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

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Fly from Malaga  •  3h 48m

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

38€ - 160€

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Bus  •  12h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Málaga to Lisbon Sete Rios

23€ - 29€

3 alternative options

Train to Sevilla, fly  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Sevilla-Santa Justa
  2. Fly from Sevilla (SVQ) to Lisbon (LIS) SVQ - LIS

53€ - 205€

Train  •  12h 30m

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

71€ - 119€

Drive  •  6h 33m

  1. Drive from Málaga to Lisbon 671.4 km

75€ - 120€

Málaga to Lisbon by bus

The bus journey time between Málaga and Lisbon is around 12h 30m and covers a distance of around 705 km. The fastest bus normally takes 12h 30m. Operated by Rede Expressos, the Málaga to Lisbon bus service departs from Málaga and arrives in Lisbon Sete Rios. Typically eight buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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The most affordable way to get from Málaga to Lisbon is to bus, which costs 23€ - 29€ and takes 12h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Málaga to Lisbon is to fly which costs 35€ - 160€ and takes 3h 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Málaga and arriving at Lisbon Sete Rios. Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 12h 30m.

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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 30m.

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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 30m and costs 23€ - 29€.

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It takes approximately 3h 48m 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 48m and costs 35€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 23€ - 29€ and takes 12h 30m, you could also train, which costs 70€ - 120€ and takes 12h 30m.

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  • Distance: 470.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 48m

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

Ryanair and TAP Portugal fly from Málaga to Lisbon once daily. Alternatively, Rede Expressos operates a bus from Málaga to Lisbon Sete Rios 6 times a week. Tickets cost 23€ - 29€ and the journey takes 12h 30m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Malaga to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 240€
Flights from Sevilla to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 210€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malaga to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
23€ - 190€
Flights from Sevilla to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
16€ - 170€
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 Malaga Maria Zambrano to Sevilla-Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 26€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Puertollano to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Puertollano
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 65€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
30€ - 40€
Promo+
36€ - 39€
Flexible
50€ - 65€
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
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
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Málaga to Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Schedules 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 Rede Expressos, arrive at Lisbon Sete Rios station.

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Lisbon is 1h behind Málaga. It is currently 6:59 PM in Málaga and 5:59 PM 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 and TAP Portugal offer flights from Malaga Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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There are 1212+ hotels available in Lisbon. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Malaga Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs 2€ - 5€.

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