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There are 12 ways to get from Lisbon to Spain by plane, bus, train, night train, night bus, rideshare or car

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Fly to Madrid  •  4h 12m

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

30€ - 86€

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Bus  •  8h 58m

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

25€ - 29€

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Fly to Valencia  •  4h 4m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Valencia (VLC) LIS - VLC

27€ - 89€

Fly to Sevilla  •  4h 13m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Sevilla (SVQ) LIS - SVQ

39€ - 150€

Fly to Barcelona  •  4h 32m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Barcelona (BCN) LIS - BCN

35€ - 118€

Fly to Malaga  •  4h 37m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Malaga (AGP) LIS - AGP

33€ - 150€

Fly to Bilbao  •  4h 54m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Bilbao (BIO) LIS - BIO

32€ - 128€

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 30m

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

59€ - 79€

Night bus  •  11h 16m

  1. Take the night bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Madrid

53€ - 83€

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€

Portugal → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Portugal

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Spain, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, China, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil and South Africa are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Portugal

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Portugal
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 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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Frequently Asked Questions


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 Spain is 112.

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

The social distance requirement in Spain 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: 11 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Spain is to bus which costs 24€ - 30€ and takes 8h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Spain is to fly which costs 27€ - 90€ and takes 4h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to Spain. However, there are services departing from Lisbon Sete Rios and arriving at Delicias - Atocha via Méndez Álvaro - Estación Sur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lisbon to Spain. 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 Spain is 377 km. The road distance is 625.3 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Spain without a car is to bus which takes 8h 58m and costs 24€ - 30€.

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It takes approximately 4h 12m to get from Lisbon to Spain, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Spain bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, depart from Lisbon Sete Rios station.

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Lisbon to Spain 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 Spain is to fly which takes 4h 12m and costs 30€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 30€ and takes 8h 58m.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Spain.
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  • Distance: 377.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 12m

What companies run services between Lisbon, Portugal and Spain?

Iberia, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Lisbon to Madrid every 4 hours. Alternatively, 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.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 180€
Flights from Lisbon to Valencia
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Flights from Lisbon to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 210€
Flights from Lisbon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 290€
Flights from Lisbon to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 280€
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao via Faro
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao via Porto
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
24€ - 150€
Flights from Lisbon to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 130€
Flights from Lisbon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 140€
Flights from Lisbon to Barcelona via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
27€ - 140€
Flights from Lisbon to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
27€ - 140€
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
23€ - 350€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24€ - 150€
Flights from Lisbon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 140€
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€
Flights from Lisbon to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 190€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Flights from Lisbon to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
26€ - 130€
Flights from Lisbon to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
25€ - 150€
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
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
Night bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Madrid
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
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.

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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 Spain bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, arrive at Madrid Estación Sur station.

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

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

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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 six+ hotels available in Spain. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Lisbon and Spain. 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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