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There are 8 ways to get from Lisbon to Madrid by bus, train, night train, rideshare, 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.

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Bus Avanza Grupo  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon to Madrid

$35 - $75

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lisbon to Madrid 390.5 miles

$37

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa to Navalmoral de la Mata Auto Res
  2. Take the train from Navalmoral de la Mata to Madrid-Atocha Cercanías Tlg / ...

$55 - $88

Bus Rede Expressos  •  9 h 36 min

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

$49 - $66

Train  •  11 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Entroncamento R / ...
  2. Take the train from Entroncamento to Badajoz R
  3. Take the train from Badajoz to Madrid-Atocha Cercanías Tlg / ...

$72 - $111

Night train  •  10 h 36 min

  1. Take the night train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Madrid-Chamartin Hot / ...

$73 - $121

Drive  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Madrid 391.1 miles

$85 - $130

Fly  •  4 h 12 min

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

$40 - $161

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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Madrid is to rideshare which costs 32€ and takes 7 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Madrid is to fly which costs 35€ - 140€ and takes 4 h 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lisbon and arriving at Madrid. Services depart twice daily, 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-Atocha Cercanías via Entroncamento and Badajoz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 47 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 30€ - 65€.

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The bus from Lisbon to Madrid takes 7 h including transfers and departs twice daily.

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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 bus which takes 7 h and costs 30€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 60€ - 100€ and takes 11 h 47 min, you could also fly, which costs 35€ - 140€ and takes 4 h 12 min.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 313.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h

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

Avanza Grupo operates a bus from Lisbon to Madrid 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 7 h. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lisbon to Madrid via Entroncamento and Badajoz in around 11 h 47 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
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 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 20 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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Navalmoral de la Mata to Madrid-Atocha Cercanías
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Badajoz to Madrid-Atocha Cercanías
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Madrid Chamartín Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $120
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
Train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$10 - $16
Train from Entroncamento to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $26
Website
cp.pt
Night train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
cp.pt
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
$55
Auto Res Normal
$50
Bus from Lisboa to Navalmoral de la Mata
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
avanzabus.com
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisbon Sete Rios Station to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisbon Airport to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Lisboa - Sete Rios to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
internorte.pt
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
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$37
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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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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Lisbon to Madrid bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, arrive at Madrid station.

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Madrid is 1 h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 3:21 AM in Lisbon and 4:21 AM in Madrid.

Lisbon to Madrid train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Madrid-Atocha Cercanías station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Madrid is 626 km. It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to drive from Lisbon to Madrid.

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

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Book your Lisbon to Madrid bus tickets online with Busbud.

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There are 3751+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Lisbon and Madrid. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs 8€.

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