Travelling

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

HELVETIC   www.helvetic.com

THOMSONFLY   www.thomsonfly.com | Tel: 214 159 122

RYANAIR   www.ryanair.com

COACH SERVICES

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

TAXI SERVICES

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.

CARVOEIROFARO AIRPORT | 60 Euros

CARVOEIROALBUFEIRA | 25 Euros

CARVOEIROLAGOS | 35 Euros

CHEMIST

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

BANKS

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.

POST OFFICES

Open Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 6pm.

PHONES

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

Author: insidecarvoeiro

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