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There are 7 ways to get from Madrid to Arca by plane, towncar, bus, train or car

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Fly to Porto, towncar  •  4h 59m

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

103€ - 339€

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Train, bus  •  11h 6m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to La Gudina-Viana Del Bollo Alv
  2. Take the bus from Verin, Verin to Ponte de Lima, Ponte de Lima N1153

38€ - 52€

5 alternative options

Fly to Vigo, bus, line 251 bus  •  6h 41m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Vigo (VGO) MAD - VGO
  2. Take the bus from Vigo to Valença
  3. Take the line 251 bus from Valença Do Minho to Ponte De Lima

49€ - 217€

Train  •  10h 41m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Guillarey Alv

52€ - 70€

Bus  •  11h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Moncloa to Valladolid
  2. Take the bus from Valladolid to Ponte de Lima Andorra

76€ - 92€

Drive  •  6h 1m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Arca 610.2 km

70€ - 110€

Towncar  •  8h 20m

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

628€ - 753€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Arca is to train and bus which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 11h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Arca is to fly and towncar which costs 100€ - 340€ and takes 4h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Arca. However, there are services departing from Madrid Moncloa and arriving at Ponte de Lima via Valladolid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 45m.

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The distance between Madrid and Arca is 435 km. The road distance is 610.2 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Arca without a car is to train which takes 10h 41m and costs 50€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 4h 59m to get from Madrid to Arca, including transfers.

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Madrid to Arca bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid Moncloa station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Arca is to train which takes 10h 41m and costs 50€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 75€ - 95€ and takes 11h 45m.

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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 to Arca bus services, operated by Autocares Lázara, arrive at Ponte de Lima station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Arca.
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  • Distance: 434.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 59m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Arca, Viana do Castelo, Portugal?

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Madrid-Chamartin to Guillarey once daily. Tickets cost 35€ - 45€ and the journey takes 5h 52m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Arca via Valladolid in around 11h 45m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24€ - 130€
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 360€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
17€ - 110€
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 260€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
18€ - 140€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
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-Chamartin to Guillarey
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to La Gudina-Viana Del Bollo
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Vigo to Valença
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Valença Do Minho to Ponte De Lima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
Eurolines FR
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 Verin, Verin to Ponte de Lima, Ponte de Lima
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Moncloa to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
alsa.com
Autocares Lázara
Phone
+34 (0) 902 23 95 79
Email
info@rutasvigo.com
Website
autocareslazara.com
Bus from Valladolid to Ponte de Lima
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 70€
Schedules at
autocareslazara.com
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autocareslazara.com
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
550€ - 700€
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VMTransfers

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More Questions & Answers

Arca is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 6:55 PM in Madrid and 5:55 PM in Arca.

Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Arca is 610 km. It takes approximately 6h 1m to drive from Madrid to Arca.

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

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There are 765+ hotels available in Arca. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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