There are 8 ways to get from Covilhã to Madrid by bus, train, night train, car or plane

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

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Covilhã to Valladolid K780
  2. Take the train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Madrid-Chamartin A / ...

$40 - $67

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Covilhã to Tordesillas K780
  2. Take the bus from Tordesillas to Madrid Estacion Sur

$39 - $62

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Bus InterNorte  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Guarda to Madrid-Avenida América

$52 - $74

Bus, Trenhotel  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Covilhã to Celorico Da Beira
  2. Take the bus from Celorico da Beira to Vilar Formoso
  3. Take the Trenhotel from Vilar Formoso to Madrid Chamartín Station Hot

$71 - $103

Drive  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Covilhã to Madrid 260.4 miles

$55 - $90

Train to Lisbon, fly  •  7 h 42 min

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

$57 - $199

Bus to Porto, fly  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Covilhã to Guarda
  2. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Madrid (MAD) OPO - MAD

$290 - $412

Train, train to Badajoz, fly  •  8 h 32 min

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

$113 - $242

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Covilhã to Madrid is to bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 6 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Covilhã to Madrid is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 4 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Covilhã to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Covilhã and arriving at Madrid Estacion Sur via Tordesillas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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The distance between Covilhã and Madrid is 323 km. The road distance is 416.7 km.

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The best way to get from Covilhã to Madrid without a car is to bus and train which takes 6 h 9 min and costs 30€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to get from Covilhã to Madrid, including transfers.

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Covilhã to Madrid bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Covilhã 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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Covilhã to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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Madrid is 1 h ahead of Covilhã. It is currently 6:27 PM in Covilhã and 7:27 PM in Madrid.

Map of how to get from Covilhã to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 201.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 9 min

What companies run services between Covilhã, Portugal and Madrid, Spain?

You can take a bus from Covilhã to Madrid via Tordesillas in around 6 h 45 min.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 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 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Badajoz to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $250
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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid via Porto
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Train operators
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
Train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Vilar Formoso to Madrid Chamartín Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
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
Night train from Vilar Formoso to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
cp.pt
Train from Covilha to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Covilha to Abrantes
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $25
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$15 - $25
Train from Abrantes to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Website
cp.pt
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Covilhã to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Covilhã to Tordesillas
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Tordesillas to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
alsa.com
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Guarda to Madrid-Avenida América
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Rodonorte
Phone
+ 351 259 340 710
Email
geral@rodonorte.pt
Website
rodonorte.pt
Bus from Covilhã to Celorico Da Beira
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
rodonorte.pt
Bus from Covilhã to Guarda
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
rodonorte.pt
Transportes Barquense
Phone
(+351) 258 454 303
Email
info@barquense.com
Website
barquense.com
Bus from Celorico da Beira to Vilar Formoso
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
barquense.com

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