You can get from Madrid to Lisbon by train, bus or flight.
To get from Madrid to Lisbon on 29 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||311 miles (502 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or flight|
|Ticket price range||£18 - £45|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £18 • 8 h|
|Fastest mode||Flight • £45 • 1 h 20 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus or easyJet|
Take a coach or flight to travel 311 miles (502 km) to Lisbon from 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 trip are Flixbus or easyJet among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from Madrid to Lisbon.
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The distance between the two cities is over 600 km so travelling from Madrid to Lisbon is a significant journey with buses taking in excess of 8 hours, and the train journey lasting for over 10. There are a few direct flights with Easyjet and Tap Portugal that can halve the nearest competitor's travel time with a 4 hour flight.
Travelling from Madrid to Lisbon by bus is fairly simple. The two main companies operating are Eurolines Switzerland, and Avanza, both leaving from Estación Sur de Autobuses at the Méndez Álvaro Interchange. Buses start at 09.15 am and are available throughout the day with the last bus leaving at 11.00 pm. Travel time varies from 8 hours to 13 hours depending on if the service is direct. Prices are around the £33 level.
Trains are an alternative method of travelling from Madrid to Lisbon. There is one service daily, operating from the Madrid Chamartin Station. The train leaves Madrid at 09.50 pm, arriving at the Santa Apolonia station in Lisbon at 07.30 am and costing £48.15. This is a direct service.[h3]Flights from Madrid to Lisbon[/h3] [p]There are at least 14 different airlines operating flights travelling from Madrid to Lisbon so there are flights at most times of the day, but costs can vary enormously. The cheapest flight will be around £117 with Easyjet- this is a 4 hour direct flight. Prices range up to over £1,000 and many flights require a change of plane during the journey meaning that this can be a slow, as well as an expensive, travel option. [/p]
Travel between Madrid, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.
Conditions of entry into Portugal:
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Portugal has imposed the following measures:
This information was last checked on 27/10/2021. 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 between Madrid and Lisbon.
The current restriction level for returning to Madrid, Spain from Portugal is: Partially open.
Reentering Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal
All travellers returning to Spain must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:
The information above was last checked on 27/10/2021. 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 Madrid from Lisbon here.
There are 2 travel options from Madrid to Lisbon: coach or flight.
The cheapest way from Madrid to Lisbon is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £18 compared to other travel options to Lisbon:
A coach is generally £28 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £45 from Madrid to Lisbon.
The fastest way to get to Lisbon from Madrid is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.
There are alternative travel options to Lisbon that can usually take longer:
In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 8 h.
The distance between Madrid and Lisbon is around 311 miles (502 km).
The average frequency per day from Madrid to Lisbon is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Madrid and Lisbon as scheduled services by coach or flight can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Madrid to Lisbon:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Madrid to Lisbon, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct routes from Madrid to Lisbon with the following travel companies:
As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Lisbon tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this journey.
Before travelling from Madrid to Lisbon, 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 Madrid to Lisbon 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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