There are 9 ways to get from Madrid to Portimão 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, bus  •  7h 53m

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

56€ - 116€

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Bus  •  10h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid, Estacion Sur to Sevilla Madrid / ...
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Portimao

46€ - 62€

7 alternative options

Train, bus via Ayamonte  •  10h 9m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Sevilla-Santa Justa Ave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Vila Real Santo Antonio
  3. Take the train from Vila Real De Santo Antonio to Faro Re
  4. Take the train from Faro to Portimao Re

61€ - 120€

Bus via Lagoa  •  13h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Est Sur to Sevilla Plaza Armas 232
  2. Take the bus from Sevilla to Lagoa

49€ - 71€

Drive  •  7h 18m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Portimão 777.6 km

100€ - 150€

Fly to Faro, train  •  7h 3m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Faro (FAO) MAD - FAO
  2. Take the train from Faro to Portimao

52€ - 264€

Fly to Sevilla, bus, train  •  9h 1m

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

47€ - 243€

Fly to Lisbon, train  •  8h 58m

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

53€ - 173€

Fly to Jerez, bus  •  10h 7m

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

86€ - 417€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Portimão is to bus which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 10h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Portimão is to fly and train which costs 50€ - 270€ and takes 7h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Portimão. However, there are services departing from Madrid, Estacion Sur and arriving at Portimao via Seville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 30m.

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The distance between Madrid and Portimão is 555 km. The road distance is 777.6 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Portimão without a car is to train and bus which takes 7h 53m and costs 55€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 7h 53m to get from Madrid to Portimão, including transfers.

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

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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 Portimão bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Portimao station.

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Portimão is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 3:46 AM in Madrid and 2:46 AM in Portimão.

Map of how to get from Madrid to Portimão.
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  • Distance: 555.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 53m

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

You can take a bus from Madrid to Portimão via Sevilla and Seville in around 10h 30m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Faro
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 650€
Flights from Madrid to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 270€
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 350€
Flights from Madrid to Jerez
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 440€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Faro via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 420€
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 220€
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
30€ - 220€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 650€
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 250€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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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 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
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 Faro
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
4€ - 6€
Train from Faro to Portimao
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
4€ - 7€
Train from Lisboa - Oriente to Tunes
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
19€ - 27€
Bus operators
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Seville Santa Justa Railway St. to Portimão
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 25€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Seville to Vila Real Santo Antonio
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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Bus from Seville to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 21€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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Bus from Jerez De La Frontera to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 60€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt
Damas
Phone
902 114 492
Email
servcliente@damas-sa.es
Website
damas-sa.es
Bus from Sevilla to Vila Real Santo Antonio
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Schedules at
damas-sa.es
Bus from Sevilla to Lagoa
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 27€
Schedules at
damas-sa.es
Bus from Sevilla to Faro
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Schedules at
damas-sa.es
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 Portimao
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Madrid Est Sur to Sevilla Plaza Armas
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Portimão is 778 km. It takes approximately 7h 18m to drive from Madrid to Portimão.

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

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There are 4267+ hotels available in Portimão. Prices start at 49€ per night.

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