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There are 8 ways to get from Punta de Tarifa to Lisbon by car ferry, plane, bus, train or car

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Car ferry to Tangier, fly

  1. Take the car ferry from Tarifa to Tangier
  2. Fly from Tangier (TNG) to Lisbon (LIS)

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Bus to Malaga, fly

  1. Take the bus from Tarifa to Marbella
  2. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Lisbon (LIS)

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Bus to Sevilla, fly

  1. Take the bus from Tarifa to Seville
  2. Fly from Sevilla (SVQ) to Lisbon (LIS)

Bus, bus to Faro, fly

  1. Take the bus from Tarifa to Seville
  2. Take the bus from Sevilla Plaza de Armas to Faro Airport
  3. Fly from Faro (FAO) to Lisbon (LIS)

Bus via Mérida

  1. Take the bus from Tarifa to Merida
  2. Take the bus from Mérida to Lisbon Oriente

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Tarifa to Seville
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Faro
  3. Take the train from Faro to Lisboa - Entrecampos

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Tarifa Puerta de Jerez to Jerez de la Frontera Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Jerez De La Frontera to Lisbon Sete Rios

Drive

  1. Drive from Punta de Tarifa to Lisbon
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International entry into Portugal from Spain

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

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Conditions of entry into Portugal from Spain

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Portugal

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Considerations leaving from Spain

The official advice is to delay international travel until fully vaccinated

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Portugal from Spain.

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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

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lisbon is 808 24 24 24.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lisbon is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Lisbon 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: 23 May 2022
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Punta de Tarifa to Lisbon is to bus via Mérida, which costs €45 - €85 and takes 10h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Punta de Tarifa to Lisbon is to car ferry and fly which costs €90 - €390 and takes 5h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Punta de Tarifa to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Tarifa and arriving at R. Palma via Mérida and Estação Oriente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 47m.

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The distance between Punta de Tarifa and Lisbon is 433 km. The road distance is 666.3 km.

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The best way to get from Punta de Tarifa to Lisbon without a car is to bus via Mérida which takes 10h 47m and costs €45 - €85.

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It takes approximately 5h 18m to get from Punta de Tarifa to Lisbon, including transfers.

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Punta de Tarifa to Lisbon bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Tarifa station.

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

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Punta de Tarifa to Lisbon bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, arrive at Lisbon Oriente station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Punta de Tarifa to Lisbon is 666 km. It takes approximately 6h 33m to drive from Punta de Tarifa to Lisbon.

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  • Distance: 433.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 18m

What companies run services between Punta de Tarifa, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal?

You can take a bus from Punta de Tarifa to Lisbon via Merida, Mérida, Lisbon Oriente, and Estação Oriente in around 10h 47m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Tangier to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €460
Flights from Sevilla to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €300
Flights from Malaga to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €350
Flights from Faro to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sevilla to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€20 - €150
Flights from Malaga to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €170
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Malaga to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €310
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 Faro to Lisboa - Entrecampos
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€21 - €30
Bus operators
Transportes Comes
Phone
956 291 168
Email
comercial@tgcomes.es
Website
tgcomes.es
Bus from Tarifa to Seville
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €26
Schedules at
tgcomes.es
Bus from Tarifa to Marbella
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Schedules at
tgcomes.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. 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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Tarifa to Seville
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €26
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Tarifa to Merida
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Merida to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Jerez De La Frontera to Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
alsa.com
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 Sevilla Plaza de Armas to Faro Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Mérida to Lisbon Oriente
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Merida to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Seville to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Socibus
Phone
+34 915 304 417
Email
socibus@socibus.es
Website
socibusventas.es
Bus from Tarifa Puerta de Jerez to Jerez de la Frontera Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Socibus
Ferry operators
Inter Shipping
Phone
+34 956 68 47 29
Email
info@intershipping.es
Website
intershipping.es
Car ferry from Tarifa to Tangier
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€41
Website
Inter Shipping

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