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There are 7 ways to get from Marbella to Albufeira by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Marbella to Málaga
  2. Take the train from Malaga to Cordoba Central A / ...
  3. Take the train from Cordoba Central to Sevilla Santa Justa Ave / ...
  4. Take the bus from Sevilla Santa Justa to Albufeira

$97 - $142

Cheapest option

Bus ALSA  •  12 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Marbella to Algeciras Puerto
  2. Take the bus from Algeciras to Faro

$43 - $87

5 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Marbella to Málaga
  2. Take the bus from Málaga to Albufeira

$59 - $102

Bus via Algeciras  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Marbella to Algeciras Puerto
  2. Take the bus from Algeciras to Albufeira

$58 - $97

Drive  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Marbella to Albufeira 301.7 miles

$65 - $100

Fly to Faro  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Faro (FAO) AGP - FAO

$84 - $191

Fly to Lisbon, bus  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Lisbon (LIS) AGP - LIS
  2. Take the bus from Lisbon Oriente Station to Albufeira

$86 - $288

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The cheapest way to get from Marbella to Albufeira is to bus which costs 35€ - 80€ and takes 12 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Marbella to Albufeira is to drive which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 4 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Marbella to Albufeira. However, there are services departing from Marbella and arriving at Albufeira via Málaga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 58 min.

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The distance between Marbella and Albufeira is 306 km. The road distance is 482.7 km.

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The best way to get from Marbella to Albufeira without a car is to bus and train which takes 8 h 29 min and costs 80€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 29 min to get from Marbella to Albufeira, including transfers.

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Marbella to Albufeira bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, depart from Marbella station.

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The best way to get from Marbella to Albufeira is to bus which takes 8 h 58 min and costs 50€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 70€ - 170€ and takes 8 h 10 min.

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There is no direct flight from Malaga Airport to Faro Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Marbella to Albufeira bus services, operated by InterNorte, arrive at Albufeira station.

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Map of how to get from Marbella to Albufeira.
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  • Distance: 191.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 29 min

What companies run services between Marbella, Spain and Albufeira, Portugal?

You can take a bus from Marbella to Albufeira via Málaga in around 8 h 58 min. Alternatively, TAP Portugal, Ryanair and seven other airlines fly from Marbella to Albufeira every 4 hours.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Malaga to Faro via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Malaga to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Malaga to Faro via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Malaga to Faro via Melilla, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Malaga to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malaga to Faro via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Malaga to Faro via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Malaga to Faro via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Malaga to Faro via London Luton
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Malaga to Faro via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Malaga to Faro via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Malaga to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malaga to Cordoba Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Sevilla Santa Justa to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
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internorte.pt
Bus from Málaga to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Bus from Algeciras to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Interbus
Phone
902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
interbus.es
Bus from Marbella to Algeciras Puerto
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
interbus.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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Marbella to Algeciras
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Algeciras to Faro
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisbon Oriente Station to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt

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More Questions & Answers

Albufeira is 1 h behind Marbella. It is currently 6:00 PM in Marbella and 5:00 PM in Albufeira.

Yes, the driving distance between Marbella to Albufeira is 483 km. It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to drive from Marbella to Albufeira.

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Swiss, Edelweiss Air, Transavia Holland and four other airlines offer flights from Malaga Airport to Faro Airport.

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There are 3649+ hotels available in Albufeira. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Marbella to Malaga Airport is to bus which takes 45 min and costs 7€ - 10€.

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