There are 9 ways to get from Madrid to Albufeira by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus via Seville  •  6h 44m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Sevilla-Santa Justa Ave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Albufeira Lagos > Portimao > Albufeira > Faro > Ayamonte - Portugal > Ayamonte - Espagne > Huelva > Seville > Zafra > Merida > Caceres > Plasencia > Salamanca > Valladolid > Bilbao > Conex San Sebastian > San Sebastián > Biriatou - Spain > Biriatou - France > Bayonne > Pau - University > Tarbes > Toulouse

52€ - 121€

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Bus via Madrid Est Sur  •  11h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Est Sur to Sevilla Plaza Armas 232
  2. Take the bus from Sevilla, Seville to Albufeira, Albufeira - Av. Liberdade 785 / ...

43€ - 58€

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Train, bus  •  7h 17m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Sevilla-Santa Justa Ave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Seville Santa Justa Railway St. to Albufeira Caliços Terminal

43€ - 116€

Bus  •  9h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid, Estacion Sur to Sevilla Madrid / ...
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Albufeira Lagos > Portimao > Albufeira > Faro > Ayamonte - Portugal > Ayamonte - Espagne > Huelva > Seville > Zafra > Merida > Caceres > Plasencia > Salamanca > Valladolid > Bilbao > Conex San Sebastian > San Sebastián > Biriatou - Spain > Biriatou - France > Bayonne > Pau - University > Tarbes > Toulouse

45€ - 60€

Drive  •  7h 6m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Albufeira 754 km

95€ - 150€

Fly to Faro  •  5h 34m

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

56€ - 176€

Fly to Sevilla, bus  •  7h 9m

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

50€ - 191€

Fly to Lisbon, bus  •  7h 43m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Lisbon (LIS) MAD - LIS
  2. Take the bus from Lisboa Oriente to Albufeira

48€ - 213€

Fly to Jerez, bus  •  8h 23m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Jerez (XRY) MAD - XRY
  2. Take the bus from Jerez De La Frontera to Albufeira

71€ - 269€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Albufeira is to bus which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 9h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Albufeira is to fly which costs 55€ - 180€ and takes 5h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Albufeira. However, there are services departing from Madrid, Estacion Sur and arriving at Albufeira via Seville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 55m.

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The distance between Madrid and Albufeira is 541 km. The road distance is 754 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Albufeira without a car is to train and bus via Seville which takes 6h 44m and costs 50€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 6h 44m to get from Madrid to Albufeira, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid to Albufeira is to bus which takes 9h 55m and costs 40€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 55€ - 180€ and takes 5h 34m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Albufeira.
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  • Distance: 540.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 44m

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

You can take a bus from Madrid to Albufeira via Seville in around 9h 55m. Alternatively, Iberia, Volotea and TAP Portugal fly from Madrid to Albufeira once daily.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Faro
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
80€ - 350€
Flights from Madrid to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 200€
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 220€
Flights from Madrid to Jerez
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Faro via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 160€
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 220€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Faro
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
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 32m
Frequency
Hourly
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 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Seville to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
20€ - 28€
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
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Seville Santa Justa Railway St. to Albufeira Caliços Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 25€
Schedules at
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Bus from Lisboa Oriente to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Jerez De La Frontera to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 60€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Madrid Est Sur to Sevilla Plaza Armas
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Sevilla, Seville to Albufeira, Albufeira - Av. Liberdade
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RenEX
Phone
+351 707 223 344
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Oriente to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
22€
Website
RenEX

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Albufeira is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 12:08 AM in Madrid and 11:08 PM in Albufeira.

Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Albufeira is 754 km. It takes approximately 7h 6m to drive from Madrid to Albufeira.

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

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There are 5675+ hotels available in Albufeira. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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