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Travel Information from Porto to Madrid

distanceDistance261 miles (421 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range- $43
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $14 (€12) • 6 h 41 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $43 (€37) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Ryanair or Renfe (3)

Travel 261 miles (421 km) by bus or flight to Madrid from Porto. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Alsa, Ryanair or Renfe (3) among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Porto to Madrid.

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

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

06:29PMMadrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses
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BlaBlaCar Bus
05:50AMMadrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses
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Air Europa
Porto Airport (OPO)
10:20PMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
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06:29PMMadrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses
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06:29PMMadrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses
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Air Europa
Porto Airport (OPO)
09:45AMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
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Porto Airport (OPO)
06:55PMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
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Air Europa
Porto Airport (OPO)
06:15PMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
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 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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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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Find the best journey from Porto to Madrid with easyJet, Ryanair and Alsa. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most popular route has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

Enjoy a quick and easy journey on a travel from Porto to Madrid with AVE, the high-speed travel from Renfe, the main Spanish railroad company and official travel partner of Omio. Search all AVE travel schedules and tickets on Omio to find the best deals for a travel between Porto and Madrid covering the 261 miles (421 km) distance. Look out for ticket options like Promo, Promo +, and Flexible to find the most convenient Porto to Madrid travel ride for you. Renfe AVE even offers discount cards for regular customers, such as the Renfe Gold Card and the + Renfe Youth 50 Card, which can be used when buying AVE tickets on Omio.

Renfe covers around 9,300 miles (15, 000 km) between national and international routes, among which are its AVE routes that connect the main cities of Spain. AVE travel are well-known among travelers for providing ultimate comfort, flexibility and convenience. Their travel are the most popular of Renfe’s fleet due to their high speeds reaching up to 192 mph (310 kmh) on select routes. They are also popular with travelers due to their premium services onboard, such as a restaurant, bathrooms, WiFi access, and entertainment.

    Alsa is the main travel company in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK travel company National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on travel journeys. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal travel with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe travel like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.

      Vueling is one of Spain’s leading low-cost airlines where you can choose between Basic, Optima or Time Flex tickets for your next travel to Madrid from Porto.

        FAQs: Travel from Porto 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 Porto to Madrid.

        There are 2 options to travel from Porto to Madrid including taking a bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to get from Porto to Madrid is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $14 (€12) compared to other travel options to Madrid:

        A bus is $29 (€25) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Porto to Madrid costing on average $43 (€37).

        Taking a bus costs () less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of ().

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

        There are alternative travel options to Madrid that take longer:

        Bus takes 6 h 41 min on average.

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

        The average frequency per day from Porto to Madrid is:

        • Around 2 buses per day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Madrid from Porto 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 when traveling from Porto to Madrid:

        • Most travelers catch their bus from Porto, Aeroporto Francisco Sá Carneiro and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses.
        • Most travelers take a flight from Porto Airport to Madrid Barajas Airport.
        • Most travelers catch their train from Porto - Campanhã and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes.

        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, Gipsyy, FlixBus, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus, Infobus, Eurolines Switzerland, Alianza Iberica, Rede Expressos, ALIANZA POR-EUR or Movelia. Cheap tickets can be found for $14 (€12) with Gipsyy from Porto to Madrid.
        • You can take a flight from Porto to Madrid with Ryanair, Air Europa, Iberia, easyJet, Air Nostrum, TAP Portugal, Vueling Airlines, PGA-Portugalia Airlines, White Airways or Bulgaria Air. Cheap tickets can be found for $25 (€21) with Air Europa from Porto to Madrid.

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

        • Direct bus available with Alsa, Gipsyy, FlixBus or BlaBlaCar Bus 2 direct buses 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.

        Looking to extend your trip from Porto to Madrid? Many Omio customers who go from Porto to Madrid usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Málaga or Paris. If you're looking to explore Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Málaga or Paris from Madrid, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
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