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Best way to get there from Albufeira

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Best way to get there from Albufeira

Hello, traveling to Portugal and would like to also visit Gibraltar. Would anyone have an idea as to what the best route option would be? I see that I can go from Albufeira to Sevilla and then take a bus from there but it takes around 4 hours or so.

Is it best to go from Sevilla to Malaga and then take the trip to La Linea from there? We will be departing back home from Malaga airport so maybe that's the better option? HELP please. Thanks

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1. Re: Best way to get there from Albufeira

Not sure what your time scale is like etc but suppose if I was looking at doing this would go to Seville then take the Valenzuela bus down to Algeciras and from there use a local bus round to La Linea and stay over possibly in La Linea before taking onward bus to Malaga. But maybe you wish to stay in Malaga and then do a "day trip".

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2. Re: Best way to get there from Albufeira

We are planning on departing Albufeira on August 16 and our flight back home is on August 20. Thanks

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3. Re: Best way to get there from Albufeira

Seville to La Linea does indeed take 4 hours, Seville to Malaga by train takes 2 hours by train, around three hours by bus then Malaga to La Linea by bus (there is no rail route) takes another 3 hours, so you gain nothing at all by going via Malaga, especially once you add in waiting times between various trains and buses.

Edited: 09 March 2017, 09:51
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4. Re: Best way to get there from Albufeira

Maybe you can stay over in Seville ? The bus from Albufeira gets into Seville at Plaza de Armas bus station which is on the western edge of old city centre. More details of the bus from Algarve is found on here

http://www.algarvebus.info/001.htm

The bus to Algeciras leaves from Prado de San Sebastian which is on the eastern edge of the old city. You can see times on here

http://grupovalenzuela.com/

If you don't want to spend any time in Seville you could for example take the 08.45 bus from Albufeira that arrives in Seville at 13.15 n(Spain one hour ahead) then make way to Prado de San Sebastian bus station and take the 15.30 bus which would get you in to Algeciras by 17.45. Or the next bus at 16.30 which stops at Jerez so takes longer and arrives at 19.00

Then at Algeciras bus terminal called San Bernardo you can take a local bus or tai. Taxi may cost around €25 to your hotel in La Linea. the bus is shown on here and takes around 45 minutes to go round the Bay.

siu.ctmcg.es/es/horarios_lineas_tabla.php…

You should find a suitable bus to Malaga the following day. The nearest hotel in La Linea to the bus station is Ohtels Campo de Gibraltar, or walk over the border to take a night on the Rock.

Cubsur 4 hours may be correct if you use the COMES bus.

Edited: 09 March 2017, 09:59
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5. Re: Best way to get there from Albufeira

Thank you cubsur - When I looked up travel time Malaga/La Linea I saw 1 1/2 hrs but that is by car 😩 Bus is longer.

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6. Re: Best way to get there from Albufeira

Thanks for the reply. We were planning on spending the night in Sevilla then do the day trip to Gibraltar and take a late bus to Malaga. Starting to realize great plan but not possible hahaha

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