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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Faro to Fuengirola by bus

Terry wrote to me on Facebook: "Hello there, I'm in Portugal from 13th till 20th July and I'm just wondering how hard it is and much it costs to get to from Faro on the Algarve in Portugal to Estepona on the  Costa del Sol in the south of Spain, thank you."

I wrote back: "Hi Terry, thanks for writing in. It's very easy actually. You take the midnight bus out of Faro which travels through Sevilla, stopping in the early hours of the morning in Sevilla before taking the inland route to Malaga, stopping at Malaga bus station and then travelling down Costa del Sol through Torremolinos and stopping in Fuengirola which is the end of the route.

Have a welcome early morning cup of coffee at Fuengirola bus station and then jump onto the next local bus along the coast to Estepona, it'll call in at Marbella bus station and then travel on to Estepona, total time about 90 minutes. That last journey is about €6.(2013)

You can book the whole trip online right here, using the Gomarbella online bus reservations link. You'll see the exact timetable and the fare for the journey. Select INTERNATIONAL then put in Portugal and Spain for the countries of Origin and Destination. Then enter Faro and Fuengirola as your towns. Select the date. You'll see the bus leaves at 01.45 and arrives at 09.45 Cost €45 (2013) Remember leaving after midnight on 20/07/13 it means 01.45 in the morning on Saturday 20 July so you are travelling overnight and arriving on Sunday morning.

I hope this sounds OK to you Terry, I love the Algarve and go there at least twice a year. We stay about 17 kms inland from Faro. Best wishes from Marbella,  Mike."

Entrance to Faro Bus Station

The main train line along the Algarve runs right behind the Faro bus station and Faro train station is less than 200 metres away.

Faro Bus Station Ticket Office

The pleasant girl on duty in the Faro Bus Station ticket office gave me the timetable for the whole trip. You can also find it using the online bus reservation link above.

Plaza de Armas Bus Station in Seville

Terry's bus will call in at the Plaza de Armas Bus Station in Seville in the early hours of the morning to change drivers. This big bus station serves Portugal, routes to the north of Spain right up to Santander and also east to Cordoba and Granada and south to Malaga. His next major stop will be Malaga bus station.

Fuengirola Bus Station

Fuengirola bus station is the end of the route travelling from Faro in Portugal. Terry will have a welcome cup of coffee and with the early morning sun behind him, travel west towards Estepona, calling in at Marbella bus station on the way.


Irene Sime said...

I do a similar journey to/from Faro to San Pedro de Alcantara and the service via Ronda has much better dep/arr times. One change at Seville, however - enough time for snack/walk. The bus continues from SP to Marbella, where there are connections east and west on the coast and inland. Just another suggestion.....

Mike Drury said...

Thank you very much for your suggestion Irene. I agree with you, the timings for the journey from Faro to San Pedro are much more friendly. Although we go twice a year at least to the Algarve by car,I still have a desire to do the bus journey. Do you live on the Algarve Irene?