There are 7 ways to get from Madrid to Castelo Branco by bus, train, night train, car, plane or taxi

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus ALSA  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Vilar Formoso
  2. Take the bus from Guarda to Castelo Branco L09 / ...

$39 - $61

6 alternative options

Train, Trenhotel, bus  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca Ir / ...
  2. Take the Trenhotel from Estación de Salamanca to Vilar Formoso
  3. Take the bus from Guarda to Castelo Branco L09 / ...

$54 - $86

Bus InterNorte  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid-Estación Sur to Guarda
  2. Take the bus from Guarda to Castelo Branco L09 / ...

$58 - $86

Drive  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Castelo Branco 238.4 miles

$50 - $80

Fly to Lisbon, train  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Lisbon (LIS) MAD - LIS
  2. Take the train from Lisboa Oriente to Castelo Branco

$51 - $191

Fly to Badajoz, bus  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Badajoz (BJZ) MAD - BJZ
  2. Take the bus from Elvas to Portalegre
  3. Take the bus from Portalegre to Castelo Branco

$80 - $191

Fly to Porto, taxi, bus  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Porto (OPO) MAD - OPO
  2. Take the taxi from Porto Airport to Guarda
  3. Take the bus from Guarda to Castelo Branco

$286 - $412

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Castelo Branco is to bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 7 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Castelo Branco is to drive which takes 4 h 15 min and costs 45€ - 70€.

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The distance between Madrid and Castelo Branco is 329 km. The road distance is 381 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 51 min to get from Madrid to Castelo Branco, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Castelo Branco. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Castelo Branco via Vilar Formoso and Guarda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 51 min.

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What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Castelo Branco, Portugal?

You can take a bus from Madrid to Castelo Branco via Vilar Formoso and Guarda in around 7 h 51 min.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Madrid to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Madrid to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Estación de Salamanca to Vilar Formoso
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
renfe.com
Portuguese Railways (CP)
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa Oriente to Castelo Branco
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
cp.pt
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$21 - $35
Bus operators
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
citiexpress.eu
Bus from Guarda to Castelo Branco
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
citiexpress.eu
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Guarda to Castelo Branco
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Portalegre to Castelo Branco
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Madrid-Estación Sur to Guarda
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
internorte.pt
bus
Bus from Madrid Sur to Guarda
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
eurolines.es
Rodoviaria do Alentejo
Phone
266 738 120
Email
geral@rodalentejo.pt
Website
rodalentejo.pt
Bus from Elvas to Portalegre
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
rodalentejo.pt
Other operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Taxi from Porto Airport to Guarda
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$254
Schedules at
vmtransfers.com

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