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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Mealhada by bus, train, night bus, night train, car, plane or towncar

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Bus  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Vilar Formoso
  2. Take the bus from Vilar Formoso to Mealhada N1151

€40 - €54

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Train, night bus  •  8h 28m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Avila 18903 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Ávila to Coimbra N795

€33 - €41

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Train, night train  •  9h 29m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Salamanca 18903 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Salamanca to Coimbra Trenhotel Surexpreso

€42 - €58

Drive  •  5h 15m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Mealhada 509.2 km

€60 - €90

Fly to Porto, towncar  •  6h 17m

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

€99 - €198

Fly to Lisbon, train  •  7h 2m

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

€46 - €108

Fly to Vigo, train  •  9h 12m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Vigo (VGO) MAD - VGO
  2. Take the train from Vigo Guixar to Porto - Campanha
  3. Take the train from Porto - Campanha to Aveiro

€68 - €198

Towncar  •  9h 37m

  1. Take a town car from Madrid to Porto Airport
  2. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Aveiro

€629 - €756

Madrid to Mealhada by train, night bus and walk

The journey time between Madrid and Mealhada is around 10h 41m and covers a distance of around 548 km. The fastest journey normally takes 10h 8m. Operated by Renfe Viajeros, FlixBus and Comboios De Portugal, the Madrid to Mealhada service departs from Madrid-Principe Pio and arrives in Mealhada. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
10h 41m
Fastest journey time:
10h 8m
Journey distance:
548 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€33
Carbon emissions:
58 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
19:37
Last service departs at:
20:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid to Mealhada train, night bus and walk schedules

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International entry into Portugal from Spain

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Portugal, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area

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Conditions of entry into Portugal from Spain

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from Spain
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, India, Nepal and South Africa
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • 14-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom

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Rules to follow in Portugal

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Considerations leaving from Spain

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Portugal from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Mealhada is 808 24 24 24.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Mealhada is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Mealhada is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 808 24 24 24.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from Portugal.

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Last updated: 1 Aug 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Mealhada is to train and night bus which costs €30 - €45 and takes 8h 28m.

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The fastest way to get from Madrid to Mealhada is to drive which takes 5h 15m and costs €60 - €90.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Mealhada. However, there are services departing from Madrid Estacion Sur and arriving at Mealhada via Vilar Formoso. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Mealhada. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Principe Pio and arriving at Mealhada via Salamanca and Coimbra-B. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 29m.

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The distance between Madrid and Mealhada is 402 km. The road distance is 509.2 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Mealhada without a car is to bus which takes 8h 55m and costs €40 - €55.

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It takes approximately 8h 55m to get from Madrid to Mealhada, including transfers.

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Madrid to Mealhada bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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Madrid to Mealhada train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Madrid-Principe Pio 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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Map of how to get from Madrid to Mealhada.
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  • Distance: 402.1 km
  • Duration: 8h 55m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Mealhada, PT-01, Portugal?

You can take a bus from Madrid to Mealhada via Vilar Formoso in around 8h 55m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €250
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €190
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €100
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€26 - €90
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€9 - €75
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€27 - €75
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
Train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Avila
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Vigo Guixar to Porto - Campanha
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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
Night train from Salamanca to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€24 - €35
Train from Lisboa - Oriente to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€15 - €21
Train from Porto - Campanha to Aveiro
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€4 - €7
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 Estacion Sur to Vilar Formoso
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €40
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 Vilar Formoso to Mealhada
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Ávila to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Porto Airport to Aveiro
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€80 - €100
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VMTransfers
Towncar from Madrid to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€500 - €650
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VMTransfers

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Madrid to Mealhada bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Mealhada station.

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Mealhada is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 11:08 AM in Madrid and 10:08 AM in Mealhada.

Madrid to Mealhada train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Coimbra station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Mealhada is 509 km. It takes approximately 5h 15m to drive from Madrid to Mealhada.

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

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There are 70+ hotels available in Mealhada. Prices start at €87 per night.

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