Useful information for a trip to Quarteira

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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.

Quarteira Travel

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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.

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Quarteira Buses

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€



Useful Telephone Numbers for Quarteira

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

  • Local Police Tel: 289 315 662
  • Bombeiros (Firefighters) Tel: 289 323 132
  • Nearest Hospital Faro Tel: 289 891 100
  • Health Centre Tel: 289 303 160
  • Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa (Red Cross) in Faro Tel: 289 899 900
  • Taxi Rank Tel: 289 315 650
  • Bus Terminal Tel: 289 389 143
  • Police Support Services for Tourists Vilamoura Tel : 289 388 989
  • 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.



Quarteira Tourist Information Office

Quarteira Tourist Information Office - 'Posto de Turismo de Quarteira'Posto de Turismo de Quarteira
Praça do Mar, Quarteira,
8125-156 Portugal.
Tel. 351 289 389 209





Quarteira Tourist Train

The tourist train (‘comboio turístico’) is a great way to travel around a town and helps visitors to get a feel for an area, which can be really useful on arrival, as well as providing cheap travel throughout a holiday.

Quarteira tourist train information:

  • Quarteira tourist train runs throughout the summer season and also normally runs on Wednesdays (which is market day) the rest of the year.
  • The cost is around 2€ for adults and 1.50€ for children.
  • It starts at the western end of Praia de Quarteira by the Rosa Branca restaurant, runs along the sea front and then circles around the town.

Please note: Some tourist train organisations may reserve the right to cancel tours without prior notice, due to the maintenance of the vehicles, weather conditions or insufficient number of passengers.



Quarteira Supermakets

  • Jafers Supermercado have shops at Rua 25 de Abril, Quinta do Romão and Largo do Mercado.
    Opening hours are 08.00 to 20.00 in the winter and until 21.00 in the summer.
  • Intermarché has a branch at Rua da Nora – Edificio Miratlântico.
    Opening hours are 08.00 to 21.00
  • Pingo Doce has a branch at Morgadinho, on the EN396. Open 9.00 to 21.00 in the winter and 9.00 to 22.00 in the summer


Times of Mass in Quarteira

  • Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceição – Saturday at 6 pm and Sunday at 8am
  • Igreja de São Pedro do Mar – Sunday at 6pm

Popular activities here in Quarteira