You can get from Lisbon to Madrid by train, bus or flight.
To get from Lisbon to Madrid on 26 Sep we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .
|Distance||311 miles (502 km)|
|Available travel modes||Flight or coach|
|Ticket price range||£18 - £41|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £18 • 8 h|
|Fastest mode||Flight • £41 • 1 h 20 min|
|Popular travel companies||Air 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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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.
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.
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 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.
Travel between Lisbon, Portugal and Madrid, Spain is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal.
Conditions of entry into Spain:
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Spain has imposed the following measures:
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.
The current restriction level for returning to Lisbon, Portugal from Spain is: Partially open.
Reentering Portugal is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
All travellers returning to Portugal must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:
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.
There are 2 ways to travel from Lisbon to Madrid including taking a flight or coach.
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.
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.
The distance from Lisbon to Madrid is approximately 311 miles (502 km).
The average frequency per day from Lisbon to Madrid is:
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.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers 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:
Yes, there are direct routes from Lisbon to Madrid with the following travel companies:
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.
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:
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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