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There are 10 ways to get from Madrid to Faro by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus via Seville  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Sevilla-Santa Justa Ave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Faro 785

44€ - 116€

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Bus  •  10h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid, Estacion Sur to Sevilla Madrid
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Faro A4740

38€ - 75€

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Train, bus  •  8h 8m

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

42€ - 107€

Train, bus #2  •  8h 23m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Huelva Alv / ...
  2. Take the bus from Huelva to Vila Real St Antonio
  3. Take the train from Vila Real De Santo Antonio to Bom Joao Re

45€ - 61€

Bus via Trujillo  •  15h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Trujillo
  2. Take the bus from Trujillo to Ayamonte
  3. Take the bus from Ayamonte to Faro

Drive  •  6h 48m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Faro 721.2 km

80€ - 130€

Fly to Faro  •  4h 41m

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

44€ - 202€

Fly to Sevilla, bus  •  6h 39m

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

54€ - 186€

Fly to Lisbon, train  •  8h 21m

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

51€ - 115€

Fly to Jerez, train, bus  •  7h 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 Faro

72€ - 112€

Madrid to Faro by bus

The bus journey time between Madrid and Faro is around 15h 7m and covers a distance of around 761 km. The fastest bus normally takes 12h 15m. Operated by Socibus and Rede Expressos, the Madrid to Faro bus service departs from Madrid, Estacion Sur and arrives in Faro. Typically six buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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

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The cost-effective way to get from Madrid to Faro is to train and bus, which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 8h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Faro is to fly which costs 40€ - 210€ and takes 4h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Faro. However, there are services departing from Madrid, Estacion Sur and arriving at Faro via Seville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 40m.

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The distance between Madrid and Faro is 526 km. The road distance is 721.2 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 15m and costs 40€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 6h 15m to get from Madrid to Faro, including transfers.

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Madrid to Faro bus services, operated by Socibus, depart from Madrid, Estacion Sur station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Faro is to bus which takes 10h 40m and costs 35€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 40€ - 210€ and takes 4h 41m.

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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 Faro bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, arrive at Faro station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Faro.
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  • Distance: 526.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 15m

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

You can take a bus from Madrid to Faro via Seville in around 10h 40m. Alternatively, Iberia and Volotea fly from Madrid to Faro 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 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€
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 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Huelva
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
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
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban 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 connect to trains in Portugal's 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. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Vila Real De Santo Antonio to Bom Joao
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
3€ - 6€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
3€ - 6€
Train from Lisboa - Oriente to Faro
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
21€ - 30€
Bus operators
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 Seville to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Ayamonte to Faro
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Seville to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
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 Santa Justa Terminal to Faro
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
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Bus from Huelva to Vila Real Santo Antonio
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Seville to Faro
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 24€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Avanza Grupo
Llorente Bus, Sl
Phone
93 265 61 32
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Trujillo to Ayamonte
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
Llorente Bus, Sl

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Faro is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 3:09 PM in Madrid and 2:09 PM in Faro.

Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Faro is 721 km. It takes approximately 6h 48m to drive from Madrid to Faro.

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

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There are 376+ hotels available in Faro. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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