There are 6 ways to get from Lisbon to Madrid by plane, bus, train, night train, rideshare or car

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Recommended option

Fly  •  4h 17m

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

31€ - 217€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Sete Rios Station to Madrid Estacion Sur Lisbon - 7 Rios > Lisbon - Airport > Lisbon - Oriente > Badajoz > Merida > Madrid - South Station

21€ - 70€

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Train  •  11h 44m

  1. Take the train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Entroncamento Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Entroncamento to Badajoz Re
  3. Take the train from Badajoz to Madrid-Atocha Cercanias 197 / ...

49€ - 69€

Night train  •  10h 37m

  1. Take the night train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Madrid-Chamartin 335

50€ - 62€

Rideshare  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the rideshare from Lisbon to Madrid 624.9 km

32€

Drive  •  5h 58m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Madrid 625.8 km

80€ - 120€

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Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Madrid is to fly which costs 30€ - 220€ and takes 4h 17m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lisbon Sete Rios Station station and arriving at Madrid Estacion Sur. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 15m.

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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 Cercanias via Entroncamento and Badajoz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 44m.

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The distance between Lisbon and Madrid is 502 km. The road distance is 625.8 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Madrid without a car is to bus which takes 8h 15m and costs 21€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 4h 17m to get from Lisbon to Madrid, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Madrid bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, depart from Lisbon Sete Rios 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 fly which takes 4h 17m and costs 30€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 70€ and takes 8h 15m, you could also train, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 11h 44m.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 502.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 17m

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

TAP Portugal, Air Europa and two other airlines fly from Lisbon to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, Rede Expressos operates a bus from Lisbon Sete Rios Station to Madrid Estacion Sur twice daily. Tickets cost 21€ - 45€ and the journey takes 8h 15m. ALSA also services this route once daily.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 220€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
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 Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
7€ - 11€
Train from Entroncamento to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
12€ - 18€
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 Badajoz to Madrid-Atocha Cercanias
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Night train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
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 Station to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
21€ - 45€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Lisbon - 7 Rios to Madrid - South Station
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
alsa.com
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 15m.

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

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Madrid is 1h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 2:27 AM in Lisbon and 3:27 AM in Madrid.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Madrid is 626 km. It takes approximately 5h 58m 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 Omio and Busbud.

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There are 4933+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 87€ 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 shuttle which takes 16 min and costs 4€ - 7€.

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