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Getting about in Porches

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Getting about in Porches

Thinking of renting an apartment in Porches next year but wondered if transport is good in the area. We don't want to hire a car so we would be reliant on bus and trains, the places we want to visit are Carvoeiro, Lagos, Gale etc.,

Thanks

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Faro District, Portugal
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Faro District, Portugal
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Faro District, Portugal
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1. Re: Getting about in Porches

You can get from Porches to Lagoa easily enough by bus and at Lagoa there is an connecting bus to Carvoeiro. The Lagoa buses go on to Portimao.

In the other direction the buses at Porches go to Armacao de Pera, Alcantarilha, some go via Guia and then to Albufeira. Gale is off that route, although you can actually walk along the beach from Armacao de Pera and get to Gale quicker than you can by going into Albufeira and out again on the Gale bus.

There are very few buses at Porches at weekends and the last buses run at about 730pm.

Westbound bus times in English on my website at www.algarvebus.info/002w.htm eastbound at www.algarvebus.info/002e.htm

Lagoa - Carvoeiro buses at www.algarvebus.info/031.htm

Be aware that there are two bus stops in Porches. One is in the little tiny 'high street' which is where the buses via Senhora da Rocha stop, the other is on the main N125 road just outside the village centre where the others stop. Locals will tell you which is which.

There is no railway station in or near Porches, The nearest is called Estombar/Lagoa which is in the village of Estombar just the other side of Lagoa on the way to Portimao.

Hope that helps.

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Lagoa
Faro District, Portugal
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Faro District, Portugal
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Faro District, Portugal
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Armacao de Pera
Faro District, Portugal
Guia
Guia
Albufeira, Portugal
Albufeira
Albufeira
Faro District, Portugal
Porches
Porches
Faro District, Portugal
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2. Re: Getting about in Porches

You can get from Porches to Lagoa easily enough by bus and at Lagoa there is an connecting bus to Carvoeiro. The Lagoa buses go on to Portimao.

In the other direction the buses at Porches go to Armacao de Pera, Alcantarilha, some go via Guia and then to Albufeira. Gale is off that route, although you can actually walk along the beach from Armacao de Pera and get to Gale quicker than you can by going into Albufeira and out again on the Gale bus.

There are very few buses at Porches at weekends and the last buses run at about 730pm.

Westbound bus times in English on my website at www.algarvebus.info/002w.htm eastbound at www.algarvebus.info/002e.htm

Lagoa - Carvoeiro buses at www.algarvebus.info/031.htm

Be aware that there are two bus stops in Porches. One is in the little tiny 'high street' which is where the buses via Senhora da Rocha stop, the other is on the main N125 road just outside the village centre where the others stop. Locals will tell you which is which.

There is no railway station in or near Porches, The nearest is called Estombar/Lagoa which is in the village of Estombar just the other side of Lagoa on the way to Portimao.

Hope that helps.

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Faro District, Portugal
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Faro District, Portugal
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Faro District, Portugal
Armacao de Pera
Armacao de Pera
Faro District, Portugal
Guia
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Albufeira, Portugal
Albufeira
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Faro District, Portugal
Porches
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Faro District, Portugal
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3. Re: Getting about in Porches

Thank you so much for taking the time to reply, your tips are much appreciated.

Kind Regards

Unny

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