There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Portugal by bus, night bus, night train, rideshare, car, plane or train

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

Bus  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Lisbon

$45 - $62

Cheapest option

Fly to Porto, Metro  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Porto (OPO) MAD - OPO
  2. Take the Metro from Senhora da Hora to Matosinhos Sul

$25 - $147

6 alternative options

Night bus  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the night bus from Madrid to Lisbon, Lisbon N793

$39 - $71

Trenhotel  •  10 h 47 min

  1. Take the Trenhotel from Madrid Chamartín Station to Lisboa Santa Apolonia Lusitania

$96 - $122

Rideshare  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Lisbon 390.4 miles

$30 - $55

Drive  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Lisbon 392.1 miles

$85 - $130

Fly to Lisbon  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Lisbon (LIS) MAD - LIS

$35 - $156

Fly to Vigo, bus  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Vigo (VGO) MAD - VGO
  2. Take the bus from Vigo to Braga

$42 - $213

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Portugal is to rideshare which costs 27€ - 45€ and takes 5 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Portugal is to fly and Metro which costs 21€ - 130€ and takes 4 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Portugal. However, there are services departing from Santo Domingo and arriving at Rua Da Palma via Madrid and Estação Oriente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Portugal. However, there are services departing from Madrid Sol and arriving at Lisboa Santa Apolonia via Madrid Chamartín Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 47 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Portugal is 358 km. The road distance is 627.4 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Portugal without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 12 min and costs 35€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 12 min to get from Madrid to Portugal, including transfers.

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

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Madrid to Portugal train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Madrid Chamartín Station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Portugal is to bus which takes 7 h 12 min and costs 35€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 29€ - 140€ and takes 4 h 6 min.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Porto Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Portugal.
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  • Distance: 223.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 12 min

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Portugal?

Avanza Grupo operates a bus from Madrid to Lisbon 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 7 h. Alternatively, Air Europa, Iberia and two other airlines fly from Madrid to Lisbon hourly.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Madrid to Vigo via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Madrid to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
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
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
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
Night train from Madrid Chamartín Station to Lisboa Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
9 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Website
renfe.com
Metro do Porto
Phone
+351 22 508 1000
Email
metro@metro-porto.pt
Website
metrodoporto.pt
Train from Senhora da Hora to Matosinhos Sul
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
metrodoporto.pt
Bus operators
Avanza Grupo
Phone
+34 (0) 91 272 28 32
Email
informacion@avanzabus.com
Website
avanzabus.com
Bus from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
avanzabus.com
Auto Res Express
$56
Auto Res Normal
$51
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Madrid to Lisbon, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vigo to Braga
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
blablacar.es

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