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There are 7 ways to get from Lisbon to Madrid by bus, train, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus  •  8h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Madrid Estación Sur A4035/A141 / ...

22€ - 28€

Cheapest option

Fly  •  4h 23m

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

22€ - 76€

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Bus via Lisboa - Aeropuerto  •  10h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa - Aeropuerto to Madrid Auto Res

49€ - 70€

Train, night train  •  9h 57m

  1. Take the train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Coimbra-B Ic
  2. Take the night train from Coimbra to Salamanca
  3. Take the train from Salamanca to Madrid-Chamartin Alv

62€ - 86€

Night train, train  •  10h 10m

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

57€ - 77€

Rideshare  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the rideshare from Lisbon to Madrid 624.5 km

32€

Drive  •  5h 57m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Madrid 625.3 km

70€ - 110€

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International entry into Spain from Portugal

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Portugal

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
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Rules to follow in Spain

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from Portugal.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madrid is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Madrid is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Madrid is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Portugal from Spain.

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Last updated: 4 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Madrid is to bus which costs 22€ - 28€ and takes 8h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Madrid is to fly which costs 22€ - 80€ and takes 4h 23m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lisbon Sete Rios and arriving at Madrid Estación Sur. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 45m.

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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 Sol via Coimbra, Salamanca and Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 57m.

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The distance between Lisbon and Madrid is 502 km. The road distance is 625.3 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Madrid without a car is to bus which takes 8h 45m and costs 22€ - 28€.

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The bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Madrid Estación Sur takes 8h 45m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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Lisbon to Madrid train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, depart from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia station.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Madrid is to bus which takes 8h 45m and costs 22€ - 28€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 22€ - 80€ and takes 4h 23m.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 502.3 km
  • Duration: 8h 45m

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

Rede Expressos operates a bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Madrid Estación Sur twice daily. Tickets cost 22€ - 28€ and the journey takes 8h 45m. Alternatively, Iberia, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Lisbon to Madrid every 4 hours.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24€ - 150€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 180€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
26€ - 180€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 110€
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
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
15€ - 22€
Night train from Coimbra to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
24€ - 35€
Night train from Santa Apolónia to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
6h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
40€ - 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
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Salamanca to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Madrid Estación Sur
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 28€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to 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
7h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
32€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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Madrid is 1h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 3:43 PM in Lisbon and 4:43 PM in Madrid.

Lisbon to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Madrid-Chamartin station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Madrid is 625 km. It takes approximately 5h 57m to drive from Lisbon to Madrid.

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

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There are 5774+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 75€ 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 subway which takes 17 min and costs 1€ - 6€.

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