Here you find lots of useful information about Loulé in central Algarve, Portugal. Plan your route from Faro Airport, with the distance from Faro to Loulé and how much it will cost you to go by train, bus or taxi. Print off useful telephone numbers for Loulé to take with you on holiday, see where the Loulé tourist information office is and see where the supermarkets are and what time they open! We also include times of Mass in Loulé churches.

Loulé Travel

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Plan your journey from the Algarve’s international airport in Faro with our Loulé travel information!

  • Distance from Faro Airport to Loulé: 16 km
  • Travel from Faro to Loulé by Train: 1.90€ (regional train), 9,10€ (InterCity) , 11,10€ (Alfa Pendular). NOTE: the station is 5kms out of town.
  • Travel from Faro to Loulé by Bus: 3,25€
  • Travel from Faro to Loulé by Taxi: 20€ / 26€ for a 4 or 6 seater Mon-Fri 6am-9pm (24€ / 30€ outside this time and bank holidays).

Loulé – Faro Train & Bus Information

To get to Faro train or bus station (which are close to each other just before Faro marina) either get the bus from the airport (the stop is right outside the ‘arrivals’ doors) and will cost you around 1.95€, or get a taxi at a cost of around 10€. To check train timetables visit Comboios de Portugal. (the site is available in English) and select ‘Regional and Inter Regional services’ to get the timetable for Lagos / Vila Real de Santo António / Lagos.

For bus timetables visit Eva Bus. Again most of it is available in English except the ‘frequency’ on the tables. (Days of the week: Monday is the 2nd day of the week – ‘2as’-and Friday is the 6th day. ‘Sábado’ and ‘Domingo’ – Saturday and Sunday; ‘Feriados’ is holidays; ‘Diariamente’ is daily,). Bus times from the ‘aeroporto’ to Faro are also listed .

For additional bus timetables visit Frotazul Algarve which covers a limited area of the Algarve.

Loulé has a local bus network to get around the town with ease. Loulé bus timetables and route maps.

*We quote Comboios de Portugal (regional) and Eva Transports pricing and prices of the standard taxi firms that work at Faro Airport. Please note that prices may vary.

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If you want to book Algarve car hire to travel to Loulé then it couldn’t be easier! Simply collect your car from Faro Airport and it’s just a 16km to drive to Loulé, either down the A22 motorway (a toll road) or down the secondary N125 road.

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Useful Telephone Numbers for Loulé

Emergency Numbers: Dial 112 for Police, Ambulance and Fire from any phone (free)

  • GNR (Police) Tel: 289 410 490
  • Bombeiros (Firefighters) Tel: 289 400 560
  • Nearest Hospital: Faro 289 891 100
  • Centro de Saúde (Health Centre) Tel : 289 401 000
  • Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa (Red Cross) in Faro. Tel: 289 899 900
  • Taxi Tel: 289 414 488 / 289 462 601
  • Bus Terminal Tel: 289 416 655
  • Tourist support services Tel: 808 781 212

Note: Just remember, if you are calling from a foreign mobile phone in the Algarve, Portugal, you will need to dial 00351 in front of the numbers here.



Loulé Tourist Information Office

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Avenida 25 de Abril, nº 9
8100-506 Loulé,
Algarve, Portugal.
Tel. 351 289 463 900




Loulé Supermakets

  • Pingo Doce – R. David Teixeira. Opening hours daily – winter: 8.30h to 20.30h, summer: 8.30h to 21.00h.
  • Modelo – Olivais de Sto.António, S.Sebastião. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 9.00h to 22.00h, Sundays and holidays: 9.00h to 13.00h
  • Pingo Doce – Av. Andrade de Sousa. Opening hours daily (including Sundays and holidays) : 9.00h to 21.00h; Summer: 8.30h to 22.00h.
  • Lidl – Av.Andrade Sousa. Opening hours daily (including Sundays and holidays) : 8.30h to 22.00h


Times of Mass in Loulé

  • Loulé (S. Clemente) at Igreja Matriz de São Clemente – Saturdays 9.30am and Sundays 11.30am
    and the Parish Hall on Saturdays at 6pm
  • Loulé (S. Sebastião) at Igreja de São Francisco – Sundays 10 am
    Santuário de Nossa Senhora da Piedade – Sundays 7 pm
  • Querença at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Assunção – Sundays 9 am
  • Boliqueime at Igreja de São Sebastião – Saturday and Sunday at 12 noon

Popular activities here in Loule