There are 11 ways to get from Portugal to Spain by plane, train, bus, night train, night bus, 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  •  3 h 58 min

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

$35 - $157

Cheapest option

Metro to Porto, fly to Madrid  •  4 h 10 min

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

$26 - $149

9 alternative options

Fly Lisbon to Sevilla  •  3 h 57 min

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

$63 - $307

Fly Lisbon to Malaga  •  4 h 10 min

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

$59 - $255

Fly Porto to Barcelona  •  4 h 54 min

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

$30 - $152

Bus  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa to Madrid Auto Res / ...

$40 - $69

Train  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Salamanca Hot
  2. Take the train from Salamanca to Madrid-Chamartin Ir / ...

$75 - $124

Trenhotel  •  9 h 59 min

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

$100 - $120

Night bus  •  10 h 40 min

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

$41 - $68

Rideshare  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lisbon to Madrid 390.5 miles

$37

Drive  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Madrid 391.1 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Portugal to Spain is to rideshare which costs 32€ and takes 8 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portugal to Spain is to fly which costs 50€ - 270€ and takes 3 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portugal to Spain. However, there are services departing from Estação Sta. Apolónia and arriving at Benavente via Lisboa, Mendez Alvaro - Av. Planetario and Metro Palos de la Frontera. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 11 min.

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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 Salamanca and Madrid Chamartín. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 17 min.

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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 9 h 11 min and costs 30€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Portugal to Spain, including transfers.

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Portugal to Spain bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, depart from Lisboa 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 3 h 58 min and costs 29€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 9 h 11 min, you could also train, which costs 60€ - 110€ and takes 10 h 17 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Portugal to Spain.
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  • Distance: 206.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 min

What companies run services between Portugal and Spain?

Iberia, TAP Portugal and three 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 - $65 and the journey takes 7 h 30 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Porto to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Lisbon to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Flights from Lisbon to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Porto to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Porto to Barcelona via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Lisbon to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Flights from Porto to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Porto to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid via Porto
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
Flights from Porto to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Porto to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
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
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
metrodoporto.pt
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 Salamanca
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
cp.pt
Night train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
cp.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Salamanca to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Madrid Chamartín Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lisbon, Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Lisbon, Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Lisbon Gare do Oriente to Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
dary.bg
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
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$37
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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