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 Madrid to Lisbon will cost around £ 52 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 40.
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8 h 45 m
Buses per day
Of the 30 buses that leave Madrid for Lisbon every day 30 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 8 h 45 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 8 h .
The slowest buses will take 9 h 30 m 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 15 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£29 (€33)|
|Coach frequency||2 a day|
|Direct coach||Yes, there are 2 direct coaches a day|
|Coach companies||Alsa, Flixbus, Avanza, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines France, Union Ivkoni International or Movelia|
Coaches from Madrid to Lisbon cover the 311 miles (502 km) long trip taking on average 8 h 15 min with our travel partners like Alsa, Flixbus, Avanza, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines France, Union Ivkoni International or Movelia. Normally, there are 2 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £22, but the average price of coach tickets is £29. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios.
FlixBus, Alsa and Avanza coaches will get you from Madrid to Lisbon from £22. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your 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 between Madrid and Lisbon don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:
There are regular buses running between Madrid and Lisbon. There are approximately 14 different coach options between the two cities. In addition, there are four overnight bus trips. The first bus departs at 9:00 a.m. from Madrid, arriving in Lisbon at 6:00 p.m. The last bus departs at 11:00 p.m. arriving in Lisbon at 6:30 a.m. The average bus trip takes 8:23 h. The overnight buses depart between 10:15 p.m and 11:00 p.m and arrive between 06:30 a.m and 06:45 a.m in the morning. Buses from Madrid to Lisbon depart from Madrid Coach Station. Buses between the two cities are offered by ALSA, Eurolines.
Buses from Madrid to Lisbon leave from the Intercambiador de Transporte, Avenida de América to the north of the city, which is well served by local and regional buses operated by Alsa and Veolia. The nearest metro station is Avenida de América, providing quick links from across the city and the airport. Madrid has a regular night bus service. There is a taxi rank at the bus station.
Lisbon is a fascinating blend of history, culture and nightlife. Younger visitors will enjoy the Jardim Zoológico and Oceanarium, while football fans will appreciate a tour of the Benfica home ground, Estádio da Luz. A great way to get around Lisbon above ground is on one of the vintage trams still in use. The towering Cristo do Rei overlooks Lisbon and taking the lift to the top reveals incredible views of the city and its large natural harbour.
Buses from Madrid to Lisbon stop first at the Oriente Station, a main terminus for local, regional and international buses and trains, and continue on to the Sete Rios Bus Station. Both are on Lisbon's Metro system. Lisbon has a regular night bus service. There are taxi ranks at both stations.
Travel between Madrid, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal by coach is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
Conditions of entry:
When travelling in Portugal, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 24/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach from Madrid to Lisbon before travelling.
The current restriction level for your return trip by coach from Lisbon to Madrid is: Partially open
Reentry to Spain is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal
What are the entry requirements?
The government of Spain has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last verified on 24/10/2021. 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 Lisbon to Madrid coach here.
There are a few coach stations in Madrid to start your journey from including Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal. In Lisbon you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios, Lisbon, Av. João XXI / Pç. Londres and Lisbon, Rossio.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios.
Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their coaches from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to get to this coach station.
Passengers arriving in Lisbon most often arrive at Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios and need to travel around 2 mile (s) / 3 km from this coach station to the city centre.
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