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Train Information to Lisbon from Madrid

distanceDistance311 miles (502 km)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersRenfe

Trains from Madrid to Lisbon cover the 311 miles (502 km) long route with our travel partners like Renfe. There are direct train services available.

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Train between Madrid and Lisbon with Renfe

Travel on Renfe trains from Madrid to Lisbon at great prices. Omio finds you train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.


Renfe is Spain’s national train provider operating freight and passenger trains on Spain’s extensive railway network as well as international routes to neighboring France and Portugal. Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50 for qualified travellers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your Madrid to Lisbon trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of trains with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE trains run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia trains combine high-speed and normal speed trains serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant trains serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night train routes.

    When you buy your Renfe train tickets between Madrid and Lisbon don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • Renfe has applied temporary travel conditions for ticket holders that can no longer justify their travel or don’t wish to travel with AVE, Large Distancia, Avant or Media services for trips between 29th of October and 8th of May 2021
    • Travellers may choose to get a full refund, free of charge, or be provided with a new ticket for another date free of charge.
    • Passengers traveling international routes (Renfe–SNCF) can cancel their ticket free of charge until August 29th, 2021 if it’s requested three days before the departure date.

    Trains from Madrid to Lisbon: Journey Details

    Trains from Madrid to Lisbon depart once a day at just before 10:00 p.m., arriving in Lisbon approximately 11 hours later, in time for breakfast. This direct service uses the Trenhotel sleeper train, called The Lusitania.

    Lisbon is full of museums, palaces, high-end and quirky shops, as well as excellent food. Its mild climate means that al-fresco lunches can be enjoyed for much of the year.

    Renfe trains from Madrid to Lisbon


    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 Madrid to Lisbon. 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 Madrid

    Trains from Madrid to Lisbon depart from Madrid Chamartin Station, Madrid's second largest station, which is located in the city's Northern business district. The station is on lines 1 and 10 of the city's Metro system, as well as being linked by frequent bus routes, which run across the city and out to the airport and suburbs. Madrid has regular night bus routes, which operate seven days a week. Taxis are available at Madrid Chamartin Station.

    Getting into Lisbon by Train

    Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, spreads along the banks of the River Tejo and is today one of the most popular city break destinations in Europe. The city blends wide, elegant boulevards with narrow cobbled alleys and steep staircases, topped with the impressive Castelo de São Jorge. Across the river the landscape is dominated by the Cristo Rei, a smaller version of Rio de Janeiro's Christ statue. Trains from Madrid to Lisbon arrive first at Lisbon Oriente Station and a few minutes later at Lisbon St Apolonia Station. Both are conveniently located for the city's transport network of local and Metro trains, funiculars, buses, water ferries and trams. Some tram routes still use antique carriages and are one of Lisbon's tourist attractions. Taxis are available at both stations.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Madrid to Lisbon
    Travel by train to Lisbon 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 Madrid to Lisbon.
    Is travel by train currently allowed from Madrid, Spain to Lisbon, Portugal?

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

    What is the status of international entry into Portugal from Spain?

    International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

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

    Conditions of entry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
    • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

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

    When travelling in Portugal, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

    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 train from Madrid to Lisbon before travelling.

    What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Lisbon, Portugal to Madrid, Spain?

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

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

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

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

    What are the entry requirements?

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
    • Health screen upon arrival
    • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
    • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

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

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

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

    Last verified on 25/10/2021. 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 train here.

    How many miles is it from Madrid to Lisbon by train?
    The Madrid to Lisbon train distance is approximately 311 miles (502 km).
    Which train providers can take me from Madrid to Lisbon?
    For the route from Madrid to Lisbon you can take a train with Renfe. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Madrid to Lisbon on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    The major railway station for departures from Madrid is Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha for your trip from Madrid to Lisbon.
    Amenities at station
    Ticket office hours
    Mon - Sun: 10: 00 - 20: 00
    Connections to/from station
    Train lines: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, C8, C10
    Metro lines: 1
    Bus lines: 10, 14, 24, 26, 32, 37, 54, 57, 59, 85, 86, 102, 121, 203