There are 6 ways to get from Portimão to Málaga by bus, train, night bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, train via Cordoba Central  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Portimao to Huelva
  2. Take the train from Huelva-Termino to Cordoba Central A
  3. Take the train from Cordoba Central to Malaga A / ...

$54 - $85

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Bus  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Portimao to Huelva Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Huelva to Malaga

$34 - $55

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Portimão to Sevilla Santa Justa
  2. Take the train from Sevilla Santa Justa to Malaga A

$62 - $107

Night bus  •  11 h 42 min

  1. Take the night bus from Faro, Faro to Fuengirola, Fuengirola K786

$36 - $64

Drive  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Portimão to Málaga 288.9 miles

$65 - $95

Train, fly  •  8 h 50 min

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

$82 - $301

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No, there is no direct bus from Portimão to Málaga. However, there are services departing from Portimao and arriving at Malaga via Huelva. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 55 min.

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The distance between Portimão and Málaga is 369 km. The road distance is 462.3 km.

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The best way to get from Portimão to Málaga without a car is to bus and train which takes 6 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 44 min to get from Portimão to Málaga, including transfers.

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Portimão to Málaga bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Faro, Faro station.

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Malaga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Portimão to Málaga bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Fuengirola, Fuengirola station.

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Málaga is 1 h ahead of Portimão. It is currently 3:27 PM in Portimão and 4:27 PM in Málaga.

Yes, the driving distance between Portimão to Málaga is 462 km. It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to drive from Portimão to Málaga.

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

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Map of how to get from Portimão to Málaga.
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  • Distance: 230.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 44 min

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

You can take a bus from Portimão to Málaga via Huelva in around 7 h 55 min.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $470
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 Huelva-Termino to Cordoba Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Train from Cordoba Central to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Sevilla Santa Justa to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional 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 train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Tunes to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$19 - $27
1st Class
$25 - $40
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Portimao to Huelva
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Ouibus
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 Huelva to Malaga
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
alsa.com
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Portimão to Sevilla Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $60
Schedules at
internorte.pt
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Faro, Faro to Fuengirola, Fuengirola
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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