How Much Does it Cost

Prices of popular items in the Algarve, tourist attractions, dining out and more.


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. These are guide prices only. If you like your fun for free, check out these top free things to do in the Algarve


FUEL

Petrol: Gasolina Simples 95 (Regular 95) €1.42
Diesel: Gasóleo Simples (Regular diesel) €1.33

You can check current prices here 

Please note that fuel prices in Portugal vary week to week and there can be significant fluctuations over several months. Prices can also vary considerably between filling stations in the same town, so it's worth shopping around.


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
€8.00  Prepaid pass for 10 trips
Monthly passes are also available.

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
€4.00  Prepaid pass for 5 trips
€8.00  Prepaid pass for 10 trips

Other bus passes are available, with discounts for seniors and school children.

For full details of Giro bus routes and prices click here

Onda Lagos:
€1.20 Zone A / €1.60 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
€21.60 7 day pass
€28.00 monthly pass for Zones A & B

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:
€6.20 One way
€12.40 Return
It's cheaper if you pre-pay!

EVA Transportes Tourist Pass:
€30.40 Valid for 3 days
€38.00 Valid for 7 days

EVA offers discounts for seniors and students.
The above are examples. Use the online timetable search for more routes and prices.


Trains
Express (Alfa Pendular) Faro to Lisbon:
€30.70 1st Class One Way
€22.90 2nd Class One Way
Return fares are the same price, so just double it.

Intercity (Intercidades) Faro to Lisbon:
€27.80 1st Class One Way
€21.90 2nd Class One Way
Return fares are the same price, so just double it.

Regional service from Faro to Lagos:
€7.40 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): €3.25 for the first 1.8km then around €1 per km.
 

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

Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays

€3.90 for the first 1.8km then around €1.15 per km.Varies from location to location. The price can be double the day time rate, so it is advisable to ask before your book.
 
Bags in the trunk, use of roof racks etc are extra, as are toll fees.
Information & prices quoted correct at 21.01.19.

TAXI APPS
Taxi Apps which allow you to book your ride online, are available in the Algarve and you may find these services slightly cheaper. However, traditional taxi services in the region are good and are not over-priced, so using an online service is not a big money-saver here.   

TOLL PRICES
The A22 is the main toll road running through the Algarve and operates an electronic toll system. Each time you pass under a toll gantry you will clock up a fee. If your vehicle is not fitted with a 'transponder' you are required to pay your toll fees at any Post Office or other payment agent - see Driving in Portugal for more information.

Below are some guide prices for the A22 toll road, from Faro Airport, based on a Class 1 vehicle (standard car):
Albufeira - €1.45
Lagos - €4.95
Tavira - €2.05
Monte Gordo - €3.75

ATTRACTIONS
Zoomarine
Adult: €29.00 / Child: €21.00 / Senior: €21.00 / Disabled: €14.50
Zoomarine regulary offers discounts on pre-paid online tickets, so check before you go.
Transport can be arranged for a supplement.

Slide & Splash
Adult €27.00 / Child: €20.00 / Senior: €20.00
Under 4s - FREE entrance.
Online bookings - 10% discount.
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 €28.00 /  Child (5-10 years old and/or 1,.0m to 1.40m) €20.00 / Child (3-4 years old and/or 0.90m to 1.10m) €11.50 / Senior: €20.00 
Discounts for family tickets and pre-paid online tickets.
Transport can be arranged for a supplement.

Lagos Zoo
Adult €18.00 / Child (4 to 11)  €14.00 / Senior €16.00
Discount on pre-paid online tickets.
 
For details of other Algarve attractions and things to do click here

Prices above correct at 21.01.19

SUPERMARKET

2 Lt  7Up €1.99
4 x 1l Lt Coke a Cola ZERO €4.60
1 Lt Semi-skimmed milk (fresh) €0.79
 6 x 1.5Lt  Water €3.42 (luso)
7 Lt  Water €1.85 (luso)
6 Pack Beer (Super Bock 33cl) €4.49
1 Bottle Beer (Sagres 33cl) €0.59
1 Kg Sugar €0.74
1 Kg  Rice (Carolino) €1.12
1 Kg Bananas €0.99
250g Butter €1.59
625g Alpen original €4.79
20 Tetley tea bags €1.49
800g Aptamil Baby Milk formula No1 €16.99
30 Pack DoDot Nappies €7.99
 Average prices correct at 21.01.19

CAFÉ/COFFEE SHOP

Strong Black Coffee €0.55 - €0.75
Coffee with milk €1.00 - €1.50
Cake €1.00 - €1.20
Small bottle water €0.90 – €1.10

Prices can vary greatly depending on where you are in the Algarve. 


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