Useful information for a trip to Monte Gordo

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Monte Gordo – Useful Information

Here you will find lots of useful information for your holiday in Monte Gordo, in eastern Algarve, Portugal! See how to get to Monte Gordo from Faro Airport by transfer, bus or taxi and how much it costs, print off useful telephone numbers to take with you on holiday and see where the tourist information office is. There is also information about the supermarkets in Monte Gordo and the times of Mass at the local church.

Travel Information: Faro to Monte Gordo

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

  • Distance from Faro Airport to Monte Gordo: 60 km
  • Travel from Faro to Monte Gordo by Train: 4,95€ (regional train)
  • Travel from Faro to Monte Gordo by Bus: 5.45€
  • Transfer from Faro to Monte Gordo by Taxi: 60€ / 72€ for a 4 or 6 seater Mon-Fri 6am-9pm (77€ / 92€ outside this time and bank holidays).

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 CP – 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.

*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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Monte Gordo Useful Telephone Numbers

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

  • GNR (police) Tel: 281 544 355
  • PSP (police) Tel: 281 543 066
  • Bombeiros Tel: 281 512 777
  • Health Centre (Vila Real) Tel: 281 511 371
  • Nearest Hospital Faro Tel: 289 891 100
  • Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa (Red Cross) in Faro Tel: 289 899 900
  • Farmácia Internacional, Rua Pedro Álvares Cabral 27, Tel: 281 542 112
  • 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.



Monte Gordo Tourist Information Office

Posto de Turismo de Monte GordoPosto de Turismo de Monte Gordo 
Avª Marginal
8900 Monte Gordo
Tel. 351 281 544 495


Opening Times:

9:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:30 Monday to Friday
Closed Saturday and Sunday



Monte Gordo Supermakets

  • Ali Super (just off the main avenida): 08:30 – 20:00 every day
  • Intermarché – Av. Infante Dom Henrique
  • Pingo Doce – E.N. 125, Hortas, Vila Real de Santo António. Opening hours: 09.00 to 21.00
  • Lidl – Hortas, Vila Real de Santo António. Open daily 09.00 to 21.00


Times of Mass at Monte Gordo Church

  • Sunday: Mass at 10.30 am
  • Tuesday to Saturday: daily Mass at 19.00

Popular activities here in Monte Gordo