There are 9 ways to get from Santiago de Compostela to Albufeira by train, bus, car, shuttle or plane

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Train  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo Urzaiz Ir
  2. Take the train from Vigo-Guixar to Porto(Campanha) Ic
  3. Take the train from Porto(Campanha) to Tunes

$70 - $144

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Fly Santiago de Compostela to Sevilla, bus  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Sevilla (SVQ) SCQ - SVQ
  2. Take the bus from Seville, Seville - Armas to Albufeira, Albufeira

$57 - $213

7 alternative options

Bus ALSA  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago De Compostela to Leiria
  2. Take the bus from Leiria to Albufeira

$59 - $87

Bus InterNorte  •  15 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago de Compostela to Albufeira

$65 - $90

Drive  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Santiago de Compostela to Albufeira 475.2 miles

$100 - $160

Shuttle to Porto, fly to Faro  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Santiago de Compostela to Porto Airport
  2. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Faro (FAO) OPO - FAO

$316 - $437

Train to A Coruna, fly to Faro  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to A Coruna
  2. Fly from A Coruna (LCG) to Faro (FAO) LCG - FAO

$79 - $826

Train to Vigo, fly to Faro  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo Urzaiz
  2. Fly from Vigo (VGO) to Faro (FAO) VGO - FAO

$87 - $188

Train to A Coruna, fly to Sevilla, bus  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to A Coruna
  2. Fly from A Coruna (LCG) to Sevilla (SVQ) LCG - SVQ
  3. Take the bus from Seville, Seville - Armas to Albufeira, Albufeira

$65 - $229

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santiago de Compostela and arriving at Albufeira. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 h 7 min.

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The distance between Santiago de Compostela and Albufeira is 645 km. The road distance is 760.3 km.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Albufeira without a car is to train which takes 11 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 11 h 40 min to get from Santiago de Compostela to Albufeira, including transfers.

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Santiago de Compostela to Albufeira bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Santiago De Compostela station.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Albufeira is to train which takes 11 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Porto Airport to Faro Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Santiago de Compostela to Albufeira bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, arrive at Albufeira station.

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Albufeira is 1 h behind Santiago de Compostela. It is currently 10:32 AM in Santiago de Compostela and 9:32 AM in Albufeira.

Yes, the driving distance between Santiago de Compostela to Albufeira is 760 km. It takes approximately 7 h 17 min to drive from Santiago de Compostela to Albufeira.

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  • Distance: 402.9 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 40 min

What companies run services between Santiago de Compostela, Spain and Albufeira, Portugal?

You can take a train from Santiago de Compostela to Albufeira via Vigo Urzaiz, Urzaiz - Muro Estación, Miragalla, Vigo-Guixar, Porto(Campanha), and Tunes in around 11 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santiago de Compostela to Albufeira via Leiria in around 13 h 5 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from A Coruna to Faro via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from A Coruna to Faro via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Sevilla via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Sevilla via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Vigo to Faro via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vigo to Faro via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from A Coruna to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from A Coruna to Sevilla via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $310
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Porto to Faro via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $270
Flights from A Coruna to Faro via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from A Coruna to Faro via Madrid, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Vigo to Faro via Madrid, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Porto to Faro
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $140
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from A Coruna to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $280
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo Urzaiz
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Vigo-Guixar to Porto(Campanha)
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $18
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 Porto(Campanha) to Tunes
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $90
Bus operators
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 Santiago De Compostela to Leiria
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
alsa.com
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Leiria to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Santiago de Compostela to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
15 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
internorte.pt
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Shuttle from Santiago de Compostela to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$290
Schedules at
vmtransfers.com
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
Bus from Seville, Seville - Armas to Albufeira, Albufeira
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Ryanair and TAP Portugal offer flights from Porto Airport to Faro Airport.

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There are 3295+ hotels available in Albufeira. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Porto Airport is to shuttle which takes 3 h 30 min and costs .

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