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

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Train, bus  •  7h 38m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Huelva Alv / ...
  2. Take the bus from Huelva to Albufeira 785

46€ - 57€

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Bus  •  10h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid, Estacion Sur to Huelva Madrid
  2. Take the bus from Huelva to Albufeira 785

36€ - 73€

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Train, bus via Seville  •  8h 3m

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

45€ - 133€

Bus via Évora  •  10h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Evora
  2. Take the bus from Evora to Albufeira RedeExpressos

55€ - 73€

Drive  •  7h 6m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Albufeira 753.3 km

85€ - 130€

Fly to Faro  •  5h 29m

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

48€ - 206€

Fly to Sevilla, bus  •  8h 39m

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

55€ - 203€

Fly to Lisbon, bus  •  7h 38m

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

43€ - 104€

Fly to Jerez, train, bus  •  9h 59m

  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 to Albufeira

73€ - 129€

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

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Albufeira is to train and bus which costs 45€ - 60€ and takes 7h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Albufeira is to fly which costs 45€ - 210€ and takes 5h 29m.

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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 Evora. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 30m.

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The distance between Madrid and Albufeira is 541 km. The road distance is 753.3 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 38m and costs 45€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 7h 38m to get from Madrid to Albufeira, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid to Albufeira is to bus via Évora which takes 10h 30m and costs 50€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 45€ - 210€ and takes 5h 29m.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Faro Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Madrid to Albufeira bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, 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: 7h 38m

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

You can take a bus from Madrid to Albufeira via Evora in around 10h 30m. Alternatively, Iberia and Volotea fly from Madrid to Albufeira 4 times a week.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Faro
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 300€
Flights from Madrid to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24€ - 150€
Flights from Madrid to Jerez
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 180€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
26€ - 180€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 110€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Faro
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Train operators
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 Huelva
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Sevilla-Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from La Parra to Sevilla-San Bernardo
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 95€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
45€ - 65€
Promo+
54€ - 58€
Flexible
70€ - 95€
Bus operators
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Huelva to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
13€ - 40€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Evora to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Oriente to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
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 Madrid Estacion Sur to Evora
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
alsa.com
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
13€ - 19€
Website
RenEX

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Albufeira is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 4:43 PM in Madrid and 3:43 PM in Albufeira.

Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Albufeira is 753 km. It takes approximately 7h 6m to drive from Madrid to Albufeira.

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Iberia and Volotea offer flights from Madrid Airport to Faro Airport.

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There are 862+ hotels available in Albufeira. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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