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

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Fly to Porto

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Porto (OPO)

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Fly to Vigo, train

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

Train, bus, towncar

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Zamora
  2. Take the bus from Zamora to Bragança
  3. Take a town car from Bragança to Porto Airport

Train

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Vigo Urzaiz
  2. Take the train from Vigo Guixar to Porto - Campanha

Night bus

  1. Take the night bus from Madrid to Porto

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid to Porto

Towncar

  1. Take a town car from Madrid to Porto Airport

Madrid to Porto by train and walk

14 Weekly Services
9h 1m Average Duration
€54 Cheapest Price
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Spain → Portugal
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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: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Portugal from Spain

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Portugal

2m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Spain

The official advice is to delay international travel until fully vaccinated

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

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

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

The social distance requirement in Porto 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, returning to Spain from Portugal is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 27 Jun 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Porto is to night bus which costs €30 - €40 and takes 8h 10m.

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The fastest way to get from Madrid to Porto is to fly which takes 4h 30m and costs €25 - €140.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Porto. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Porto. However, there are services departing from Sol and arriving at Porto - Campanha via Madrid-Chamartin and Vigo Guixar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 1m.

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The distance between Madrid and Porto is 421 km. The road distance is 559.6 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Porto without a car is to train and bus and towncar which takes 8h 18m and costs €230 - €380.

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It takes approximately 4h 30m to get from Madrid to Porto, including transfers.

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Madrid to Porto bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Porto train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Madrid-Chamartin station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Porto is to fly which takes 4h 30m and costs €25 - €140. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €50 - €75 and takes 9h 1m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Porto.
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  • Distance: 421.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 30m

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

Air Europa, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from Madrid to Porto hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Porto via Chamartin, Madrid-Chamartin, Vigo Urzaiz, and Vigo Guixar in around 9h 1m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €220
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €240
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €180
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €210
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€17 - €140
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€20 - €140
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 Vigo Guixar to Porto - Campanha
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Zamora
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Vigo Urzaiz
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Zamora to Bragança
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
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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Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Zamora to Bragança
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
iberocoach.com
Cooperativa Interurbana Andorrana
Phone
+376 806 555
Email
cooperativa@interurbana.ad
Website
interurbana.ad
Bus from Zamora Bus Station to Braganca Rua da Estacao
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Cooperativa Interurbana Andorrana
Other operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Bragança to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€200 - €240
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VMTransfers
Towncar from Madrid to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€500 - €650
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VMTransfers

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

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Porto is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 6:29 PM in Madrid and 5:29 PM in Porto.

Madrid to Porto train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Porto - Campanha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Porto is 560 km. It takes approximately 5h 25m to drive from Madrid to Porto.

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

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Book your Madrid to Porto bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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