There are 6 ways to get from Castelo Branco to Málaga by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  12 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Castelo Branco to Abrantes
  2. Take the train from Abrantes to Badajoz R
  3. Take the train from Badajoz to Puertollano Ir / ...
  4. Take the train from Puertollano to Malaga Ave / ...

$95 - $152

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Bus ALSA  •  14 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Castelo Branco to Portalegre 20
  2. Take the bus from Portalegre to Elvas
  3. Take the bus from Badajoz to Puerto Malaga

$52 - $86

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Bus InterNorte  •  14 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Castelo Branco to Lisboa Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Lisboa - Sete Rios to Málaga

$54 - $117

Drive  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Castelo Branco to Málaga 375.1 miles

$85 - $130

Train to Lisbon, fly  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Castelo Branco to Lisboa Oriente
  2. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Malaga (AGP) LIS - AGP

$77 - $289

Train, train to Badajoz, fly  •  13 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Castelo Branco to Abrantes
  2. Take the train from Abrantes to Badajoz
  3. Fly from Badajoz (BJZ) to Malaga (AGP) BJZ - AGP

$198 - $822

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The cheapest way to get from Castelo Branco to Málaga is to bus which costs 40€ - 75€ and takes 14 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Castelo Branco to Málaga is to drive which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 6 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Castelo Branco to Málaga. However, there are services departing from Castelo Branco and arriving at Puerto Malaga via Portalegre, Elvas and Badajoz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Castelo Branco to Málaga. However, there are services departing from Castelo Branco and arriving at Malaga via Abrantes, Badajoz and Puertollano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 49 min.

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The distance between Castelo Branco and Málaga is 437 km. The road distance is 600.2 km.

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The best way to get from Castelo Branco to Málaga without a car is to train which takes 12 h 49 min and costs 80€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 12 h 49 min to get from Castelo Branco to Málaga, including transfers.

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Castelo Branco to Málaga bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, depart from Castelo Branco station.

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Castelo Branco to Málaga train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), depart from Castelo Branco station.

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The best way to get from Castelo Branco to Málaga is to train which takes 12 h 49 min and costs 80€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 75€ and takes 14 h 33 min.

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  • Distance: 273 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 49 min

What companies run services between Castelo Branco, Portugal and Málaga, Spain?

You can take a train from Castelo Branco to Málaga via Abrantes, Badajoz, and Puertollano in around 12 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Castelo Branco to Málaga via Portalegre, Elvas, and Badajoz in around 14 h 33 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Flights from Badajoz to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Badajoz to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Badajoz to Malaga via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Badajoz to Malaga via Madrid, Valencia
Ave. Duration
12 h
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Badajoz to Malaga via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Train operators
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional 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 train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Castelo Branco to Abrantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$9 - $14
Train from Abrantes to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Website
cp.pt
Train from Castelo Branco to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$21 - $35
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Badajoz to Puertollano
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Castelo Branco to Portalegre
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Castelo Branco to Lisboa
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Rodoviaria do Alentejo
Phone
266 738 120
Email
geral@rodalentejo.pt
Website
rodalentejo.pt
Bus from Portalegre to Elvas
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
rodalentejo.pt
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Badajoz to Puerto Malaga
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Malaga
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
alsa.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Castelo Branco to Lisboa - 7 Rios
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Lisboa - Sete Rios to Málaga
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Schedules at
internorte.pt

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Malaga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Castelo Branco to Málaga bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Puerto Malaga station.

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Málaga is 1 h ahead of Castelo Branco. It is currently 9:44 PM in Castelo Branco and 10:44 PM in Málaga.

Castelo Branco to Málaga train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Malaga station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Castelo Branco to Málaga is 600 km. It takes approximately 6 h 31 min to drive from Castelo Branco to Málaga.

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TAP Portugal and Iberia offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Malaga Airport.

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There are 4385+ hotels available in Málaga. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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