Cheap bus tickets from Madrid to Lisbon

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Cheapest

$26

Average

$37

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 $ 37 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 26.

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11:25PMMadrid8h45 07:10AMLisbon
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$261One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:05AMMadrid9h50 04:55PMLisbon
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$481One-way

Bus schedule from Madrid to Lisbon

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Sun
Jan 23
$26Flixbus
$48Air Europa
Mon
Jan 24
$18Flixbus
$30Ryanair
Tue
Jan 25
$18Flixbus
$48Air Europa
Wed
Jan 26
$23Alsa
$36Air Europa
Thu
Jan 27
$23Alsa
$36Air Europa
Fri
Jan 28
$18Flixbus
$54Iberia
Sat
Jan 29
$18Flixbus
$36Iberia
Sun
Jan 30
$26Alsa
$35Ryanair
Mon
Jan 31
$18Flixbus
$19Ryanair
Tue
Feb 1
$18Flixbus
$36Air Europa
Wed
Feb 2
$23Alsa
$25Ryanair
Thu
Feb 3
$18Flixbus
$33easyJet
Fri
Feb 4
$12Flixbus
$31easyJet
Sat
Feb 5
$114Eurolines Switzerland
$36Air Europa
Sun
Feb 6
$23Alsa
$26Ryanair
Mon
Feb 7
$18Flixbus
$17Ryanair
Tue
Feb 8
$18Flixbus
$29easyJet
Wed
Feb 9
$18Flixbus
$12Ryanair
Thu
Feb 10
$12Flixbus
$26easyJet
Fri
Feb 11
$12Flixbus
$17Ryanair

Bus times from Madrid to Lisbon

Showing times and prices for Jan 23

Fastest Journey

8 h 45 m

Average

9 h 17 m

Buses per day

2

Distance

502 km

Of the 2 buses that leave Madrid for Lisbon every day 2 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 9 h 17 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 8 h 45 m .

The slowest buses will take 9 h 50 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.

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11:25PMMadrid8h45 07:10AMLisbon
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$261One-way
2nd Fastest
08:05AMMadrid9h50 04:55PMLisbon
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$481One-way

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Overview: Bus from Madrid to Lisbon

distanceDistance311 miles (502 km)
durationAverage bus duration7 h 35 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$22 (€18)
frequencyBus frequency2 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 2 direct buses a day
carriersBus companiesAlsa, Flixbus, Avanza, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines France, Union Ivkoni International or Movelia

Buses from Madrid to Lisbon cover the 311 miles (502 km) long route taking on average 7 h 35 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 $22 (€18), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $18 (€15). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios.

Bus companies: Alsa, Avanza and FlixBus from Madrid to Lisbon

For as little as $18 (€15) you can travel by bus from Madrid to Lisbon with Alsa, Avanza and FlixBus. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

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Alsa is the main bus company in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK bus company National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on bus journeys. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal buses with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe buses like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.

  • Average Price: $23

Alsa's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your bus from Madrid to Lisbon are the following:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Buses from Madrid to Lisbon

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.

Which bus companies travel from Madrid to Lisbon?

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.

How long is the bus from Madrid to Lisbon?

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.

How many buses are there from Madrid to Lisbon?

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.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Madrid to Lisbon?

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.

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FAQs

Am I allowed to travel by bus from Madrid, Spain to Lisbon, Portugal?

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

Is international entry into Lisbon from Madrid restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Portugal from Madrid?

Entry Requirements:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

What are the safety rules to follow in Lisbon, Portugal?

The government of Portugal has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last checked on 1/20/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus from Madrid to Lisbon closer to your date of departure here

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Spain from Lisbon, Portugal?

The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Lisbon to Madrid is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Spain from Portugal?

Reentry to Spain is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Spain from Lisbon?

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 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
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

What are the safety rules to follow in Madrid, Spain?

The government of Spain has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

Last checked on 1/21/22. 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.

How much does a cheap bus to Lisbon from Madrid cost?

Bus tickets from Madrid to Lisbon for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $18 (€15)  one way in the next 7 days.

What is the price of a bus ticket from Madrid to Lisbon?

If you’re looking to book your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Madrid to Lisbon bus price to come in at an average of $22 (€18)  one way.

How far is Lisbon from Madrid by bus?

The Madrid to Lisbon bus distance is approximately 311 miles (502 km).

How many hours is the bus time to Lisbon from Madrid?

While the time it takes to travel 311 miles (502 km) to Lisbon from Madrid can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Madrid to Lisbon bus journey time is on average 7 h 35 min.

What station does the bus from Madrid to Lisbon depart from? Which Lisbon bus station do I come into from Madrid?

Some of the Madrid bus stations to Lisbon you can start your journey from include Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal. Similarly, some of the arrival bus stations in Lisbon include Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios, Lisbon, Av. João XXI / Pç. Londres and Lisbon, Rossio.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   and arriving in Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios.

Where is the departure bus station in Madrid located? Where is the arrival bus station in Lisbon located?

Passengers board their bus most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city center to this bus station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios and need to travel approximately 2.4 miles (3.9 km) from the bus station to the city center in Lisbon.

What bus companies offer a service to Lisbon from Madrid?

When taking a bus from Madrid to Lisbon, you can count on Alsa, Flixbus, Avanza, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines France, Union Ivkoni International or Movelia for the best way to get you to Lisbon. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service to Lisbon from Madrid and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.

Can I book a direct bus from Madrid to Lisbon?

Yes, there are 2 direct buses per day from Madrid to Lisbon. You can look to travel with Flixbus  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct bus tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.

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

The average number of buses departing Madrid for Lisbon is 2 a day. The bus schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When can I take the first bus from Madrid to Lisbon? When can I take the last bus for the day?

The earliest bus departing from Madrid to Lisbon leaves at 7: 05 AM. The last bus departing from Madrid to Lisbon leaves at 11: 30 PM. You can find the latest Madrid to Lisbon bus schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How far in advance should I purchase bus tickets between Madrid and Lisbon for the best deals?

You can find buses from Madrid to Lisbon to cost on average $22 (€18) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Madrid to Lisbon bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.