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There are 9 ways to get from Barcelona to Albufeira by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Faro  •  6h 5m

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

41€ - 139€

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Fly to Sevilla, bus  •  9h 10m

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

31€ - 162€

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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

39€ - 111€

Train, bus  •  11h 32m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Sevilla-Santa Justa Ave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Seville Santa Justa Terminal to Albufeira

75€ - 228€

Train, bus via Madrid  •  11h 50m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Huelva Alv / ...
  3. Take the bus from Huelva to Albufeira 785

109€ - 173€

Train, bus via Madrid #2  •  12h 15m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Sevilla-Santa Justa Ave / ...
  3. Take the bus from Seville to Albufeira

109€ - 252€

Bus  •  19h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Seville
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Albufeira 785

93€ - 126€

Bus via Huelva  •  21h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord to Huelva Bcn57
  2. Take the bus from Huelva to Albufeira 785

Drive  •  11h 50m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Albufeira 1225.9 km

140€ - 210€

Barcelona to Albufeira by bus

The bus journey time between Barcelona and Albufeira is around 2 days 7h and covers a distance of around 1389 km. The fastest bus normally takes 43h 50m. Operated by Llorente Bus, Sl and FlixBus, the Barcelona to Albufeira bus service departs from Barcelona Nord and arrives in Albufeira. Typically two buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Albufeira is 808 24 24 24.

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Albufeira is to fly and bus which costs 35€ - 120€ and takes 8h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Albufeira is to fly which costs 40€ - 140€ 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 19h 30m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Albufeira is 1016 km. The road distance is 1225.9 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Albufeira without a car is to train and bus which takes 11h 32m and costs 75€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 6h 5m 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 fly which takes 6h 5m and costs 40€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 90€ - 130€ and takes 19h 30m.

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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 FlixBus, 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: 6h 5m

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

Vueling Airlines, Iberia and TAP Portugal fly from Barcelona to Albufeira twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Albufeira via Seville in around 19h 30m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
40€ - 210€
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 200€
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
28€ - 200€
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
28€ - 200€
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 200€
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 150€
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
30€ - 150€
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 150€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Faro via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
120€ - 310€
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 200€
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 150€
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 190€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Barcelona to Faro via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 160€
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
25€ - 170€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
17€ - 130€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 180€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Sevilla-Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 190€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
110€ - 140€
Promo+
115€ - 125€
Flexible
150€ - 190€
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 85€
Promo+
70€ - 75€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Sevilla-Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 95€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
45€ - 65€
Promo+
54€ - 58€
Flexible
70€ - 95€
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Sevilla-Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
10h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 80€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Huelva
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Sevilla-Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
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 Seville to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
13€ - 40€
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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 Seville Santa Justa Terminal to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
13€ - 40€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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
13€ - 19€
Website
RenEX
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Huelva to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Seville to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 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 Huelva
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
Llorente Bus, Sl

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Albufeira is 1h behind Barcelona. It is currently 5:10 PM in Barcelona and 4:10 PM in Albufeira.

Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Albufeira is 1226 km. It takes approximately 11h 50m to drive from Barcelona to Albufeira.

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

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There are 528+ hotels available in Albufeira. Prices start at 75€ 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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