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from Madrid to Porto

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

Our recommendation

To get from Madrid to Porto on Jan 21 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

04:20PMMadrid Barajas Airport1h15 04:35PMPorto Airport
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$521One-way
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06:35AMMadrid Barajas Airport1h15 06:50AMPorto Airport
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$501One-way
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09:20AMMadrid Barajas Airport1h15 09:35AMPorto Airport
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$851One-way
06:55PMMadrid Barajas Airport1h15 07:10PMPorto Airport
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$861One-way
06:50AMMadrid Barajas Airport3h30 09:20AMPorto Airport
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$751One-way

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Fri
Jan 21
$18Flixbus
$50Air Europa
Sat
Jan 22
$18Flixbus
$38Air Europa
Sun
Jan 23
$26Flixbus
$12Ryanair
Mon
Jan 24
$18Flixbus
$12Ryanair
Tue
Jan 25
$24Flixbus
$40Ryanair
Wed
Jan 26
$24Flixbus
$31Ryanair
Thu
Jan 27
$18Alsa
$40Ryanair
Fri
Jan 28
$18Flixbus
$34Ryanair
Sat
Jan 29
$12Flixbus
$34Ryanair
Sun
Jan 30
$18Flixbus
$12Ryanair
Mon
Jan 31
$12Flixbus
$12Ryanair
Tue
Feb 1
$28Flixbus
$10Ryanair
Wed
Feb 2
$24Flixbus
$38Air Europa
Thu
Feb 3
$18Flixbus
$10Ryanair
Fri
Feb 4
$18Flixbus
$10Ryanair
Sat
Feb 5
$18Flixbus
$26Ryanair
Sun
Feb 6
$12Flixbus
$10Ryanair
Mon
Feb 7
$12Flixbus
$10Ryanair
Tue
Feb 8
$24Flixbus
$10Ryanair
Wed
Feb 9
$24Flixbus
$10Ryanair

Travel Information from Madrid to Porto

distanceDistance261 miles (421 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$10 - $24
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $10 (€8) • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $10 (€8) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair or Flixbus

Take a flight or bus to travel 261 miles (421 km) from Madrid to 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 flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $10 (€8). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Ryanair or Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or bus 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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FAQs

Does Portugal have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling to Porto from Madrid?

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

Can I enter Portugal if coming from Spain?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

What measures do I need to follow in Porto, Portugal due to the pandemic?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 1/20/22; 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 to Porto from Madrid.

Are there restrictions on reentering Spain from Porto, Portugal due to the coronavirus pandemic?

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

Is my journey back to Madrid from Porto 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 Porto?

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 1/20/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Madrid from Porto closer to your date of departure here.

How do I get from Madrid to Porto?

There are 2 ways to get from Madrid to Porto: flight or bus.

What is the cheapest way to get from Madrid to Porto?

The cheapest way to go to Porto from Madrid is by taking a flight, which costs on average $10 (€8).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Porto:

Taking a flight is about $14 (€12) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $24 (€20) for this trip.

What is the fastest way to get from Madrid to Porto?

The fastest way to get to Porto from Madrid is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

Other travel options to Porto can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 8 h 10 min.

How far is it from Madrid to Porto?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Madrid to Porto?

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Porto is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.

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

When traveling between Madrid and Porto, where do I depart from Madrid and where do I arrive in Porto?

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

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

Which travel companies can take me from Madrid to Porto?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Madrid to Porto, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Ryanair to go to Porto by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Ryanair Madrid to Porto tickets on Omio for $10 (€8).
  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Porto. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Madrid to Porto tickets on Omio for $24 (€20).

Is it possible to travel directly to Porto from Madrid?

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

  • You can check for a direct bus to Porto with with 1 direct bus per day.

Direct services to Porto 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 trip.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Madrid to Porto?

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

How early should I buy tickets from Madrid to Porto online for the best deals?

When planning your trip from Madrid to Porto, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing $10 (€8) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets are costing $24 (€20) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Madrid to Porto online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.