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Overview: Train from Lisbon to Madrid

distanceDistance311 miles (502 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesRenfe or Comboios De Portugal

Trains from Lisbon to Madrid cover the 311 miles (502 km) long route taking on average 5 h 30 min with our travel partners like Renfe or Comboios De Portugal. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Lisboa - Oriente and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Train providers: Renfe and Comboios De Portugal trains Lisbon to Madrid

Renfe and Comboios De Portugal will get you from Lisbon to Madrid at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Comboios De Portugal

Renfe is Spain’s national train operator offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travellers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These train types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

    Comboios Portugal (CP) is the main train company in Portugal operating medium and long-distance train services operating across Portugal. CP train types include International (IN) which connect Portugal with Spain and France; Alfa Pendular (AP) operating high-speed trains up to 220 km/h between Porto, Lisbon and Faro; Intercidades, long-distance trains operating up to 200km/h; Inter-Regional (IR), which offer medium distance services; and Regional, CP's local services. There are two types of fares available for CP trains: Promo (booked 5-60 days in advance and non-refundable) and Normal (refundable for a fee) available for both 1st and 2nd class tickets. Take a train with CP from Lisbon to Madrid.

    Train information from Lisbon to Madrid with Comboios De Portugal:

    • Average Duration: 5 h 30 min
    • Comboios De Portugal frequency: 1 a day

    Trains from Lisbon to Madrid: Journey Details

    Train travel between the two capital cities of the Iberian peninsula, Lisbon and Madrid, is offered by a daily direct service. This daily international service departs Lisbon at 11:34 p.m. and takes just over 11 hours arriving in Madrid at 8:40 a.m. The service runs throughout the week, departing at the same time from Monday to Sunday.

    Renfe trains from Lisbon to Madrid


    Renfe is Spain's national train operator and connects the country's main points of interest. In addition, Renfe has the largest high-speed network in Europe with AVE and Alvia trains. Other Renfe train types are Altaria, Euromed and Talgo. All Renfe trains are equipped with an on-board bistro, toilets, air conditioning and many of them with Wi-Fi.

    At Omio you can easily check the Renfe timetable for your trip and book cheap Renfe tickets from Lisbon to Madrid. When booking, you can choose different classes (Tourist, Tourist Plus, Preferred and Club), the seat and the type of ticket you want (Promo, Promo+, Flexible or Round Trip). If you have a Renfe discount card, you can specify it when you buy your ticket at Omio and take advantage of many offers. For information on ticket cancellation, please visit our Help centre.

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    Taking the Train from Lisbon

    Trains from Lisbon to Madrid depart from Lisboa Estacion Oriente which can be found six miles to the north of the city centre. The station can be reached from central Lisbon via the Metro Red Line in approximately 20 minutes. By road the station can be reached in 25 minutes from the city centre.

    Getting into Madrid by Train

    The capital city of Spain is famed for its vibrant arts scene and scintillating nightlife. The city itself is characterised by medieval and Renaissance architecture with famous landmarks, the Royal Palace and the Royal Theatre high on every visitor's itinerary. Trains from Lisbon arrive in Madrid Chamartin, the city's second biggest station found to the north of the city. Metro Lines 1 and 10 link the station with central Madrid, offering a journey time to the main shopping areas of Madrid of just 20 minutes. With the only daily train arriving in Madrid from Lisbon at 8.40 a.m. travellers can easily take the metro to the centre or change to another line to reach their final destination. Alternatively travellers can take bus number 5 from Chamartin to Puerta del Sol in half an hour.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Lisbon to Madrid

    Travel by train to Madrid easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Lisbon to Madrid.

    Travel between Lisbon, Portugal and Madrid, Spain by train is: Fully open.

    Can I enter Spain from Portugal?

    International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Spain from Lisbon?

    Conditions of entry:

    • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

    What are the safety rules to follow in Madrid, Spain?

    All travellers in Spain must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

    • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask: Mandatory

    The information above was last checked on 27/06/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Madrid from Lisbon as this information can change.

    The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Madrid to Lisbon is: Partially open

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Portugal from Spain?

    Reentry to Portugal is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Portugal from Madrid?

    What are the entry requirements?

    • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
    • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira

    What are the safety rules to follow in Lisbon, Portugal?

    The government of Portugal has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
    • Face mask: Mandatory

    Last verified on 27/06/2022. 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 train here.

    When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Madrid from Lisbon via train to be approximately 311 miles (502 km).
    On average the train from Lisbon to Madrid duration is 5 h 30 min  for the 311 miles (502 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

    Some of the Lisbon train stations to Madrid you can start your journey from include Lisboa - Oriente, Lisboa - Sete Rios and Lisboa - Entrecampos. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Madrid include Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

    When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Lisboa - Oriente   and arriving in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Lisboa - Oriente, is located 5.7 miles (9.2 km) from the city centre of Lisbon.

    The most popular arrival train station, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, is located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre of Madrid.

    If you're looking for trains from Lisbon to Madrid, you can rely on Renfe or Comboios De Portugal to get you to Madrid. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Lisbon to Madrid trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    The average number of trains departing Lisbon for Madrid is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    The earliest train for this journey departs from Lisbon at 08: 15. The last train leaves from Lisbon at 08: 15. Check Omio for the latest train timetable from Lisbon to Madrid and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Lisboa - Oriente is the most popular Lisbon railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Lisbon for your journey to Madrid.

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