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There are 12 intercity buses per day from Lisbon to Madrid. Traveling by bus from Lisbon to Madrid usually takes around 9 hours and 1 minute, but the fastest Gipsyy bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 45 minutes.
|Distance||312 mi (502 km)|
|Shortest duration||6h 45m|
|Trips per day||9|
|Most frequent service||FlixBus|
How much is a bus ticket from Lisbon to Madrid?
$18.91 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.
Monthly average prices
The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in January. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $38 – 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 $65 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
To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 19 days in advance to save up to $42.40.
What bus companies travel from Lisbon to Madrid?
There are 3 bus lines from Lisbon to Madrid available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 9 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:
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 9 trips from Lisbon to Madrid, and usually makes the trip in about 9 hours and 35 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.
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 0 minutes to complete.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.
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.
The bus takes an average of 9 hours to cover the 502 kilometers from Lisbon to Madrid. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 45 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.
"Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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."
The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Lisbon to Madrid, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
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
Madrid Airport (T4)
Central Bus Station
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