Quarteira – Useful Information
Here you will find lots of useful information for your holiday in Quarteira, in central Algarve, Portugal! See how to get to Quarteira 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 tourist train, the supermarkets in Quarteira and the times of Mass at the local churches.
Plan your journey from the Algarve’s international airport in Faro with our Quarteira travel information!
- Distance from Faro to Quarteira: 22 km
- Travel from Faro to Quarteira by Train: There is no convenient station to go directly to Quarteira by train
- Travel from Faro to Quarteira by Bus: 4,05€
- Travel from Faro to Quarteira by Taxi: 23€ / 30€ for a 4 or 6 seater Mon-Fri 6am-9pm (29€ / 35€ 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.
Book Algarve car hire to travel to Quarteira!
If you want to book Algarve car hire to travel to Quarteira then it couldn’t be easier! Simply collect your car from Faro Airport and it’s just a 22km to drive to Quarteira, either down the A22 motorway (a toll road) or down the secondary N125 road.
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Quarteira has a local bus that runs around the town and to Vilamoura and runs on the hour from Quarteira bus station from 8.00 to 19.00 with extra buses at 8.30, 13.30, 17.30 and 18.30. Tickets are around 0.75€