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

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Bus  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Guarda

30€ - 45€

Cheapest option

Bus via Salamanca  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid-Moncloa to Salamanca Auto Res
  2. Take the bus from Salamanca to Vilar Formoso 745 / ...

29€ - 42€

3 alternative options

Night train  •  7h 41m

  1. Take the night train from Madrid-Chamartin to Vilar Formoso 332

32€ - 44€

Drive  •  3h 42m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Guarda 372.8 km

40€ - 60€

Fly, towncar  •  6h 19m

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

226€ - 589€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Guarda is to bus which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 6h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Guarda is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 3h 42m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Guarda. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 6h 30m.

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The distance between Madrid and Guarda is 302 km. The road distance is 372.8 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Guarda without a car is to bus which takes 6h 30m and costs 30€ - 45€.

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The bus from Madrid to Guarda takes 6h 30m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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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 Guarda bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Guarda station.

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Guarda is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 5:19 PM in Madrid and 4:19 PM in Guarda.

Map of how to get from Madrid to Guarda.
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  • Distance: 301.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 30m

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

ALSA operates a bus from Madrid to Guarda twice daily. Tickets cost 30€ - 45€ and the journey takes 6h 30m. Alternatively, Renfe Viajeros operates a vehicle from Madrid-Chamartin to Vilar Formoso once daily. Tickets cost 26€ - 35€ and the journey takes 4h 52m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Flights from Madrid to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24€ - 120€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 160€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
20€ - 110€
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Madrid-Chamartin to Vilar Formoso
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
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 to Guarda
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Salamanca to Vilar Formoso
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Guarda is 373 km. It takes approximately 3h 42m to drive from Madrid to Guarda.

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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 104+ hotels available in Guarda. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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