Monchique - Useful Information
Here you will find lots of useful information for your holiday in Monchique, in north-western Algarve, Portugal! See how to get to Monchique from Faro Airport by transfer, bus or taxi and how much it costs, print off useful telephone numbers to take with you on holiday and see where the tourist information office is.
Travel Information: Faro to Monchique
Plan your journey from the Algarve's international airport in Faro with our Monchique travel information!
- Distance from Faro to Monchique: 84 km
- Travel from Faro to Monchique by Train: No direct train; Get a train to Portimão (5,95€ regional train), then a bus to Monchique (4,25€)
- Travel from Faro to Monchique by Bus: No direct bus; Need to get the bus to Portimão (5,45€) and then change to go to Monchique (4,25€)
- Travel from Faro to Monchique by Taxi: 80€ / 103€ for a 4 or 6 seater Mon-Fri 6am-9pm (100€ / 123€ outside this time and bank holidays).
To get to Faro train or bus station (which are close to each other just before Faro marina) either get the bus from the airport (the stop is right outside the 'arrivals' doors) and will cost you around 1.95€, or get a taxi at a cost of around 10€. To check train timetables visit CP - Comboios de Portugal. (the site is available in English) and select 'Regional and Inter Regional services' to get the timetable for Lagos/Vila Real de Santo António/Lagos.
For bus timetables visit Eva Bus. Again most of it is available in English except the 'frequency' on the tables. (Days of the week: Monday is the 2nd day of the week - '2as'-and Friday is the 6th day. 'Sábado' and 'Domingo' - Saturday and Sunday; 'Feriados' is holidays; 'Diariamente' is daily,). Bus times from the 'aeroporto' to Faro are also listed .
For additional bus timetables visit Frotazul Algarve which covers a limited area of the Algarve.
*We quote Comboios de Portugal (regional) and Eva Transports pricing and prices of the standard taxi firms that work at Faro Airport. Please note that prices may vary.
Book Algarve car hire to travel to Monchique!
If you want to book Algarve car hire to travel to Monchique then it couldn't be easier! Simply collect your car from Faro Airport and travel down the A22 motorway (a toll road) or the secondary N125 road to Monchique.
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