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from Madrid to Lisbon

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

Our recommendation

To get from Madrid to Lisbon on 29 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:00Madrid, Estación Sur7h00 14:00Lisboa, Gare Oriente
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£391One-way
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08:00Madrid, Estación Sur7h00 14:00Lisboa, Gare Oriente
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£391One-way
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09:55Madrid Barajas Airport1h25 10:20Lisbon Portela Airport
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£2701One-way
17:55Madrid Barajas Airport1h25 18:20Lisbon Portela Airport
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£3161One-way
17:55Madrid Barajas Airport1h20 18:15Lisbon Portela Airport
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£3681One-way

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Thu
28 Oct
£53Flixbus
£239Royal Air Maroc
Fri
29 Oct
£35Union Ivkoni International
£240easyJet
Sat
30 Oct
£26Flixbus
£244Iberia
Sun
31 Oct
£22Flixbus
£83Ryanair
Mon
1 Nov
£40Alsa
£46Iberia
Tue
2 Nov
£70Eurolines Switzerland
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Wed
3 Nov
£19Flixbus
£53Ryanair
Thu
4 Nov
£13Flixbus
£55Air Europa
Fri
5 Nov
£27Union Ivkoni International
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Sat
6 Nov
£18Flixbus
£58Iberia
Sun
7 Nov
£18Flixbus
£53Ryanair
Mon
8 Nov
£18Flixbus
£35Iberia
Tue
9 Nov
£70Eurolines Switzerland
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Wed
10 Nov
£70Eurolines Switzerland
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Thu
11 Nov
£13Flixbus
£35Air Europa
Fri
12 Nov
£13Flixbus
£53easyJet
Sat
13 Nov
£13Alsa
£35Air Europa
Sun
14 Nov
£13Alsa
£38Ryanair
Mon
15 Nov
£13Flixbus
£22easyJet
Tue
16 Nov
£13Flixbus
£22easyJet
Wed
17 Nov
£17Alsa
£22Ryanair

Travel Information to Lisbon from Madrid

distanceDistance311 miles (502 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£18 - £45
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £18 • 8 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • £45 • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus 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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General Information About the Journey from Madrid to Lisbon

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.

Buses from Madrid to Lisbon

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 from Madrid to Lisbon

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]

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Travel from Madrid to Lisbon
Travel to Lisbon easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Madrid to Lisbon.
FAQs
Is international travel between Madrid, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal allowed?

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

Can travellers from Spain enter Portugal?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Portugal:

  • 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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Madrid, Spain regarding COVID-19?

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

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

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.

What are my travel options from Madrid to Lisbon?

There are 2 travel options from Madrid to Lisbon: coach or flight.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Madrid and Lisbon?

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.

What is the fastest way to get 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.

How many miles from Madrid to Lisbon would I travel?

The distance between Madrid and Lisbon is around 311 miles (502 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Lisbon is:

  • 2 coaches a day.

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.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Madrid to Lisbon?

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

  • Coaches from Madrid to Lisbon most often leave from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios.
  • Flights from Madrid to Lisbon most often leave from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Lisbon Portela Airport.
Which travel operators can get me 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:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Lisbon by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Madrid to Lisbon tickets on Omio for £18.
  • Travel with easyJet for flights to Lisbon. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for easyJet Madrid to Lisbon tickets on Omio for £45.
Can I travel directly to Lisbon from Madrid?

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

  • You'll find direct coach services to Lisbon with Flixbus or Eurolines Switzerland with around 2 direct coaches every day.
  • You'll find direct flight services to Lisbon with PGA-Portugalia Airlines, easyJet, Air Europa, Iberia or TAP Portugal with around direct flights every day.

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.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Madrid to Lisbon?
Omio customers who travel from Madrid to Lisbon often also extend their holiday to go to Porto, Paris or Barcelona. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Lisbon and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I purchase my Madrid to Lisbon ticket online to get the best deals?

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:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £18 one way for this route.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is on average £45 one way.

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.