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There are 9 ways to get from Madrid to Penela by bus, train, night bus, night train, car, plane or towncar

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Recommended option

Bus via Salamanca

  1. Take the bus from Madrid-Moncloa to Salamanca
  2. Take the bus from Salamanca to Coimbra

Cheapest option

Train, night bus

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Viseu
  2. Take the bus from Viseu to Coimbra

Train, night train

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca
  2. Take the night train from Salamanca to Coimbra

Train, night train via Miranda do Corvo

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Salamanca
  2. Take the night train from Salamanca to Coimbra

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid to Penela

Fly to Porto, towncar

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

Fly to Lisbon, train

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

Fly to Vigo, bus, train

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Vigo (VGO)
  2. Take the bus from Vigo Central Bus Station to Porto Campo 24 Agosto
  3. Take the train from Porto - Campanha to Coimbra-B
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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), Andorra, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Vatican

Restricted for: Mozambique

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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
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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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
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Vatican
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Faroe Islands, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in Portugal

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Mandatory

Mandatory

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 Penela is 808 24 24 24.

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

The social distance requirement in Penela 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: 30 Nov 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Penela is to train and night bus which costs €50 - €65 and takes 7h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Penela is to drive which costs €60 - €95 and takes 5h 34m.

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The distance between Madrid and Penela is 400 km. The road distance is 497.5 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Penela without a car is to bus via Salamanca which takes 8h 38m and costs €50 - €70.

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It takes approximately 8h 38m to get from Madrid to Penela, including transfers.

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

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Penela is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 3:52 AM in Madrid and 2:52 AM in Penela.

Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Penela is 497 km. It takes approximately 5h 34m to drive from Madrid to Penela.

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

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There are 59+ hotels available in Penela. Prices start at €87 per night.

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  • Distance: 400.3 km
  • Duration: 8h 38m

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

You can take a bus from Madrid to Penela via Salamanca and Coimbra in around 8h 38m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €270
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €270
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €240
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €250
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€26 - €230
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €210
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €270
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€18 - €140
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €150
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
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-Chamartin to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €22
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
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
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 Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€8 - €12
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 Coimbra
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Ávila to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€20 - €25
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 Viseu
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
alsa.com
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
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Viseu to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Rodonorte
Phone
+ 351 259 340 710
Email
geral@rodonorte.pt
Website
rodonorte.pt
Bus from Viseu to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Schedules at
rodonorte.pt
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Viseu to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Schedules at
Citi Express
Euroscoach By Cm Tours
Phone
+33 6 31 09 82 47
Email
contact@euroscoach.com
Website
euroscoach.com
Bus from Viseu Central de Camionagem to Coimbra Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Euroscoach By Cm Tours
Autna S.L.
Phone
+34 (0) 986 288 030
Email
autna@autna.com
Website
autna.com
Bus from Vigo Central Bus Station to Porto Campo 24 Agosto
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Autna S.L.
Other operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Porto Airport (OPO) to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€120 - €150
More information at
VMTransfers

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