How to get from Lisbon to Madrid

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from Lisbon to Madrid

You can get from Lisbon to Madrid by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Lisbon to Madrid on 03 Jul we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Lisbon to Madrid

distanceDistance311 miles (502 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £75 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or easyJet

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 311 miles (502 km) from Lisbon to Madrid. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or easyJet among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from Lisbon to Madrid.

Travel from Lisbon to Madrid

Traveling from Lisbon to Madrid is simple, and you can choose between all of the major forms of transport. For a comfortable, leisurely way to travel, the sleeper train cannot be beaten. However, if you need to reach Madrid fast, a flight will always be the best option. Budget travellers can also investigate buses and car pooling services, which can deliver excellent value, even if they do take the longest.

Buses from Lisbon to Madrid

Every day, Avanza offers 3 direct buses from Lisbon to Madrid, with departures at 9:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. In all cases, the journey time is just over 8 hours 20 minutes, and no changes are required. Alsa also operates a single direct service from Lisbon Sete Rios to Madrid, which leaves at 9:00 p.m. and travels overnight, arriving at 7:00 a.m.

Trains from Lisbon to Madrid

If you want to travel by train from Lisbon to Madrid, Renfe runs a daily sleeper service between the two cities. This leaves Lisbon's Orienta station at 9:34 p.m. and arrives at Madrid Chamartin at 8:40 a.m., making it a great option if you want to save money on accommodation.

Flights from Lisbon to Madrid

Flights from Lisbon to Madrid are the most convenient way to travel between the 2 cities. Travelers can choose between flights operated by TAP Portugal, Iberia, Easyjet and Air Europa, with morning, afternoon and late evening departures. The journey time is 1 hour 15 minutes, and all flights touch down at Barajas Airport.

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FAQs

International travel from Lisbon, Portugal to Madrid, Spain is: Fully open.

Can I enter Spain if coming from Portugal?

Entry into Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Madrid if travelling from Lisbon?

Conditions of entry:

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

What measures do I need to follow in Madrid, Spain due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Spain must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 01/07/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Lisbon and Madrid.

The current restriction level for returning to Lisbon, Portugal from Spain is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Lisbon, Portugal from Madrid, Spain?

Reentering Portugal is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Lisbon from Madrid?

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Lisbon, Portugal regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Portugal must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 27/06/2022. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Lisbon from Madrid here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Madrid from Lisbon. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Lisbon to Madrid is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around £1 compared to other travel options to Madrid:

A ferry is generally £45 less than a coach for the same journey. A coach costs on average £45 from Lisbon to Madrid.

A ferry journey is usually £75 less than a journey to Madrid by plane, which costs on average £75 for the same trip.

A ferry is about £3 less than a train, which costs on average £3 for this route.

The quickest way to travel from Lisbon to Madrid is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Madrid by coach can take on average 6 h 40 min.

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In comparison, getting to Madrid by train can take on average 15 h 12 min.

Madrid is approximately 311 miles (502 km) away from Lisbon.

The average frequency per day from Lisbon to Madrid is:

  • Around 1 coach per day.
  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Lisbon and Madrid as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Lisbon to Madrid:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Most travellers catch their flight from Lisbon Portela Airport and arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Most travellers who buy a train ticket from Lisbon to Madrid depart from Lisboa - Oriente to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Lisbon to Madrid:

  • You can travel by coach to Madrid from Lisbon with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Lisbon to Madrid tickets for £45 on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Lisbon to Madrid with easyJet. Cheap tickets can be found for £75 with easyJet from Lisbon to Madrid.

Yes, there are direct services available between Lisbon and Madrid with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct coach with Flixbus, Alsa, Eurolines Switzerland or Gipsyy.
  • You can travel directly by plane with Air Nostrum, PGA-Portugalia Airlines, easyJet, Air Europa, Iberia or TAP Portugal.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Madrid as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Lisbon to Madrid.

Looking to extend your trip from Lisbon to Madrid? Many Omio customers who go from Lisbon to Madrid usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. If you're looking to explore Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla from Madrid, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before travelling from Lisbon to Madrid, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is on average £45 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £75 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a ferry ticket for this route is on average £1 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £3 one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Lisbon to Madrid tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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