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There are 4 ways to get from Vale do Lobo to Isla Canela (Island) by taxi, train, ferry, bus, night bus or car

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Recommended option

Taxi, train, ferry, bus  •  3h 51m

  1. Take a taxi from Vale do Lobo to Faro
  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
  4. Take the bus from Ayamonte to Lepe

Cheapest option

Night bus, ferry  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the night bus from Almancil to Vila Real S Antonio RedeExpressos
  2. Take the ferry from Vila Real de Santo António to Ayamonte Vrsa

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Loule to Huelva
  2. Take the bus from Huelva to Lepe

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from Vale do Lobo to Lepe 94.1 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.

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Last updated: 20 Oct 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Vale do Lobo to Isla Canela (Island) is to drive, which costs €11 - €17 and takes 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vale do Lobo to Isla Canela (Island) is to drive which costs €11 - €17 and takes 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vale do Lobo to Isla Canela (Island). However, there are services departing from Vale de Lobo and arriving at Lepe via Loule and Huelva. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 51m.

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The distance between Vale do Lobo and Isla Canela (Island) is 69 km. The road distance is 94.1 km.

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The best way to get from Vale do Lobo to Isla Canela (Island) without a car is to taxi and train and ferry and bus which takes 3h 51m and costs €25 - €35.

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It takes approximately 3h 51m to get from Vale do Lobo to Isla Canela (Island), including transfers.

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Vale do Lobo to Isla Canela (Island) bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Loule station.

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Vale do Lobo to Isla Canela (Island) bus services, operated by Damas, arrive at Lepe station.

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Isla Canela (Island) is 1h ahead of Vale do Lobo. It is currently 12:26 AM in Vale do Lobo and 1:26 AM in Isla Canela (Island).

Yes, the driving distance between Vale do Lobo to Isla Canela (Island) is 94 km. It takes approximately 59 min to drive from Vale do Lobo to Isla Canela (Island).

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Map of how to get from Vale do Lobo to Isla Canela (Island).
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  • Distance: 69 km
  • Duration: 3h 51m

What companies run services between Vale do Lobo, Portugal and Isla Canela (Island), Spain?

You can take a bus from Vale do Lobo to Lepe via Loule and Huelva in around 3h 51m.

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 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
Damas
Phone
902 114 492
Email
servcliente@damas-sa.es
Website
damas-sa.es
Bus from Ayamonte to Lepe
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
Damas
Bus from Huelva to Lepe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €5
Website
Damas
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 Loule to Huelva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €17
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
Night bus from Almancil to Vila Real S Antonio
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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
Other operators
Taxi from Vale do Lobo to Faro
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Taxi Pinheiro
Phone
+351 915 559 293
Website
taxipinheiro.com
Sunline Transfers
Phone
+351 935 858 997
Website
sunlinetransfers.com
Faro Taxi
Phone
+351 960 204 709
Website
farotaxi.com
Faro Direct Airport Transfers
Phone
+351 913 673 322
Website
farodirectairporttransfers.com
Algarserra Transfers
Phone
+351 289 804 017
Website
algarserra.com

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