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The Granada to La Linea bus will stop at Marbella and Malaga bus stations on its way to La Linea next to Gibraltar.

Hi I am planning a trip to Spain and Portugal this summer (in July). I will be flying in to Granada, and was hoping to visit Gibraltar, before journeying on to Faro, Portugal. I know that there are buses that run from Granada to the La Linea bus station, but I have no idea how to get from La Linea to Faro, Portugal. Do you have any suggestions? We are trying to keep the trip as inexpensive as possible. Thanks!! Katie

Hello Katie, thanks very much for writing in. Yes, to get from Granada to La Linea, use the Gomarbella online reservations page putting in Granada as your Origin and Algeciras as your Destination. From Algeciras take a local bus for the 25 minute ride back to La Linea.

To travel on to Faro on the Algarve in Portugal you'll need to go back to Algeciras Port bus station and you can travel in comfort all the way to Faro, passing through Seville. Use the Gomarbella online reservations page again, selecting the Internationals tab, selecting Spain and Portugal as the countries first then Algeciras and Faro as your Origin and Destination.

If you would like to stop over in Sevilla, take the bus from Algeciras Port to Sevilla, you'll arrive at the Prado de San Sebastian bus station. This bus station receives all the buses from the south of Spain. When you are ready to travel on to the Algarve, take the C4 internal bus which links the Prado de San Sebastian bus station to the Plaza de Armas bus station which serves the routes to the north of Sevilla and also Portugal. Again, book your seats online using the link above.

Here's a link with information about the two bus stations in Seville and timetable information for buses travelling to Portugal and back.

You can certainly keep the costs down and the bus is a great way to travel in summer in Spain, someone else does the driving, you sit high up and get great views. You also get stops for coffee and the loo along the way. In summer carry plenty of water and keep sipping.

Below you see the Estación del Pradobus station de San Sebastián in Sevilla. It's a beautiful old Sevilla building with the ticket offices unchanged from forty years ago. Beautiful 3 metre high murals grace the walls inside and the bus station cafeteria/restaurant is a great place for a cool freshly squeezed orange juice between summer journeys or a hot coffee and toasted roll with crushed tomato and olive oil in the morning.

Contact details: Estación del Prado de San Sebastián, Calle Manuel Vázquez Sagastizábal, s/n Tel: 954 41 71 11 (s/n means`without number')
The Estación del Prado de San Sebastián in Sevilla
To explore the delights of the rest of Sevilla's provinces and neighbouring province Cadiz, you will need to take a bus from the Estación del Prado de San Sebastián bus station. Five bus companies operate out of this bus station carrying passengers to and from the province's many cities and towns. Even on Saturday at midday when I took the photo below, lots of buses were coming and going. When you see the list of destinations in you start to taste the chipirones of Sanlucar in Cadiz or the olives and fine sherries of Jerez de la Frontera. Come on down!
 
The C4 bus service connects the Estación del Prado de San Sebastian bus station above with the Plaza de Armas bus station below.
 
The Estación de Autobuses Plaza de Armas is much bigger than the Estación del Prado San Sebastian. Situated on the very banks of the famous Guadalquivir River this Sevilla bus station serves 11 bus companies travelling to to destinations throughout the rest of Spain, Portugal, and Europe. On the right of the building you can just see the bus stop where the C4 bus will pick up passengers travelling to the Estación de Autobuses Plaza de Armas.

Contact details: Estación de Plaza de Armas Avda. del Cristo de la Expiración, s/n Tel: : 954 90 80 40   (s/n means`without number')
The Estación de Autobuses Plaza de Armas in Sevilla
A security guard was following me around as I checked out the bus station so I didn't photograph any of the buses directly but below you will see a view of the Guadalquivir River flowing from right to left as it makes its way to the Atlantic. If you have time to spare between buses, take your sandwiches and drink down the riverside, it's a lot cooler down there in summer. Watch your possessions like a hawk at all times. Away to the west over the hills in the distance is Portugal. Tintos from the Valentejo and sizzling garlic prawns in brown platters. Come on!
View of the Guadalquivir River in Sevilla from the Estación de Autobuses Plaza de Armas bus station.
 
 
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Contact details
Estación del Prado de San Sebastián,   Calle Manuel Vázquez Sagastizábal, s/n Tel: 954 41 71 11
Estación de Plaza de Armas                    Avda. del Cristo de la Expiración, s/n Tel: : 954 90 80 40
Buses from the Costa del Sol to Faro on the Algarve vía Estacion de Prado and Estacion Plaza de Armas in Sevilla
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