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There are 5 ways to get from Málaga to Lisbon by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly

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

Cheapest option

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Málaga to Lisbon Oriente

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Train

  1. Take the train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Puertollano
  2. Take the train from Puertollano to Badajoz
  3. Take the train from Badajoz to Entroncamento
  4. Take the train from Entroncamento to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia

Train, night bus, bus

  1. Take the train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Cordoba-Central
  2. Take the night bus from Cordoba to Evora
  3. Take the bus from Evora to Lisboa Sete Rios

Drive

  1. Drive from Málaga to Lisbon
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International entry into Portugal from Spain

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Portugal from Spain

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Portugal

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Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Spain

The official advice is to delay international travel until fully vaccinated

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Portugal from Spain.

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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 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lisbon is 808 24 24 24.

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

The social distance requirement in Lisbon is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 808 24 24 24.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from Portugal.

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Last updated: 16 May 2022
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The most affordable way to get from Málaga to Lisbon is to bus, which costs €25 - €31 and takes 12h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Málaga to Lisbon is to fly which costs €30 - €160 and takes 3h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Málaga to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Málaga and arriving at R. Palma via Estação Oriente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 32m.

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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 Puertollano, Badajoz and Entroncamento. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 33m.

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The distance between Málaga and Lisbon is 470 km. The road distance is 671.4 km.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Lisbon without a car is to bus which takes 12h 32m and costs €25 - €31.

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It takes approximately 3h 53m to get from Málaga to Lisbon, including transfers.

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Málaga to Lisbon bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, depart from Málaga 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 3h 53m and costs €30 - €160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €25 - €31 and takes 12h 32m, you could also train, which costs €70 - €120 and takes 12h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Málaga to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 470.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 53m

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

Ryanair, TAP Portugal and Air Europa fly from Málaga to Lisbon 3 times a day. Alternatively, Rede Expressos operates a bus from Málaga to Lisbon Oriente once daily. Tickets cost €23 - €29 and the journey takes 12h.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Malaga to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malaga to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €180
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Malaga to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €310
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Puertollano
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€30 - €40
Promo+
€36 - €39
Flexible
€50 - €65
Train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Cordoba-Central
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €45
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€17 - €22
Promo+
€22 - €25
Flexible
€30 - €45
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Puertollano to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€21 - €26
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Cordoba-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €18
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
+351 808 109 110
Email
apoiocliente@cp.pt
Website
cp.pt
Train from Badajoz to Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
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
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 Málaga to Lisbon Oriente
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Evora to Lisboa Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Cordoba to Evora
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€24 - €29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Evora to Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
alsa.com

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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 Rede Expressos, arrive at Lisbon Oriente station.

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Lisbon is 1h behind Málaga. It is currently 3:01 AM in Málaga and 2:01 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 671 km. It takes approximately 6h 33m to drive from Málaga to Lisbon.

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

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There are 1376+ 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 train which takes 12 min and costs .

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