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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Lisbon by plane, bus, train, night train, rideshare or car

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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Fly  •  4h

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

33€ - 139€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Lisbon 392.9 miles

28€ - 50€

6 alternative options

Bus  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Lisbon

30€ - 50€

Bus via Aeroporto  •  8h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Lisbon Airport

41€ - 51€

Train, bus  •  8h 35m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanías to Navalmoral de la Mata Tlg / ...
  2. Take the bus from Navalmoral de la Mata to Lisboa Auto Res

50€ - 78€

Train  •  11h 8m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanías to Badajoz Tlg / ...
  2. Take the train from Badajoz to Entroncamento R
  3. Take the train from Entroncamento to Lisboa Santa Apolonia R / ...

65€ - 96€

Trenhotel  •  11h 57m

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

86€ - 112€

Drive  •  5h 57m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Lisbon 393.4 miles

75€ - 120€

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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 30€ - 140€ and takes 4h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Lisbon. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Atocha Cercanías and arriving at Lisboa Santa Apolonia via Badajoz and Entroncamento. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 8m.

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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 and costs 30€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 4h 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 Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Madrid Chamartín Station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Lisbon is to fly which takes 4h and costs 30€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 7h, you could also train, which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 11h 8m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 313.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h

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

Air Europa, TAP Portugal and two other airlines fly from Madrid to Lisbon hourly. Alternatively, Avanza Grupo operates a bus from Madrid to Lisbon 3 times a day. Tickets cost 35€ - 50€ and the journey takes 7h. Rede Expressos also services this route twice daily.

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
Spanish Railways (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-Atocha Cercanías to Navalmoral de la Mata
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 35€
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanías to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
renfe.com
Train from Badajoz to Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 23€
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Madrid Chamartín Station to Lisboa Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
10h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 110€
Website
renfe.com
Portuguese Railways (CP)

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 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
Avanza Grupo
Phone
+34 (0) 91 272 28 32
Email
informacion@avanzabus.com
Website
avanzabus.com
Bus from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Schedules at
avanzabus.com
Auto Res Express
48€
Auto Res Normal
44€
Bus from Navalmoral de la Mata to Lisboa
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
28€ - 45€
Schedules at
avanzabus.com
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Lisbon Sete Rios Station
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Lisbon Airport
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
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 Lisbon station.

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Lisbon is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 12:14 AM in Madrid and 11:14 PM in Lisbon.

Madrid to Lisbon train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), 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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Book your Madrid to Lisbon bus tickets online with Busbud.

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There are 5636+ hotels available in Lisbon. Prices start at 52€ 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 22m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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