There are 7 ways to get from Lisbon to Madrid by plane, bus, train, night train, night bus, rideshare 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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Fly  •  3 h 56 min

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

$34 - $148

6 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon to Madrid

$40 - $60

Train  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Salamanca Hot
  2. Take the train from Salamanca to Madrid-Chamartin Ir / ...

$75 - $124

Trenhotel  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Take the Trenhotel from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Madrid Chamartín Station Lusitania / ...

$100 - $120

Night bus  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the night bus from Lisbon, Lisbon to Madrid N793

$41 - $68

Rideshare  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lisbon to Madrid 390.5 miles

$37

Drive  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Madrid 391.1 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Madrid is to rideshare which costs 32€ and takes 8 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Madrid is to fly which costs 28€ - 130€ and takes 3 h 56 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lisbon and arriving at Madrid. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Lisbon to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Lisboa Santa Apolonia and arriving at Madrid Sol via Salamanca and Madrid Chamartín. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 17 min.

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The distance between Lisbon and Madrid is 502 km. The road distance is 625.7 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Madrid without a car is to bus which takes 7 h and costs 35€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Lisbon to Madrid, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Madrid bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, depart from Lisbon station.

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Lisbon to Madrid train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), depart from Lisboa Santa Apolonia station.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Madrid is to fly which takes 3 h 56 min and costs 28€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 7 h, you could also train, which costs 60€ - 110€ and takes 10 h 17 min.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 313.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

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

Iberia, TAP Portugal and three other airlines fly from Lisbon to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, Avanza Grupo operates a bus from Lisbon to Madrid 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 7 h.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
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
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 Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
cp.pt
Night train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $130
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
Train from Salamanca to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Madrid Chamartín Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Avanza Grupo
Phone
+34 (0) 91 272 28 32
Email
informacion@avanzabus.com
Website
avanzabus.com
Bus from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
avanzabus.com
Auto Res Express
$57
Auto Res Normal
$51
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
Night bus from Lisbon, Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$37
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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