The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Madrid to Lisbon will cost around $ 73 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 73.
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10 h 47 m
10 h 47 m
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Of the 1 train that leave Madrid for Lisbon every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 502 km distance in an average of 10 h 47 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 10 h 47 m .
The slowest train will take 10 h 47 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.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
11 hours 55 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$48|
|Trains depart from:||Madrid|
|Trains arrive in:||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.
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.
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.
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.
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.