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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid to Lisbon by plane, bus, train, rideshare or car

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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Fly  •  3h 56m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Lisboa (LIS) MAD - LIS

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Bus  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Estación Sur de Autobuses to Estação Rodoviária de Lisboa Oriente 794 / ...

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Train, bus  •  8h 2m

  1. Take the train from Estación de tren de Atocha to Caceres Alv / ...
  2. Take the bus from Caceres to Estação Rodoviária de Lisboa Oriente 794 / ...

Train  •  9h 51m

  1. Take the train from Estación de tren de Atocha to Badajoz Alv / ...
  2. Take the train from Badajoz to Entroncamento Re
  3. Take the train from Entroncamento to Estação Ferroviária de Lisboa Oriente Re / ...

Rideshare  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Lisbon 628.2 km

Drive  •  5h 57m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Lisbon 629 km

Madrid to Lisbon by bus

57 Weekly Buses
7h 30m Average Duration
€29 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Lisbon is to rideshare which costs €29 - €50 and takes 6h 42m.

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The fastest way to get from Madrid to Lisbon is to fly which takes 3h 56m and costs €30 - €190.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Estación Sur de Autobuses and arriving at Estação Rodoviária de Lisboa Oriente. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Estación de tren de Atocha and arriving at Estação Ferroviária de Lisboa Oriente via Badajoz and Entroncamento. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 51m.

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The distance between Madrid and Lisbon is 535 km. The road distance is 629 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Lisbon without a car is to bus which takes 7h 30m and costs €29 - €70.

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It takes approximately 3h 56m to get from Madrid to Lisbon, including transfers.

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Madrid to Lisbon bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Estación Sur de Autobuses station.

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Madrid to Lisbon train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Estación de tren de Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Lisbon is to fly which takes 3h 56m and costs €30 - €190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €29 - €70 and takes 7h 30m, you could also train, which costs €50 - €75 and takes 9h 51m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 535.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 56m

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

TAP Portugal, easyJet and three other airlines fly from Madrid to Lisbon hourly. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Estación Sur de Autobuses to Estação Rodoviária de Lisboa Oriente 3 times a day. Tickets cost €45 - €65 and the journey takes 7h 30m. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisboa
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €270
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisboa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisboa
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €200
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisboa
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisboa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €180
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
+34 91 232 03 20
Website
renfe.com
Train from Estación de tren de Atocha to Caceres
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
https://www.renfe.com/es/en
Train from Estación de tren de Atocha to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
https://www.renfe.com/es/en
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
+351 210 900 032
Email
apoiocliente@cp.pt
Website
cp.pt
Train from Badajoz to Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €16
Website
https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en
Train from Entroncamento to Estação Ferroviária de Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en
Bus operators
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Estación Sur de Autobuses to Estação Rodoviária de Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Caceres to Estação Rodoviária de Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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
+34 910 207 007
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Estación Sur de Autobuses to Estação Rodoviária de Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/home
BlaBlaCar Bus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Estación Sur de Autobuses to Estação Rodoviária de Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
https://www.blablacar.co.uk/
Bus from Caceres to Estação Rodoviária de Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
https://www.blablacar.co.uk/
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
+351 21 75 24 524
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Madrid - Estacion Sur to Estação Rodoviária de Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
https://www.rede-expressos.pt/en
Gipsyy Portugal
Phone
+351 913 568 693
Email
hello@gipsyy.com
Website
gipsyy.com
Bus from Estación Sur de Autobuses to Estação Rodoviária de Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
gipsyy.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€29 - €50
Book at
blablacar.es

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Madrid to Lisbon bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Estação Rodoviária de Lisboa Oriente station.

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Lisbon is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 6:06 AM in Madrid and 5:06 AM in Lisbon.

Madrid to Lisbon train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Estação Ferroviária de Lisboa Oriente station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Lisbon is 629 km. It takes approximately 5h 57m to drive from Madrid to Lisbon.

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Book your Madrid to Lisbon bus tickets online with FlixBus and Omio.

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There are 7217+ hotels available in Lisbon. Prices start at €49 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Madrid and Lisbon. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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