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There are 9 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Portugal by bus, train, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus via Lisboa - Oriente  •  7h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur to Lisbon Oriente Sofia Central Bus Station - Lisbon Oriente

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Bus  •  9h 56m

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

Train  •  10h 55m

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

Train, night train  •  12h 41m

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

Rideshare  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Lisbon 628.2 km

Drive  •  5h 56m

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Lisbon 628.5 km

Train, fly to Porto  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the train from Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Porto (OPO) MAD - OPO

Train, fly to Lisbon, bus  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the train from Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Lisbon (LIS) MAD - LIS
  3. Take the bus from Lisboa to Odivelas

Fly to Vigo, bus  •  6h 10m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Vigo (VGO) MAD - VGO
  2. Take the bus from Vigo to Braga
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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, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay 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
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 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, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Vatican
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Faroe Islands, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe

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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

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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 Portugal is 808 24 24 24.

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

The social distance requirement in Portugal 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: 30 Nov 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Portugal is to bus via Lisboa - Oriente which costs €20 - €27 and takes 7h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Portugal is to train and fly which costs €23 - €130 and takes 4h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Atocha Station to Portugal. 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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It is 359 km from Madrid Atocha Station to Portugal. It is approximately 628.5 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Portugal without a car is to bus via Lisboa - Oriente which takes 7h 28m and costs €20 - €27.

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It takes approximately 7h 28m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Portugal, including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Portugal 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 Portugal is to bus via Lisboa - Oriente which takes 7h 28m and costs €20 - €27. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €45 - €70 and takes 10h 55m.

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

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Madrid Atocha Station to Portugal train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Lisboa - Santa Apolonia station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Portugal.
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  • Distance: 358.7 km
  • Duration: 7h 28m

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

Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur to Lisbon Oriente once daily. Tickets cost €19 - €26 and the journey takes 6h. 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 Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €270
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €270
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €240
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €250
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€26 - €230
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €210
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €270
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€18 - €140
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €150
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €160
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
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
Frequency
Twice 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
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Madrid-Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €7
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
+351 808 109 110
Email
apoiocliente@cp.pt
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
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
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur to Lisbon Oriente
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €26
Website
Union Ivkoni
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 Estacion Sur to Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €28
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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Bus from Vigo to Braga Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Rodoviária de Lisboa
Phone
217 928 180
Email
secretariado@rodoviariadelisboa.pt
Website
rodoviariadelisboa.pt
Bus from Lisboa to Odivelas
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
Rodoviária de Lisboa
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Vigo to Braga
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €14
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vigo to Braga
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
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.
For more information, please visit this page
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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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Portugal is 628 km. It takes approximately 5h 56m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Portugal.

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

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

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