Holiday Accommodation in Praia da Luz, Algarve, Portugal

Ideal for Family Holidays, Golf or Fishing parties
Located in the picturesque seaside town of Praia da Luz. A spacious 3 twin bedroom town house, sleeps 6.
Just 10 minutes walk to the long sandy beach. A 10 drive minutes to Lagos (Algarve's 3rd largest town)
Boavista and Palmares Golf courses within 15 minutes. 50 minutes drive from Faro Airport.
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Trains from FARO to LAGOS to FARO

Logo do call centerThe fare (for 2008) is €6,50 for the full journey. Single class only on these services.
The train station is 5kms from the airport. Take a taxi or a bus, both from just outside the Arrivals entrance at Faro airport to the train station. You can then take a train along the coast. Services tend to be infrequent and can be unreliable, but they are getting better. The journey to Lagos takes about 1¾ hours and costs around 7 Euros. Its then a ten minute taxi ride from Lagos station to Praia da Luz. Altogether the most cost effective way to get to Luz (but not the most practical if you have a lot of luggage).
Please note that train timetables changed with effect from Sunday 14th December 2008.  CP ( Train Timetable ) Website or use the link below for a download of the timetable.
Downloadable .pdf version Faro - Lagos - Faro, Algarve, Train Timetable - Adobe PDF Faro > Lagos > Faro WINTER 2008
 Number: 5900 5902 5904 5906 5908 5910 5912 5914 5916
all stops Daily
Faro                   07:12 09.27 10.55 13:00 16.17 17.30 18.27 19.10 20.10
Pq. Cidades +7 7              
Almancil +6 13              
Loule +8 21              
Boliqueime +7 28              
Albufeira +9 37              
Tunes +6 45              
Algoz +7 52              
Alcantarilha +5 57              
P. Barreto +5 62              
Silves +6 68              
Est.-Lagoa +7 75              
Ferragudo +4 79              
Portimao +8 87              
Mexilohoeira +8 95              
Meia Praia +6 101              
Lagos                 08:55 10.52 12.39 15:04 17.55 19:09 19.58 20.55 21.51
     - Not Saturdays, Sundays or Holidays
 Number: 5901 5903 5905 5907 5909 5911 5913 5915 5917
all stops  Daily
Lagos 06.11 06.55 08.26 10.37 12.53 14.10 16.24 18.10 19.15
Meia Praia +4 4              
Mexilhoreira +6 10              
Portimao +9 19              
Ferragudo +3 22              
Est.-Lagoa +5 27              
Silves +7 34              
P.Barreto +5 39              
Alcantarilha +6 45              
Algoz +5 50              
Tunes +5 55              
Albufeira +11 66              
Boliqueime +8 74              
Loule +8 82              
Almancil +5 87              
Pq.Cidades +5 92              
Faro                   08:51 08.39 10.03 11.27 14.06 16.00 18.08 20.01 21.03
Be sure to check train times. For more detailed information, contact the Information Service.
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Buses from FARO to LAGOS to FARO:

The bus station is 6kms from the airport. There is a local bus service operating between the airport and Faro centre about every hour. The stop is also just outside arrivals. During the high season ( summer months ) a special Aerobus service connects with the town centre. As most arrivals are heading west to Albufeira and further you'll need to get the bus from the airport to Faro bus station then catch the fast 'Tranrapido' bus service along the coast. Purchase tickets in advance in Faro bus station. Services are limited at weekends on normal lines. To make sure you don't miss connections in Faro it's a good idea to take a taxi to the bus station, however you can use local buses to and from the airport at no additional charge providing you have flight tickets / stubs for travel that day.
There are buses that run from Faro to Lagos ( approx. two hours ten minutes ), they will also stop at Portimao and Albufeira, currently costs about 5.35 ( single ) 10.70 ( return ).
You can then get a local bus from Lagos to Praia da Luz (approx.10 minutes) which stops near the centre of the town ( just up the hill from the square ) and also just as you come into Luz on the 'old' road ( Rua Dirieta ) Costs about 1.70.
All the times shown are the current published ( July / August 2008 ), however there may be some changes during the season. So check before travelling using the link at the foot of the table.
 01/07/08  The times for Luz buses ( and a lot of other routes ) changed today to the Summer timetable. They aren't on the bus stops yet. I got the following times from the sources below.

