There are 8 ways to get from Barcelona to Albufeira by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  9h 42m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Sevilla-Santa Justa Ave
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Albufeira Lagos > Portimao > Albufeira > Faro > Ayamonte - Portugal > Ayamonte - Espagne > Huelva > Seville > Zafra > Merida > Caceres > Plasencia > Salamanca > Valladolid > Bilbao > Conex San Sebastian > San Sebastián > Biriatou - Spain > Biriatou - France > Bayonne > Pau - University > Tarbes > Toulouse

133€ - 218€

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Fly to Faro  •  6h 5m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Faro (FAO) BCN - FAO

46€ - 201€

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Bus via Seville  •  18h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Seville
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Albufeira Lagos > Portimao > Albufeira > Faro > Ayamonte - Portugal > Ayamonte - Espagne > Huelva > Seville > Zafra > Merida > Caceres > Plasencia > Salamanca > Valladolid > Bilbao > Conex San Sebastian > San Sebastián > Biriatou - Spain > Biriatou - France > Bayonne > Pau - University > Tarbes > Toulouse

99€ - 136€

Bus  •  23h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord to Ayamonte Bcn57
  2. Take the bus from Ayamonte to Albufeira

Drive  •  11h 55m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Albufeira 1227.8 km

150€ - 230€

Fly to Sevilla, bus  •  7h 40m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Sevilla (SVQ) BCN - SVQ
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Albufeira

48€ - 179€

Fly to Lisbon, bus  •  8h 13m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Lisbon (LIS) BCN - LIS
  2. Take the bus from Lisboa Oriente to Albufeira

50€ - 168€

Fly to Jerez, bus  •  8h 54m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Jerez (XRY) BCN - XRY
  2. Take the bus from Jerez De La Frontera to Albufeira

55€ - 232€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Albufeira is to fly and bus which costs 45€ - 170€ and takes 8h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Albufeira is to fly which costs 45€ - 210€ and takes 6h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Albufeira. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Albufeira via Seville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 40m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Albufeira is 1016 km. The road distance is 1227.8 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Albufeira without a car is to train and bus which takes 9h 42m and costs 130€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 9h 42m to get from Barcelona to Albufeira, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Albufeira bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Albufeira is to bus via Seville which takes 18h 40m and costs 95€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 45€ - 210€ and takes 6h 5m.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Faro Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Barcelona to Albufeira bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Albufeira station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Albufeira.
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  • Distance: 1015.9 km
  • Duration: 9h 42m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Albufeira, Portugal?

You can take a bus from Barcelona to Albufeira via Seville in around 18h 40m. Alternatively, Vueling Airlines, Iberia and TAP Portugal fly from Barcelona to Albufeira 3 times a day.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 460€
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
Flights from Barcelona to Jerez
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 310€
Flights from Barcelona to Jerez via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 310€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Faro via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 1500€
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 240€
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 190€
Flights from Barcelona to Jerez via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 380€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Barcelona to Faro via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 390€
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
25€ - 130€
Flights from Barcelona to Jerez
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 310€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
65€ - 260€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Sevilla-Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110€ - 190€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
110€ - 140€
Promo+
115€ - 125€
Flexible
150€ - 190€
Bus operators
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Albufeira
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
20€ - 28€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Barcelona to Seville
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
alsa.com
Llorente Bus, Sl
Phone
93 265 61 32
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Ayamonte
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
Llorente Bus, Sl
RenEX
Phone
+351 707 223 344
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Oriente to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
22€
Website
RenEX
Rede Expressos

Rede Nacional de Expressos is a cheap and convenient way to get around the country. In business since 1995, Portugal’s biggest bus operator services villages and cities across the country. Tickets can be purchased up to 30 days before the date of travel, with discounted fares available via their free RFLEX Card. Most coaches have WiFi and power sockets.

Contact Details
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Oriente to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Schedules at
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Bus from Jerez De La Frontera to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 60€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt

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Albufeira is 1h behind Barcelona. It is currently 3:06 AM in Barcelona and 2:06 AM in Albufeira.

Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Albufeira is 1228 km. It takes approximately 11h 55m to drive from Barcelona to Albufeira.

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Vueling Airlines, TAP Portugal and Iberia offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Faro Airport.

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There are 4203+ hotels available in Albufeira. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs .

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