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Albufeira Toy Train, Algarve

Albufeira, like many other major resorts in the Algarve, has a toy train (Comboio Turistico), that ferries visitors to the town center from outlying beaches, shopping centers and other places of importance in the town. The service is operated by Turistem Transportes using German-made trains.

Albufeira Toy Train, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal.
The toy train is a familiar sight in Albufeira

Albufeira's toy train normally runs in a circular route from 9 am-11 pm with trains every 20 minutes. In the summer months, namely June, July, August and September trains run 9 am to 1 am with toy trains every 20 minutes. On August 20 (Albufeira municipal holiday) and New Year's Eve trains run at 20 minute intervals from 9 am-4 pm.

The normal price for adults in presently 2.50 Euros for a maximum of four stops or 4 Euros for a one day pass. Children under 11 and seniors over 65 travel for 2 Euros for the normal fare or 3 Euros for the one-day pass.

Albufeira Toy Train, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal.
There are 4 stops on the route

There are four stops on the circular route: Oura / Areias de S.João at the top of The Strip, the main bar and restaurant boulevard to the east of central Albufeira, Forte de São João for Praia dos Alemães, Praia dos Pescadores at the top of the escalator for the main beach and the old town and Câmara Municipal for City Hall and the main post office and government offices.

Faro, Tavira and Lagos are other towns that have toy trains in Portugal's deep south.

Giro Bus
Giro Bus

Giro Buses

The other public transport option in Albufeira, besides taxis, is the local Giro bus. There are five circular routes beginning and ending at the bus station in Caliços.

The five Giro buses are:
Linha Verde (Green line)
Linha Azul (Blue Line)
Linha Vermelha (Red Line)
Linha Vermelha 2 (Red Line 2)
Linha Laranja (Orange Line)


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