There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Albufeira by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train Spanish Railways (RENFE), bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Huelva-Termino A / ...
  2. Take the bus from Huelva to Albufeira 83 / ...

$70 - $97

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Bus Socibus  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Seville
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Albufeira 83 / ...

$34 - $63

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Train Spanish Railways AVE, bus  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Sevilla Santa Justa Ave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Albufeira 83 / ...

$70 - $109

Train Spanish Railways AVE, bus #2  •  7 h 34 min

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

$99 - $136

Bus Ouibus  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Mérida Auto Res
  2. Take the bus from Merida to Albufeira Ouibus

$44 - $78

Drive  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Albufeira 470 miles

$100 - $160

Fly to Faro  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Faro (FAO) MAD - FAO

$57 - $270

Fly to Sevilla, bus  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Sevilla (SVQ) MAD - SVQ
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Albufeira

$42 - $254

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Albufeira. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Albufeira via Seville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 50 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Albufeira is 541 km. The road distance is 752 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Albufeira without a car is to train and bus which takes 7 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 10 min to get from Madrid to Albufeira, including transfers.

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Madrid to Albufeira bus services, operated by Socibus, depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Albufeira is to bus which takes 10 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 5 h 37 min.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Faro Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Madrid to Albufeira bus services, operated by EVA Transportes, arrive at Albufeira station.

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Albufeira is 1 h behind Madrid. It is currently 11:21 PM in Madrid and 10:21 PM in Albufeira.

Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Albufeira is 752 km. It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to drive from Madrid to Albufeira.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Albufeira.
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  • Distance: 337.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 10 min

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Albufeira, Portugal?

You can take a bus from Madrid to Albufeira via Seville in around 10 h 50 min. Alternatively, Iberia and TAP Portugal fly from Madrid to Albufeira 3 times a day.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Faro
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Faro via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $460
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Huelva-Termino
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
EVA Transportes
Phone
707 223 344
Email
reservas@eva-bus.com
Website
eva-bus.com
Bus from Huelva to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
eva-bus.com
Bus from Seville to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
eva-bus.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Huelva to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Seville to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Merida to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
Ouibus
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Sevilla Santa Justa to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Avanza Grupo
Phone
+34 (0) 91 272 28 32
Email
informacion@avanzabus.com
Website
avanzabus.com
Bus from Madrid to Mérida
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Schedules at
avanzabus.com
Auto Res Normal
$33
Auto Res Express
$48

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Iberia and TAP Portugal offer flights from Madrid Airport to Faro Airport.

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There are 3295+ hotels available in Albufeira. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs .

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