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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 AVE, bus  •  7h 34m

  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

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Bus Ouibus  •  11h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - South Station to Faro Ouibus

$33 - $48

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Train Spanish Railways (RENFE), bus  •  9h 2m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Huelva-Termino A / ...
  2. Take the bus from Huelva to Vila Real Santo Antonio 83
  3. Take the train from Vila Real Santo Antonio to Faro(P) R

$88 - $153

Bus Socibus  •  14h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Ayamonte
  2. Take the bus from Ayamonte to Albufeira Caliços Terminal 83

$42 - $69

Drive  •  7h 6m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Albufeira 470 miles

$100 - $160

Fly to Faro  •  5h 27m

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

$57 - $273

Fly to Sevilla, bus  •  7h 19m

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

$52 - $283

Fly to Lisbon, bus  •  7h 29m

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

$54 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Albufeira is to bus which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 11h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Albufeira is to fly which costs 45€ - 240€ and takes 5h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid station to Albufeira. However, there are services departing from Madrid - South Station and arriving at Albufeira Caliços Terminal via Faro Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 15m.

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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 7h 34m and costs 85€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 7h 34m to get from Madrid to Albufeira, including transfers.

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Madrid to Albufeira bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Madrid - South Station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Albufeira is to bus which takes 11h 15m and costs 28€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 45€ - 240€ and takes 5h 27m.

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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 Ouibus, arrive at Faro station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Albufeira.
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  • Distance: 337.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 34m

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

Ouibus operates a bus from Madrid to Albufeira 3 times a week. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 9h 30m. Alternatively, Iberia 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
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Madrid to Sevilla via Valencia
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Faro via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $460
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
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
3h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
renfe.com
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional 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 train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Vila Real Santo Antonio to Faro(P)
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$5 - $9
Bus operators
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Sevilla Santa Justa to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Bus from Huelva to Vila Real Santo Antonio
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Bus from Sevilla - Plaza de Armas to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Huelva to Vila Real Santo Antonio
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Seville to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisbon Oriente Station to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
EVA Transportes
Phone
707 223 344
Email
reservas@eva-bus.com
Website
eva-bus.com
Bus from Huelva to Vila Real S. Antonio Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
eva-bus.com
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Bus from Ayamonte to Albufeira Caliços Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
eva-bus.com
Book at
damas-sa.es
Bus from Seville to Albufeira Caliços Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
eva-bus.com
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damas-sa.es
Damas
Phone
902 114 492
Email
servcliente@damas-sa.es
Website
damas-sa.es
Bus from Huelva to Vila Real Santo Antonio
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
damas-sa.es
Bus from Ayamonte to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
damas-sa.es
Bus from Sevilla to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
damas-sa.es
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 Madrid - South Station to Faro
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Socibus

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More Questions & Answers

Albufeira is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 8:56 PM in Madrid and 7:56 PM in Albufeira.

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

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

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There are 3843+ hotels available in Albufeira. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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