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

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Bus via Mérida

  1. Take the bus from Malaga to Merida
  2. Take the bus from Mérida to Setúbal
  3. Take the bus from Setúbal to Alcácer do Sal

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Málaga to Lisbon Sete Rios
  2. Take the bus from Setúbal to Alcácer do Sal

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Train, night bus

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Málaga to Ribeiro dos Canais

Fly, train, bus

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Lisbon (LIS)
  2. Take the train from Entrecampos to Setúbal
  3. Take the bus from Setúbal to Alcácer do Sal
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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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Considerations leaving from Spain

The official advice is to delay international travel until fully vaccinated

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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 Ribeiro dos Canais is 808 24 24 24.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ribeiro dos Canais is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Ribeiro dos Canais 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, returning to Spain from Portugal is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 27 Jun 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Málaga to Ribeiro dos Canais is to bus which costs €50 - €70 and takes 16h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Málaga to Ribeiro dos Canais is to drive which costs €80 - €120 and takes 6h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Málaga to Ribeiro dos Canais. However, there are services departing from Malaga and arriving at Santa Susana via Mérida, Setúbal and Alcácer do Sal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 17m.

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The distance between Málaga and Ribeiro dos Canais is 400 km. The road distance is 606.1 km.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Ribeiro dos Canais without a car is to bus via Mérida which takes 13h 17m and costs €65 - €100.

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It takes approximately 13h 17m to get from Málaga to Ribeiro dos Canais, including transfers.

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Málaga to Ribeiro dos Canais bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Malaga station.

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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 Ribeiro dos Canais bus services, operated by Rodoviaria do Alentejo, arrive at Alcácer do Sal station.

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Ribeiro dos Canais is 1h behind Málaga. It is currently 1:22 PM in Málaga and 12:22 PM in Ribeiro dos Canais.

Map of how to get from Málaga to Ribeiro dos Canais.
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  • Distance: 399.9 km
  • Duration: 13h 17m

What companies run services between Málaga, Spain and Ribeiro dos Canais, Portugal?

You can take a bus from Málaga to Ribeiro dos Canais via Merida, Mérida, Setúbal, and Alcácer do Sal in around 13h 17m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Malaga to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €380
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malaga to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€27 - €190
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Malaga to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €320
Train operators
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
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 Malaga Maria Zambrano to Cordoba-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Malaga to Merida
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Merida to Setubal
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
alsa.com
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 Mérida to Setúbal
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Málaga to Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €29
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.
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Yes, the driving distance between Málaga to Ribeiro dos Canais is 606 km. It takes approximately 6h 1m to drive from Málaga to Ribeiro dos Canais.

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

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There are eight+ hotels available in Ribeiro dos Canais. 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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