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There are 5 ways to get from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Portimão by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Lisbon, train  •  6h 59m

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

52€ - 170€

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Bus  •  8h

  1. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Malaga to Seville
  2. Take the bus from Seville Plaza de Armas to Portimão A4740

32€ - 50€

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Fly to Faro, train  •  4h 30m

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Faro (FAO) AGP - FAO
  2. Take the train from Faro to Portimao

51€ - 241€

Fly to Jerez, train, bus  •  7h 44m

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Jerez (XRY) AGP - XRY
  2. Take the train from La Parra to Sevilla-San Bernardo
  3. Take the bus from Seville Plaza de Armas to Portimão

80€ - 157€

Drive  •  4h 38m

  1. Drive from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Portimão 470.1 km

55€ - 80€

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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
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
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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.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from Portugal.

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Last updated: 3 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Portimão is to bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 8h.

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The quickest way to get from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Portimão is to fly and train which costs 50€ - 250€ and takes 4h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Portimão. However, there are services departing from Aeropuerto Malaga and arriving at Portimão via Seville Plaza de Armas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h.

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The distance between Malaga Airport (AGP) and Portimão is 363 km. The road distance is 470.1 km.

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The best way to get from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Portimão without a car is to bus which takes 8h and costs 30€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 6h 59m to get from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Portimão, including transfers.

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Malaga Airport (AGP) to Portimão bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Aeropuerto Malaga station.

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The quickest flight from Malaga Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Malaga Airport (AGP) to Portimão bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, arrive at Portimão station.

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Portimão is 1h behind Malaga Airport (AGP). It is currently 7:49 PM in Malaga Airport (AGP) and 6:49 PM in Portimão.

Map of how to get from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Portimão.
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  • Distance: 363.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 59m

What companies run services between Malaga Airport (AGP), Spain and Portimão, Portugal?

You can take a bus from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Portimão via Seville and Seville Plaza de Armas in around 8h.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Malaga to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 280€
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Malaga to Faro
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
65€ - 130€
Flights from Malaga to Jerez
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
50€ - 120€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malaga to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
25€ - 150€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Malaga to Jerez
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
260€ - 330€
Train operators
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 Lisboa - Oriente to Tunes
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
19€ - 27€
Train from Faro to Portimao
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
4€ - 7€
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 La Parra to Sevilla-San Bernardo
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Plaza de Armas to Portimão
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 25€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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 Aeropuerto Malaga to Seville
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
alsa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Malaga Airport (AGP) to Portimão is 470 km. It takes approximately 4h 38m to drive from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Portimão.

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Ryanair and TAP Portugal offer flights from Malaga Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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There are 643+ hotels available in Portimão. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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