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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Lisbon by plane, bus, train, night bus, 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  3 h 58 min

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

$39 - $160

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Lisbon 390.4 miles

$30 - $55

6 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Lisbon

$35 - $75

Train, bus  •  8 h 35 min

  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

$55 - $88

Train  •  11 h 8 min

  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 / ...

$75 - $110

Night bus  •  10 h 10 min

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

$42 - $69

Night train  •  12 h 6 min

  1. Take the night train from Madrid-Chamartin to Lisboa Santa Apolonia Hot / ...

$72 - $122

Drive  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Lisbon 392.1 miles

$85 - $130

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

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Lisbon is to fly which costs 30€ - 140€ and takes 3 h 58 min.

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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 7 h.

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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 11 h 8 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Lisbon is 502 km. The road distance is 627.4 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Lisbon without a car is to bus which takes 7 h and costs 30€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min 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), depart from Madrid-Atocha Cercanías station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Lisbon is to fly which takes 3 h 58 min and costs 30€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 65€ and takes 7 h, you could also train, which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 11 h 8 min.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 313.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 min

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

TAP Portugal, Iberia 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 $40 - $60 and the journey takes 7 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
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
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanías to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Train from Badajoz to Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $26
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Madrid-Chamartin to Lisboa Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
10 h 47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
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
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$10 - $16
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
7 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
avanzabus.com
Auto Res Express
$55
Auto Res Normal
$50
Bus from Navalmoral de la Mata to Lisboa
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Lisboa - Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
10 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
internorte.pt
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
8 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
blablacar.es

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

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

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Lisbon is 1 h behind Madrid. It is currently 3:45 PM in Madrid and 2:45 PM in Lisbon.

Madrid to Lisbon train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), arrive at Lisboa Santa Apolonia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Lisbon is 627 km. It takes approximately 5 h 57 min 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 6794+ hotels available in Lisbon. Prices start at $55 USD 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 22 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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