Up to date information Eva-bus.com or an alternative 'unofficial' site Thomasallen

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TRANSRAPIDO - Faro <> Lagos - Normal Daily Service

Faro Terminus > Lagos Terminus Lagos Terminus > Faro Terminus
Depart Arrive Depart Arrive
08.00  10.10  07.00 09.00 
09.05  11.15  08.30 10.35
12.30 14.40 10.30 12.40
14.30 16.40  12.35 14.45 
16.25  18.40  15.00 17.10
17.25  19.40  17.15 19.30 

     - Not Saturdays, Sundays or Holidays
Downloadable .pdf version Adobe PDF Faro > Lagos
Downloadable .pdf version Adobe PDF Lagos < Faro

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Buses from Lagos > Luz > Burgau > Barão São Miguel

 MFO  - Mondays to Fridays (weekdays) only except holidays
 SCH  - Schooldays only i.e. not during Christmas and Easter breaks
 SHX  - Not Sundays or Holidays
 SHO  - Sundays and Holidays only
 SAT  - Saturdays only

Summer timetable SHX SHX SHO MFO SAT SHO Daily SHX SHO MFO
Lagos Terminal 0750 0855 0945 1330 1330 1410 1630 1735 1820 1915
Luz ( Church ) 0805 0910 1000 1345 1345 1425 1645 1750 1835 1930
Burgau 0811 0916 1006 1352 1352 1432 1652 1756 1842 1937
Burgau (X) --- 0921 --- 1356 1356 --- --- 1801 --- 1941
Barão São Miguel (X) --- 0925 --- 1400 1400 --- --- 1805 --- 1945
Barão São Miguel --- 0930 --- 1405 --- --- --- 1810 --- 1950
Barão São Miguel (X) --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 1955
Bus continues to --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- C
A - to Salema and Vila do Bispo via Budens; arrives Vila do Bispo at 08.05
C - to Salema (X) arriving 19.58 via Vale de Boi and Budens.
Connecting bus leaves Salema (X) for village at 20.03.
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Buses from Barão São Miguel > Burgau > Luz > Lagos

Summer timetable SHX SHO SHX SHX SHO SHX SHO Daily SHX
Bus starts from A -- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
Barão São Miguel (X) 0708 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
Barão São Miguel 0713 0725 --- 0930 --- 1410 --- --- 1815
Barão São Miguel (X) 0718 0730 --- 0935 --- 1415 --- --- 1820
Burgau (X) 0722 0734 --- 0939 --- 1419 --- E 1824
Burgau 0727 0739 0815 0944 1008 1424 1432 1700 1829
Luz ( Church ) 0730 0745 0821 0950 1014 1429 1437 1716 1835
Lagos Bus Terminal 0745 0800 0836 1005 1029 1444 1452 1731 1850
A - Salema at 06.55, via Budens at 07.05
E - runs via Espiche at 17.11
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Buses from Lagos <> Praia da Luz

Other than the above Eva run services, the majority of the buses between Lagos and Luz are operated by ONDA. The one-way fare is only €1.70. These buses also go to Espiche and Almadena. This bus takes an extremely roundabout route between Lagos and Luz. What used to be a 10 minute journey ( Summer 2007 ) now takes nearly 30! It stops at several places convenient for the Luz area, i.e., when coming from Lagos to Luz - the Boavista Golf resort before turning off the N125 on to the 'old' road into Luz, the Valverde campsite just outside of Luz, just coming in on the old road, at the start of the Rua Direita one-way system ( East Luz ), Luz Ocean Club, opposite the Luz Tavern by the Church, on the main road by the cinema, Hotel Belavista and vice versa if going to Lagos.
In July and August the AONDA buses run between Lagos, Luz, Espiche and Almadena every 40 minutes on weekdays from 07.11 ( at the church ) until about 23.10; on Saturdays every 40 minutes until about 14.00 then every 80 minutes until about 23.10, on Sundays every 80 minutes until about 23.10. For the remainder of the year, last buses from Lagos are at about 19.30

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ONDA Normal Daily Service ( Not Sundays or Holidays* )

Click here for the complete timetable Adobe PDF
Depart Lagos* > Arrive Luz ( Church ) Depart Luz ( Church ) > Arrive Lagos*
Depart Arrive Depart Arrive Depart Arrive Depart Arrive
07.01 07.21  15.51  16.19  07.11 07.34   16.01 16.24 
07.41 08.09  16.31  16.59  07.51 08.14   16.41  17.04 
08.21 08.49  17.11  17.39  08.41 09.04   17.21 17.44 
09.11 09.39  17.51  18.19  09.21 09.44   18.01 18.24 
09.51 10.19  18.31  18.59  10.01 10.24   18.41 19.04 
10.31 10.59  19.11  19.39  10.41 11.04   19.21 19.44 
11.11 11.39  19.51  20.19  11.21 11.44   20.01 20.24 
11.51 12.19  20.31  20.59  12.01 12.24   20.41 21.04 
12.31 12.59  21.11  21.39  12.41 13.04   21.01 21.24 
13.11  13.39  21.51  22.19   13.21 13.44  21.41  22.04 
13.51  14.19  22.31  22.59   14.01 14.24  22.01  22.24 
14.31  14.59  23.11  23.39   14.41  15.04  22.41  23.04 
15.11  15.39       15.21 15.44  23.21  00.04 
            00.01  00.24 

* Bus Stop Infante ( by the car park on the seafront - nearest to shopping centre ) halfway down the Av. Descobrimentos / Marina. Current fare ( 2008 ) €1.70. Stops at the Intermarche (Superstore). The bus takes the old road into Luz.

Last Update:11/01/2011 - Train & Bus Timetables from FARO to LAGOS - Praia da Luz, Algarve, Portugal -  © www.luzholiday.com 2004 - 2011