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Journey Information

There are 10 intercity coaches per day from Madrid to Lisbon. Traveling by coach from Madrid to Lisbon usually takes around 8 hours and 45 minutes, but the fastest Gipsyy coach can make the trip in 6 hours and 28 minutes.

Distance312 mi (502 km)
Shortest duration6h 28m
Cheapest price£8.15
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Coach lines3

How much is a coach ticket from Madrid to Lisbon?

£19.25 is the average price of a bus ticket from Madrid to Lisbon. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. 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

£60£40£20MayJun

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Madrid to Lisbon is expected to range from £16 to £49. If you are looking to travel to Lisbon within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from £19. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are £16 and can be found on 5 June 2024.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from Madrid to Lisbon are at their cheapest average price in September. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around £20. On the other hand, traveling on this route during July might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for July trips cost £43, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

£40£32£24£16£83020100

Most coach companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your coach tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap coach tickets is to book at least 23 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £21.11 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from Madrid to Lisbon?

There are 3 bus lines from Madrid to Lisbon available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 7 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:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus79h 9m£26.25
Gipsyy27h 33m£31.47
Union Ivkoni18h 0m£13.21
  • 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 7 trips from Madrid to Lisbon, 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 is a Portuguese bus company with trips across Portugal and Spain to cities such as Lisbon, Madrid, and Porto. Vehicles have an onboard restroom, complimentary WiFi, USB charging ports, and luggage space for surfboards, snowboards, and skis.

  • 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 coaches 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 Madrid to Lisbon, and the trip usually takes 8 hours and 0 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of 8 hours and 45 minutes to cover the 312 miles from Madrid to Lisbon. However, the fastest coach only takes 6 hours and 28 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach to enjoy the weekend in Lisbon. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

The first coach leaves at 08:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Madrid to Lisbon, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 10 scheduled coaches that travel from Madrid to Lisbon every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 8 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

City Information

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Madrid?

Main departure station: Central Bus Station

Coaches to Lisbon leave from 3 stations in Madrid.

All coach stations in Madrid:

  • Central Bus Station

  • Madrid Airport (T4)

  • Central Bus Station

Where does the coach arrive in Lisbon?

Main arrival station: Estação do Oriente

All coaches from Madrid arrive at one main station in Lisbon.

Coach stations in Lisbon:

  • Estação do Oriente

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