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There are 7 ways to get from Madrid to Vila Real de Santo António by train, car, bus or plane

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Train, drive  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Huelva Alv / ...
  2. Drive from Huelva to Vila Real de Santo António

43€ - 55€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid, Estacion Sur to Sevilla Madrid
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Vila Real Santo Antonio

36€ - 64€

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Train, bus  •  6h 12m

  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

42€ - 106€

Drive  •  6h 19m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Vila Real de Santo António 669.6 km

75€ - 120€

Fly to Sevilla, bus  •  6h 54m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Sevilla (SVQ) MAD - SVQ
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Vila Real Santo Antonio

52€ - 111€

Fly to Faro, train  •  7h 2m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Faro (FAO) MAD - FAO
  2. Take the train from Faro to Vila Real De Santo Antonio

43€ - 188€

Fly to Jerez, train, bus  •  8h 19m

  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 Vila Real Santo Antonio

58€ - 197€

Madrid to Vila Real de Santo António by buses

The bus journey time between Madrid and Vila Real de Santo António is around 16h 45m and covers a distance of around 691 km. The fastest bus normally takes 16h 45m. Operated by Socibus and Rede Expressos, the Madrid to Vila Real de Santo António bus service departs from Madrid, Estacion Sur and arrives in Vila Real Santo Antonio. Typically four buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
16h 45m
Fastest bus time:
16h 45m
Buses per week:
4
Cheapest price:
36€
Carbon emissions:
86 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 Vila Real de Santo António bus schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Vila Real de Santo António is 808 24 24 24.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Vila Real de Santo António is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Vila Real de Santo António 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 Vila Real de Santo António is to train and drive which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 4h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Vila Real de Santo António is to train and drive which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 4h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Vila Real de Santo António. However, there are services departing from Madrid, Estacion Sur and arriving at Vila Real Santo Antonio via Seville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 25m.

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The distance between Madrid and Vila Real de Santo António is 482 km. The road distance is 669.6 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Vila Real de Santo António without a car is to train and bus which takes 6h 12m and costs 40€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 4h 27m to get from Madrid to Vila Real de Santo António, including transfers.

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Madrid to Vila Real de Santo António bus services, operated by Socibus, depart from Madrid, Estacion Sur station.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Sevilla Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Madrid to Vila Real de Santo António bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, arrive at Vila Real Santo Antonio station.

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Vila Real de Santo António is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 6:32 AM in Madrid and 5:32 AM in Vila Real de Santo António.

Map of how to get from Madrid to Vila Real de Santo António.
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  • Distance: 481.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 27m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal?

You can take a bus from Madrid to Vila Real de Santo António via Seville in around 9h 25m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 85€
Flights from Madrid to Faro
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 390€
Flights from Madrid to Jerez
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 160€
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
Train from La Parra to Sevilla-San Bernardo
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
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€
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 Faro to Vila Real De Santo Antonio
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
4€ - 6€
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 Vila Real Santo Antonio
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Vila Real de Santo António is 670 km. It takes approximately 6h 19m to drive from Madrid to Vila Real de Santo António.

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Iberia offers flights from Madrid Airport to Sevilla Airport.

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There are 140+ hotels available in Vila Real de Santo António. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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