The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Madrid to Lisbon will cost around $ 55 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 49.
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8 h 48 m
Buses per day
Of the 5 buses that leave Madrid for Lisbon every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 502 km distance in an average of 8 h 48 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 7 h .
The slowest buses will take 9 h 30 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||311 miles (502 km)|
|Average bus duration||8 h 5 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$39 (€31)|
|Bus frequency||2 a day|
|Direct bus||Yes, there are 2 direct buses a day|
|Bus providers||Alsa, Flixbus, Avanza, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines France, Union Ivkoni International or Movelia|
Buses from Madrid to Lisbon cover the 311 miles (502 km) long trip taking on average 8 h 5 min with our travel partners like Alsa, Flixbus, Avanza, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines France, Union Ivkoni International or Movelia. Normally, there are 2 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $39 (€31), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $25 (€20). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios.
Travel between Madrid and Lisbon from $25 (€20) with Omio’s bus partners Alsa, Avanza and FlixBus! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.
Alsa is the main provider of bus travel in Spain. As a subsidiary of the UK bus company National Express, Alsa offers a plethora of regional, national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers per year. Alsa has an impressive fleet of buses with different levels of comfort and amenities on offer. Aside from the Alsa Normal bus with free WiFi, bathrooms, footrests and entertainment on board, the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium buses provide more luxurious services when traveling by road, depending on the specific route. Apart from the Standard ticket, Alsa offers other bus tickets like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes.
Alsa's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your bus between Madrid and Lisbon are the following:
With numerous options of arrival and departure stations, traveling from Spain to Portugal by bus has never been easier. With a choice of 13 departure times and a range of routes, passengers can cover the 380-mile journey in as little as seven hours 30 minutes. Traveling by bus a great, cost-effective mode of transport for anyone needing to visit the capital city of Portugal.
Three providers operate coaches on the Madrid to Lisbon route. Alsa, Eurolines, and Avanza all serve the route, with very little difference in journey time. Different companies depart and arrive at numerous locations across Madrid and Lisbon so passengers must be sure to check ahead that the company takes them to the most convenient station for their schedule.
The fastest bus journey from Madrid to Lisbon can be completed in just seven hours 30 minutes. Journey times vary slightly depending on congestion during peak travel. Longer journeys may take closer to nine hours 30 minutes.
Each day, there are approximately 13 departures from Madrid, with close to 50 options of routes, depending on where passengers choose to join and depart the service. Departures are spread throughout the day from approximately 9:00 a.m. with many options for overnight travel to arrive in Lisbon the following day.
Departure bus station: Buses depart from Madrid Estacion Sur, Madrid Aeropuerto Barajas T4 and Madrid Interc. Av América. A majority of services will depart from Estacion Sur, which is also known as Méndez Álvaro. The station is a transport hub that offers links to the Metro, Cercanias trains, and city, local, and international buses.
Arrival bus station: Again, passengers have a choice in their stations. They may alight the service at Lisboa Gare Oriente, Lisboa Estacion, Aeropuerto Lisboa and Lisboa, Estação Sete Rios. A majority arrive at Lisboa Gare Oriente, a major train, bus and metro station located in the Parque das Nações district of Lisbon spread over five floors with clear signage for visitors. The architecture of the station is particularly impressive. The station is close to the Vasco da Gama shopping center.
Travel between Madrid, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal by bus is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Portugal, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 9/22/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Lisbon from Madrid before traveling.
The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Lisbon to Madrid is: Partially open
Reentry to Spain is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal
What are the requirements?
The government of Spain has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 9/22/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your bus to Madrid from Lisbon here.
When taking a bus from Madrid, you have a couple of bus stations you can depart from including Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal. When you arrive in Lisbon, your bus can arrive in bus stations including Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios, Lisbon, Av. João XXI / Pç. Londres and Lisbon, Rossio.
Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios.
Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their buses from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to get to this bus station.
Passengers arriving in Lisbon most often arrive at Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios and need to travel around 2 mile (s) / 3 km from this bus station to the city center.
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