How to travel from Lisbon to Madrid

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Travel Information to Madrid from Lisbon

distanceDistance311 miles (502 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range- $55
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $12 (€10) • 5 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $55 (€48) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, easyJet or Renfe Intercity

Take a bus or flight to travel 311 miles (502 km) between Lisbon and Madrid. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Alsa, easyJet or Renfe Intercity among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Lisbon to Madrid.

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from Lisbon to Madrid

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

Our recommendation
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The best way to travel from Lisbon to Madrid is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

BlaBlaCar Bus
09:45AM7h30
Lisbon
06:15PMMadrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses
$261One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
BlaBlaCar Bus
10:00PM7h20
Lisbon
06:20AMMadrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses
$201One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Air Europa
08:10PM1h10
Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)
10:20PMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$1491One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Gipsyy
09:55AM7h45
Lisboa, Gare Oriente
06:40PMMadrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses
$291One-way
0 transfers
Gipsyy
09:55AM7h46
Lisboa, Gare Oriente
06:41PMMadrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses
$291One-way
0 transfers
BlaBlaCar Bus
12:35PM7h00
Lisbon
08:35PMMadrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses
$261One-way
0 transfers
Iberia
08:45PM1h25
Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)
11:10PMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$1151One-way
0 transfers
Iberia
07:10PM1h25
Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)
09:35PMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$1251One-way
0 transfers
Air Europa
11:35AM1h15
Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)
01:50PMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$1961One-way
0 transfers

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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.

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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Find the best trip from Lisbon to Madrid with BlaBlaCar Bus, easyJet and Ryanair. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most popular trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

Renfe Regional Express is a regional train service operated by Renfe, the Spanish national railway company. It operates throughout Spain, with services running from early morning to late evening. Renfe Regional Expres offers a variety of train types, including the Media Distancia, and Larga Distancia. The Media Distancia and Larga Distancia are medium- and long-distance trains, respectively. Ticket types include in this type of train is just Turista. Onboard facilities include air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and power outlets. The most popular routes for Renfe Regional Expres are Madrid-Barcelona, Madrid-Valencia, and Madrid-Seville.

    Avanza is one of Spain biggest bus companies and offers only one type of ticket for your next travel to Madrid from Lisbon: Standard Ticket.

        FAQs: Travel from Lisbon to Madrid

        FAQs: Travel 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.
        FAQs

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

        The cheapest way to go to Madrid from Lisbon is by taking a bus, which costs on average $12 (€10).

        This is compared to other ways of getting from Lisbon to Madrid:

        Taking a bus costs $44 (€38) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $55 (€48) for the same trip.

        A bus is () less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Lisbon to Madrid costing on average ().

        The fastest way from Lisbon to Madrid is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.

        There are alternative travel options to Madrid that take longer:

        Bus takes 5 h on average.

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

        The average frequency per day from Lisbon to Madrid is:

        • Around 5 buses per day.

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

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

        • Buses from Lisbon to Madrid most often leave from Lisbon, Av. João XXI / Pç. Londres and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses.
        • Flights mostly leave from Lisbon Portela Airport and tend to arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
        • Trains mostly leave from Lisbon - Oriente and tend to arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes.

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

        • You can travel by bus to Madrid from Lisbon with Alsa, Gipsyy, BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus, Infobus, Rede Expressos, Ourbus, Avanza, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar, Alianza Iberica, Movelia, ALIANZA LIS EUR or ALIANZA POR-EUR, and you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Lisbon to Madrid tickets for $12 (€10) on Omio.
        • You can travel from Lisbon to Madrid by flight with easyJet, Air Europa, Iberia, Ryanair, TAP Portugal, PGA-Portugalia Airlines, Air Nostrum, Vueling Airlines, Bulgaria Air, White Airways, privilege style or Royal Air Maroc. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $55 (€48) with Iberia from Lisbon to Madrid.

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

        • You can find 3 direct buses per day to Madrid with Alsa, Gipsyy, BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus or Rede Expressos.

        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 journey.

        Many of our customers traveling from Lisbon to Madrid don't make Madrid their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Madrid are Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Málaga or Paris, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Madrid to any of these top destinations today!
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