GUIA - LOCAL TRANSPORT

 

 Buses

 

Guia is about 4 miles / 6km from Albufeira. Five bus routes run through Guia. All but one route runs daily, including holidays, but services are infrequent and irregular, especially at weekends and there are no buses after about 7.30pm / 1930hrs in either direction.

Bus routes and links to timetables - bus routes do not have numbers!

Transrápido - Faro, Albufeira, Guia, Armação de Pera, Lagoa, Portimão and Lagos.  Seven buses each way on weekdays, two each way on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.Timetable

Linha Littoral Albufeira - Lagos via Guia, Armaçã de Pera, Lagoa, Portimão, Praia da Rocha and Alvor. Six buses each way on weekdays, four each way on Saturdays and Sundays. Timetable.

Albufeira - Portimão local route via Guia, Armação de Pera, Porches, Lagoa, Estombar and Parchal. Three buses each way on weekdays, four each way on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. Timetable

 These three routes also stop outside Algarve Shopping, the mall about 1 mile / 1.6km east of the village. They run to and from Albufeira bus station which is about 1 mile / 1.6km from the old town and beaches.

Areias São João - Messines via Albufeira, Guia and Algoz. Six buses each way on weekdays, four each way on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. Timetable (Areais São João is the 'strip' end of Albufeira. These buses also stop fairly near the old town.)

Guia - Albufeira via Vale de Parra, Galé and São Rafael. Four buses on weekdays, three on Saturdays, no service on Sundays or Holidays. Timetable This bus stops at the edge of the old town at Rua 1 Dezembro.

 Taxis

There is no taxi rank in Guia. To call a taxi ring 289 583 230. You cannot pre-book. In July and August, especially late in the evenings, the wait for a taxi can be up to an hour.

 Trains

There is no railway station at Guia. The nearest is the little 'halt' at Algoz, about  3 miles / 4.8km  away. The larger station at Albufeira / Ferreiras is about 5 miles / 8 km distant. There are no buses between the two. Taxis are usually waiting at Albufeira station, if not call the  same number as above.