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

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Train, bus  •  7h 27m

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

€53 - €123

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Bus  •  12h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Evora 793
  2. Take the bus from Evora to Portimao RedeExpressos

€37 - €45

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Train, bus via Portimão  •  7h 42m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Sevilla-Santa Justa Ave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Seville Plaza de Armas to Portimão A4740

€46 - €118

Train, bus via Ayamonte  •  10h 47m

  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 Faro Re
  4. Take the train from Faro to Portimao Re

€50 - €68

Bus via Seville  •  10h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid, Estacion Sur to Sevilla Madrid
  2. Take the bus from Seville Plaza de Armas to Portimão A4740

€40 - €76

Drive  •  7h 17m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Portimão 777 km

€90 - €140

Fly to Faro, train  •  7h 19m

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

€42 - €139

Fly to Sevilla, bus  •  8h 24m

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

€52 - €118

Fly to Lisbon, train  •  9h 10m

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

€51 - €135

Fly to Jerez, train, bus  •  9h 49m

  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 Plaza de Armas to Portimão

€69 - €169

Madrid to Portimão by bus

The bus journey time between Madrid and Portimão is around 13h 45m and covers a distance of around 836 km. The fastest bus normally takes 13h 45m. Operated by Socibus and Rede Expressos, the Madrid to Portimão bus service departs from Madrid, Estacion Sur and arrives in Portimão. Typically three buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
13h 45m
Fastest bus time:
13h 45m
Buses per week:
3
Cheapest price:
€40
Carbon emissions:
104 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 Portimão bus schedules

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

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

The social distance requirement in Portimão 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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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Portimão is to bus which costs €35 - €50 and takes 12h.

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The fastest way to get from Madrid to Portimão is to drive. Taking this option will cost €90 - €140 and takes 7h 17m.

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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 Portimão via Seville Plaza de Armas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 55m.

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The distance between Madrid and Portimão is 555 km. The road distance is 777 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 27m and costs €50 - €130.

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It takes approximately 7h 27m 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 20m.

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Madrid to Portimão bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, arrive at Portimão station.

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Portimão is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 12:35 AM in Madrid and 11:35 PM in Portimão.

Map of how to get from Madrid to Portimão.
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  • Distance: 555.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 27m

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

You can take a bus from Madrid to Portimão via Seville Plaza de Armas in around 10h 55m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Faro
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Flights from Madrid to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €85
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Flights from Madrid to Jerez
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €180
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €180
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €100
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €90
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Faro
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €340
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
Every 4 hours
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
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
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Huelva
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from La Parra to Sevilla-San Bernardo
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 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 26m
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
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
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 Portimão
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€14 - €25
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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 Evora to Portimao
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€12 - €16
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Evora
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €30
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Portimão is 777 km. It takes approximately 7h 17m to drive from Madrid to Portimão.

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

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There are 433+ hotels available in Portimão. Prices start at €75 per night.

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