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

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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Train, bus via Cordoba Central  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Malaga to Cordoba Central A / ...
  2. Take the train from Cordoba Central to Sevilla Santa Justa Ave / ...
  3. Take the bus from Seville to Albufeira 83

$59 - $99

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Fuengirola, Fuengirola to Albufeira, Albufeira K786

$30 - $53

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Malaga to Sevilla Santa Justa A / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sevilla Santa Justa to Albufeira

$75 - $102

Bus InterNorte  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Málaga to Albufeira

$50 - $90

Drive  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Málaga to Albufeira 274.4 miles

$60 - $90

Fly  •  8 h 17 min

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

$77 - $179

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The cheapest way to get from Málaga to Albufeira is to bus which costs 26€ - 50€ and takes 9 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Málaga to Albufeira is to drive which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 4 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Málaga and arriving at Albufeira. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 8 min.

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The distance between Málaga and Albufeira is 343 km. The road distance is 439.1 km.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Albufeira without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 52 min and costs 50€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 52 min to get from Málaga to Albufeira, including transfers.

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Málaga to Albufeira bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Fuengirola, Fuengirola station.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Albufeira is to bus which takes 7 h 8 min and costs 40€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 65€ - 160€ and takes 8 h 17 min.

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There is no direct flight from Malaga Airport to Faro Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Málaga to Albufeira bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Albufeira, Albufeira station.

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Map of how to get from Málaga to Albufeira.
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  • Distance: 214.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 52 min

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

InterNorte operates a bus from Málaga to Albufeira twice daily. Tickets cost $50 - $90 and the journey takes 7 h 8 min. Alternatively, TAP Portugal, Ryanair and eight other airlines fly from Málaga to Albufeira every 4 hours.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Malaga to Faro via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malaga to Faro via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Malaga to Faro via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Flights from Malaga to Faro via East Midlands
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Malaga to Faro via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Malaga to Faro via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Malaga to Faro via Melilla, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Malaga to Faro via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Malaga to Faro via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Malaga to Faro via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Malaga to Faro via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Malaga to Faro via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Malaga to Faro via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Malaga to Faro via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malaga to Cordoba Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malaga to Sevilla Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
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 Seville to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Ouibus
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Sevilla Santa Justa to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Bus from Málaga to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Schedules at
internorte.pt
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
Bus from Fuengirola, Fuengirola to Albufeira, Albufeira
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

Albufeira is 1 h behind Málaga. It is currently 6:28 AM in Málaga and 5:28 AM in Albufeira.

Yes, the driving distance between Málaga to Albufeira is 439 km. It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to drive from Málaga to Albufeira.

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Vueling Airlines, Transavia Holland, Norwegian Air International and five other airlines offer flights from Malaga Airport to Faro Airport.

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There are 3326+ hotels available in Albufeira. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Malaga Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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