Useful information for a trip to Vilamoura

Useful information about Vilamoura at a glance - Travel information, contact telephone numbers, tourist information contacts, opening times & more! Enjoy Vilamoura with

Here you will find lots of useful information for Vilamoura, in central Algarve, Portugal! How to get to Vilamoura from Faro by bus or taxi and how much it costs; useful telephone numbers; where the nearest tourist information office is; opening hours for the supermarkets; details about the tourist train around Vilamoura and also Mass times at the church.

Vilamoura Travel: Faro to Vilamoura

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

  • Distance from Faro Airport to Vilamoura: 29 km
  • Travel from Faro to Vilamoura by Train: no convenient train station
  • Travel from Faro to Vilamoura by Bus: 4,05€
  • Transfer from Faro to Vilamoura by Taxi: 27€ for a 4 seater Mon-Fri 6am-9pm (32€ outside this time and bank holidays); 34€ or 40€ for a 6 seater depending on time.

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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Local buses for Vilamoura

There is a local bus that connects Vilamoura and Quarteira. It starts from Quarteira bus station running on the hour from 8.00 to 19.00 with extra buses at 7.30, 8.30, 13.30, 17.30 and 18.30. Tickets are around 0.75€

Useful Telephone Numbers for Vilamoura

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

  • GNR ( Police) Tel: 289 313 040
  • Bombeiros (Firefighters) Tel: 289 312 425
  • Health Centre Tel: 289 314 243
  • Nearest Hospital Faro Tel: 289 891 100
  • Red Cross in Faro Tel: 289 899 900
  • Taxi Rank Tel : 289 321 010
  • 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.

Vilamoura Tourist Information Office

If you would like to get information from the official tourist office, you will need to nip across to the neighbouring resort, Quarteira:

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


Times of Mass in Vilamoura

Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Alegria –  Sundays at 11 am

Vilamoura 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.

Vilamoura tourist train information:

The tourist train starts at Praia da Marina ( Hotel Vila Galé) on the hour and stops at Supermercado Spar, Old Village, Hotel Four Seasons, Hotel Hilton, Praia da Falesia, Supermercado Jafer’s and back to Vila Gale hotel.
First train is at 10.00 and the last one is at 23.00 with breaks at 1pm and 8pm

It costs about €3.50 per person.

The tourist train runs from the beginning of March to the end of October.

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.

Vilamoura Supermakets

  • Jafers Supermercardo have shops at  Aldeia do Mar, Urb. Lago AzulOld Villageand Marina Mar ( Avenida da Marina).
     Opening times are 08.00 to 20.00 in the winter and until 21.00 in summer. 
    They stock a wide range of UK products including baby nappies as well as all your daily necessities!

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