There are 8 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.

Recommended option

Bus via Setúbal  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Setubal Auto Res

44€ - 55€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Lisbon Sete Rios Station

22€ - 45€

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Train, night bus  •  8h 1m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Caceres 194 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Caceres, Cáceres to Almada, Almada N793

42€ - 51€

Train  •  11h

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Badajoz 194 / ...
  2. Take the train from Badajoz to Entroncamento Re
  3. Take the train from Entroncamento to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia Re / ...

49€ - 65€

Night train  •  12h 6m

  1. Take the night train from Madrid-Chamartin to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia 332

46€ - 62€

Rideshare  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Lisbon 628.6 km

29€ - 50€

Drive  •  5h 57m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Lisbon 629.4 km

80€ - 120€

Fly  •  4h 18m

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

38€ - 143€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Lisbon is to rideshare which costs 29€ - 50€ and takes 6h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Lisbon is to fly which costs 35€ - 150€ and takes 4h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid Estacion Sur and arriving at Lisbon Sete Rios Station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 15m.

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

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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 via Setúbal which takes 7h 45m and costs 40€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 7h 45m 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 Viajeros, depart from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Lisbon is to bus via Setúbal which takes 7h 45m and costs 40€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 11h, you could also fly, which costs 35€ - 150€ and takes 4h 18m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 502.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 45m

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

Avanza Grupo operates a bus from Madrid to Lisbon twice daily. Tickets cost 40€ - 50€ and the journey takes 6h 34m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Lisbon via Badajoz and Entroncamento in around 11h.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 220€
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
30€ - 220€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 350€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Caceres
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
22€ - 28€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Night train from Madrid-Chamartin to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
10h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban 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 connect to trains in Portugal's 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. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Badajoz to Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
12€ - 18€
Train from Entroncamento to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
7€ - 11€
Bus operators
Avanza Grupo
Phone
+34 (0) 91 272 28 32
Email
informacion@avanzabus.com
Website
avanzabus.com
Bus from Madrid to Setubal
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Schedules at
avanzabus.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Caceres, Cáceres to Almada, Almada
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 22€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
22€ - 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
29€ - 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 2:11 PM in Madrid and 1:11 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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Air Europa, easyJet, Iberia and TAP Portugal offer flights from Madrid Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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There are 7298+ hotels available in Lisbon. Prices start at 57€ 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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