Designed as a special handy guide outlining the best way to get from A to Z in the Algarve and further afield by plane, bus, train or car. We have tried to make it as reader-friendly as possible with direct telephone numbers and website addresses.
FLIGHTS OUT OF FARO
Faro International Airport is situated a few kilometres outside the Algarve’s capital city and about 50kms from Carvoeiro and Lagoa for general flight information telephone 289 800 800/1 or 289 800 617 for arrivals and departures. The lost and found office can be contacted on 289 800 714. The following airlines operate direct scheduled flights from Faro to destinations around Europe.
TAP AIR PORTUGAL www.flytap.com | Freephone: 707 205 700
PORTUGALIA AIRLINES www.pga.pt | Tel: 289 800 852/3
BRITISH AIRWAYS www.british-airways.com | Freephone: 808 200 125
EASYJET www.easyjet.com | Tel: 289 800 692
LTU INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS www.ltu.com | Tel: 808 202 737
MONARCH AIRLINES www.flymonarch.com | Tel: 800 860 270
AER LINGUS www.aerlingus.com | Tel: 218 925 831
THOMSONFLY www.thomsonfly.com | Tel: 214 159 122
The Algarve is well served by a number of coach and bus companies with offices and terminals in most major towns. There are daily connections along the coast and further inland. There are regular services to numerous major destinations. All local travel agents sell tickets and can provide a full schedule.
RAIL SERVICES CAMINHOS DE FERRO PORTUGUESES EP
The Portuguese public railway system operates a regional service along the Algarve coast between Vila Real de Santo António in the east and Lagos in the west. There are several trains daily and reservations are not required. There are connections at Tunes for inter-regional and mainline routes north to Lisbon (includes Alfa Pendular express service), Oporto, and Braga and reservations can be pre-booked. www.cp.pt
Taxis are all metered, the current rate in May this year was 0.40 euros per kilometre though this was expected to rise by around 5 percent. Below are examples of average one-way fares from Carvoeiro. These rates operate between 6am and 9pm. There is a 20 percent increase between 9pm and 6am.
CARVOEIRO – FARO AIRPORT | 60 Euros
CARVOEIRO – ALBUFEIRA | 25 Euros
CARVOEIRO – LAGOS | 35 Euros
Chemists are open from 9am to 7pm and closed for lunch between 1 and 2 on week days and on Saturday mornings. The chemist in Carvoeiro square is usually opened both Saturday and Sunday. Outside of normal opening hours, Chemists in Lagoa work on a rotor providing 24 service, details of the chemist open each day are posted in the windows of all other chemists
NEVES FURTADO CARVOEIRO Praia do Carvoeiro | Tel: 282 357 463
JOSÉ MACETA LAGOA Rua Coronel Figueiredo | Tel: 282 342 678
SOUSA PIRES LAGOA Rua da Liberdade | Tel: 282 381 724
FARMÁCIA LAGOA LAGOA Largo do Município | Tel: 282 352 137
OLIVEIRA MARTINS FERRAGUDO Rua da Hortina | Tel: 282 461 232
Open Monday to Friday 8.30am until 3pm. Cash advances are available on most credit cards and there are ATM machines outside major banks and in many large supermarkets and some petrol stations.
Open Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 6pm.
In the Algarve there are three phone areas with separate pre-fixes of 281 (east) 289 (central) and 282 (west) and the prefix must be dialled whether calling from within or outside the area. For the UK dial 0044 (the international code) then omit the 0 area prefix for the number you are dialling. For Ireland dial 00353 followed by number. For directory inquiries dial 118
EMERGENCIES – AMBULANCE OR FIRE SEVICE Tel: 112
MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY LAGOA Tel: 282 380 400
LOCAL AUTHORITY LAGOA Tel: 282 352 655
LOCAL AUTHORITY FERRAGUDO Tel: 282 461 369
FIRE BRIGADE LAGOA Tel: 282 352 888
POLICE GNR LAGOA Tel: 282 380 190
POLICE GNR CARVOEIRO Tel: 282 356 460
CLINIC CENTRO DE SAÚDE LAGOA Tel: 282 340 370
CLINIC CENTRO DE SAÚDE CARVOEIRO Tel: 282 357 320
CLINIC CENTRO DE SAÚDE FERRAGUDO Tel: 282 461 361
TAXIS GENERAL Tel: 282 460 610
TAXIS FERRAGUDO Tel: 919 471 929
FARO AIRPORT General Information: Tel: 289 800 800/1 | Arrivals and Departures: Tel: 289 800 617