There are 5 ways to get from Madrid to Sintra by bus, train, night train, night 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

Bus  •  7 h 39 min

$44 - $63

Cheapest option

Fly, train  •  4 h 37 min

  1. MAD - LIS

$38 - $161

3 alternative options

Train, Trenhotel  •  11 h 46 min

  1. Ir / ...

$86 - $137

Night bus  •  10 h 51 min

  1. N793

$42 - $71

Drive  •  6 h 9 min

  1. 403.6 miles

$90 - $140

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

Avanza Grupo operates a bus from Madrid to Sintra 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 7 h.

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 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 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Estación de Salamanca to Coimbra B
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Portuguese Railways (CP)
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Coimbra-B to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
cp.pt
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$20 - $35
Train from Lisboa Oriente to Portela de Sintra
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
cp.pt
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$3 - $5
1st Class
$3 - $5
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
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Madrid to Lisbon, Lisboa
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Madrid and Sintra is 518 km. The road distance is 646 km.

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Sintra is to bus which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 7 h 39 min.

The quickest way to get from Madrid to Sintra is to fly and train which takes 4 h 37 min and costs 30€ - 140€.

No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Sintra. However, there are services departing from Madrid Sol and arriving at Portela de Sintra via Madrid-Chamartin, Estación de Salamanca, Coimbra-B and Lisboa Oriente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 46 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 39 min to get from Madrid to Sintra, including transfers.