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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity buses per day from Lisbon to Madrid. Traveling by bus from Lisbon to Madrid usually takes around 8 hours and 57 minutes, but the fastest Gipsyy bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance312 mi (502 km)
Shortest duration6h 40m
Cheapest price$13.48
Trips per day6
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from Lisbon to Madrid?

$13.68 is the average price of a bus ticket from Lisbon to Madrid. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Lisbon to Madrid is expected to range from C$30 to C$49. If you are looking to travel to Madrid within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from C$35. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are C$30 and can be found on July 16, 2022.

Monthly average prices


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$34 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Lisbon to Madrid in August, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$43 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches


Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 24 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$45.19 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Lisbon to Madrid?

There are 3 bus lines from Lisbon to Madrid available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 8 daily trips, FlixBus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus89h 9m$47.41
Gipsyy16h 41m$29.66
Union Ivkoni19h 1m$74.47
  • FlixBus


    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 8 trips from Lisbon to Madrid, and usually makes the trip in about 9 hours and 9 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Gipsyy


    Book Gipsyy from Lisbon to Madrid from $13. There are 1 Gipsyy schedules from Lisbon to Madrid and you can expect on average to pay for a Gipsyy ticket to Madrid. In Lisbon, Gipsyy departs to Madrid from Estação do Oriente and no other station. In Madrid, Gipsyy arrives at Central Bus Station and no other station.

    An average trip on Gipsyy from Lisbon to Madrid takes 6 hours and 41 minutes , while the fastest available Gipsyy trip will get you to Madrid in 6 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, Gipsyy offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Madrid.

  • Union Ivkoni

    Union Ivkoni

    Union Ivkoni was founded in Bulgaria in 1992 and quickly expanded its operations throughout Europe. Popular routes include both shorter travels within one country and long-haul international trips. Their reliable buses offer amenities to make your trip comfortable, including air conditioning, extra legroom, and power outlets. Union Ivkoni usually operates 1 trips per day on the route from Lisbon to Madrid, and the trip usually takes 9 hours and 1 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Lisbon to Madrid during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Lisbon to Madrid?

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 57 minutes to cover the 502 kilometers from Lisbon to Madrid. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 40 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

"Because many passengers travel from Lisbon to Madrid at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Lisbon?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Lisbon to Madrid, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Madrid are there per day?

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Lisbon to Madrid every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 6 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Lisbon?

Main departure station: Estação do Oriente

Most buses depart from the main station in Lisbon.

All bus stations in Lisbon:

  • Estação do Oriente

Where does the bus arrive in Madrid?

Main arrival station: Central Bus Station

Buses arrive in Madrid at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Madrid:

  • Central Bus Station

  • Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, Terminal 4

  • Central Bus Station

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