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

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Bus, train  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Faro to Seville Plaza de Armas
  2. Take the train from Sevilla-Santa Justa to Malaga Maria Zambrano Avn / ...

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Bus  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Faro to Málaga

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 4m

  1. Drive from Faro to Málaga 405.3 km

Fly  •  7h 12m

  1. Fly from Faro (FAO) to Malaga (AGP) FAO - AGP

Faro to Málaga by bus

The bus journey time between Faro and Málaga is around 7h 9m and covers a distance of around 431 km. The fastest bus normally takes 7h. Services are operated by Rede Expressos and ALSA. Typically 13 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
7h 9m
Fastest bus time:
7h
Bus distance:
431 km
Buses per week:
13
Cheapest price:
€17
Carbon emissions:
53 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
02:15
Last bus departs at:
13:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Faro to Málaga bus schedules

Portugal → Spain
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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

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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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 Málaga is 112.

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

The social distance requirement in Málaga 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: 15 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Faro to Málaga is to bus which costs €17 - €50 and takes 7h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Faro to Málaga is to drive which costs €45 - €75 and takes 4h 4m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Faro and arriving at Málaga. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 15m.

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The distance between Faro and Málaga is 314 km. The road distance is 405.3 km.

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The best way to get from Faro to Málaga without a car is to bus and train which takes 5h 36m and costs €29 - €45.

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It takes approximately 5h 36m to get from Faro to Málaga, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Faro to Málaga is to bus which takes 7h 15m and costs €17 - €50. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs €23 - €140 and takes 7h 12m.

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There is no direct flight from Faro Airport to Malaga Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Faro to Málaga.
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  • Distance: 313.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 36m

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

Rede Expressos operates a bus from Faro to Málaga twice daily. Tickets cost €17 - €21 and the journey takes 7h 15m. ALSA also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Iberia, TAP Portugal and 10 other airlines fly from Faro to Málaga every 3 hours.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Faro to Malaga via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €380
Flights from Faro to Malaga via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €420
Flights from Faro to Malaga via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €410
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Faro to Malaga via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€19 - €130
Flights from Faro to Malaga via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €130
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Faro to Malaga via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Flights from Faro to Malaga via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Flights from Faro to Malaga via Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Faro to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €380
Flights from Faro to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €320
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Faro to Malaga via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €260
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Faro to Malaga via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€190 - €550
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Faro to Malaga via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€240 - €600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Faro to Malaga via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €460
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Faro to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €320
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Faro to Malaga via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€180 - €420
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 Sevilla-Santa Justa to Malaga Maria Zambrano
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €26
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Faro to Seville Plaza de Armas
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €15
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Faro to Málaga
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Schedules at
rede-expressos.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. 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 Faro to Malaga
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
alsa.com

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Málaga is 1h ahead of Faro. It is currently 6:53 AM in Faro and 7:53 AM in Málaga.

Yes, the driving distance between Faro to Málaga is 405 km. It takes approximately 4h 4m to drive from Faro to Málaga.

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Iberia, Aer Lingus, Swiss and seven other airlines offer flights from Faro Airport to Malaga Airport.

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Book your Faro to Málaga bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 4627+ hotels available in Málaga. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Faro to Faro Airport is to line 16 bus which takes 18 min and costs €2 - €3.

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