The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Lisbon to Madrid will cost around £ 44 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 22.
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7 h 55 m
9 h 59 m
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Of the 23 buses that leave Lisbon for Madrid every day 20 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 502 km distance in an average of 9 h 59 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 7 h 55 m .
The slowest buses will take 19 h and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||311 miles (502 km)|
|Average coach duration||8 h|
|Average coach ticket price||£29 (€32)|
|Coach frequency||1 a day|
|Direct coach||Yes, there is 1 direct coach a day|
|Coach companies||BlaBlaCar, Alsa, Movelia, Eurolines France, Gipsyy, Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland, DTG Deutsche Touring GmbH, Avanza or Union Ivkoni International|
Coaches from Lisbon to Madrid cover the 311 miles (502 km) long journey taking on average 8 h with our travel partners like BlaBlaCar, Alsa, Movelia, Eurolines France, Gipsyy, Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland, DTG Deutsche Touring GmbH, Avanza or Union Ivkoni International. Normally, there is 1 coach operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £29, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £13. Travellers depart most frequently from Lisboa - Oriente and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
For as little as £13 you can travel by coach from Lisbon to Madrid with Alsa, Avanza and FlixBus. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost coach providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance coach at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
When you buy your FlixBus coach tickets to Madrid from Lisbon don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:
Buses from Lisbon to Madrid run every day of the week. The main providers on the route are Avanza and Alsa. The journey time is approximately 8 and a half hours. There are numerous departures every day, starting shortly before 10:00 a.m. and continuing until 9:15 p.m. All of the journeys on this route are direct.
Return journeys on buses from Madrid to Lisbon are also available.
The primary departure point for buses from Lisbon to Madrid is the Sete Rios bus station in central Lisbon. Buses going to Madrid may also stop at the Oriente station as this is also an important terminus for regional and international buses. Both of these stations are stops on Lisbon's metro system. Night buses also run in the city.
Madrid is one of Spain's truly global cities and is home to countless art galleries and royal palaces.
Buses from Lisbon to Madrid arrive at Intercambiador de Transporte, Avenida de América, which is Madrid's main bus station. Located to the north of the city centre, it is well connected to the Metro and bus networks. Night buses operate in the city and there is a taxi rank by the bus station.
Travel between Lisbon, Portugal and Madrid, Spain by coach is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal
Conditions of entry:
All travellers in Spain must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 19/05/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach between Lisbon and Madrid as this information can change.
The current restriction level for your return trip by coach from Madrid to Lisbon is: Partially open
Reentry to Portugal is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
What are the entry requirements?
The government of Portugal has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last verified on 16/05/2022. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Madrid to Lisbon coach here.
When taking the coach to Madrid from Lisbon, you can choose to depart from coach stations like Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios, Lisbon, Praça Dom Pedro IV (Rossio) and Lisboa, Praça Dom Pedro IV (Rossio). Your route can end in coach stations such as Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Lisboa - Oriente and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
Passengers board their coach most frequently from Lisboa - Oriente and travel around 5.7 miles (9.2 km) from the city centre to this coach station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and need to travel approximately 3 miles (4.9 km) from the coach station to the city centre in Madrid.
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