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Overview: Train from Lisbon to Madrid

distanceDistance311 miles (502 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesRenfe or Comboios De Portugal

Trains from Lisbon to Madrid cover the 311 miles (502 km) long journey taking on average 16 h 5 min with our travel partners like Renfe or Comboios De Portugal. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Lisboa - Oriente and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Train providers: Renfe and Comboios De Portugal from Lisbon to Madrid trains

Find the best route from Lisbon to Madrid with Omio's train partners Renfe and Comboios De Portugal! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular route for you.

Comboios De Portugal

Renfe is Spain’s national train company offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travelers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These train types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

    Comboios Portugal (CP) is the main train company in Portugal operating medium and long-distance train services operating across Portugal. CP train types include International (IN) which connect Portugal with Spain and France; Alfa Pendular (AP) operating high-speed trains up to 220 km/h between Porto, Lisbon and Faro; Intercidades, long-distance trains operating up to 200km/h; Inter-Regional (IR), which offer medium distance services; and Regional, CP's local services. There are two types of fares available for CP trains: Promo (booked 5-60 days in advance and non-refundable) and Normal (refundable for a fee) available for both 1st and 2nd class tickets. Take a train with CP from Lisbon to Madrid.

    Train information from Lisbon to Madrid with Comboios De Portugal:

    • Average Duration: 5 h 30 min
    • Comboios De Portugal frequency: 1 a day

    Quick Guide: Trains from Lisbon to Madrid

    Average Price: €61
    Trains per day: 1
    Transfers: Direct
    Average Time: 10:15
    Fastest Route: 10:15
    Slowest Route: 10:15

    Trains from Lisbon to Madrid: Journey Details

    There is one train from Lisbon to Madrid per day. This daily international train departs Lisbon at 9:25 p.m. and takes just over 10 hours arriving in Madrid at 8:40 a.m. Renfe's Lisbon to Madrid train runs throughout the week, departing at the same time every day Monday through Sunday.

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    Average prices for Renfe trains from Lisbon to Madrid when you book in advance

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    Lisbon to Madrid Trains: General Information

    Generally the price of the Lisbon to Madrid train is fairly consistent. Travelers can potentially save some money if they book more than a month in advance or last minute if there are unsold tickets for a train departing the next day.

    • autobus All Lisbon to Madrid trains are run by Renfe.
    • autobus All Renfe trains are direct, depart from Lisbon's Santa Apolonia train station and arrive at Madrid's Puerta de Atocha train station.
    • autobus Journey Time: The Lisbon to Madrid train journey takes 10 hours and 15 minutes to arrive in Madrid.
    • autobus Most travelers book their Lisbon to Madrid train tickets approximately 1 day in advance of the travel date.

    Deutsche Bahn trains from Lisbon to Madrid


    Deutsche Bahn is the main railroad company in Germany. On average, about 40,000 train journeys are made in Germany every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types—make savings with offers such as the Sparpreis ticket or apply discount cards with the BahnCard. Check whether you can also use them on the DB route from Lisbon to Madrid. You can find information on ticket cancelation in our Help Center.

    DB has different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its railroads, which differ in terms of comfort and travel time. While restrooms, for example, are part of the standard equipment, other offers such as an on-board restaurant or Wi-Fi access are only available on certain trains. With Omio you can easily check the Deutsche Bahn timetable for your journey from Lisbon to Madrid and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.

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    Taking the Train from Lisbon

    Trains from Lisbon to Madrid depart from Lisboa Estacion Oriente which can be found six miles to the north of the city center. The station can be reached from central Lisbon via the Metro Red Line in approximately 20 minutes. By road the station can be reached in 25 minutes from the city center.

    Getting into Madrid by Train

    The capital city of Spain is famed for its vibrant arts scene and scintillating nightlife. The city itself is characterized by medieval and Renaissance architecture with famous landmarks, the Royal Palace and the Royal Theatre high on every visitor's itinerary. Trains from Lisbon arrive in Madrid Chamartin, the city's second biggest station found to the north of the city. Metro Lines 1 and 10 link the station with central Madrid, offering a journey time to the main shopping areas of Madrid of just 20 minutes. With the only daily train arriving in Madrid from Lisbon at 8:40 a.m. travelers can easily take the metro to the center or change to another line to reach their final destination. Alternatively, travelers can take bus number 5 from Chamartin to Puerta del Sol in half an hour.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Lisbon to Madrid

    Travel Tips: Travel by train to Madrid 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 Lisbon to Madrid.

    Travel by train between Lisbon, Portugal and Madrid, Spain is: Unrestricted.

    Is international entry into Madrid from Lisbon restricted?

    International entry is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal

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

    Entry Requirements:

    • There are no current restrictions

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

    The above information was last checked on 10/3/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Lisbon and Madrid closer to your date of departure here

    The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Madrid to Lisbon is: Unrestricted

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

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

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

    What are the requirements?

    • There are no current restrictions

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

    Last checked on 10/3/22. 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 train to Lisbon from Madrid here.

    The Lisbon to Madrid train distance is approximately 311 miles (502 km).
    On average the Lisbon to Madrid train time is 16 h 5 min  covering the 311 miles (502 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    When taking a train from Lisbon, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Lisboa - Oriente, Lisboa - Sete Rios and Lisboa - Entrecampos. When you arrive in Madrid, your train can arrive in train stations including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

    Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Lisboa - Oriente   to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Lisboa - Oriente, which is located around 5.7 miles (9.2 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city center.

    For the trip from Lisbon to Madrid you can take a train with Renfe or Comboios De Portugal. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Lisbon and Madrid on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    The average number of trains departing Lisbon for Madrid is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    You can take the earliest train from Lisbon to Madrid at 8: 15 AM   or take the last train from Lisbon to Madrid leaving at 8: 15 AM. Look for the latest Lisbon to Madrid train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Lisboa - Oriente is the most popular Lisbon railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Lisbon for your trip to Madrid.

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