How to travel from Madrid to Porto

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from Madrid to Porto

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

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To get from Madrid to Porto on Dec 05 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:00AMMadrid, Estación Sur8h29 05:29PMPorto
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10:00AMMadrid, Estación Sur9h15 06:15PMPorto
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07:05PMMadrid Barajas Airport1h15 07:20PMPorto Airport
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09:15AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T49h14 05:29PMPorto
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Travel Information to Porto from Madrid

distanceDistance261 miles (421 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$7 - $103
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $7 (€6) • 12 h 41 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $103 (€94) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Vueling

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 261 miles (421 km) between Madrid and Porto. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $7 (€6). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Vueling among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Madrid to Porto.

How to Travel from Madrid to Porto?

There are several ways to travel to Porto from Madrid. You can use a train, bus, or plane, which all offer trips on a daily basis. The air distance between Madrid and Porto is 263 miles, and the road distance is 351 miles.

Which is the Cheapest Way to Get from Madrid to Porto?

The cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Porto is by taking a direct bus. A direct bus takes around 9 hours and 45 minutes to reach Porto, and buses are available every day. You should note that the ride usually includes ten stops, and the final stop will be at either the Porto Casa de Musica, R. De Alexandre Herculano, or Porto Campo 24 de Agosto. The main operators servicing this route are FlixBus and Eurolines.

What is the Fastest Way to Travel from Madrid to Porto?

The fastest way to travel from Madrid to Porto is by taking a flight. The air distance between these two cities is 263 miles, and the respective airports are accessible via public transportation. The departure airport will be Madrid Airport (MAD), and the plane will arrive into Porto Airport (OPO) after an hour long flight. Factoring in checkin, train trips, subway rides and changes, the entire travel time from the Madrid city center to the Porto city center will total just over four hours.

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Travel from Madrid to Porto by Train

You can travel by train from Madrid to Porto with the Trainline service, but there is no direct train on this route. The trains depart from Sol Station and stop at Chamartin, at which point you will need to transfer. From Chamartin, you will take a train to Vigo Guixar, and from there you will board the final train to Porto. Each of these trains is available at least once every day. With the two changes, it takes total of about 10 hours and 38 minutes to reach Porto from Madrid.

Travel from Madrid to Porto by Bus

Several bus services operate on this route, and the most popular are FlixBus and Eurolines. FlixBus tends to be the most popular operator for this route, since it usually offers the cheapest and fastest options. A bus ride from Madrid to Porto with FlixBus will take roughly 8 hours and 40 minutes. Rides offered by Eurolines can take up to 15 hours. Most of the buses stop at R. De Alexandre Herculano, Porto Campo 24 de Agosto, or Casa da Musica in Porto.

Travel from Madrid to Porto by Plane

Traveling by plane is the best option for people who prefer short travel times, as it takes just over an hour to fly from Madrid to Porto. It is also worth noting that flights on this route can be quite inexpensive, especially if you book your trip early. Some airlines servicing this route include Air Europa, Ryanair, Tap Air Portugal, and Iberia. Flights are available on a daily basis. Travelers should remember that they will need to factor in extra time for trains and subway rides to Madrid Airport (MAD) from the Madrid city center.

How to get from Madrid to Porto

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from Madrid to Porto, 62,93% of our customers do not hesitate to choose the flight as their preferred way to travel. Nowadays, passengers who want to fly around Europe have more options than ever before. With dozens of budget airlines covering several routes which connect to virtually all European countries, taking a flight to reach your desired destination is easy and inexpensive. The low fares and the short flight time are, among others, some of the reasons why our users choose the airplane as the best way to get from Madrid to Porto, even if they have to face baggage limitations and long lines at check-in and security control. You can book your flights with Omio to make sure you are always taking the fastest route or getting the best deal. You can also add extra luggage and book securely with several methods of payment such as Apple Pay, PayPal and more.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to Porto

Travel Tips: Travel to Porto 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 Madrid to Porto.

Travel from Madrid, Spain to Porto, Portugal is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Porto from Madrid restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Porto, Portugal from Madrid?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Porto, 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: Recommended

The above information was last verified on 11/17/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Madrid to Porto closer to your planned date of departure here.

Return travel to Madrid, Spain from Portugal is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Spain from Portugal?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Spain from Portugal?

Requirements for reentering Spain:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Spain?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Spain to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Madrid, Spain was last verified on 11/17/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Madrid from Porto.

There are 4 ways to travel between Madrid and Porto including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Porto is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $7 (€6) compared to other travel options to Porto:

Taking a train is usually $21 (€19) less than taking a bus to Porto, which costs on average $27 (€25) for the same trip.

A train is $96 (€88) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Madrid to Porto costing on average $103 (€94).

The quickest way to travel to Porto from 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, traveling by bus can take you on average 8 h 10 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 12 h 41 min   of travel time.

The distance from Madrid to Porto is approximately 261 miles (421 km).

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Porto is:

  • 2 buses a day.
  • 3 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Madrid to Porto 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 Madrid to Porto:

  • Buses from Madrid to Porto most often leave from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Porto, Campo 24 de Agosto.
  • Flights mostly depart from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Porto Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Porto - Campanha.

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

  • You can travel from Madrid to Porto by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $27 (€25) with Flixbus from Madrid to Porto.
  • You can travel by plane between Madrid and Porto with Vueling, and you can find Vueling Madrid to Porto tickets for $103 (€94) on Omio.

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

  • You'll find 1 direct bus per day with Flixbus or Alsa.

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

Your trip from Madrid to Porto doesn't have to end in Porto. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Lisbon, Paris or Santiago de Compostela. If you’d like to add Lisbon, Paris or Santiago de Compostela to your Madrid to Porto tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Porto today!

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $27 (€25) one way for this journey.
  • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $103 (€94) one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs $7 (€6) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Madrid to Porto 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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