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There are 7 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Lisbon by train, plane, bus, night train, rideshare or car

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Train, fly

  1. Take the train from Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Lisbon (LIS)

Cheapest

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estación Sur to Lisbon Oriente

Bus via Alameda

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Lisbon

Train

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

Train, night train

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

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Lisbon

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Lisbon

Madrid Atocha Station to Lisbon by walk, bus and train

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and Lisbon is around 9h 12m and covers a distance of around 674 km. This includes an average layover time of around 52 min. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 38m. Operated by Empresa Municipal de Transportes, Rede Expressos and Comboios De Portugal, the Madrid Atocha Station to Lisbon service departs from Madrid Atocha Station and arrives in Lisboa - Santa Apolonia. Typically 15 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
8h 19m
Layover time:
52 min
Total time:
9h 12m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
8h 38m
Journey distance:
674 km
Services per week:
15
Cheapest price:
€24
Carbon emissions:
83 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:09
Last service departs at:
22:17

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to Lisbon walk, bus and train schedules

Walk services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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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), Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Portugal with the above exceptions

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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
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Spain
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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 India, Nepal and South Africa
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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Rules to follow in Portugal

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Mandatory

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 is 808 24 24 24.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lisbon is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Lisbon 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: 22 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Lisbon is to bus, which costs €24 - €30 and takes 9h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Lisbon is to train and fly which costs €30 - €110 and takes 4h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Atocha Station to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias and arriving at Lisboa - Santa Apolonia via Badajoz and Entroncamento. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 55m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Lisbon is 503 km. The road distance is 628.5 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Lisbon without a car is to bus which takes 9h 32m and costs €24 - €30.

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It takes approximately 4h 15m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Lisbon, including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station 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 Atocha Station to Lisbon is to bus which takes 9h 32m and costs €24 - €30. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €45 - €70 and takes 10h 55m.

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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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Lisbon is 1h behind Madrid Atocha Station. It is currently 9:07 AM in Madrid Atocha Station and 8:07 AM in Lisbon.

Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 502.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 15m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal?

Rede Expressos operates a bus from Madrid Estación Sur to Lisbon Oriente every 2 hours. Tickets cost €22 - €27 and the journey takes 8h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid Atocha Station to Lisbon via Madrid-Atocha Cercanias, Badajoz, and Entroncamento in around 10h 55m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €150
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €220
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €120
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €95
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €140
Train operators
Renfe Cercanias

This regional commuter train system (also known as Cercanías) connects Barcelona with Catalonia and the Barcelona metropolitan area, including popular destinations like Sitges and the Costa Brava. The network of routes mostly runs overground and connects to many Barcelona metro and bus stations. Trains run frequently, and tickets can be bought at station ticket machines on the day of travel. Two children per adult (up to 6 years) can travel for free. If you’re arriving or departing Barcelona on a domestic AVE or long-distance train, check your ticket for a 5-digit Combinado Cercanias code, which is redeemable for a free local ticket from the ticket machines.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Website
Renfe Cercanias
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 Madrid-Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 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
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
+351 21 75 24 524
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Madrid Estación Sur to Lisbon Oriente
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €27
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
Bus from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Madrid to Lisbon Gare do Oriente
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
dary.bg
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€29 - €50
Book at
blablacar.es

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Madrid Atocha Station 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 Atocha Station to Lisbon is 628 km. It takes approximately 5h 56m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Lisbon.

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Ryanair, Air Europa, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Madrid Atocha Station and Lisbon. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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