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There are 5 ways to get from Castelo Branco to Isla Canela (Island) by bus, ferry, train, car or plane

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Bus, ferry

  1. Take the bus from Castelo Branco to Beja
  2. Take the bus from Beja to Vila Real S Antonio
  3. Take the ferry from Vila Real de Santo António to Ayamonte

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Castelo Branco to Lisboa Sete Rios
  2. Take the bus from Setubal to Huelva

Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Castelo Branco to Lisboa - Oriente
  2. Take the train from Lisboa - Oriente to Faro
  3. Take the train from Faro to Vila Real De Santo Antonio
  4. Take the ferry from Vila Real de Santo António to Ayamonte

Drive

  1. Drive from Castelo Branco to Lepe

Train, fly

  1. Take the train from Castelo Branco to Lisboa - Oriente
  2. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Faro (FAO)
  3. Take the train from Faro to Vila Real De Santo Antonio
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International entry into Spain from Portugal

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

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Portugal

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Portugal
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Vatican
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Spain

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Portugal

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from Portugal.

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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 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Isla Canela (Island) is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Isla Canela (Island) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Isla Canela (Island) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

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

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Last updated: 19 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Castelo Branco to Isla Canela (Island) is to bus and ferry which costs €26 - €35 and takes 9h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Castelo Branco to Isla Canela (Island) is to drive which costs €60 - €95 and takes 5h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Castelo Branco to Isla Canela (Island). However, there are services departing from Castelo Branco and arriving at Lepe via Lisboa Sete Rios, Setubal and Huelva. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 30m.

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The distance between Castelo Branco and Isla Canela (Island) is 292 km. The road distance is 531.2 km.

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The best way to get from Castelo Branco to Isla Canela (Island) without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 9h 32m and costs €26 - €35.

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It takes approximately 9h 32m to get from Castelo Branco to Isla Canela (Island), including transfers.

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Castelo Branco to Isla Canela (Island) bus services, operated by Citi Express, depart from Castelo Branco station.

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Faro Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Castelo Branco to Isla Canela (Island) bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Huelva station.

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Isla Canela (Island) is 1h ahead of Castelo Branco. It is currently 9:38 PM in Castelo Branco and 10:38 PM in Isla Canela (Island).

Map of how to get from Castelo Branco to Isla Canela (Island).
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  • Distance: 292 km
  • Duration: 9h 32m

What companies run services between Castelo Branco, Portugal and Isla Canela (Island), Spain?

You can take a bus from Castelo Branco to Lepe via Lisboa Sete Rios, Setubal, and Huelva in around 10h 30m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Faro
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €170
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
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Castelo Branco to Lisboa - Oriente
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€16 - €23
Train from Lisboa - Oriente to Faro
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€21 - €30
Train from Faro to Vila Real De Santo Antonio
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€4 - €6
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 Castelo Branco to Beja
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Beja to Vila Real S Antonio
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Castelo Branco to Lisboa Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Castelo Branco to Lisboa Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Schedules at
Citi Express
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 Setubal to Huelva
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Empresa de Transportes do Guadiana
Phone
281 543 152
Email
etrioguadiana@sapo.pt
Website
etrioguadiana.pt
Ferry from Vila Real de Santo António to Ayamonte
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€2
Schedules at
etrioguadiana.pt
Transporte Fluvial del Guadiana
Phone
+34 652 525 168
Website
rioguadiana.net
Ferry from Vila Real de Santo António to Ayamonte
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€2
Schedules at
rioguadiana.net

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Yes, the driving distance between Castelo Branco to Isla Canela (Island) is 531 km. It takes approximately 5h 1m to drive from Castelo Branco to Isla Canela (Island).

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TAP Portugal offers flights from Lisbon Airport to Faro Airport.

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There are 106+ hotels available in Isla Canela (Island). Prices start at €87 per night.

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