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There are 5 ways to get from Málaga to Faro 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 Ouibus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Malaga to Cordoba Central A / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cordoba to Faro Ouibus

$32 - $49

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Bus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Málaga to Faro

$30 - $85

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 23 min

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

$59 - $102

Drive  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Málaga to Faro 254.2 miles

$55 - $85

Fly  •  6 h 59 min

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

$75 - $175

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The cheapest way to get from Málaga to Faro is to train and bus which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 5 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Málaga to Faro is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 4 h 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Málaga and arriving at Faro. 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 Málaga and Faro is 314 km. The road distance is 406.7 km.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Faro without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 50 min and costs 28€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 50 min to get from Málaga to Faro, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Málaga to Faro is to bus which takes 6 h 35 min and costs 28€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 65€ - 160€ and takes 6 h 59 min.

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There is no direct flight from Malaga Airport to Faro Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Málaga to Faro.
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  • Distance: 196.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 50 min

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

InterNorte operates a bus from Málaga to Faro twice daily. Tickets cost $45 - $85 and the journey takes 6 h 35 min. ALSA also services this route once daily. Alternatively, TAP Portugal, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from Málaga to Faro every 4 hours.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Malaga to Faro via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 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
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
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
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
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 Cordoba to Faro
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Ouibus
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Sevilla Santa Justa to Faro
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $55
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Bus from Málaga to Faro
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
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 Malaga to Faro
Ave. Duration
2 days 6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com

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More Questions & Answers

Faro is 1 h behind Málaga. It is currently 6:32 PM in Málaga and 5:32 PM in Faro.

Yes, the driving distance between Málaga to Faro is 407 km. It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to drive from Málaga to Faro.

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

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Book your Málaga to Faro bus tickets online with Busbud.

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There are 1581+ hotels available in Faro. Prices start at $52 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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