How to travel from Porto to Madrid

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from Porto to Madrid

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

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To get from Porto to Madrid on Dec 02 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Porto and Madrid

distanceDistance261 miles (421 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$18 - $444
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $18 (€16) • 11 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $444 (€406) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or PGA-Portugalia Airlines

Travel 261 miles (421 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train to Madrid from Porto. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $18 (€16). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Alsa or PGA-Portugalia Airlines among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Porto to Madrid.

 How to Travel from Porto to Madrid?

If you wish to travel from Porto to Madrid, you will want to know the various modes of transportation to choose from. The two ways to travel from Porto to Madrid are by bus and by plane, both providing a convenient route to reach your destination. There are about 13 buses that leave every day, and the trip takes about 10 hours and 47 minutes on average. There are about 40 daily flights from Porto to Madrid, with an average flight time of 3 hours and 20 minutes.

What is the Cheapest Way To Get from Porto to Madrid?

The cheapest way to travel from Porto to Madrid, if booked at least a few weeks before the departure date, is by plane. On the other hand, the bus will be the cheapest mode of transportation if tickets are booked close to the travel date. It is also important to consider the date of the departure. During the weekk the flights tend to be more affordable from Monday to Thursday and a bit more expensive from Friday to Sunday. The bus prices tend to fluctuate around the same price regardless of date.

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

The fastest mode of transportation from Porto to Madrid is by plane. The plane ride averages around 3 hours and 20 minutes, with the fastest direct journey taking just 1 hour and 15 minutes. Meanwhile, the fastest journey time by bus is around 9 hours. Flights usually depart from the Porto Airport (OPO) and arrive at the Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD). All the airports are located a short drive from the city centers.

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The services provided by the Omio app and website enable travelers to search, filter and book tickets for all of the methods of transportation that are available between Porto to Madrid. 

Travel from Porto to Madrid by Bus

 Traveling to Madrid from Porto by bus perfect if you wish to enjoy the scenery or bring bulkier and heavier luggage with you. The average travel time with the bus is usually 10 hours and 47 minutes, with the fastest journey time taking only 8 hours and 30 minutes. The distance between Madrid and Porto is around 262 miles. There are usually 13 buses that leave daily from either Campo 24 de Agosto or Interface Casa de Musica in Porto, and arrive into the Estacion Sur, Barajas Airport T4 or Av. America stations in Madrid. These routes are all catered by Eurolines, Rede Expressos, Alsa, Citi Express, and FlixBus.

Travel from Porto to Madrid by Plane

The fastest - and usually the most affordable - method of transportation from Porto to Madrid is by plane. You will be able to find at least 40 flights for this route each day, 10 of which will be direct. Although the average journey time is 3 hours and 20 minutes, the fastest direct routes will take only 1 hour and 15 minutes. Flights only leave from the Porto Airport (OPO) and arrive directly at the Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD), both of which are easily connected to the city center with public transport. The flights are operated by RyanAir, Air Europa, Iberia, TAP Air Portugal, Air France, KLM and Turkish Airlines.

How to get from Porto to Madrid

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from Porto to Madrid, 51,41% 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 Porto to Madrid, 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 Porto to Madrid

Travel Tips: 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 Porto to Madrid.
FAQs

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

Is international entry into Madrid from Porto restricted?

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Madrid, Spain?

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

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

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

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Portugal from Spain?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Portugal:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

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

  • Social distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Porto, Portugal 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 Porto from Madrid.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Porto and Madrid. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Porto to Madrid is by taking a train with an average price of $18 (€16).

This is compared to other travel options to Madrid:

A train is $36 (€33) less than a bus for this trip with tickets for a bus from Porto to Madrid costing on average $54 (€49).

Taking a train is usually $427 (€390) less than taking a flight to Madrid, which costs on average $444 (€406) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Madrid from Porto is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

Other travel options to Madrid can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Madrid by bus can take on average 8 h 10 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 11 h 50 min   of travel time.

Madrid is approximately 261 miles (421 km) away from Porto.

The average frequency per day from Porto to Madrid is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Porto 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 Porto to Madrid:

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

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

  • You can take a bus from Porto to Madrid with Alsa. Cheap tickets can be found for $54 (€49) with Alsa from Porto to Madrid.
  • You can go to Madrid from Porto by plane with PGA-Portugalia Airlines. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $444 (€406) with PGA-Portugalia Airlines from Porto to Madrid on Omio.

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

  • You can travel directly by bus with Flixbus or Alsa with 1 direct bus per day.

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

Many of our customers traveling from Porto to Madrid don't make Madrid their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Madrid are Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla, 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!

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

  • A bus ticket costs $54 (€49) one way on average for this journey.
  • A plane ticket costs $444 (€406) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $18 (€16) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Porto 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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