How Much Does it Cost

The Algarve is one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations. It is the ideal family location with magnificent beaches a huge variety of bars, restaurants, shops and attractions. While not as cheap as it used to be you can still stay and play in the Algarve while keeping to a budget. For your information and to help keep your budget on track we have compiled a price list of popular items, attractions and necessities to help you plan ahead.


FUEL

Petrol: Gasolina Simples 95 (Regular 95) €1.46
Diesel: Gasóleo Simples (Regular diesel) €1.23

Please note that petrol prices in Portugal vary week to week and there can be significant fluctuations over several months. The towns of Portimão and Tavira tend to have the cheapest petrol in the Algarve.


PUBLIC TRANSPORT - click here for more details

Intercity Buses
Vai e Vem Portimão:
€1.50 Ticket
€3.50 1 day pass unlimited travel on all routes
For full details of Vai e Vem bus routes and prices click here

Giro Albufeira:
€1.40 Ticket valid for 1 hour
€4.00  1 day pass unlimited travel
€8.00  Prepaid pass for 10 trips
For full details of Giro bus routes and prices click here

Onda Lagos:
€1.20  Zone A €1.20 Zone B - Ticket valid for 1 hour
€3.60  1 day pass unlimited travel all routes
€9.00  3 day pass
€15.00 5 day pass
For a full list of Onda bus prices click here

Express Buses

EVA Transportes - Lagos to Seville:
€21.00 One way
€35.70 Return

EVA Transportes - Algarve (Faro) to Lisbon:
€20.00 One way
€36.00 Return

Coastline Buses
EVA Transportes - Lagos to Faro:
€5.90 One way
€11.80 Return

EVA Transportes Tourist Pass:
€29.50 Valid for 3 days
€36.80 Valid for 7 days

The above are examples. Use the online timetable search for more routes and prices.


Trains
Express  Faro to Lisbon:
€29.80 1st Class One Way
€22.20 2nd Class One Way

Intercity Faro to Lisbon:
€27.80 1st Class One Way
€21.20 2nd Class One Way

Regional Faro to Lagos:
€7.30 One Way

The above are examples. Use the online timetable search for more routes and prices.

TAXIS FROM THE AIRPORT

Taxis can be obtained at taxi stands at the airport, but it is almost always cheaper to pre-booked your airport transfer.

LOCAL TAXIS - click here to view more details
All licensed taxis have meters. Unlicensed taxis and private transfer vehicles do not.

Average day time fare - 4 seater licensed taxi (06:00 hrs to 21:00 hrs approx): €3.30 for the first 1.8km then around €1 per km..
Bags in the trunk are extra

Average night time fare - 4 seater licensed taxi (21:00 hrs to 06:00 hrs approx)

Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays

Varies from location to location. The price can be double the day time rate, so it is advisable to ask before your book.
 
Information & prices quoted correct at 21.09.17.

ATTRACTIONS
Zoomarine
Adult: €29.00 / Child: €20.00 / Senior: €20.00
On-Line Bookings: Adult: €24.65 / Child: €17.00 / Senior: €17.00
Transport can be arranged for a supplement

Slide & Splash
Adult €27.00 / Child: €19.00 / Senior: €19.00
Under 4s - FREE entrance.
Transport can be arranged for a supplement

Aquashow
Adult >10years  €29.00 / Child: €19.00 / Senior: €19.00
Transport can be arranged for a supplement

Aqualand
Adult  >10years €27.00 Child 5-10  €19.00 Senior: €19.00 
Transport can be arranged for a supplement

Lagos Zoo
Adult €16.00 / Child (4 to 11)  €12.00 / Senior €14.00
 
For details of other Algarve attractions and things to do click here

Prices above correct at 21.9.17

SUPERMARKET

1.5 Lt  7Up €1.59
1.5 Lt Coke a Cola ZERO €1.54
1 Lt Semi-skimmed milk (fresh) €0.75
 6 x 1.5Lt  Water €3.42 (luso)
7 Lt  Water €1.79 (luso)
6 Pack Beer (Sagres) €4.65
1 Bottle Beer €0.57
1 Kg Sugar €0.74
1 Kg  Rice €1.12 (Carolino)
1 Kg Bananas €0.99
250g Butter €1.50
625g Alpen original €4.79
10 Tetley tea bags €0.79
800g Aptamil Baby Milk formula No1 €13.29
30 Pack DoDot Nappies €7.99
  Average prices correct at 21.9.17

CAFÉ/COFFEE SHOP

Strong Black Coffee €0.55
Coffee with milk €1.00 - €1.50
Cake €0.75 - €1.00
Small bottle water €0.80 – €1.00

Prices current April 2013