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Train Information between Lisbon and Madrid

distanceDistance311 miles (502 km)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersRenfe

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

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Renfe to Madrid from Lisbon

Travel on Renfe trains from Lisbon to Madrid at great prices. Omio finds you train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.


Renfe is Spain’s national train company operating freight and passenger trains on Spain’s extensive railway network as well as international routes to neighboring France and Portugal. Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50 for qualified travelers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your Lisbon to Madrid trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of trains with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE trains run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia trains combine high-speed and normal speed trains serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant trains serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night train routes.

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

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

    Can I enter Spain from Portugal?

    International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal

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

    Conditions of entry:

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

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

    All travelers in Spain must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

    The information above was last checked on 11/27/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Lisbon to Madrid as this information can change.

    What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Madrid, Spain to Lisbon, Portugal?

    The restriction level for your return train to Lisbon, Portugal from Madrid is: Partially open.

    Is my return train 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?

    Conditions of reentry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
    • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
    • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

    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:

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

    Last checked on 11/25/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Lisbon from Madrid closer to your date of departure here here.

    What is the distance from Lisbon to Madrid by train?
    The distance from Lisbon to Madrid by train is approximately 311 miles (502 km).
    Which train companies should I travel with from Lisbon to Madrid?
    If you're looking for trains from Lisbon to Madrid, you can rely on Renfe to get you to Madrid. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Lisbon to Madrid journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    The major railway station for departures from Lisbon is. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at for your journey between Lisbon and Madrid.