There are 6 ways to get from Sintra to Madrid by train, plane, bus, night bus, night train 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.

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Train, fly  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Portela de Sintra to Lisboa Oriente
  2. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Madrid (MAD) LIS - MAD

$38 - $162

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Bus  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon to Madrid

$42 - $64

Train  •  11 h 52 min

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

$77 - $132

Night bus  •  10 h 50 min

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

$42 - $77

Trenhotel  •  11 h 38 min

  1. Take the Trenhotel from Gare do Oriente to Madrid Chamartín Station Lusitania / ...

$99 - $128

Drive  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Sintra to Madrid 403.4 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Sintra to Madrid is to bus which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 8 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sintra to Madrid is to train and fly which costs 30€ - 140€ and takes 4 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sintra to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Portela de Sintra and arriving at Madrid Sol via Lisboa Oriente, Salamanca and Madrid Chamartín. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 52 min.

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The distance between Sintra and Madrid is 518 km. The road distance is 645.4 km.

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The best way to get from Sintra to Madrid without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 31 min and costs 35€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from Sintra to Madrid, including transfers.

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Sintra to Madrid train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), depart from Lisboa Oriente station.

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The best way to get from Sintra to Madrid is to bus which takes 8 h 31 min and costs 35€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 65€ - 120€ and takes 11 h 52 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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Madrid is 1 h ahead of Sintra. It is currently 2:26 AM in Sintra and 3:26 AM in Madrid.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sintra to Madrid is 645 km. It takes approximately 6 h 10 min to drive from Sintra to Madrid.

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  • Distance: 323.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 46 min

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

Avanza Grupo operates a bus from Sintra to Madrid 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 7 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sintra to Madrid via Lisboa Oriente, Salamanca, Madrid-Chamartin, and Madrid Chamartín in around 11 h 52 min.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
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
Train operators
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 Portela de Sintra to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$3 - $5
1st Class
$3 - $5
Train from Lisboa Oriente to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
cp.pt
Night train from Lisboa Oriente to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
10 h 6 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 Gare do Oriente to Madrid Chamartín Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Website
renfe.com
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
7 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
avanzabus.com
Auto Res Express
$57
Auto Res Normal
$51
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
Night bus from Lisbon, Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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