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from Lisbon to Madrid

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

Our recommendation

To get from Lisbon to Madrid on 26 Sep we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:00Lisboa, Gare Oriente8h00 18:00Madrid, Estación Sur
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£401One-way
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09:00Lisboa, Gare Oriente8h00 18:00Madrid, Estación Sur
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£401One-way
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09:00Lisboa, Gare Oriente8h30 18:30Madrid
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£401One-way
08:30Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios8h30 18:00Madrid, Estación Sur
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£401One-way
09:00Lisboa, Gare Oriente9h00 19:00Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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£401One-way

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Sun
26 Sep
£40Alsa
£153easyJet
Mon
27 Sep
£18Flixbus
£62easyJet
Tue
28 Sep
£13Flixbus
£40easyJet
Wed
29 Sep
£40Eurolines Switzerland
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Thu
30 Sep
£20Flixbus
£94easyJet
Fri
1 Oct
£20Flixbus
£112easyJet
Sat
2 Oct
£18Flixbus
£73Iberia
Sun
3 Oct
£18Flixbus
£73Iberia
Mon
4 Oct
£13Flixbus
£36easyJet
Tue
5 Oct
£13Flixbus
£24easyJet
Wed
6 Oct
£13Flixbus
£22Iberia
Thu
7 Oct
£13Flixbus
£22easyJet
Fri
8 Oct
£13Flixbus
£29easyJet
Sat
9 Oct
£13Flixbus
£20easyJet
Sun
10 Oct
£13Flixbus
£28easyJet
Mon
11 Oct
£13Flixbus
£26easyJet
Tue
12 Oct
£40Eurolines Switzerland
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Wed
13 Oct
£13Flixbus
£33easyJet
Thu
14 Oct
£13Flixbus
£22Iberia
Fri
15 Oct
£13Flixbus
£21easyJet

Travel Information from Lisbon to Madrid

distanceDistance311 miles (502 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£18 - £41
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £18 • 8 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • £41 • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir Europa or Alsa

Travel 311 miles (502 km) by flight or coach from Lisbon to Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £18. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Air Europa or Alsa among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or coach from Lisbon to Madrid.

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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
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Madrid, Spain from Lisbon, Portugal?

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

Can travellers from Portugal enter Spain?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Madrid from Lisbon?

Conditions of entry into Spain:

  • 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Madrid, Spain?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Spain has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 25/09/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip from Lisbon to Madrid.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Lisbon, Portugal from Madrid, Spain?

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?

  • 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

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 22/09/2021. 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.

What are my travel options from Lisbon to Madrid?

There are 2 ways to travel from Lisbon to Madrid including taking a flight or coach.

How do I get from Lisbon to Madrid the cheapest way?

The cheapest way from Lisbon to Madrid is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £18 compared to other travel options to Madrid:

A coach journey is usually £23 less than a journey to Madrid by plane, which costs on average £41 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get to Madrid from Lisbon?

The fastest way to get to Madrid from Lisbon is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.

There are alternative travel options to Madrid that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Madrid by coach can take on average 8 h.

How far is it from Lisbon to Madrid?

The distance from Lisbon to Madrid is approximately 311 miles (502 km).

How many services a day are there to Madrid from Lisbon?

The average frequency per day from Lisbon to Madrid is:

  • Around 1 coach per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Lisbon to Madrid as scheduled services by flight or coach can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Lisbon and in Madrid?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Lisbon to Madrid:

  • Flights mostly depart from Lisbon Portela Airport and arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Coaches most often depart from Lisbon at Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios and arrive in Madrid at Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Lisbon to Madrid?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Lisbon to Madrid, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Air Europa to go to Madrid by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Air Europa Lisbon to Madrid tickets on Omio for £41.
  • Travel with Alsa for coaches to Madrid. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Alsa Lisbon to Madrid tickets on Omio for £18.
Is there a direct service between Lisbon and Madrid?

Yes, there are direct routes from Lisbon to Madrid with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct flights per day to take to Madrid with PGA-Portugalia Airlines, easyJet, Air Europa, Iberia or TAP Portugal.
  • You can find 1 direct coach per day to take to Madrid with Flixbus or Eurolines Switzerland.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Madrid tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this trip.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Lisbon to Madrid?
Omio customers who travel from Lisbon to Madrid often also extend their holiday to go to Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Madrid and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I purchase Lisbon to Madrid tickets online to score the best deals?

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 plane ticket for this journey is on average £41 one way.
  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is on average £18 one way.

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Lisbon
Madrid
LISBOA (Gare Oriente)
Amenities
Lisboa
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Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
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