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

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Bus via Salamanca  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid-Moncloa to Salamanca Auto Res
  2. Take the bus from Salamanca to Covilhã 320

34€ - 49€

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Bus  •  7h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid, Madrid to Guarda, Guarda 745

26€ - 34€

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Train, bus  •  6h 38m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Valladolid Avn / ...
  2. Take the bus from Valladolid to Guarda, Guarda K780 / ...

40€ - 97€

Night train, bus  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the night train from Madrid-Chamartin to Vilar Formoso 332
  2. Take the bus from Vilar Formoso to Covilhã 320 / ...

41€ - 57€

Drive  •  4h 8m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Covilhã 415.9 km

55€ - 80€

Fly to Porto, towncar  •  7h 51m

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

229€ - 379€

Fly to Lisbon, train  •  8h 25m

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

59€ - 171€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Covilhã is to bus which costs 25€ - 35€ and takes 7h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Covilhã is to drive which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 4h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Covilhã. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Moncloa and arriving at Covilhã via Salamanca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 35m.

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The distance between Madrid and Covilhã is 323 km. The road distance is 415.9 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Covilhã without a car is to bus via Salamanca which takes 5h 35m and costs 30€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 5h 35m to get from Madrid to Covilhã, including transfers.

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Madrid to Covilhã bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, depart from Madrid-Moncloa station.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Porto Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Madrid to Covilhã bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Covilhã station.

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Covilhã is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 8:10 PM in Madrid and 7:10 PM in Covilhã.

Map of how to get from Madrid to Covilhã.
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  • Distance: 322.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 35m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Covilhã, Portugal?

You can take a bus from Madrid to Covilhã via Salamanca in around 5h 35m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
Flights from Madrid to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 230€
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 260€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 230€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
17€ - 140€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
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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Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Night train from Madrid-Chamartin to Vilar Formoso
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 45€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
18€ - 24€
Promo+
23€ - 26€
Flexible
35€ - 45€
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 Lisboa - Oriente to Covilha
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
21€ - 30€
Bus operators
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 Salamanca to Covilhã
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Vilar Formoso to Covilhã
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
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 Valladolid to Guarda, Guarda
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Madrid, Madrid to Guarda, Guarda
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19€ - 24€
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 Valladolid to Guarda
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Porto Airport to Guarda
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
200€ - 250€
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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Covilhã is 416 km. It takes approximately 4h 8m to drive from Madrid to Covilhã.

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

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There are 306+ hotels available in Covilhã. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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