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

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Fly  •  1h 33m

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

22€ - 75€

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Bus  •  9h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Airport to Lisbon Sete Rios A4234

23€ - 28€

Bus via Madrid Estacion Sur  •  10h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Lisbon Sete Rios

52€ - 86€

Train  •  12h 20m

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

49€ - 65€

Train, night train  •  12h 56m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Salamanca 18909 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Salamanca to Santa Apolónia Trenhotel Surexpreso

57€ - 76€

Drive  •  6h 7m

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon 646.7 km

75€ - 110€

Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon by bus

The bus journey time between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Lisbon is around 9h 30m and covers a distance of around 695 km. The fastest bus normally takes 9h 30m. Operated by Rede Expressos, the Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon bus service departs from Madrid Airport and arrives in Lisbon Sete Rios. Typically eight buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon bus schedules

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The most affordable way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon is to bus, which costs 23€ - 28€ and takes 9h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon is to fly which costs 22€ - 75€ and takes 1h 33m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid Airport and arriving at Lisbon Sete Rios. Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9h 30m.

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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-Atocha Cercanias, Badajoz and Entroncamento. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 20m.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Lisbon is 514 km. The road distance is 646.7 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 30m and costs 23€ - 28€.

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It takes approximately 1h 33m 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 station.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon is to fly which takes 1h 33m and costs 22€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 23€ - 28€ and takes 9h 30m, you could also train, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 12h 20m.

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  • Distance: 513.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 33m

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

Iberia, Air Europa and two other airlines fly from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon every 4 hours. Alternatively, Rede Expressos operates a bus from Madrid Airport to Lisbon Sete Rios 6 times a week. Tickets cost 23€ - 28€ and the journey takes 9h 30m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 180€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24€ - 150€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
26€ - 180€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 110€
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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Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
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
2h 50m
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€
Night train from Salamanca to Santa Apolónia
Ave. Duration
7h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
40€ - 55€
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 to Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
23€ - 28€
Schedules at
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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 Estacion Sur to Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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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 5:49 PM in Madrid Airport (MAD) and 4:49 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 7m to drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon.

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

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There are 1212+ hotels available in Lisbon. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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