There are 6 ways to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon by plane, bus, train, night bus, night train or car

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Fly  •  1h 45m

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

31€ - 209€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Airport T4 to Lisbon Sete Rios Station Madrid - South Station > Merida > Badajoz > Lisbon - Oriente > Lisbon - Airport > Lisbon - 7 Rios

22€ - 70€

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Train  •  12h 43m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Badajoz 194
  2. Take the train from Badajoz to Entroncamento Re
  3. Take the train from Entroncamento to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia Re / ...

49€ - 66€

Night bus  •  8h 40m

  1. Take the night bus from Madrid, Madrid Airport to Lisbon, Lisbon N794 / ...

32€ - 39€

Night train  •  12h 5m

  1. Take the night train from Madrid-Chamartin to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia 332

45€ - 60€

Drive  •  6h 8m

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon 647.1 km

80€ - 130€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon is to night bus which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 8h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon is to fly which costs 30€ - 210€ and takes 1h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid Airport T4 and arriving at Lisbon Sete Rios Station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Aeropuerto T4 and arriving at Lisboa - Santa Apolonia via Madrid-Chamartin, Badajoz and Entroncamento. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 43m.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Lisbon is 514 km. The road distance is 647.1 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon without a car is to bus which takes 9h 15m and costs 22€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 1h 45m to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon, including transfers.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, depart from Madrid Airport T4 station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Madrid-Chamartin station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon is to fly which takes 1h 45m and costs 30€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 70€ and takes 9h 15m, you could also train, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 12h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 513.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 45m

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

TAP Portugal, Air Europa and two other airlines fly from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon hourly. Alternatively, Rede Expressos operates a bus from Madrid Airport T4 to Lisbon Sete Rios Station twice daily. Tickets cost 22€ - 45€ and the journey takes 9h 15m. ALSA also services this route once daily.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
Train operators
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 Madrid-Chamartin to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Night train from Madrid-Chamartin to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
10h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Badajoz to Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
12€ - 18€
Train from Entroncamento to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
7€ - 11€
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 Madrid Airport T4 to Lisbon Sete Rios Station
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 45€
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. 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 Madrid - Barajas Airport to Lisbon - 7 Rios
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Madrid, Madrid Airport to Lisbon, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, arrive at Lisbon Sete Rios Station.

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Lisbon is 1h behind Madrid Airport (MAD). It is currently 5:12 PM in Madrid Airport (MAD) and 4:12 PM in Lisbon.

Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Lisboa - Santa Apolonia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon is 647 km. It takes approximately 6h 8m to drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon.

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

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Book your Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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