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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 21 Jan we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:25Lisbon Portela Airport1h25 10:50Madrid Barajas Airport
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£251One-way
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21:15Lisbon Portela Airport1h15 23:30Madrid Barajas Airport
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£201One-way
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18:35Lisbon Portela Airport1h30 21:05Madrid Barajas Airport
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£251One-way
11:25Lisbon Portela Airport1h20 13:45Madrid Barajas Airport
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£341One-way
17:05Lisbon Portela Airport1h20 19:25Madrid Barajas Airport
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£371One-way

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Fri
21 Jan
£13Flixbus
£20Ryanair
Sat
22 Jan
£13Flixbus
£25Iberia
Sun
23 Jan
£13Flixbus
£23Ryanair
Mon
24 Jan
£13Flixbus
£13Ryanair
Tue
25 Jan
£13Flixbus
£25Air Europa
Wed
26 Jan
£13Flixbus
£13Ryanair
Thu
27 Jan
£13Flixbus
£25Air Europa
Fri
28 Jan
£13Flixbus
£13Ryanair
Sat
29 Jan
£13Flixbus
£25Air Europa
Sun
30 Jan
£13Flixbus
£30easyJet
Mon
31 Jan
£13Flixbus
£13Ryanair
Tue
1 Feb
£13Flixbus
£25Air Europa
Wed
2 Feb
£93Eurolines Switzerland
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Thu
3 Feb
£13Flixbus
£22easyJet
Fri
4 Feb
£13Flixbus
£9Ryanair
Sat
5 Feb
£9Flixbus
£25Air Europa
Sun
6 Feb
£13Flixbus
£19Ryanair
Mon
7 Feb
£13Flixbus
£7Ryanair
Tue
8 Feb
£13Flixbus
£24easyJet
Wed
9 Feb
£9Flixbus
£7Ryanair

Travel Information to Madrid from Lisbon

distanceDistance311 miles (502 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£13 - £17
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £13 • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £13 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair or Alsa

Travel 311 miles (502 km) by flight or coach to Madrid from Lisbon. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £13. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Ryanair or Alsa among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or coach 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

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

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 20/01/2022. 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 between Lisbon and 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?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

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 20/01/2022. 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.

How do I go from Lisbon to Madrid?

You can travel to Madrid from Lisbon 2 different ways: flight or coach.

What is the cheapest way to go to Madrid from Lisbon?

Flight services offer the cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Madrid. Tickets for a flight cost on average £13.

This is compared to other travel options to Madrid:

A flight journey is usually £3 less than a journey to Madrid by coach, which costs on average £17 for the same trip.

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

The fastest way from Lisbon to Madrid is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.

Other travel options to Madrid from Lisbon can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Madrid by coach can take on average 7 h 35 min.

How far is Madrid from Lisbon?

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

How many services a day are there between Lisbon and Madrid?

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 to Madrid from Lisbon as scheduled services by flight or coach can vary by season or day of the week.

When going from Lisbon to Madrid, where do I depart from Lisbon and where do I arrive 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 mostly leave from Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios and tend to arrive in 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:

  • Ryanair can get you to Madrid by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Ryanair from Lisbon to Madrid for £13 on Omio.
  • Alsa can take you to Madrid by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Alsa from Lisbon to Madrid for £17.

Can I travel directly from Lisbon to Madrid?

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

  • You can travel directly by plane with easyJet, Ryanair, Air Europa, Iberia or TAP Portugal with direct flights per day.
  • You can travel directly by coach with Flixbus with 1 direct coach per day.

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.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Lisbon and Madrid ends?

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.

When should I purchase a ticket from Lisbon to Madrid online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Lisbon to Madrid, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost on average £13 one way.
  • Coach tickets cost on average £17 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Madrid from Lisbon online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.