Travel from Spain to Portugal is: Partially open. See details.

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

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Fly  •  1h 20m

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

€21 - €90

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Bus  •  9h 15m

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

€22 - €28

Train, bus  •  9h 58m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Navalmoral De La Mata 194 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Navalmoral de la Mata to Lisboa - Aeropuerto Auto Res

€46 - €64

Night bus  •  8h 30m

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

€32 - €43

Train, night train  •  12h 59m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Salamanca 18903 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Salamanca to Lisboa - Oriente Trenhotel Surexpreso

€53 - €82

Drive  •  6h 1m

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon Airport (LIS) 642.9 km

€75 - €110

Spain → Portugal
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International entry into Portugal from Spain

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

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area

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Conditions of entry into Portugal from Spain

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
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
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, India, Nepal and South Africa
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Portugal

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Considerations leaving from Spain

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Portugal from Spain.

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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 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lisbon Airport (LIS) is 808 24 24 24.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lisbon Airport (LIS) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Lisbon Airport (LIS) is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 808 24 24 24.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from Portugal.

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon Airport (LIS) is to bus, which costs €22 - €28 and takes 9h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon Airport (LIS) is to fly which costs €21 - €90 and takes 1h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid Airport and arriving at Lisbon Airport. Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon Airport (LIS). However, there are services departing from Aeropuerto T4 and arriving at Aeroporto via Madrid-Principe Pio, Salamanca and Oriente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 59m.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Lisbon Airport (LIS) is 511 km. The road distance is 642.9 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon Airport (LIS) without a car is to bus which takes 9h 15m and costs €22 - €28.

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It takes approximately 1h 20m to fly from Madrid (MAD) to Lisbon (LIS), including transfers and time at the airport.

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

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

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon Airport (LIS) is to fly which takes 1h 20m and costs €21 - €90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €22 - €28 and takes 9h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon Airport (LIS).
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  • Distance: 511 km
  • Duration: 1h 20m

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

TAP Portugal, Air Europa and two other airlines fly from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon Airport (LIS) every 3 hours. Alternatively, Rede Expressos operates a bus from Madrid Airport to Lisbon Airport 6 times a week. Tickets cost €22 - €28 and the journey takes 9h 15m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €180
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €150
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €100
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €90
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-Atocha Cercanias to Navalmoral De La Mata
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €20
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
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
Night train from Salamanca to Lisboa - Oriente
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€35 - €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 Airport
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€22 - €28
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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 Barajas Airport to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
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 Airport (LIS) bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, arrive at Lisbon Airport station.

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Lisbon Airport (LIS) is 1h behind Madrid Airport (MAD). It is currently 1:06 PM in Madrid Airport (MAD) and 12:06 PM in Lisbon Airport (LIS).

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon Airport (LIS) is 643 km. It takes approximately 6h 1m to drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Lisbon Airport (LIS).

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

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