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

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Train  •  7h 52m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Badajoz Alv / ...
  2. Take the train from Badajoz to Santa Margarida Re

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Bus  •  11h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid-Moncloa to Salamanca Auto Res / ...
  2. Take the bus from Salamanca to Abrantes N1155

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Bus via Vilar Formoso  •  11h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Vilar Formoso
  2. Take the bus from Vilar Formoso to Abrantes N1155

Drive  •  5h 5m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Montalvo 475.6 km

Fly to Lisbon, train  •  7h 25m

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

Fly to Badajoz, train  •  6h 49m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Badajoz (BJZ) MAD - BJZ
  2. Take the train from Badajoz to Santa Margarida

Fly to Porto, towncar, train  •  9h 21m

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

Madrid to Montalvo by bus

12 Weekly Buses
11h 8m Average Duration
€36 Cheapest Price
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The most affordable way to get from Madrid to Montalvo is to bus, which costs €35 - €50 and takes 11h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Montalvo is to drive which costs €85 - €130 and takes 5h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Montalvo. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Moncloa and arriving at Montalvo via Salamanca and Abrantes Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 8m.

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The distance between Madrid and Montalvo is 405 km. The road distance is 475.6 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Montalvo without a car is to train which takes 7h 52m and costs €50 - €70.

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It takes approximately 7h 52m to get from Madrid to Montalvo, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid to Montalvo is to train which takes 7h 52m and costs €50 - €70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €50 and takes 11h 8m.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Montalvo.
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  • Distance: 405.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 52m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Montalvo, Santarém, Portugal?

You can take a train from Madrid to Montalvo via Badajoz and Santa Margarida in around 7h 52m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Montalvo via Salamanca and Abrantes Bus Terminal in around 11h 8m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €320
Flights from Madrid to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €230
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €250
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€26 - €400
Flights from Madrid to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €400
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €270
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €190
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €210
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€25 - €160
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€23 - €210
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€18 - €160
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
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
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
+351 808 109 110
Email
apoiocliente@cp.pt
Website
cp.pt
Train from Badajoz to Santa Margarida
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€11 - €16
Train from Lisboa - Oriente to Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€7 - €10
Train from Aveiro to Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€12 - €17
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 Salamanca to Abrantes
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€18 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vilar Formoso to Abrantes
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
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
+34 902 42 22 42
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Vilar Formoso
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
ALSA
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
More information at
VMTransfers

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Montalvo is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 3:21 AM in Madrid and 2:21 AM in Montalvo.

Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Montalvo is 476 km. It takes approximately 5h 5m to drive from Madrid to Montalvo.

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Ryanair, easyJet, Air Europa and two other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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There are 40+ hotels available in Montalvo. Prices start at €100 per night.

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