There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Faro 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.

Recommended option

Train, bus via Seville  •  6 h 7 min

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

$68 - $137

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Bus Socibus  •  9 h 45 min

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

$32 - $92

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h

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

$83 - $135

Train Spanish Railways (RENFE), bus  •  7 h 46 min

  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 Bom Joao

$72 - $130

Bus Ouibus  •  11 h 39 min

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

$42 - $76

Drive  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Faro 449.7 miles

$100 - $150

Fly to Faro  •  4 h 49 min

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

$55 - $266

Fly to Sevilla, bus  •  6 h 27 min

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

$40 - $283

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Faro is to bus which costs 28€ - 80€ and takes 9 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Faro is to fly which costs 45€ - 240€ and takes 4 h 49 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Faro is 527 km. The road distance is 719.5 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 7 min to get from Madrid to Faro, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Faro. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Faro via Seville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 45 min.

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There are 1640+ hotels available in Faro. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Faro is 1 h behind Madrid. It is currently 2:36 AM in Madrid and 1:36 AM in Faro.

Map of how to get from Madrid to Faro.
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  • Distance: 329.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 7 min

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

You can take a bus from Madrid to Faro via Seville in around 9 h 45 min. Alternatively, Iberia and TAP Portugal fly from Madrid to Faro 3 times a day.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Faro
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $460
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
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
Twice daily
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 Bom Joao
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
cp.pt
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$5 - $7
1st Class
$5 - $8
Bus operators
EVA Transportes
Phone
707 223 344
Email
reservas@eva-bus.com
Website
eva-bus.com
Bus from Seville to Faro
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
eva-bus.com
Bus from Huelva to Vila Real de Santo António
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
eva-bus.com
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Faro
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Sevilla, Sevilla - Armas to Faro, Faro
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Sevilla - Plaza de Armas to Faro
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Bus from Sevilla Santa Justa to Faro
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $55
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Bus from Huelva to Vila Real Santo Antonio
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
internorte.pt
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 Sevilla to Faro
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Merida to Faro
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Schedules at
avanzabus.com
Auto Res Normal
$33
Auto Res Express
$48

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