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There are 7 ways to get from Sintra to Madrid by train, plane, 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 44 min

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

$38 - $161

6 alternative options

Bus Avanza Grupo  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon to Madrid

$42 - $83

Bus, train  •  10 h 1 min

  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 / ...

$57 - $90

Bus Rede Expressos  •  10 h 11 min

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

$44 - $83

Train  •  12 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Lisboa Oriente to Entroncamento R / ...
  2. Take the train from Entroncamento to Badajoz R
  3. Take the train from Badajoz to Madrid-Atocha Cercanías Tlg / ...

$74 - $116

Night train  •  12 h 11 min

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

$74 - $127

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€ - 75€ and takes 10 h 11 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 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sintra to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Sintra Estação and arriving at Madrid via Amoreiras and Lisbon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 29 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-Atocha Cercanías via Lisboa Oriente, Entroncamento and Badajoz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 37 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 29 min and costs 35€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to get from Sintra to Madrid, including transfers.

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Sintra to Madrid bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, depart from Lisbon station.

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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 29 min and costs 35€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 60€ - 110€ and takes 12 h 37 min.

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Map of how to get from Sintra to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 323.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 44 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. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sintra to Madrid via Lisboa Oriente, Entroncamento, and Badajoz in around 12 h 37 min.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 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 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
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 Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$9 - $15
Train from Entroncamento to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $26
Website
cp.pt
Night train from Lisboa Oriente to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
10 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
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 Navalmoral de la Mata to Madrid-Atocha Cercanías
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Badajoz to Madrid-Atocha Cercanías
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Gare do Oriente to Madrid Chamartín Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 6 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
$55
Auto Res Normal
$50
Bus from Lisboa to Navalmoral de la Mata
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
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
8 h 15 min
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
8 h 15 min
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
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Bus from Lisboa Oriente to Madrid Avenida de América
Ave. Duration
10 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
internorte.pt

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

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Madrid is 1 h ahead of Sintra. It is currently 10:20 AM in Sintra and 11:20 AM in Madrid.

Sintra to Madrid train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Madrid-Atocha Cercanías 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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easyJet, Air Europa, Iberia and TAP Portugal offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 3751+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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