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There are 7 ways to get from Rossio to Madrid by bus, train, plane, night train, night bus 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

Line 444 bus, line 18400 train, fly  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the line 444 bus from Tojeira to Portela Rotunda
  2. Take the line 18400 train from Sintra to Lisboa - Oriente
  3. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Madrid (MAD) LIS - MAD

€25 - €101

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Madrid Estacion Sur A4035/A141

€24 - €32

5 alternative options

Train, night train  •  13h 18m

  1. Take the train from Lisboa - Oriente to Guarda Ic
  2. Take the night train from Guarda to Salamanca
  3. Take the train from Salamanca to Madrid-Chamartin Alv

€60 - €86

Night bus  •  11h 6m

  1. Take the night bus from Sintra to Madrid N793

€31 - €46

Night bus via Lisboa - Sete Rios  •  11h 35m

  1. Take the night bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Madrid

€52 - €79

Night train, train  •  12h 34m

  1. Take the night train from Lisboa - Oriente to Salamanca Trenhotel Surexpreso
  2. Take the train from Salamanca to Madrid-Principe Pio 18900 / ...

€55 - €82

Drive  •  6h 19m

  1. Drive from Rossio to Madrid 657.1 km

€75 - €120

Rossio to Madrid by bus and train

The journey time between Rossio and Madrid is around 11h 18m and covers a distance of around 710 km. The fastest journey normally takes 10h 12m. Operated by Scott URB, Comboios De Portugal and Rede Expressos, the Rossio to Madrid service departs from Tojeira and arrives in Madrid Estacion Sur. Typically 14 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
11h 18m
Fastest journey time:
10h 12m
Journey distance:
710 km
Services per week:
14
Cheapest price:
€24
Carbon emissions:
86 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:42
Last service departs at:
20:02

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rossio to Madrid bus and train schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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: All visitors

Restricted for: Brazil and South Africa

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Portugal

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Portugal
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
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
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and Sweden. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and United States
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
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
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 7 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from India
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and United States
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area

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Rules to follow in Spain

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

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
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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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.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 20 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Rossio to Madrid is to bus, which costs €24 - €35 and takes 11h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Rossio to Madrid is to line 444 bus and line 18400 train and fly which costs €25 - €110 and takes 5h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rossio to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Tojeira and arriving at Madrid via Sintra. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 6m.

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The distance between Rossio and Madrid is 519 km. The road distance is 657.1 km.

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The best way to get from Rossio to Madrid without a car is to bus which takes 11h 5m and costs €24 - €35.

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It takes approximately 5h 45m to get from Rossio to Madrid, including transfers.

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rossio to Madrid is 657 km. It takes approximately 6h 19m to drive from Rossio to Madrid.

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  • Distance: 518.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 45m

What companies run services between Rossio, Lisboa, Portugal and Madrid, Spain?

Rede Expressos operates a bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Madrid Estacion Sur 3 times a day. Tickets cost €22 - €28 and the journey takes 8h 45m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €150
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €180
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €90
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€27 - €100
Train operators
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
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Sintra to Lisboa - Oriente
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€2 - €4
Train from Lisboa - Oriente to Guarda
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€23 - €35
Night train from Guarda to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€12 - €17
Night train from Lisboa - Oriente to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€35 - €55
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 Salamanca to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Salamanca to Madrid-Principe Pio
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Scott URB
Phone
21 469 91 00
Email
scotturb@scotturb.com
Website
scotturb.com
Bus from Tojeira to Portela Rotunda
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2
Website
Scott URB
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 Sete Rios to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €28
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Sintra to Madrid
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Website
alsa.es
Night bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Madrid
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
alsa.com

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