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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, train  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Faro to Sevilla Santa Justa
  2. Take the train from Sevilla Santa Justa to Cordoba Central Ave / ...
  3. Take the train from Cordoba Central to Malaga A / ...

$72 - $127

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the night bus from Faro, Faro to Fuengirola, Fuengirola K786

$28 - $46

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Faro to Málaga

$30 - $80

Drive  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Faro to Málaga 253.6 miles

$55 - $85

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Faro and arriving at Málaga. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 35 min.

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The distance between Faro and Málaga is 314 km. The road distance is 405.8 km.

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The best way to get from Faro to Málaga without a car is to bus and train which takes 6 h 5 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 5 min to get from Faro to Málaga, including transfers.

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Faro to Málaga bus services, operated by InterNorte, depart from Faro station.

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Faro to Málaga bus services, operated by InterNorte, arrive at Málaga station.

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Málaga is 1 h ahead of Faro. It is currently 9:46 PM in Faro and 10:46 PM in Málaga.

Yes, the driving distance between Faro to Málaga is 406 km. It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to drive from Faro to Málaga.

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Map of how to get from Faro to Málaga.
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  • Distance: 196.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 5 min

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

InterNorte operates a bus from Faro to Málaga twice daily. Tickets cost $45 - $80 and the journey takes 6 h 35 min. ALSA also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
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 Cordoba Central to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Faro to Sevilla Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Bus from Faro to Málaga
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Schedules at
internorte.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 Faro to Malaga
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Faro, Faro to Fuengirola, Fuengirola
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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