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There are 5 ways to get from Madrid to Guarda by bus, train, night train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus Avanza Grupo  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Salamanca Auto Res Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Salamanca to Guarda Ouibus / ...

$27 - $117

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Train, Trenhotel  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca Ir / ...
  2. Take the Trenhotel from Estación de Salamanca to Vilar Formoso Lusitania / ...

$57 - $88

Bus ALSA  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Ciudad Rodrigo
  2. Take the bus from Ciudad Rodrigo to Guarda 745 / ...

$33 - $137

Drive  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Guarda 232.4 miles

$50 - $80

Fly, shuttle  •  6 h 12 min

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

$277 - $397

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Guarda is to bus which costs 23€ - 110€ and takes 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Guarda is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 3 h 40 min.

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

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The distance between Madrid and Guarda is 302 km. The road distance is 371.8 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Guarda without a car is to bus which takes 7 h and costs 23€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 7 h to get from Madrid to Guarda, including transfers.

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Madrid to Guarda bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, depart from Madrid station.

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

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Madrid to Guarda bus services, operated by InterNorte, arrive at Guarda station.

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Guarda is 1 h behind Madrid. It is currently 1:41 PM in Madrid and 12:41 PM in Guarda.

Map of how to get from Madrid to Guarda.
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  • Distance: 188.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h

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

You can take a bus from Madrid to Guarda via Salamanca in around 7 h.

Airlines
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Madrid to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
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 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Avanza Grupo
Phone
+34 (0) 91 272 28 32
Email
informacion@avanzabus.com
Website
avanzabus.com
Bus from Madrid to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
avanzabus.com
Auto Res Express
$27
Auto Res Normal
$20
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Salamanca to Guarda
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Bus from Ciudad Rodrigo to Guarda
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Salamanca to Guarda - Terminal de Camionagem
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Ciudad rodrigo - Estación de Autobuses to Guarda - Terminal de Camionagem
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
iberocoach.com
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Salamanca to Guarda
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid to Ciudad Rodrigo
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Ciudad Rodrigo to Guarda
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Salamanca to Guarda
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ciudad Rodrigo to Guarda
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
bus
Bus from Salamanca to Guarda
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
eurolines.es
Bus from Ciudad Rodrigo to Guarda
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
eurolines.es
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Salamanca to Guarda Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Shuttle 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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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Guarda is 372 km. It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to drive from Madrid to Guarda.

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

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There are 75+ hotels available in Guarda. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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