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Train Information from Lisbon to Madrid

distanceDistance311 miles (502 km)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesRenfe

Trains from Lisbon to Madrid cover the 311 miles (502 km) long trip with our travel partners like Renfe. There are direct train services available.

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Travel with Renfe from Lisbon to Madrid

Travel between Lisbon and Madrid on Renfe trains with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.


Looking to travel comfortably from Lisbon to Madrid? Enjoy the Lisbon to Madrid train with Renfe, Spain’s national train company offering a wide range of domestic routes and international routes to neighboring France and Portugal. Omio shows you Renfe train times and tickets available for the 311 miles (502 km) Lisbon to Madrid route to help you find the best deals on Renfe train tickets. You can select Renfe ticket types like Promo, Promo+ and Flexible for the ideal journey by train between Lisbon and Madrid. You can also find Renfe’s discount cards, such as the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, and use these to purchase Renfe tickets on Omio.

As the main provider of train services in Spain, Renfe offers a wide range of train types with different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel. These train types include: AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia for domestic routes in Spain, Altaria for domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed for routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant regional commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

Renfe has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train between Lisbon and Madrid:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Renfe has applied temporary travel conditions for ticket holders that can no longer justify their travel or don’t wish to travel with AVE, Large Distancia, Avant or Media services for trips between 29th of October and 8th of May 2021
  • Travellers may choose to get a full refund, free of charge, or be provided with a new ticket for another date free of charge.
  • Passengers traveling international routes (Renfe–SNCF) can cancel their ticket free of charge until August 29th, 2021 if it’s requested three days before the departure date.

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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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 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.
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Lisbon and Madrid?

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

Is international entry into Madrid from Lisbon restricted?

International entry 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?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

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 7/23/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Lisbon to Madrid closer to your date of departure here

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

Return travel from Spain to Portugal is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Lisbon from Madrid?

Entry into Portugal 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?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19

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

Last checked on 7/18/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Lisbon from Madrid.

How far is it from Lisbon to Madrid by train?
The train distance from Lisbon to Madrid is around 311 miles (502 km).
What train providers go from Lisbon to Madrid?
Take the Lisbon to Madrid train with Renfe. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route from Lisbon to Madrid as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Lisboa - Santa Apolonia