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There are 8 ways to get from Portugal to Spain by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Porto to Madrid  •  4h 13m

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

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Fly Lisbon to Sevilla  •  3h 58m

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

Fly Lisbon to Madrid  •  4h 35m

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

Bus, train  •  13h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon to Caceres 793
  2. Take the train from Caceres to Madrid-Atocha Cercanias Alv / ...
  3. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave

Train  •  14h 8m

  1. Take the train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Entroncamento Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Entroncamento to Badajoz Re
  3. Take the train from Badajoz to Madrid-Atocha Cercanias Alv / ...
  4. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave

Bus  •  19h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Oriente to Mérida 795
  2. Take the Bus from Mérida to Barcelona VAC-217

Bus via Zaragoza  •  21h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Oriente to Zaragoza Delicias Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Zaragoza to La Pineda - Platja
  3. Take the bus from La Pineda - La Vasca to Barcelona

Drive  •  11h 47m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Barcelona 1246.9 km

Portugal to Spain by bus and train

The journey time between Portugal and Spain is around 13h 55m and covers a distance of around 1324 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 52m. Operated by Carris, FlixBus, Avanza Grupo and others, the Portugal to Spain service departs from Martim Moniz and arrives in Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia. Typically 17 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

17 Weekly Services
13h 55m Average Duration
€103 Cheapest Price
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Portugal to Spain is to fly, which costs €25 - €160 and takes 4h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Portugal to Spain is to fly which costs €40 - €220 and takes 3h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portugal to Spain. However, there are services departing from Martim Moniz and arriving at Barcelona via Lisbon Oriente and Mérida. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 15m.

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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 Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia via Entroncamento, Badajoz, Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 8m.

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The distance between Portugal and Spain is 273 km. The road distance is 1246.9 km.

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The best way to get from Portugal to Spain without a car is to bus and train which takes 13h 55m and costs €100 - €200.

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It takes approximately 4h 13m to get from Portugal to Spain, including transfers.

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Portugal to Spain bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Lisbon Oriente station.

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Portugal to Spain train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, depart from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia station.

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The best way to get from Portugal to Spain is to fly which takes 4h 13m and costs €25 - €160. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €100 - €200 and takes 14h 8m, you could also bus, which costs €80 - €160 and takes 19h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Portugal to Spain.
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  • Distance: 272.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 13m

What companies run services between Portugal and Spain?

Ryanair, Air Europa and three other airlines fly from Porto to Madrid every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lisbon to Barcelona via Entroncamento, Badajoz, Madrid-Atocha Cercanias, Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, and Barcelona-Sants in around 14h 8m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€23 - €260
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €310
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Porto to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €400
Flights from Lisbon to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €330
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€25 - €390
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €190
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€18 - €170
Flights from Lisbon to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€18 - €190
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€18 - €150
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€24 - €160
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€24 - €200
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
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Caceres to Madrid-Atocha Cercanias
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €28
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Badajoz to Madrid-Atocha Cercanias
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban 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 connect to trains in Portugal's 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. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 808 109 110
Email
apoiocliente@cp.pt
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€7 - €11
Train from Entroncamento to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€12 - €18
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lisbon to Caceres
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lisbon to Merida
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Avanza Grupo
Phone
+34 91 272 28 32
Email
informacion@avanzabus.com
Website
avanzabus.com
Bus from Lisboa - Oriente to Cáceres
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Avanza Grupo
Bus from Mérida to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €85
Avanza Grupo
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Lisbon Oriente to Mérida
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €65
Website
ALSA
Rede Expressos

Rede Nacional de Expressos is a cheap and convenient way to get around the country. In business since 1995, Portugal’s biggest bus operator services villages and cities across the country. Tickets can be purchased up to 30 days before the date of travel, with discounted fares available via their free RFLEX Card. Most coaches have WiFi and power sockets.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 21 75 24 524
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisbon Oriente to Mérida
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €17
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Lisbon Oriente to Zaragoza Delicias Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Union Ivkoni
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from Zaragoza to La Pineda - Platja
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
HIFE S.A.
Empresa Plana
Phone
+34 (0) 977 553 680
Website
empresaplana.cat
Bus from La Pineda - La Vasca to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
empresaplana.cat

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

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Portugal to Spain train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Portugal to Spain is 1247 km. It takes approximately 11h 47m to drive from Portugal to Spain.

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easyJet, Ryanair, TAP Portugal and two other airlines offer flights from Porto Airport to Madrid Airport.

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The best way to get from Portugal to Porto Airport is to subway which takes 27 min and costs €1 - €3.

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