How to travel from Lisbon to Madrid

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from Lisbon to Madrid

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

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To get from Lisbon to Madrid on Dec 08 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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09:45AMLisbon8h00 06:45PMMadrid, Estación Sur
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10:00AMLisboa, Gare Oriente8h30 07:30PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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Travel Information between Lisbon and Madrid

distanceDistance311 miles (502 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$3 - $111
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $3 (€3) • 15 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $67 (€61) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurolines Switzerland or easyJet

Travel 311 miles (502 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Lisbon to Madrid. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Eurolines Switzerland or easyJet among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Lisbon to Madrid.

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.

Trains from Lisbon to Madrid | Buses from Lisbon to Madrid | Flights from Lisbon to Madrid

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


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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


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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

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

Can I enter Spain if coming from Portugal?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Madrid if traveling from Lisbon?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

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 11/17/22; 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 between Lisbon and Madrid.

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

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

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 11/17/22. 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.

You can travel from Lisbon to Madrid 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Madrid from Lisbon is by taking a train with an average price of $3 (€3).

This is compared to other travel options to Madrid:

Taking a train is about $108 (€98) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $111 (€101) for this trip.

Taking a train is about $63 (€58) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $67 (€61) for this route.

The quickest way to travel from Lisbon to Madrid is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Madrid by bus can take on average 6 h 40 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 15 h 5 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 311 miles (502 km) between Lisbon and Madrid.

The average frequency per day from Lisbon to Madrid is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • 1 train per day.

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

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Flights mostly leave from Lisbon Portela Airport and tend to arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Lisboa - Oriente and tend to arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

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

  • You can travel between Lisbon and Madrid by bus with Eurolines Switzerland. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $111 (€101) with Eurolines Switzerland from Lisbon to Madrid.
  • You can travel from Lisbon to Madrid by flight with easyJet. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $67 (€61) with easyJet from Lisbon to Madrid.

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

  • You can travel directly by bus with Flixbus, Alsa, Avanza, Infobus, BlaBlaCar or Gipsyy.
  • You can travel directly by plane with Air Nostrum, PGA-Portugalia Airlines, easyJet, Air Europa, Iberia or TAP Portugal.

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

Omio customers who travel from Lisbon to Madrid often also extend their vacation to go to Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Madrid and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • A bus ticket costs $111 (€101) one way on average for this route.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $67 (€61) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $3 (€3) one way.

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.

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