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

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Train  •  9h 17m

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

59€ - 79€

Cheapest option

Fly from Porto  •  4h 23m

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

19€ - 77€

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Night bus  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the night bus from Porto to Madrid N795

30€ - 40€

Rideshare  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the rideshare from Porto to Madrid 560.5 km

24€ - 40€

Drive  •  5h 25m

  1. Drive from Porto to Madrid 560.9 km

65€ - 95€

Train to Vigo, fly  •  6h 19m

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

38€ - 112€

Towncar  •  7h 57m

  1. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Madrid 570.7 km

501€ - 652€

Portugal → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Portugal

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Spain, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, China, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil and South Africa are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Portugal

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Portugal
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, China, Hong Kong and Macau
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, South Africa, Botswana, Comoros, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Peru, Colombia and India

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Rules to follow in Spain

1.5m

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Considerations leaving from Portugal

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from Portugal.

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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 1.5 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Regional restriction measures in place
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madrid is 112.

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

The social distance requirement in Madrid is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Portugal from Spain.

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Last updated: 10 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Porto to Madrid is to fly which costs 19€ - 80€ and takes 4h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Porto to Madrid is to fly which costs 19€ - 80€ and takes 4h 23m.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Porto and arriving at Madrid. This bus operates Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Porto to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Porto - Campanha and arriving at Sol via Vigo Guixar and Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 17m.

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The distance between Porto and Madrid is 421 km. The road distance is 560.9 km.

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The best way to get from Porto to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 9h 17m and costs 55€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 9h 17m to get from Porto to Madrid, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Porto to Madrid is to train which takes 9h 17m and costs 55€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 19€ - 80€ and takes 4h 23m.

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Map of how to get from Porto to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 421.2 km
  • Duration: 9h 17m

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

You can take a train from Porto to Madrid via Vigo Guixar, Madrid-Chamartin, and Chamartin in around 9h 17m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a vehicle from Porto to Madrid 3 times a week. Tickets cost 30€ - 40€ and the journey takes 8h 20m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 230€
Flights from Vigo to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
22€ - 75€
Flights from Vigo to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 130€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Porto - Campanha to Vigo Guixar
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Vigo Guixar to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
24€ - 40€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Porto Airport to Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
500€ - 650€
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The quickest flight from Porto Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Madrid is 1h ahead of Porto. It is currently 10:51 PM in Porto and 11:51 PM in Madrid.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Porto to Madrid is 561 km. It takes approximately 5h 25m to drive from Porto to Madrid.

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Air Europa, Ryanair and Iberia offer flights from Porto Airport to Madrid Airport.

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Book your Porto to Madrid bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 5774+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Porto and Madrid. 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 Porto to Porto Airport is to subway which takes 27 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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