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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Faro by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, bus Ouibus  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Cordoba Central Ave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cordoba to Faro Ouibus

$59 - $82

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Bus  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - South Station to Faro Ouibus

$27 - $40

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Sevilla Santa Justa Ave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sevilla Santa Justa to Faro

$83 - $136

Train Spanish Railways (RENFE), bus  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Huelva-Termino A / ...
  2. Take the bus from Huelva to Vila Real Santo Antonio 83
  3. Take the train from Vila Real Santo Antonio to Bom Joao R

$73 - $132

Drive  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Faro 449.7 miles

$100 - $150

Fly to Faro  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Faro (FAO) MAD - FAO

$55 - $266

Fly to Sevilla, bus  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Sevilla (SVQ) MAD - SVQ
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Faro

$47 - $283

Fly to Lisbon, train  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Lisbon (LIS) MAD - LIS
  2. Take the train from Lisboa Oriente to Faro(P)

$56 - $201

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Faro is to bus which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 9 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Faro is to fly which costs 45€ - 240€ and takes 4 h 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid - South Station station and arriving at Faro. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9 h 30 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Faro is 527 km. The road distance is 719.5 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Faro without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 28 min and costs 50€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 28 min to get from Madrid to Faro, including transfers.

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Madrid to Faro bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Madrid - South Station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Faro is to bus which takes 9 h 30 min and costs 24€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 45€ - 240€ and takes 4 h 49 min.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Faro Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Madrid to Faro bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Faro station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Faro.
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  • Distance: 329.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 28 min

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Faro, Portugal?

Ouibus operates a bus from Madrid to Faro 3 times a week. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 9 h 30 min. Alternatively, Iberia and TAP Portugal fly from Madrid to Faro once daily.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Faro
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Faro via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $460
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Cordoba Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Sevilla Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Huelva-Termino
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
renfe.com
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional and intercity trains, international and domestic high-speed trains, and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto - these train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Vila Real Santo Antonio to Bom Joao
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$5 - $7
1st Class
$5 - $8
Train from Lisboa Oriente to Faro(P)
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Cordoba to Faro
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Madrid - South Station to Faro
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
Ouibus
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Sevilla Santa Justa to Faro
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $55
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Bus from Huelva to Vila Real Santo Antonio
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Bus from Sevilla - Plaza de Armas to Faro
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $55
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Huelva to Vila Real Santo Antonio
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Seville to Faro
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt
EVA Transportes
Phone
707 223 344
Email
reservas@eva-bus.com
Website
eva-bus.com
Bus from Huelva to Vila Real de Santo António
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
eva-bus.com
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damas-sa.es
Bus from Seville to Faro
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
eva-bus.com
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damas-sa.es
Damas
Phone
902 114 492
Email
servcliente@damas-sa.es
Website
damas-sa.es
Bus from Huelva to Vila Real Santo Antonio
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
damas-sa.es
Bus from Sevilla to Faro
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
damas-sa.es
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Seville to Faro
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
alsa.com

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Faro is 1 h behind Madrid. It is currently 12:43 AM in Madrid and 11:43 PM in Faro.

Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Faro is 720 km. It takes approximately 6 h 48 min to drive from Madrid to Faro.

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Iberia and TAP Portugal offer flights from Madrid Airport to Faro Airport.

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There are 1572+ hotels available in Faro. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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