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

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Train, bus

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Faro

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Train, bus via Faro

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

Train, bus via Córdoba

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cordoba-Central
  2. Take the train from Cordoba-Central to Huelva
  3. Take the bus from Huelva to Faro

Night bus, bus

  1. Take the night bus from Madrid South Bus Station to Ayamonte Av Cayetano Feu
  2. Take the bus from Ayamonte to Faro

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid to Faro

Fly to Faro

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

Fly to Sevilla, bus

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Sevilla (SVQ)
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Faro
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International entry into Portugal from Spain

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Portugal from Spain

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Portugal

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Considerations leaving from Spain

The official advice is to delay international travel until fully vaccinated

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Portugal from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Faro is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Faro is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 808 24 24 24.

No, returning to Spain from Portugal is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 27 Jun 2022
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The cost-effective way to get from Madrid to Faro is to bus, which costs €35 - €45 and takes 10h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Faro is to fly which costs €35 - €220 and takes 4h 36m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Faro. Services depart six times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 10h 25m.

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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 which takes 6h 38m and costs €40 - €110.

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It takes approximately 6h 38m to get from Madrid to Faro, including transfers.

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Madrid to Faro bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Faro is to bus which takes 10h 25m and costs €35 - €45. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs €35 - €220 and takes 4h 36m.

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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 FlixBus, 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 38m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Madrid to Faro 6 times a week. Tickets cost €35 - €45 and the journey takes 10h 25m. Alternatively, Ryanair, 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
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €400
Flights from Madrid to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Faro
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€24 - €240
Flights from Madrid to Faro via Porto
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €240
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Faro via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €420
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Sevilla-Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €95
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€45 - €65
Promo+
€54 - €58
Flexible
€70 - €95
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cordoba-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €75
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€35 - €45
Promo+
€41 - €44
Flexible
€55 - €75
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Sevilla-Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cordoba-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Cordoba-Central to Huelva
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Seville to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Huelva to Faro
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Madrid to Faro
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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
+351 21 75 24 524
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Sevilla Plaza de Armas to Faro
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Socibus
Phone
+34 915 304 417
Email
socibus@socibus.es
Website
socibusventas.es
Night bus from Madrid South Bus Station to Ayamonte Av Cayetano Feu
Ave. Duration
8h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
Socibus
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Ayamonte to Faro
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
alsa.com

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Faro is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 6:33 PM in Madrid and 5:33 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, TAP Portugal and Ryanair offer flights from Madrid Airport to Faro Airport.

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Book your Madrid to Faro bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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