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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Ponte de Lima by plane, towncar, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly to Porto, towncar  •  5h 11m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Porto (OPO) MAD - OPO
  2. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Ponte de Lima

€97 - €195

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  13h 8m

  1. Take the night bus from Madrid to Braga N795

€40 - €56

4 alternative options

Fly to Vigo, train, bus  •  7h 6m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Vigo (VGO) MAD - VGO
  2. Take the train from Vigo Guixar to Viana Do Castelo
  3. Take the bus from Viana do Castelo Bus Terminal to Ponte de Lima

€60 - €193

Train  •  9h 55m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Vigo Guixar Alv
  2. Take the train from Vigo Guixar to Viana Do Castelo Ic

€58 - €85

Drive  •  5h 57m

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Ponte de Lima 609.5 km

€70 - €110

Towncar  •  9h 8m

  1. Take a town car from Madrid to Porto Airport
  2. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Ponte de Lima

€582 - €752

Madrid Atocha Station to Ponte de Lima by walk, train and bus

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and Ponte de Lima is around 28h 8m and covers a distance of around 836 km. The fastest journey normally takes 28h. Services are operated by Renfe Cercanias, Renfe Viajeros, Auto Viação do Minho and others. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
28h 8m
Fastest journey time:
28h
Journey distance:
836 km
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
45 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:55
Last service departs at:
06:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to Ponte de Lima walk, train and bus schedules

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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), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

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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 with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
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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, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
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Rules to follow in Portugal

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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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ponte de Lima is 808 24 24 24.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ponte de Lima is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Ponte de Lima 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: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Ponte de Lima is to night bus which costs €35 - €60 and takes 13h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Ponte de Lima is to fly and towncar which costs €95 - €200 and takes 5h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Ponte de Lima. However, there are services departing from Estación De Atocha and arriving at Ponte de Lima via Madrid and Braga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 8m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Ponte de Lima is 437 km. The road distance is 609.5 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Ponte de Lima without a car is to train which takes 9h 55m and costs €55 - €85.

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It takes approximately 5h 11m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Ponte de Lima, including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Ponte de Lima bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid station.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Porto Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Ponte de Lima bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Braga station.

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Ponte de Lima is 1h behind Madrid Atocha Station. It is currently 4:20 PM in Madrid Atocha Station and 3:20 PM in Ponte de Lima.

Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Ponte de Lima.
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  • Distance: 436.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 11m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Ponte de Lima, Portugal?

You can take a train from Madrid Atocha Station to Ponte de Lima via Atocha, Chamartin, Madrid-Chamartin, Vigo Guixar, Viana Do Castelo, and Viana do Castelo Bus Terminal in around 9h 55m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a vehicle from Madrid to Braga once daily. Tickets cost €35 - €45 and the journey takes 9h 55m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €250
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €100
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€9 - €75
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €170
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 Vigo Guixar to Viana Do Castelo
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Vigo Guixar
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Auto Viação do Minho
Phone
258 800 340
Email
geral@avminho.pt
Website
avminho.pt
Bus from Viana do Castelo Bus Terminal to Ponte de Lima
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Schedules at
avminho.pt
Grupo AVIC
Email
avictransportes@avic.pt
Website
avic.pt
Bus from Viana do Castelo Bus Terminal to Ponte de Lima
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€3 - €4
Schedules at
avic.pt
Ovnitur
Phone
258 942 920
Website
ovnitur.pt
Bus from Viana do Castelo Bus Terminal to Ponte de Lima
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Schedules at
ovnitur.pt
Express
€4 - €5
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 Viana Castelo to Ponte De Lima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
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 Viana do Castelo to Ponte de Lima
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Madrid to Braga
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Porto Airport to Ponte de Lima
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€80 - €100
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VMTransfers
Towncar from Madrid to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€500 - €650
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VMTransfers

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Ponte de Lima is 610 km. It takes approximately 5h 57m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Ponte de Lima.

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Air Europa, Ryanair, Iberia and TAP Portugal offer flights from Madrid Airport to Porto Airport.

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