There are 7 ways to get from Málaga to Lisbon by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly  •  4h 5m

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Lisbon (LIS) AGP - LIS

40€ - 560€

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Night bus  •  8h 40m

  1. Take the night bus from Malaga to Lisbon, Lisbon N1000 / ...

33€ - 39€

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Bus via Granada  •  11h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Malaga to Granada Malaga > Motril > Granada > Jaen > Bailen > Madrid - South Station > Madrid - Avénida de America > Bilbao > Conex San Sebastian > San Sebastián > Biriatou - Spain > Biriatou - France > Bayonne > Bordeaux City Centre > La Rochelle > Nantes > Rennes / ...
  2. Take the bus from Granada to Lisbon Sete Rios Station A3636

38€ - 92€

Train  •  13h 30m

  1. Take the train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Cordoba-Central Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Cordoba-Central to Puertollano Ave / ...
  3. Take the train from Puertollano to Badajoz Re
  4. Take the train from Badajoz to Entroncamento Re
  5. Take the train from Entroncamento to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia Re / ...

66€ - 138€

Bus  •  2 days 10h

  1. Take the bus from Malaga to Lisbon Sete Rios

80€ - 120€

Train, night bus  •  8h 51m

  1. Take the train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Cordoba-Central Ave / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Cordoba to Lisbon, Lisbon N1795

45€ - 84€

Drive  •  6h 34m

  1. Drive from Málaga to Lisbon 672.4 km

85€ - 130€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Málaga to Lisbon is to night bus which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 8h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Málaga to Lisbon is to fly which costs 40€ - 600€ and takes 4h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Malaga and arriving at Lisbon Sete Rios. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 2 days 10h.

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No, there is no direct train from Málaga to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Malaga Maria Zambrano and arriving at Lisboa - Santa Apolonia via Cordoba-Central, Puertollano, Badajoz and Entroncamento. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 30m.

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The distance between Málaga and Lisbon is 470 km. The road distance is 672.4 km.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Lisbon without a car is to bus via Granada which takes 11h 49m and costs 35€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 4h 5m to get from Málaga to Lisbon, including transfers.

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Málaga to Lisbon bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Malaga station.

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Málaga to Lisbon train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Malaga Maria Zambrano station.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Lisbon is to fly which takes 4h 5m and costs 40€ - 600€. Alternatively, you can bus via Granada, which costs 35€ - 95€ and takes 11h 49m, you could also train, which costs 65€ - 140€ and takes 13h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Málaga to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 470.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 5m

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

Ryanair and TAP Portugal fly from Málaga to Lisbon 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Málaga to Lisbon via Granada in around 11h 49m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Malaga to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 290€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malaga to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
20€ - 180€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Cordoba-Central
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 45€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
17€ - 22€
Promo+
22€ - 25€
Flexible
30€ - 45€
Train from Cordoba-Central to Puertollano
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 40€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
13€ - 18€
Promo+
19€ - 21€
Flexible
29€ - 40€
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 Malaga Maria Zambrano to Cordoba-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Cordoba-Central to Puertollano
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Puertollano to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice 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
3h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
12€ - 18€
Train from Entroncamento to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
7€ - 11€
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 Granada
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Malaga to Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
2 days 10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Malaga Estacion to Granada
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Eurolines FR
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Malaga to Granada
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Malaga to Lisbon, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Cordoba to Lisbon, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Granada to Lisbon Sete Rios Station
Ave. Duration
8h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 70€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt

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The quickest flight from Malaga Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Málaga to Lisbon bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Lisbon Sete Rios station.

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Lisbon is 1h behind Málaga. It is currently 2:02 AM in Málaga and 1:02 AM in Lisbon.

Málaga to Lisbon train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Lisboa - Santa Apolonia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Málaga to Lisbon is 672 km. It takes approximately 6h 34m to drive from Málaga to Lisbon.

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Ryanair and TAP Portugal offer flights from Malaga Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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

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There are 7599+ hotels available in Lisbon. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Malaga Airport is to shuttle which takes 30 min and costs 9€ - 300€.

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