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Train Information from Madrid to Lisbon

distanceDistance311 miles (502 km)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersRenfe

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

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Renfe Madrid – Lisbon

You can travel by train between Madrid and Lisbon with Renfe. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Renfe

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.

    Please follow the recommendations outlined by Renfe when booking your train tickets between Madrid and Lisbon due to the coronavirus:

    • 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.

    Trains from Madrid to Lisbon

    There is one daily direct train from Madrid to Lisbon, an overnight service that leaves the Spanish capital in late evening and arrives in the Portuguese capital in early morning. This international service takes around ten and a half hours, with departures from Madrid seven days a week. Trains offer sleeper compartments or reclining seats.

    Which train companies travel from Madrid to Lisbon?

    The overnight trains from Madrid to Lisbon are all operated by the Spanish state rail company Renfe. The Lusitania Trenhotel trains used on the journey to Portugal offer travelers a choice of booking a seat, a Turista class sleeping berth, or a private two-bed sleeping compartment for individuals or couples.

    How long is the train from Madrid to Lisbon?

    The non-stop overnight journey from Madrid to Lisbon takes ten hours and 37 minutes to complete the 350-mile trip. This includes a short wait at the border. International timetables take into account the fact that Portuguese time is one hour behind Spanish time.

    How many trains are there from Madrid to Lisbon?

    There is one daily direct train from Madrid to Lisbon. This departs from Madrid Chamartin Station at 9:43 p.m., and arrives in Lisbon at 7:20 a.m. It is possible to make an indirect journey, departing Madrid at 8:00 a.m. involving changes at Badajoz in Spain and Entroncamento in Portugal, arriving in Lisbon at 8:00 p.m.

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

    Departure train station: Madrid Chamartin Station The evening train to Lisbon departs from Chamartin Station, about four miles north of central Madrid. Public transport connections include stops on Madrid Metro lines 1 and 10, and local bus connections across the city from stops beside the station. Taxis are available from a stand at the entrance.

    Arrival train station: Lisbon Gare do Oriente Trains from Madrid arrive at the modern Gare do Oriente, situated about five miles north-east of central Lisbon. The station's metro stop offers fast connections to the airport and the city center. The adjacent bus station serves routes across Portugal. Oriente station has a shopping mall attached, and taxi stands on the main concourse.

    Train tickets from Madrid to Lisbon: when to book to save $

    Time Price Savings
    1 week earlier 37 €
    2 weeks earlier 28 €32%
    3 weeks earlier 27 €37%
    1 month before 28 €32%
    2 months earlier 28 €32%
    3 months earlier 30 €23%


    Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Madrid - Lisbon. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

    The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

    • Buying your train ticket from Madrid - Lisbon 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 37% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
    • If you book a ticket Madrid - Lisbon with 2 months in advance you save up to about 32% compared to the initial price.
    • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 23%.
    • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Madrid to Lisbon
    Travel by train to Lisbon 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 Madrid to Lisbon.
    FAQs
    Am I allowed to travel by train from Madrid, Spain to Lisbon, Portugal?

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

    What is the status of international entry into Portugal from Spain?

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

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

    Conditions of entry:

    • 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

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

    When traveling in Portugal, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

    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 train from Madrid to Lisbon before traveling.

    Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Madrid, Spain from Lisbon, Portugal?

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

    Is my return train 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?

    Conditions of reentry:

    • 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?

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

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

    Last checked on 9/22/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Madrid from Lisbon closer to your date of departure here here.

    What is the distance between Madrid and Lisbon by train?
    The Madrid to Lisbon train distance is approximately 311 miles (502 km).
    Which train providers can take me from Madrid to Lisbon?
    When taking a train from Madrid to Lisbon, you can count on Renfe for the best way to get you to Lisbon. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Madrid and Lisbon and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Madrid
    Lisbon
    Madrid Chamartín
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    Madrid Puerta De Atocha
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
    This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 1<br>Bus lines 47, 55, 19, 85, 10, 24, 57, 102, C