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There are 5 ways to get from Costa del Sol to Porto by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly  •  2h 34m

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Porto (OPO) AGP - OPO

62€ - 158€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Malaga to Seville
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Lisbon Oriente Station
  3. Take the bus from Lisboa Oriente to Porto

51€ - 119€

3 alternative options

Train  •  14h 11m

  1. Take the train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Puertollano Ave
  2. Take the train from Puertollano to Badajoz Re
  3. Take the train from Badajoz to Entroncamento Re
  4. Take the train from Entroncamento to Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas Ic / ...

103€ - 160€

Night bus, bus  •  15h 42m

  1. Take the night bus from Malaga to Lisbon, Lisbon N1795
  2. Take the bus from Lisbon, Lisbon to Porto, Porto 1010 / ...

53€ - 68€

Drive  •  8h 42m

  1. Drive from Costa del Sol to Porto 836.5 km

100€ - 150€

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The cheapest way to get from Costa del Sol to Porto is to night bus and bus which costs 50€ - 70€ and takes 15h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Costa del Sol to Porto is to fly which costs 60€ - 160€ and takes 2h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Costa del Sol to Porto. However, there are services departing from A-7075 Km 10,200 and arriving at Porto via Malaga, Seville and Lisboa Oriente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 3m.

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The distance between Costa del Sol and Porto is 602 km. The road distance is 836.5 km.

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The best way to get from Costa del Sol to Porto without a car is to train which takes 14h 11m and costs 100€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 2h 34m to get from Costa del Sol to Porto, including transfers.

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Costa del Sol to Porto bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Malaga station.

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The best way to get from Costa del Sol to Porto is to fly which takes 2h 34m and costs 60€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 100€ - 160€ and takes 14h 11m, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 120€ and takes 15h 3m.

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The quickest flight from Malaga Airport to Porto Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Costa del Sol to Porto bus services, operated by RenEX, arrive at Porto station.

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Map of how to get from Costa del Sol to Porto.
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  • Distance: 601.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 34m

What companies run services between Costa del Sol, Spain and Porto, Portugal?

Ryanair, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Costa del Sol to Porto 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Costa del Sol to Porto via Malaga Maria Zambrano, Puertollano, Badajoz, and Entroncamento in around 14h 11m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Malaga to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 280€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malaga to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
28€ - 160€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Malaga to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 270€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Malaga to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 240€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Puertollano
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 65€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
30€ - 40€
Promo+
36€ - 39€
Flexible
50€ - 65€
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
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Puertollano to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Badajoz to Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
12€ - 18€
Train from Entroncamento to Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
16€ - 23€
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 Malaga to Seville
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
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
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Seville to Lisbon Oriente Station
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 70€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Oriente to Porto
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
RenEX
Phone
+351 707 223 344
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Oriente to Porto
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
22€
Website
RenEX
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Oriente to Porto
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 18€
Website
Citi Express
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Malaga to Lisbon, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lisbon, Lisbon to Porto, Porto
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Costa del Sol to Porto is 837 km. It takes approximately 8h 42m to drive from Costa del Sol to Porto.

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Ryanair, easyJet, TAP Portugal and Iberia offer flights from Malaga Airport to Porto Airport.

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There are 4792+ hotels available in Porto. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Costa del Sol to Malaga Airport is to taxi which takes 30 min and costs 30€ - 40€.

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