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Journey Information

There are 13 intercity coaches per day from Lisbon to Madrid. Traveling by coach from Lisbon to Madrid usually takes around 9 hours and 22 minutes, but the fastest Gipsyy coach can make the trip in 7 hours and 28 minutes.

Distance312 mi (502 km)
Shortest duration7h 28m
Cheapest price£8.41
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Coach lines3

How much is a coach ticket from Lisbon to Madrid?

£20.26 is the average price of a bus ticket from Lisbon to Madrid. 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


Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Lisbon to Madrid is expected to be between £17 and £61. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is 13 June 2024, when tickets are available for 13 June 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just £21.

Monthly average prices


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in November. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just £25 – 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 £37 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 27 days in advance to save up to £15.81.

What coach 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 11 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
FlixBus119h 38m£30.23
Gipsyy27h 31m£30.73
Union Ivkoni19h 0m£13.80
  • 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 11 trips from Lisbon to Madrid, and usually makes the trip in about 9 hours and 38 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 Lisbon to Madrid, and the trip usually takes 9 hours and 0 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of 9 hours and 22 minutes to cover the 312 miles from Lisbon to Madrid. However, the fastest coach only takes 7 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.

"Because many passengers travel from Lisbon to Madrid at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for coaches. 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 coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go."

The first coach leaves at 06:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Lisbon to Madrid, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 13 scheduled coaches that travel from Lisbon to Madrid 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 Lisbon?

Main departure station: Estação do Oriente

Most coaches depart from the main station in Lisbon.

All coach stations in Lisbon:

  • Estação do Oriente

Where does the coach arrive in Madrid?

Main arrival station: Central Bus Station

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

Coach stations in Madrid:

  • Central Bus Station

  • Madrid Airport (T4)

  • Central Bus Station

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