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There are 8 ways to get from Castelo Branco to Madrid Airport (MAD) by train, plane, bus, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train to Lisbon, fly  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Castelo Branco to Lisboa Oriente
  2. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Madrid (MAD) LIS - MAD

$49 - $185

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Bus Rede Expressos  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Castelo Branco Bus Terminal to Salamanca Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Salamanca to Madrid-Barajas Airport Auto Res Express

$28 - $55

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Train, train to Badajoz, fly  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Castelo Branco to Abrantes
  2. Take the train from Abrantes to Badajoz
  3. Fly from Badajoz (BJZ) to Madrid (MAD) BJZ - MAD

$105 - $227

Train, train to Porto, fly  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Castelo Branco to Entroncamento
  2. Take the train from Entroncamento to Porto(Campanha)
  3. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Madrid (MAD) OPO - MAD

$49 - $195

Bus, night train, train  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Castelo Branco Bus Terminal to Vilar Formoso
  2. Take the night train from Vilar Formoso to Salamanca Hot
  3. Take the train from Salamanca to Madrid-Chamartin Ir / ...

$47 - $84

Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Castelo Branco Bus Terminal to Guarda Bus Terminal L09 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Guarda to Madrid Barajas Airport, Madrid Airport 745

$32 - $55

Bus, night train  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Castelo Branco Bus Terminal to Vilar Formoso
  2. Take the night train from Vilar Formoso to Madrid-Chamartin Hot / ...

$52 - $85

Drive  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Castelo Branco to Madrid Airport (MAD) 250.6 miles

$55 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Castelo Branco to Madrid Airport (MAD) is to bus which costs 27€ - 50€ and takes 9 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Castelo Branco to Madrid Airport (MAD) is to drive which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 4 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Castelo Branco to Madrid Airport (MAD). However, there are services departing from Castelo Branco Bus Terminal and arriving at Madrid-Barajas Airport via Salamanca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 30 min.

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The distance between Castelo Branco and Madrid Airport (MAD) is 339 km. The road distance is 400.9 km.

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The best way to get from Castelo Branco to Madrid Airport (MAD) without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 30 min and costs 24€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 7 min to get from Castelo Branco to Madrid Airport (MAD), including transfers.

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Castelo Branco to Madrid Airport (MAD) bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, depart from Castelo Branco Bus Terminal station.

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Castelo Branco to Madrid Airport (MAD) bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, arrive at Madrid-Barajas Airport station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) is 1 h ahead of Castelo Branco. It is currently 1:18 AM in Castelo Branco and 2:18 AM in Madrid Airport (MAD).

Map of how to get from Castelo Branco to Madrid Airport (MAD).
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  • Distance: 212.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 7 min

What companies run services between Castelo Branco, Portugal and Madrid Airport (MAD), Spain?

You can take a bus from Castelo Branco to Madrid Airport (MAD) via Salamanca in around 8 h 30 min.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Porto to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Badajoz to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
Train operators
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional 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 train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Castelo Branco to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$21 - $35
Train from Castelo Branco to Abrantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$9 - $14
Train from Abrantes to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
cp.pt
Train from Castelo Branco to Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$11 - $18
Train from Entroncamento to Porto(Campanha)
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$17 - $23
1st Class
$21 - $35
Night train from Vilar Formoso to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
cp.pt
Night train from Vilar Formoso to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
cp.pt
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Vilar Formoso to Estación de Salamanca
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
renfe.com
Train from Salamanca to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Vilar Formoso to Madrid Chamartín Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Castelo Branco Bus Terminal to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $25
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Bus from Castelo Branco Bus Terminal to Vilar Formoso
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Schedules at
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Bus from Castelo Branco Bus Terminal to Guarda Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Castelo Branco to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Ouibus
Avanza Grupo
Phone
+34 (0) 91 272 28 32
Email
informacion@avanzabus.com
Website
avanzabus.com
Bus from Salamanca to Madrid-Barajas Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Schedules at
avanzabus.com
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
citiexpress.eu
Bus from Castelo Branco Bus Terminal to Guarda Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
citiexpress.eu
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Guarda to Madrid Barajas Airport, Madrid Airport
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Castelo Branco to Madrid Airport (MAD) is 401 km. It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to drive from Castelo Branco to Madrid Airport (MAD).

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easyJet, Air Europa, Iberia and TAP Portugal offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 3649+ hotels available in Madrid Airport (MAD). Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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