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There are 7 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Tavira by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus via Seville  •  5h 38m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Sevilla-Santa Justa Ave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Seville Plaza de Armas to Tavira A4740

€44 - €108

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Fly to Faro, train  •  6h 47m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Faro (FAO) MAD - FAO
  2. Take the train from Faro to Porta Nova

€32 - €112

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Sevilla-Santa Justa Ave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sevilla to Tavira

€46 - €114

Bus  •  9h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid, Estacion Sur to Sevilla Madrid
  2. Take the bus from Seville Plaza de Armas to Tavira A4740

€38 - €70

Drive  •  6h 31m

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Tavira 687.3 km

€80 - €120

Fly to Sevilla, bus  •  6h 21m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Sevilla (SVQ) MAD - SVQ
  2. Take the bus from Seville Plaza de Armas to Tavira

€47 - €108

Fly to Jerez, train, bus  •  7h 46m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Jerez (XRY) MAD - XRY
  2. Take the train from La Parra to Sevilla-San Bernardo
  3. Take the bus from Seville Plaza de Armas to Tavira

€71 - €169

Madrid Atocha Station to Tavira by walk and bus

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and Tavira is around 11h 54m and covers a distance of around 712 km. The fastest journey normally takes 11h 43m. Services are operated by Empresa Municipal de Transportes, Socibus and Rede Expressos. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
11h 54m
Fastest journey time:
11h 43m
Journey distance:
712 km
Services per week:
3
Cheapest price:
€38
Carbon emissions:
88 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
23:30
Last service departs at:
23:47

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to Tavira walk and bus schedules

Spain → Portugal
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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: Citizens and permanent residents of Portugal, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Portugal from Spain

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, India, Nepal and South Africa
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
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  • 14-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
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Rules to follow in Portugal

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Considerations leaving from Spain

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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

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

The social distance requirement in Tavira 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: 28 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Tavira is to bus which costs €35 - €75 and takes 9h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Tavira is to train and bus via Seville which costs €40 - €110 and takes 5h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Tavira. However, there are services departing from Estación De Atocha and arriving at Tavira via Madrid, Estacion Sur and Seville Plaza de Armas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 53m.

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It is 501 km from Madrid Atocha Station to Tavira. It is approximately 687.3 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Tavira without a car is to train and bus via Seville which takes 5h 38m and costs €40 - €110.

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It takes approximately 5h 38m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Tavira, including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Tavira bus services, operated by Socibus, depart from Madrid, Estacion Sur station.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Sevilla Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Tavira bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, arrive at Tavira station.

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Tavira is 1h behind Madrid Atocha Station. It is currently 3:41 AM in Madrid Atocha Station and 2:41 AM in Tavira.

Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Tavira.
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  • Distance: 500.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 38m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Tavira, Portugal?

You can take a bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Tavira via Estación De Atocha, Estación Sur, Madrid, Estacion Sur, and Seville Plaza de Armas in around 9h 53m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €110
Flights from Madrid to Faro
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €440
Flights from Madrid to Jerez
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €230
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Faro
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €180
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Faro via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €290
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Sevilla-Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €95
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€45 - €65
Promo+
€54 - €58
Flexible
€70 - €95
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 Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Sevilla-Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from La Parra to Sevilla-San Bernardo
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €13
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 Faro to Porta Nova
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€2 - €4
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 Seville Plaza de Armas to Tavira
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Schedules at
rede-expressos.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. 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 Sevilla to Tavira
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
alsa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Tavira is 687 km. It takes approximately 6h 31m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Tavira.

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Iberia offers flights from Madrid Airport to Sevilla Airport.

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There are 137+ hotels available in Tavira. Prices start at €75 per night.

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