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from Lisbon to Madrid

You can get from Lisbon to Madrid by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Lisbon to Madrid on Sep 20 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:00PMLisbon Portela Airport1h20 05:20PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$641One-way
Cheapest
10:00PMLisbon8h15 07:15AMMadrid, Estación Sur
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$321One-way
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07:00AMLisbon Portela Airport1h20 09:20AMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$871One-way
08:35PMLisbon Portela Airport1h25 11:00PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$801One-way
07:55PMLisbon Portela Airport1h20 10:15PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$1161One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sun
Sep 19
$31Flixbus
$228Iberia
Mon
Sep 20
$25Flixbus
$64easyJet
Tue
Sep 21
$25Flixbus
$45easyJet
Wed
Sep 22
$40Alsa
$39easyJet
Thu
Sep 23
$45Alsa
$43easyJet
Fri
Sep 24
$25Flixbus
$50Iberia
Sat
Sep 25
$19Flixbus
$43Air Europa
Sun
Sep 26
$27Flixbus
$80Iberia
Mon
Sep 27
$19Flixbus
$39easyJet
Tue
Sep 28
$19Flixbus
$43easyJet
Wed
Sep 29
$19Flixbus
$30Iberia
Thu
Sep 30
$19Flixbus
$46easyJet
Fri
Oct 1
$25Alsa
$87easyJet
Sat
Oct 2
$19Flixbus
$55Air Europa
Sun
Oct 3
$27Alsa
$58easyJet
Mon
Oct 4
$19Flixbus
$30Air Europa
Tue
Oct 5
$19Flixbus
$28easyJet
Wed
Oct 6
$19Flixbus
$28easyJet
Thu
Oct 7
$19Flixbus
$28easyJet
Fri
Oct 8
$19Flixbus
$28easyJet
Sat
Oct 9
$19Flixbus
$30Air Europa

Travel Information between Lisbon and Madrid

distanceDistance311 miles (502 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$25 - $58
cheapestCheapest modeBus • () • 8 h
carriersPopular travel companiesAir Europa or Alsa

Travel 311 miles (502 km) by flight or bus between Lisbon and Madrid. A bus is best for those looking to save money on this journey, with tickets costing about (). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Air Europa or Alsa among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or bus from Lisbon to Madrid.

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How to Travel from Lisbon to Madrid

Traveling from Lisbon to Madrid is simple, and you can choose between all of the major forms of transport. For a comfortable, leisurely way to travel, the sleeper train cannot be beaten. However, if you need to reach Madrid fast, a flight will always be the best option. Budget travelers can also investigate buses and rideshare services like BlaBlaCar, which can deliver excellent value, even if they do take the longest.

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Lisbon to Madrid Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€43

8:15 h

1 Day Ahead

trains

€46

10:15 h

1 Month Ahead

flight

€68

1:15 h

1 Month Ahead



What is the best way to travel from Lisbon to Madrid?

Cheapest way to travel from Lisbon to Madrid


cheap

Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Lisbon to Madrid. Buses traveling from Lisbon to Madrid depart from Lisbon's Oriente bus station and take at least 8:15 h to arrive at Madrid's Estacion Sur De Autobuses. Over 15 buses travel from Lisbon to Madrid every day, with the earliest departing Lisbon at 7:30 a.m. Bus companies that travel from Lisbon to Madrid include Avanza, Alsa, and Eurolines.


Fastest way to travel from Lisbon to Madrid


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Taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from Lisbon to Madrid. Flights depart from Lisbon's Portela Airport and arrive at Madrid—Barajas Airport after an 1:15 h of flight time. Flights remain the fastest way to travel from Lisbon to Madrid even when travel time to and from Lisbon and Madrid's airports is taken into consideration. Airlines that travel directly from Lisbon to Madrid include TAP Portugal, Iberia, Air Europa and EasyJet. Approximately 15 direct flights travel from Lisbon to Madrid every day with the earliest departing Lisbon at 4:53 a.m.


Most popular way to travel from Lisbon to Madrid


popular

Taking a flight is the most popular way to travel from Lisbon to Madrid. Taking a flight is over 4 hours faster than traveling from Lisbon to Madrid by bus and over 6 hours faster than taking the train that only travels once per day. The convenient public transportation options from both Madrid and Lisbon's airports to their respective city centers also help reduce the total travel time when flying between Lisbon and Madrid.


How to get from Lisbon to Madrid

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Lisbon to Madrid there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 60,92% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Lisbon to Madrid. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs
Is international travel between Lisbon, Portugal and Madrid, Spain allowed?

International travel from Lisbon, Portugal to Madrid, Spain is: Partially open.

Can I enter Spain if coming from Portugal?

Entry into Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Madrid if traveling 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 measures do I need to follow in Madrid, Spain due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Spain must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/17/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Lisbon to Madrid.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Lisbon, Portugal from Madrid, Spain?

The current restriction level for returning to Lisbon, Portugal from Spain is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Lisbon, Portugal from Madrid, Spain?

Reentering Portugal is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Lisbon from Madrid?

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Lisbon, Portugal regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Portugal must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/14/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Lisbon from Madrid here.

How do I travel from Lisbon to Madrid?

There are 2 travel options from Lisbon to Madrid: flight or bus.

What is the cheapest way to go from Lisbon to Madrid?

The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Madrid is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around () compared to other travel options to Madrid:

Taking a bus is usually $32 (€26) less than taking a flight to Madrid, which costs on average $58 (€46) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Lisbon to Madrid?

The quickest way to travel between Lisbon and Madrid is by travel, which takes on average 0 h 0 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by flight can take 1 h 20 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Madrid by bus can take on average 8 h.

How far is it from Lisbon to Madrid?

The distance from Lisbon to Madrid is approximately 311 miles (502 km).

How many services a day are there between Lisbon and Madrid?

The average frequency per day from Lisbon to Madrid is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Lisbon and Madrid as scheduled services by flight or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling to Madrid from Lisbon, what are the departure and arrival points in Lisbon and Madrid?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Lisbon to Madrid:

  • Most travelers board their plane from Lisbon Portela Airport and arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Most travelers board their bus from Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
Who can get me from Lisbon to Madrid?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Lisbon to Madrid:

  • You can take a flight from Lisbon to Madrid with Air Europa. Cheap tickets can be found for $58 (€46) with Air Europa from Lisbon to Madrid.
  • You can travel by bus to Madrid from Lisbon with Alsa, and you can find Alsa Lisbon to Madrid tickets for $25 (€20) on Omio.
Can I travel directly from Lisbon to Madrid?

Yes, there are direct services available from Lisbon to Madrid with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by bus with Flixbus or Eurolines Switzerland with 1 direct bus per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Madrid as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Lisbon to Madrid.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Lisbon to Madrid?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Lisbon to Madrid often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Lisbon and Madrid itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Madrid and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy my Lisbon to Madrid one way ticket online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Lisbon to Madrid, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket for this route is costing $58 (€46) one way on average.
  • A bus ticket costs $25 (€20) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Lisbon to Madrid tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Lisbon
Madrid
LISBOA (Gare Oriente)
Amenities
Lisboa
Amenities
Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
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