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from Madrid to Lisbon

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

Our recommendation

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

07:30PMMadrid Barajas Airport1h25 07:55PMLisbon Portela Airport
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$1231One-way
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09:30AMMadrid, Estación Sur8h00 04:30PMLisboa, Gare Oriente
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$631One-way
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09:00AMMadrid8h30 04:30PMLisboa, Gare Oriente
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$631One-way
09:30AMMadrid, Estación Sur8h30 05:00PMLisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios
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$631One-way
09:00AMMadrid9h00 05:00PMLisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios
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$631One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sun
Sep 19
$31Flixbus
$210easyJet
Mon
Sep 20
$25Flixbus
$74easyJet
Tue
Sep 21
$27Flixbus
$57Air Europa
Wed
Sep 22
$19Flixbus
$45Air Europa
Thu
Sep 23
$19Flixbus
$45Air Europa
Fri
Sep 24
$19Flixbus
$91easyJet
Sat
Sep 25
$25Flixbus
$45Air Europa
Sun
Sep 26
$40Alsa
$32Iberia
Mon
Sep 27
$19Flixbus
$45Air Europa
Tue
Sep 28
$19Flixbus
$45Air Europa
Wed
Sep 29
$25Alsa
$32Air Europa
Thu
Sep 30
$25Alsa
$32Air Europa
Fri
Oct 1
$25Alsa
$32Iberia
Sat
Oct 2
$19Flixbus
$32Air Europa
Sun
Oct 3
$25Flixbus
$31easyJet
Mon
Oct 4
$19Flixbus
$32Air Europa
Tue
Oct 5
$25Flixbus
$83easyJet
Wed
Oct 6
$19Flixbus
$38easyJet
Thu
Oct 7
$19Flixbus
$32Air Europa
Fri
Oct 8
$19Flixbus
$100easyJet
Sat
Oct 9
$19Flixbus
$117Iberia

Travel Information between Madrid and Lisbon

distanceDistance311 miles (502 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$25 - $64
cheapestCheapest modeBus • () • 8 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or easyJet

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

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How to Travel from Madrid to Lisbon

The journey across the Iberian peninsula from Madrid to Lisbon can be made by bus, train or plane. The quickest and most frequent way to travel from Madrid to Lisbon is by taking a flight, while the slowest route is by train with just one departure leaving Madrid per day.

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

Madrid to Lisbon Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€27

8:00 h

1 Day Ahead

trains

€49

10:40 h

2 Weeks Ahead

flight

€45

4:00 h

2 Weeks Ahead



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

Cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Lisbon


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Lisbon. Buses traveling from Madrid to Lisbon depart from Madrid's Estacion Sur and take at least 8 hours to arrive at Lisbon's Oriente bus station. Over 15 buses travel from Madrid to Lisbon everyday with the earliest departing at 9:15 a.m. Bus companies that travel from Madrid to Lisbon include Avanza, Alsa, and Eurolines.


Fastest way to travel from Madrid to Lisbon


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Taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from Madrid to Lisbon. Flights depart from Madrid-Barajas Airport and arrive at Lisbon's Portela Airport after approximately 4 hours of travel time. Airlines that travel directly from Madrid to Lisbon include TAP Portugal, Iberia, Air Europa and EasyJet. Approximately 15 direct flights travel from Madrid to Lisbon everyday with the earliest departing at 4:45 a.m.


Most popular way to travel from Madrid to Lisbon


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Taking a flight is the most popular way to travel from Madrid to Lisbon. Taking a flight is almost 4 hours faster than traveling from Madrid to Lisbon by bus and at least 6 hours faster than taking the train. 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 Madrid and Lisbon.


How to get from Madrid to Lisbon

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Madrid to Lisbon there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 64,34% 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 Madrid to Lisbon. 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 cross-border travel to Lisbon, Portugal from Madrid, Spain currently allowed?

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

Is international entry into Lisbon from Madrid restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Lisbon, Portugal 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

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Lisbon, Portugal?

The government of Portugal has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 9/14/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Madrid to Lisbon closer to your planned date of departure here.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Madrid, Spain from Lisbon, Portugal?

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

Is my journey back to Madrid from Lisbon restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Madrid from Lisbon?

Conditions of reentry into Spain:

  • 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 coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Madrid, Spain?

You should observe these safety measures in Spain as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Spain was last checked on 9/17/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Madrid from Lisbon closer to your date of departure here.

How do I go from Madrid to Lisbon?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Madrid and Lisbon. You can take a bus or flight.

How do I get from Madrid to Lisbon the cheapest way?

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

This is compared to other ways of getting to Lisbon:

A bus is generally $39 (€31) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $64 (€51) from Madrid to Lisbon.

What is the fastest way from Madrid to Lisbon?

The quickest way to travel to Lisbon from 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 bus can take 8 h   on average.

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

What is the distance from Madrid to Lisbon?

Lisbon is approximately 311 miles (502 km) away from Madrid.

How many services a day are there to Lisbon from Madrid?

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Lisbon is:

  • 2 buses per day.

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

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

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

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

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

  • You can take a bus from Madrid to Lisbon with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $25 (€20) with Flixbus from Madrid to Lisbon.
  • You can take a flight from Madrid to Lisbon with easyJet. Cheap tickets can be found for $64 (€51) with easyJet from Madrid to Lisbon.
Is there a direct service to Lisbon from Madrid?

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

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus or Eurolines Switzerland with 2 direct buses per day.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Madrid to Lisbon?
Your trip from Madrid to Lisbon doesn't have to end in Lisbon. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Porto, Paris or Barcelona. If you’d like to add Porto, Paris or Barcelona to your Madrid to Lisbon tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Lisbon today!
How early should I book tickets from Madrid to Lisbon online for the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $25 (€20) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $64 (€51) one way.

But we recommend booking Madrid to Lisbon 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

Madrid
Lisbon
Madrid America
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Madrid Est. Sur
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus 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 6<br>Bus lines 8, 102, 113, 148, 152, 156, N11<br>Suburban train lines C1, C5, C7, C10
Madrid Chamartín
Amenities
Refreshments