There are 8 ways to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Covilhã by plane, bus, train, 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, bus  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Porto (OPO) MAD - OPO
  2. Take the bus from Guarda to Covilhã

$291 - $407

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Tordesillas
  2. Take the bus from Tordesillas to Covilhã K780

$39 - $63

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Fly to Lisbon, train  •  5 h 58 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

$109 - $231

Train, bus  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Valladolid Campo Grande A / ...
  2. Take the bus from Valladolid to Covilhã K780

$41 - $72

Bus InterNorte  •  11 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid-Estación Sur to Celorico da Beira
  2. Take the bus from Celorico Da Beira to Covilhã

$57 - $82

Trenhotel, bus  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the Trenhotel from Madrid Chamartín Station to Vilar Formoso
  2. Take the bus from Vilar Formoso to Celorico da Beira
  3. Take the bus from Celorico Da Beira to Covilhã

$72 - $103

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 30€ - 55€ and takes 7 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Covilhã is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ 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 T4 and arriving at Covilhã via Tordesillas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 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 train and bus which takes 6 h 37 min and costs 30€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Covilhã, including transfers.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Covilhã bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 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 FlixBus, arrive at Covilhã station.

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Covilhã is 1 h behind Madrid Airport (MAD). It is currently 2:28 PM in Madrid Airport (MAD) and 1:28 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 44 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 Tordesillas in around 7 h 15 min.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Madrid to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 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
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
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 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Abrantes to Covilha
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $25
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$16 - $25
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
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
$12 - $23
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Valladolid Campo Grande
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Madrid Chamartín Station to Vilar Formoso
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Rodonorte
Phone
+ 351 259 340 710
Email
geral@rodonorte.pt
Website
rodonorte.pt
Bus from Guarda to Covilhã
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
rodonorte.pt
Bus from Celorico Da Beira to Covilhã
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
rodonorte.pt
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Valladolid to Covilhã
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Tordesillas to Covilhã
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 - Barajas Airport T4 to Tordesillas
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
alsa.com
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Madrid-Estación Sur to Celorico da Beira
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
internorte.pt
bus
Bus from Madrid Sur to Celorico da Beira
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
eurolines.es
Transportes Barquense
Phone
(+351) 258 454 303
Email
info@barquense.com
Website
barquense.com
Bus from Vilar Formoso to Celorico da Beira
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
barquense.com

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