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There are 4 ways to get from Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Madrid by plane, bus, night train, train or car

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Fly  •  1h 50m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Madrid (MAD) LIS - MAD

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Bus  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Airport to Madrid Estacion Sur Auto Res

2 alternative options

Night train, train  •  11h 7m

  1. Take the night train from Lisboa - Oriente to Salamanca Trenhotel Surexpreso
  2. Take the train from Salamanca to Madrid-Principe Pio 18900 / ...

Drive  •  5h 52m

  1. Drive from Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Madrid 622 km

Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Madrid by bus

The bus journey time between Lisbon Airport (LIS) and Madrid is around 8h 30m and covers a distance of around 666 km. The fastest bus normally takes 8h 30m. Operated by Rede Expressos and Avanza Grupo, the Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Madrid bus service departs from Lisbon Airport and arrives in Madrid Estacion Sur. Typically 16 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
8h 30m
Fastest bus time:
8h 30m
Bus distance:
666 km
Buses per week:
16
Cheapest price:
€22
Carbon emissions:
83 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
08:45
Last bus departs at:
21:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Madrid bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Madrid is to fly which costs €27 - €95 and takes 1h 50m.

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The fastest way to get from Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Madrid is to fly. Taking this option will cost €27 - €95 and takes 1h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lisbon Airport and arriving at Madrid Estacion Sur. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Aeroporto and arriving at Madrid-Principe Pio via Lisboa - Oriente and Salamanca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 7m.

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The distance between Lisbon Airport (LIS) and Madrid is 500 km. The road distance is 622 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Madrid without a car is to bus which takes 8h 30m and costs €22 - €60.

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It takes approximately 1h 50m to get from Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Madrid, including transfers.

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Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Madrid bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, depart from Lisbon Airport station.

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Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Madrid train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, depart from Lisboa - Oriente station.

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The best way to get from Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Madrid is to fly which takes 1h 50m and costs €27 - €95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €22 - €60 and takes 8h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 499.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 50m

What companies run services between Lisbon Airport (LIS), Portugal and Madrid, Spain?

Ryanair, TAP Portugal and three other airlines fly from Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Madrid every 2 hours. Alternatively, Rede Expressos operates a bus from Lisbon Airport to Madrid Estacion Sur twice daily. Tickets cost €22 - €28 and the journey takes 8h 30m. Avanza Grupo also services this route once daily.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €230
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €160
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €95
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €120
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€23 - €140
Train operators
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban 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 connect to trains in Portugal's 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. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 808 109 110
Email
apoiocliente@cp.pt
Website
cp.pt
Night train from Lisboa - Oriente to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€35 - €55
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Salamanca to Madrid-Principe Pio
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Rede Expressos

Rede Nacional de Expressos is a cheap and convenient way to get around the country. In business since 1995, Portugal’s biggest bus operator services villages and cities across the country. Tickets can be purchased up to 30 days before the date of travel, with discounted fares available via their free RFLEX Card. Most coaches have WiFi and power sockets.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 21 75 24 524
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisbon Airport to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €28
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Madrid bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, arrive at Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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Madrid is 1h ahead of Lisbon Airport (LIS). It is currently 6:40 AM in Lisbon Airport (LIS) and 7:40 AM in Madrid.

Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Madrid-Principe Pio station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Madrid is 622 km. It takes approximately 5h 52m to drive from Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Madrid.

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Ryanair, Air Europa, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Madrid Airport.

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