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There are 4 ways to get from Cádiz to Faro by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Cadiz to Seville
  2. Take the bus from Seville Plaza de Armas to Faro A4740

€23 - €37

3 alternative options

Train, bus via Seville  •  5h 8m

  1. Take the train from Cadiz to Sevilla-San Bernardo 13031 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Seville Plaza de Armas to Faro A4740

€29 - €42

Train, bus  •  8h 13m

  1. Take the train from San Severiano to Jerez De La Frontera C1
  2. Take the bus from Jerez De La Frontera to Faro

Drive  •  3h 8m

  1. Drive from Cádiz to Faro 315.5 km

€35 - €55

Spain → Portugal
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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: Citizens and permanent residents of Portugal, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area

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Conditions of entry into Portugal from Spain

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from Spain
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, India, Nepal and South Africa
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • 14-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom

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Rules to follow in Portugal

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Considerations leaving from Spain

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


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
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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

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

The social distance requirement in Faro 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: 25 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cádiz to Faro is to bus which costs €23 - €40 and takes 4h 45m.

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The fastest way to get from Cádiz to Faro is to drive. Taking this option will cost €35 - €55 and takes 3h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cádiz to Faro. However, there are services departing from Cadiz and arriving at Faro via Seville Plaza de Armas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 45m.

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The distance between Cádiz and Faro is 156 km. The road distance is 315.5 km.

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The best way to get from Cádiz to Faro without a car is to bus which takes 4h 45m and costs €23 - €40.

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It takes approximately 4h 45m to get from Cádiz to Faro, including transfers.

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Cádiz to Faro bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Cadiz station.

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Cádiz to Faro bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, arrive at Faro station.

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Faro is 1h behind Cádiz. It is currently 5:21 AM in Cádiz and 4:21 AM in Faro.

Yes, the driving distance between Cádiz to Faro is 316 km. It takes approximately 3h 8m to drive from Cádiz to Faro.

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  • Distance: 155.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 45m

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

You can take a bus from Cádiz to Faro via Seville and Seville Plaza de Armas in around 4h 45m.

Train operators
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 Cadiz to Sevilla-San Bernardo
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe Cercanias

This regional commuter train system (also known as Cercanías) connects Barcelona with Catalonia and the Barcelona metropolitan area, including popular destinations like Sitges and the Costa Brava. The network of routes mostly runs overground and connects to many Barcelona metro and bus stations. Trains run frequently, and tickets can be bought at station ticket machines on the day of travel. Two children per adult (up to 6 years) can travel for free. If you’re arriving or departing Barcelona on a domestic AVE or long-distance train, check your ticket for a 5-digit Combinado Cercanias code, which is redeemable for a free local ticket from the ticket machines.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from San Severiano to Jerez De La Frontera
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Renfe Cercanias
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 Cadiz to Seville
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Jerez De La Frontera to Faro
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
alsa.com
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 Seville Plaza de Armas to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€12 - €22
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt

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