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Fly to Faro

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

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Fly to Sevilla, bus

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Sevilla (SVQ)
  2. Take the bus from Sevilla Plaza de Armas to Tavira

Fly to Lisbon, train

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Lisbon (LIS)
  2. Take the train from Lisboa - Entrecampos to Faro

Train, bus via Madrid

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Sevilla-Santa Justa
  3. Take the bus from Sevilla Plaza de Armas to Tavira

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Seville
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Faro

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Jerez De La Frontera
  2. Take the bus from Jerez De La Frontera to Tavira

Bus via Gandia

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Gandia
  2. Take the bus from Gandia Bus Station to Tavira Bus Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Olhão

Barcelona to Olhão by train and bus

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10h 37m Average Duration
€99 Cheapest Price
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International entry into Portugal from Spain

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into Portugal from Spain

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
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Rules to follow in Portugal

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Considerations leaving from Spain

The official advice is to delay international travel until fully vaccinated

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Portugal from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Olhão is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Olhão is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 808 24 24 24.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from Portugal.

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Last updated: 16 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Olhão is to fly and bus which costs €30 - €160 and takes 8h 17m.

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The fastest way to get from Barcelona to Olhão is to fly. Taking this option will cost €30 - €160 and takes 6h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Olhão. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Olhão Bus Terminal via Seville and Faro Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 34m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Olhão is 989 km. The road distance is 1183.3 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Olhão without a car is to train and bus via Madrid which takes 10h 37m and costs €95 - €230.

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It takes approximately 6h 22m to get from Barcelona to Olhão, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Olhão is to fly which takes 6h 22m and costs €30 - €160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €95 - €150 and takes 18h 34m.

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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 Olhão bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Faro station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Olhão.
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  • Distance: 988.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 22m

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

Vueling Airlines, Iberia and TAP Portugal fly from Barcelona to Olhão twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Olhão via Seville, Faro, and Faro Bus Terminal in around 18h 34m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Flights from Barcelona to Faro via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€85 - €290
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €230
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €270
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€30 - €230
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €230
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €230
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €220
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €290
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€29 - €220
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€29 - €220
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €230
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €270
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€30 - €230
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €230
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €230
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Mahon
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €230
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €220
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €290
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€29 - €220
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€29 - €220
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Barcelona to Faro via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €260
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €190
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €230
Train operators
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban 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 connect to trains in Portugal's 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. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 808 109 110
Email
apoiocliente@cp.pt
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa - Entrecampos to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€21 - €30
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Sevilla-Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €95
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€45 - €65
Promo+
€54 - €58
Flexible
€70 - €95
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Sevilla-Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Jerez De La Frontera
Ave. Duration
11h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €90
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
+351 21 75 24 524
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Sevilla Plaza de Armas to Tavira
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sevilla Coach Station to Tavira Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Gandia Bus Station to Tavira Bus Station
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Union Ivkoni
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Seville
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Seville to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Jerez De La Frontera to Tavira
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €30
Website
alsa.com
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Gandia
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Olhão is 1h behind Barcelona. It is currently 5:02 PM in Barcelona and 4:02 PM in Olhão.

Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Olhão is 1183 km. It takes approximately 11h 27m to drive from Barcelona to Olhão.

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

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There are 330+ hotels available in Olhão. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs €2 - €6.

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