There are 4 ways to get from Tarifa to Portimão by bus, train, car, car ferry 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  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Tarifa to Sevilla Plaza Armas 232
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Portimao

39€ - 55€

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Bus, train  •  9h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Tarifa to Sevilla Plaza Armas 232
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Vila Real Santo Antonio
  3. Take the train from Vila Real De Santo Antonio to Faro Re
  4. Take the train from Faro to Portimao Re

36€ - 55€

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 34m

  1. Drive from Tarifa to Portimão 456.9 km

55€ - 85€

Car ferry, fly, train  •  10h 50m

  1. Take the car ferry from Tarifa to Tangier
  2. Fly from Tangier (TNG) to Faro (FAO) TNG - FAO
  3. Take the train from Faro to Portimao

112€ - 399€

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The cheapest way to get from Tarifa to Portimão is to bus and train which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 9h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Tarifa to Portimão is to drive which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 4h 34m.

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

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The distance between Tarifa and Portimão is 290 km. The road distance is 456.9 km.

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The best way to get from Tarifa to Portimão without a car is to bus which takes 7h and costs 35€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 7h to get from Tarifa to Portimão, including transfers.

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Tarifa to Portimão bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Tarifa station.

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There is no direct flight from Tangier Airport to Faro Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 45m and has one stopover.

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Tarifa to Portimão bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Portimao station.

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Portimão is 1h behind Tarifa. It is currently 1:54 AM in Tarifa and 12:54 AM in Portimão.

Map of how to get from Tarifa to Portimão.
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  • Distance: 290 km
  • Duration: 7h

What companies run services between Tarifa, Andalusia, Spain and Portimão, Portugal?

You can take a bus from Tarifa to Portimão via Sevilla Plaza Armas and Seville in around 7h.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Tangier to Faro via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Tangier to Faro via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Tangier to Faro via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 270€
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
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Vila Real De Santo Antonio to Faro
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
4€ - 6€
Train from Faro to Portimao
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
4€ - 7€
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. 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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Seville to Portimao
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
alsa.com
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Seville to Vila Real Santo Antonio
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt
Ferry operators
FRS Ferries
Phone
+34 956 68 18 30
Email
info@frs.es
Website
frs.es
Car ferry from Tarifa to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 110€
Website
FRS Ferries
Passenger
37€ - 41€
Standard Car
103€ - 107€

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Yes, the driving distance between Tarifa to Portimão is 457 km. It takes approximately 4h 34m to drive from Tarifa to Portimão.

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Iberia, TAP Portugal, Air Arabia Maroc and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Tangier Airport to Faro Airport.

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There are 3648+ hotels available in Portimão. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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