There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Faro by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train, bus via Seville  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Sevilla-Santa Justa Ave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Seville Plaza de Armas to Faro Airport A3636

43€ - 114€

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Bus, night bus  •  9h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid, Estacion Sur to Huelva Madrid
  2. Take the night bus from Huelva to Faro, Faro N1785

34€ - 49€

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Train, bus  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Huelva Alv / ...
  2. Take the bus from Huelva to Faro Airport A3636

46€ - 57€

Bus  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - South Station to Merida Madrid - South Station > Merida > Badajoz > Lisbon - Oriente > Lisbon - Airport > Lisbon - 7 Rios
  2. Take the bus from Merida to Faro 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

58€ - 83€

Drive  •  6h 48m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Faro 721.5 km

90€ - 140€

Fly to Faro  •  4h 36m

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

52€ - 172€

Fly to Sevilla, bus  •  6h 29m

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

41€ - 244€

Fly to Jerez, bus  •  8h 1m

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

65€ - 267€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Faro is to bus and night bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 9h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Faro is to fly which costs 50€ - 180€ and takes 4h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid station to Faro. However, there are services departing from Madrid - South Station and arriving at Faro via Merida. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 40m.

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The distance between Madrid and Faro is 527 km. The road distance is 721.5 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Faro without a car is to train and bus via Seville which takes 6h 4m and costs 40€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 6h 4m to get from Madrid to Faro, including transfers.

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Madrid to Faro bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid - South Station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Faro is to bus which takes 9h 40m and costs 55€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 50€ - 180€ and takes 4h 36m.

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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 ALSA, arrive at Faro station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Faro.
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  • Distance: 526.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 4m

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

You can take a bus from Madrid to Faro via Merida in around 9h 40m. Alternatively, Iberia, Volotea and TAP Portugal fly from Madrid to Faro twice daily.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Faro
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 350€
Flights from Madrid to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Flights from Madrid to Jerez
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 300€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 150€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Faro
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Faro via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 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
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Huelva
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
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 Plaza de Armas to Faro Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 21€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Huelva to Faro Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Jerez De La Frontera to Faro Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book 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 - South Station to Merida
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Merida to Faro
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
alsa.com
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
Night bus from Huelva to Faro, Faro
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Faro is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 10:33 PM in Madrid and 9:33 PM in Faro.

Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Faro is 722 km. It takes approximately 6h 48m to drive from Madrid to Faro.

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

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There are 2675+ hotels available in Faro. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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