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There are 9 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.

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Train Spanish Railways (RENFE), bus  •  5h 47m

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

$72 - $129

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Bus Ouibus  •  9h 30m

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

$27 - $40

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Train, bus Ouibus  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Cordoba Central Ave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cordoba to Faro Ouibus

$59 - $82

Bus Socibus  •  11h 23m

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

$40 - $101

Drive  •  6h 48m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Faro 449.7 miles

$100 - $150

Fly to Faro  •  4h 49m

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

$55 - $266

Fly to Sevilla, bus  •  6h 6m

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

$48 - $283

Fly to Lisbon, train  •  7h 44m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Lisbon (LIS) MAD - LIS
  2. Take the train from Lisboa Oriente to Faro(P)

$56 - $201

Fly to Jerez, train, bus  •  7h 48m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Jerez (XRY) MAD - XRY
  2. Take the train from Aeropuerto de Jerez to Sevilla Santa Justa
  3. Take the bus from Seville to Faro

$100 - $442

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Faro is to bus which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 9h 30m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid - South Station station and arriving at Faro. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9h 30m.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid to Faro without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h 47m and costs 60€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 5h 47m to get from Madrid to Faro, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid to Faro is to bus which takes 9h 30m and costs 24€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 45€ - 240€ and takes 4h 49m.

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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 Faro bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Faro station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Faro.
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  • Distance: 329.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 47m

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

Ouibus operates a bus from Madrid to Faro 3 times a week. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 9h 30m. Alternatively, Iberia and TAP Portugal fly from Madrid to Faro 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
Flights from Madrid to Jerez
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
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 (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
3h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
renfe.com
Train from Aeropuerto de Jerez to Sevilla Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
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 Lisboa Oriente to Faro(P)
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Bus operators
EVA Transportes
Phone
707 223 344
Email
reservas@eva-bus.com
Website
eva-bus.com
Bus from Huelva to Faro
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
eva-bus.com
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damas-sa.es
Bus from Seville to Faro Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
eva-bus.com
Book at
damas-sa.es
Bus from Seville to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
eva-bus.com
Book at
damas-sa.es
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Huelva to Faro
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Bus from Sevilla - Plaza de Armas to Faro Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Bus from Sevilla - Plaza de Armas to Faro
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Schedules at
internorte.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 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 Huelva to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Seville to Faro
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Huelva to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Seville to Faro Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Seville to Faro
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
Damas
Phone
902 114 492
Email
servcliente@damas-sa.es
Website
damas-sa.es
Bus from Huelva to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
damas-sa.es
Bus from Sevilla to Faro Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
damas-sa.es
Bus from Sevilla to Faro
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
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 Cordoba to Faro
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Madrid - South Station to Faro
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
Ouibus
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, Seville to Faro Airport, Faro
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

Faro is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 10:35 PM in Madrid and 9:35 PM in Faro.

Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Faro is 720 km. It takes approximately 6h 48m to drive from Madrid to Faro.

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

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There are 1957+ hotels available in Faro. 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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