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There are 7 ways to get from Madrid to Faro Airport (FAO) by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Faro  •  3h 49m

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

38€ - 179€

6 alternative options

Fly to Sevilla, bus  •  7h 54m

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

54€ - 121€

Train, bus  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Huelva Alv / ...
  2. Take the bus from Huelva to Faro 785 / ...

44€ - 55€

Train, bus via Seville  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Sevilla-Santa Justa Ave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Faro Airport A4740

44€ - 116€

Bus  •  10h 25m

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

38€ - 74€

Bus via Granja de Torrehermosa  •  14h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Granja de Torrehermosa 931
  2. Take the bus from Granja de Torrehermosa to Seville
  3. Take the bus from Seville to Faro 785

Drive  •  6h 49m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Faro Airport (FAO) 723.4 km

80€ - 130€

Madrid to Faro Airport (FAO) by buses

The bus journey time between Madrid and Faro Airport (FAO) is around 15h 7m and covers a distance of around 755 km. The fastest bus normally takes 12h 30m. Operated by Socibus and Rede Expressos, the Madrid to Faro Airport (FAO) bus service departs from Madrid, Estacion Sur and arrives in Faro Airport. Typically six buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
15h 7m
Fastest bus time:
12h 30m
Buses per week:
6
Cheapest price:
38€
Carbon emissions:
94 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
00:00
Last bus departs at:
00:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid to Faro Airport (FAO) bus schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Faro Airport (FAO) is 808 24 24 24.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Faro Airport (FAO) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Faro Airport (FAO) 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.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Faro Airport (FAO) is to fly which costs 35€ - 180€ and takes 3h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Faro Airport (FAO) is to fly which costs 35€ - 180€ and takes 3h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Faro Airport (FAO). However, there are services departing from Madrid, Estacion Sur and arriving at Faro Airport via Seville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 25m.

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The distance between Madrid and Faro Airport (FAO) is 529 km. The road distance is 723.4 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Faro Airport (FAO) without a car is to train and bus which takes 6h 47m and costs 40€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 3h 49m to get from Madrid to Faro Airport (FAO), including transfers.

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Madrid to Faro Airport (FAO) bus services, operated by Socibus, depart from Madrid, Estacion Sur station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Faro Airport (FAO) is to fly which takes 3h 49m and costs 35€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 75€ and takes 10h 25m.

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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 Airport (FAO) bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, arrive at Faro Airport station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Faro Airport (FAO).
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  • Distance: 528.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 49m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Faro Airport (FAO), Portugal?

Iberia and Volotea fly from Madrid to Faro Airport (FAO) once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Faro Airport (FAO) via Seville in around 10h 25m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Faro
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 390€
Flights from Madrid to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 85€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Faro
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 340€
Train operators
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 Huelva
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Sevilla-Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 95€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
45€ - 65€
Promo+
54€ - 58€
Flexible
70€ - 95€
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 to Faro Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 23€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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 Huelva to Faro
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Seville to Faro
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Leda
Phone
+34 (0) 954 90 83 53
Email
info@leda.es
Website
leda.es
Bus from Granja de Torrehermosa to Seville
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
leda.es

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Faro Airport (FAO) is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 9:06 PM in Madrid and 8:06 PM in Faro Airport (FAO).

Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Faro Airport (FAO) is 723 km. It takes approximately 6h 49m to drive from Madrid to Faro Airport (FAO).

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

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There are 343+ hotels available in Faro Airport (FAO). Prices start at 75€ per night.

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