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There are 7 ways to get from Madrid to Lisbon by bus, train, night bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Setubal Auto Res

37€ - 55€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Lisbon 392.9 miles

28€ - 50€

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Train  •  12h 38m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Badajoz
  2. Take the train from Badajoz to Entroncamento Re
  3. Take the train from Entroncamento to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia Re / ...

64€ - 98€

Night bus  •  8h 33m

  1. Take the night bus from Madrid to Lisbon, Lisbon N794

33€ - 53€

Trenhotel  •  12h 6m

  1. Take the Trenhotel from Madrid Chamartín Station to Lisboa Santa Apolonia Lusitania

81€ - 102€

Drive  •  5h 57m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Lisbon 393.4 miles

75€ - 120€

Fly  •  4h 1m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Lisbon (LIS) MAD - LIS

35€ - 138€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Lisbon is to rideshare which costs 28€ - 50€ and takes 6h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Lisbon is to fly which costs 35€ - 140€ and takes 4h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Lisboa via Setúbal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Sol and arriving at Lisboa - Santa Apolonia via Madrid-Chamartin, Badajoz and Entroncamento. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 38m.

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The distance between Madrid and Lisbon is 502 km. The road distance is 629.4 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Lisbon without a car is to bus which takes 7h 19m and costs 35€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 7h 19m to get from Madrid to Lisbon, including transfers.

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Madrid to Lisbon bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Lisbon train services, operated by Renfe, depart from Madrid-Chamartin station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Lisbon is to bus which takes 7h 19m and costs 35€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 60€ - 100€ and takes 12h 38m, you could also fly, which costs 35€ - 140€ and takes 4h 1m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 313.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 19m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal?

Avanza Grupo operates a bus from Madrid to Lisbon twice daily. Tickets cost 30€ - 50€ and the journey takes 6h 34m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Lisbon via Madrid-Chamartin, Badajoz, and Entroncamento in around 12h 38m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 210€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 340€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
Train operators
Renfe

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Madrid Chamartín Station to Lisboa Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
10h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
80€ - 100€
Website
renfe.com
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional and intercity trains, international and domestic high-speed trains, and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto - these train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Badajoz to Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 22€
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
1st Class
14€ - 22€
Train from Entroncamento to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 14€
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
7€ - 11€
1st Class
8€ - 14€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Madrid to Lisbon, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
28€ - 50€
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Madrid to Lisbon bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, arrive at Setubal station.

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Lisbon is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 4:36 PM in Madrid and 3:36 PM in Lisbon.

Madrid to Lisbon train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Lisboa - Santa Apolonia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Lisbon is 629 km. It takes approximately 5h 57m to drive from Madrid to Lisbon.

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easyJet, Air Europa, Iberia and TAP Portugal offer flights from Madrid Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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There are 6225+ hotels available in Lisbon. Prices start at 65€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Madrid and Lisbon. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 26m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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