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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanías to Caceres Tlg / ...
  2. Take the train from Caceres to Valencia de Alcántara R

$55 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus Avanza Grupo  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Elvas Auto Res
  2. Take the bus from Elvas to Portalegre 8061

$34 - $51

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanías to Navalmoral de la Mata Tlg / ...
  2. Take the bus from Navalmoral de la Mata to Elvas
  3. Take the bus from Elvas to Portalegre

$48 - $71

Bus InterNorte  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Avenida de América to Estremoz
  2. Take the bus from Estremoz to Portalegre 84 / ...

$55 - $80

Drive  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Portalegre 270.6 miles

$60 - $90

Fly to Badajoz, bus  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Badajoz (BJZ) MAD - BJZ
  2. Take the bus from Elvas to Portalegre

$70 - $177

Fly to Lisbon, bus  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Lisbon (LIS) MAD - LIS
  2. Take the bus from Lisboa to Portalegre

$55 - $181

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Portalegre is to bus which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 7 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Portalegre is to drive which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 4 h 34 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Portalegre is 342 km. The road distance is 433 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 32 min to get from Madrid to Portalegre, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Portalegre. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Portalegre via Elvas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 2 min.

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

You can take a train from Madrid to Portalegre via Caceres and Valencia de Alcántara in around 6 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Portalegre via Elvas in around 7 h 2 min.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanías to Caceres
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Train from Caceres to Valencia de Alcántara
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanías to Navalmoral de la Mata
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Avanza Grupo
Phone
+34 (0) 91 272 28 32
Email
informacion@avanzabus.com
Website
avanzabus.com
Bus from Madrid to Elvas
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
avanzabus.com
Bus from Navalmoral de la Mata to Elvas
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
avanzabus.com
Rodoviaria do Alentejo
Phone
266 738 120
Email
geral@rodalentejo.pt
Website
rodalentejo.pt
Bus from Elvas to Portalegre
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
rodalentejo.pt
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Madrid Avenida de América to Estremoz
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Estremoz to Portalegre
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa to Portalegre
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt

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