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

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Fly to Porto  •  4h 18m

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

27€ - 86€

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Fly to Vigo, train  •  6h 57m

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

46€ - 122€

Train, bus  •  8h 40m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Zamora Alv
  2. Take the bus from Zamora to Bragança
  3. Take the bus from Bragança to Porto

43€ - 114€

Train  •  10h 17m

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

59€ - 80€

Night bus  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the night bus from Madrid to Porto N795

30€ - 40€

Drive  •  5h 25m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Porto 559.6 km

65€ - 95€

Towncar  •  7h 38m

  1. Take a town car from Madrid to Porto Airport 571.3 km

548€ - 654€

Madrid to Porto by night bus

The night bus journey time between Madrid and Porto is around 8h 10m and covers a distance of around 654 km. The fastest night bus normally takes 8h 10m. Services are operated by FlixBus. Typically two night buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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

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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 18m and costs 27€ - 90€.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Porto. This bus operates Monday and Saturday. 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 10h 17m.

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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 which takes 8h 40m and costs 40€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 4h 18m 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 18m and costs 27€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 10h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Porto.
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  • Distance: 421.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 18m

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

Air Europa, Ryanair and Iberia fly from Madrid to Porto twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Porto via Chamartin, Madrid-Chamartin, and Vigo Guixar in around 10h 17m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 230€
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
22€ - 75€
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 130€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
14€ - 100€
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 Vigo Guixar to Porto - Campanha
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Zamora
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Vigo Guixar
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Zamora to Bragança
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
iberocoach.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 Zamora to Bragança
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Rodonorte
Phone
+ 351 259 340 710
Email
geral@rodonorte.pt
Website
rodonorte.pt
Bus from Bragança to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 15€
Schedules at
rodonorte.pt
Other operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
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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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Porto Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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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 3:05 PM in Madrid and 2:05 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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Air Europa, Ryanair and Iberia 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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There are 2241+ hotels available in Porto. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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