How to get from Madrid to Sintra

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Travel Information to Sintra from Madrid

distanceDistance321 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£13 - £161
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £13 • 15 h 4 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £161 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Air Europa

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 321 miles from Madrid to Sintra. 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 train is the best option with prices starting as low as £13. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or Air Europa among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from Madrid to Sintra.

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International travel from Madrid, Spain to Sintra, Portugal is: Fully open.

Can I enter Portugal if coming from Spain?

Entry into Portugal is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Sintra if travelling from Madrid?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Sintra, Portugal due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Portugal must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 28/07/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Madrid to Sintra.

The restriction level for your return to Madrid, Spain from Portugal is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Madrid from Sintra restricted?

Entry into Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Madrid from Sintra?

Conditions of reentry into Spain:

  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Madrid, Spain?

You should observe these safety measures in Spain as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Spain was last checked on 28/07/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Madrid from Sintra closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways to get from Madrid to Sintra: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Sintra, which costs on average £13.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Sintra:

A train is £13 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from Madrid to Sintra costing on average £26.

A train journey is usually £147 less than a journey to Sintra by plane, which costs on average £161 for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel from Madrid to Sintra is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 7 h 16 min.

In comparison, getting to Sintra by train can take on average 15 h 4 min.

The distance between Madrid and Sintra is around 321 miles.

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Sintra is:

  • 1 coach a day.
  • Around 1 train per day.

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

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

  • Coaches from Madrid to Sintra most often leave from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Sintra, Portela Estacao Sul.
  • Trains from Madrid to Sintra most often leave from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Sintra.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Madrid to Sintra:

  • You can travel between Madrid and Sintra by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £26 with Flixbus from Madrid to Sintra.
  • You can take a flight from Madrid to Sintra with Air Europa. Cheap tickets can be found for £161 with Air Europa from Madrid to Sintra.

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

  • You'll find direct coach services to Sintra with Flixbus, Infobus or BlaBlaCar with around 1 direct coach every day.
  • You'll find direct flight services to Sintra with Air Nostrum, 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 Sintra tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this journey.

Omio customers who travel from Madrid to Sintra often also extend their holiday to go to Lisbon, Porto or Sevilla. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Sintra and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £26 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average £161 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £13 one way.

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

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