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Travelling from Murcia to Albufeira - best way to get there?

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Travelling from Murcia to Albufeira - best way to get there?

Staying in Murcia for 10 days in June then traveling to Albufeira in Portugal for a week, cannot seem to fly direct so need another route anyone have any ideas....staying close to the airport in Murcia...

Thanks

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1. Re: Travelling from Murcia to Albufeira - best way to get there?

Hi Gary,

Hire a car if you are a driver.

'...cannot seem to fly direct': Yup. Only a few direct flights in the summer months from Madrid on Air Nostrum on F/Sa/Sun or on Tu/W/Sa ex Barcelona with Vueling. Expensive as well when you add the cost of getting to Madrid or Bacelona.

Trains: forget it. There's no train service from Spain to the Algarve other than via Lisbon.

Bus: A long bus journey from Murcia city centre bus station. You'll need to change buses in Sevilla. It's about 7-8 hours to Sevilla from Murcia city centre and then another 3-ish hours from Sevilla to Albufeira. Plus waiting around time for connecting buses. You can easily and cheaply get a bus to Murcia city centre bus station from San Javier/la Ribera.

Bus info if you wish to consider that option: http://www.movelia.es/es/index.html (in multiple languages).

There may of course be other options that I'm unaware of.

Good luck!

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2. Re: Travelling from Murcia to Albufeira - best way to get there?

Thank you very much for this i'd like to drive but seems no-one will let you pick up in Murcia and drop off in Albufeira without paying 600 euros + seems bus will be best bet....

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3. Re: Travelling from Murcia to Albufeira - best way to get there?

Hi Gary,

You could always do the Spain component part of the rental from Murcia-San Javier (MJV) → Sevilla. There are several car hire companies located around Sevilla's Santa Justa train station that also operate out of MJV...Europcar, Centauro, Enterprise amongst 'others'.

You'd obviously then need to go through the car hire process in Albufeira again.

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