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There are 13 ways to get from Portugal to Spain by plane, train, bus, night train, rideshare or car

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

Fly Lisbon to Madrid  •  3h 52m

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

$37 - $159

Cheapest option

Metro to Porto, fly to Madrid  •  4h 9m

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

$26 - $149

11 alternative options

Fly Lisbon to Sevilla  •  3h 52m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Sevilla (SVQ) LIS - SVQ

$65 - $309

Fly Lisbon to Valencia  •  4h 3m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Valencia (VLC) LIS - VLC

$60 - $238

Fly Lisbon to Malaga  •  4h 5m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Malaga (AGP) LIS - AGP

$61 - $257

Fly Porto to Barcelona  •  4h 54m

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Barcelona (BCN) OPO - BCN

$30 - $152

Bus Avanza Grupo  •  8h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon to Madrid

$38 - $80

Bus, train  •  9h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa to Navalmoral de la Mata Auto Res
  2. Take the train from Navalmoral de la Mata to Madrid-Atocha Cercanías Tlg / ...

$56 - $90

Bus Rede Expressos  •  10h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Oriente Station to Madrid Avenida de América

$44 - $81

Train, night train  •  10h 53m

  1. Take the train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Coimbra-B Ic
  2. Take the night train from Coimbra-B to Salamanca Hot
  3. Take the train from Salamanca to Madrid-Chamartin Ir / ...

$73 - $123

Night train  •  10h 36m

  1. Take the night train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Madrid-Chamartin Hot / ...

$73 - $121

Rideshare  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the rideshare from Lisbon to Madrid 390.5 miles

$37

Drive  •  5h 58m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Madrid 391.1 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Portugal to Spain is to rideshare which costs 32€ and takes 7h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Portugal to Spain is to fly which costs 55€ - 270€ and takes 3h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portugal to Spain. However, there are services departing from Sapadores and arriving at Neptuno via Lisbon and Méndez Álvaro - Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 28m.

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No, there is no direct train from Portugal to Spain. However, there are services departing from Lisboa Santa Apolonia and arriving at Madrid Sol via Coimbra-B, Salamanca and Madrid Chamartín. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 53m.

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The distance between Portugal and Spain is 331 km. The road distance is 625.7 km.

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The best way to get from Portugal to Spain without a car is to bus which takes 8h 28m and costs 30€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 3h 52m to get from Portugal to Spain, including transfers.

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

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Portugal to Spain train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), depart from Lisboa Santa Apolonia station.

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The best way to get from Portugal to Spain is to fly which takes 3h 52m and costs 30€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 70€ and takes 8h 28m.

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Map of how to get from Portugal to Spain.
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  • Distance: 206.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 52m

What companies run services between Portugal and Spain?

TAP Portugal, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Lisbon to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, Avanza Grupo operates a bus from Lisbon to Madrid 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 7h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Porto to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Lisbon to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Flights from Lisbon to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Flights from Lisbon to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Porto to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Porto to Barcelona via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Lisbon to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Lisbon to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Porto to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Porto to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Lisbon to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Porto to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Porto to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Lisbon to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Lisbon to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Porto to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
Flights from Porto to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Train operators
Metro do Porto
Phone
+351 22 508 1000
Email
metro@metro-porto.pt
Website
metrodoporto.pt
Train from Matosinhos Sul to Senhora da Hora
Ave. Duration
10m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
metrodoporto.pt
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
Train from Navalmoral de la Mata to Madrid-Atocha Cercanías
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Coimbra B to Estación de Salamanca
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Train from Salamanca to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Madrid Chamartín Station
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Website
renfe.com
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional and intercity trains, international and domestic high-speed trains, and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto - these train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$16 - $22
1st Class
$20 - $35
Night train from Coimbra-B to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
cp.pt
Night train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
cp.pt
Bus operators
Avanza Grupo
Phone
+34 (0) 91 272 28 32
Email
informacion@avanzabus.com
Website
avanzabus.com
Bus from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
avanzabus.com
Auto Res Express
$55
Auto Res Normal
$50
Bus from Lisboa to Navalmoral de la Mata
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
avanzabus.com
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisbon Sete Rios Station to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisbon Oriente Station to Madrid Avenida de América
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Lisboa - Sete Rios to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Bus from Lisboa Oriente to Madrid Avenida de América
Ave. Duration
10h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$37
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Portugal to Spain train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Madrid-Chamartin station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Portugal to Spain is 626 km. It takes approximately 5h 58m to drive from Portugal to Spain.

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

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There are 346+ hotels available in Spain. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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

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