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There are 7 ways to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Covilhã by plane, shuttle, train, bus, night train 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Porto, shuttle  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Porto (OPO) MAD - OPO
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Porto Airport to Guarda

$283 - $400

Cheapest option

Bus Avanza Grupo  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid-Barajas Airport to Salamanca Auto Res Express
  2. Take the bus from Salamanca to Covilhã

$34 - $51

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Fly to Lisbon, train  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Lisbon (LIS) MAD - LIS
  2. Take the train from Lisboa Oriente to Covilha

$56 - $192

Fly to Badajoz, train  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Badajoz (BJZ) MAD - BJZ
  2. Take the train from Badajoz to Abrantes
  3. Take the train from Abrantes to Covilha

$107 - $228

Train, Trenhotel, bus  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca Ir / ...
  2. Take the Trenhotel from Estación de Salamanca to Vilar Formoso Hot
  3. Take the bus from Vilar Formoso to Covilhã

$54 - $81

Bus ALSA  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Guarda

$39 - $98

Drive  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Covilhã 268.2 miles

$60 - $90

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Covilhã is to bus which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 6 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Covilhã is to drive which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 4 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Covilhã. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Barajas Airport and arriving at Covilhã via Salamanca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Covilhã is 332 km. The road distance is 429.1 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Covilhã without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 15 min and costs 29€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Covilhã, including transfers.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Covilhã bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, depart from Madrid-Barajas Airport station.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Porto Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Covilhã bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, arrive at Covilhã station.

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Covilhã is 1 h behind Madrid Airport (MAD). It is currently 2:30 PM in Madrid Airport (MAD) and 1:30 PM in Covilhã.

Map of how to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Covilhã.
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  • Distance: 207.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 25 min

What companies run services between Madrid Airport (MAD), Spain and Covilhã, Portugal?

You can take a bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Covilhã via Salamanca in around 6 h 15 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Madrid to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $250
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Madrid to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
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 Oriente to Covilha
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$21 - $29
1st Class
$27 - $45
Train from Abrantes to Covilha
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $24
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$15 - $24
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 Badajoz to Abrantes
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Estación de Salamanca to Vilar Formoso
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Shuttle from Porto Airport to Guarda
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$254
Schedules at
vmtransfers.com
Avanza Grupo
Phone
+34 (0) 91 272 28 32
Email
informacion@avanzabus.com
Website
avanzabus.com
Bus from Madrid-Barajas Airport to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Schedules at
avanzabus.com
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Salamanca to Covilhã
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Vilar Formoso to Covilhã
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Madrid to Guarda
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Madrid-Avenida América to Guarda
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
internorte.pt
bus
Bus from Madrid Avenida de América to Guarda
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
eurolines.es

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) to Covilhã is 429 km. It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Covilhã.

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Ryanair, Air Europa, TAP Portugal and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Porto Airport.

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There are 224+ hotels available in Covilhã. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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