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There are 4 ways to get from Meia Praia (Station) to Isla Canela (Island) by train, bus, ferry or car

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Train, bus, ferry  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the train from Meia Praia to Faro Re
  2. Take the bus from Faro to Vila Real S Antonio 67
  3. Take the ferry from Vila Real de Santo António to Ayamonte

3 alternative options

Train, ferry  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the train from Meia Praia to Faro Re
  2. Take the train from Faro to Vila Real De Santo Antonio Re
  3. Take the ferry from Vila Real de Santo António to Ayamonte

Bus  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Lagos to Albufeira Caliços Terminal 51 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Albufeira to Huelva

Drive  •  1h 31m

  1. Drive from Meia Praia (Station) to Lepe 151.9 km
Portugal → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Portugal

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Portugal

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Portugal
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden

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Rules to follow in Spain

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Portugal

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from Portugal.

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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 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Isla Canela (Island) is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Isla Canela (Island) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Isla Canela (Island) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

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

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 22 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Meia Praia (Station) to Isla Canela (Island) is to train and ferry, which costs €12 - €20 and takes 6h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Meia Praia (Station) to Isla Canela (Island) is to drive which costs €18 - €27 and takes 1h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Meia Praia (Station) to Isla Canela (Island). However, there are services departing from Forte da Meia Praia and arriving at Lepe via Lagos, Albufeira and Huelva. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 21m.

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The distance between Meia Praia (Station) and Isla Canela (Island) is 120 km. The road distance is 151.9 km.

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The best way to get from Meia Praia (Station) to Isla Canela (Island) without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 5h 46m and costs €12 - €25.

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It takes approximately 5h 46m to get from Meia Praia (Station) to Isla Canela (Island), including transfers.

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Meia Praia (Station) to Isla Canela (Island) bus services, operated by EVA Transportes, depart from Lagos station.

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Meia Praia (Station) to Isla Canela (Island) bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, arrive at Huelva station.

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Isla Canela (Island) is 1h ahead of Meia Praia (Station). It is currently 2:18 PM in Meia Praia (Station) and 3:18 PM in Isla Canela (Island).

Yes, the driving distance between Meia Praia (Station) to Isla Canela (Island) is 152 km. It takes approximately 1h 31m to drive from Meia Praia (Station) to Isla Canela (Island).

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Map of how to get from Meia Praia (Station) to Isla Canela (Island).
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  • Distance: 119.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 46m

What companies run services between Meia Praia (Station), Portugal and Isla Canela (Island), Spain?

You can take a bus from Meia Praia (Station) to Lepe via Estação CP Lagos, Lagos, Albufeira, and Huelva in around 7h 21m.

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
+351 808 109 110
Email
apoiocliente@cp.pt
Website
cp.pt
Train from Meia Praia to Faro
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€5 - €9
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
+351 21 75 24 524
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Faro to Vila Real S Antonio
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lagos to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Albufeira to Huelva
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
EVA Transportes
Phone
707 223 344
Email
reservas@eva-bus.com
Website
eva-bus.com
Bus from Faro to Vila Real S. Antonio
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Schedules at
eva-bus.com
Bus from Lagos to Albufeira Caliços Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Schedules at
eva-bus.com
RenEX
Phone
+351 707 223 344
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Faro to Vila Real S Antonio
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
RenEX
Bus from Lagos to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
RenEX
Ferry operators
Empresa de Transportes do Guadiana
Phone
281 543 152
Email
etrioguadiana@sapo.pt
Website
etrioguadiana.pt
Ferry from Vila Real de Santo António to Ayamonte
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€2
Schedules at
etrioguadiana.pt
Transporte Fluvial del Guadiana
Phone
+34 652 525 168
Website
rioguadiana.net
Ferry from Vila Real de Santo António to Ayamonte
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€2
Schedules at
rioguadiana.net

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