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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid to Lisbon by bus, night bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Lisbon

$40 - $60

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Lisbon 390.4 miles

$30 - $55

4 alternative options

Night bus  •  10 h 23 min

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

$42 - $69

Trenhotel  •  11 h 6 min

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

$97 - $122

Drive  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Lisbon 392.1 miles

$85 - $130

Fly  •  3 h 59 min

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

$39 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Lisbon is to rideshare which costs 28€ - 50€ and takes 5 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Lisbon is to fly which costs 30€ - 140€ and takes 3 h 59 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Lisbon. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h.

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The distance between Madrid and Lisbon is 502 km. The road distance is 627.4 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Lisbon without a car is to bus which takes 7 h and costs 35€ - 50€.

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The bus from Madrid to Lisbon takes 7 h including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Madrid to Lisbon bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Lisbon is to bus which takes 7 h and costs 35€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 30€ - 140€ and takes 3 h 59 min.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Madrid to Lisbon bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, arrive at Lisbon station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 313.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Lisbon, 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, TAP Portugal and two other airlines fly from Madrid to Lisbon hourly.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Madrid Chamartín Station to Lisboa Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
9 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $120
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 Lisbon
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
avanzabus.com
Auto Res Express
$55
Auto Res Normal
$50
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.

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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 - $60
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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Lisbon is 1 h behind Madrid. It is currently 11:22 AM in Madrid and 10:22 AM in Lisbon.

Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Lisbon is 627 km. It takes approximately 5 h 57 min to drive from Madrid to Lisbon.

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Air Europa, Iberia, easyJet and TAP Portugal offer flights from Madrid Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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Book your Madrid to Lisbon bus tickets online with Busbud.

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There are 6362+ hotels available in Lisbon. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Madrid and Lisbon. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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