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Journey Information

There are 15 intercity buses per day from Lisbon to Madrid. Traveling by bus from Lisbon to Madrid usually takes around 9 hours and 13 minutes, but the fastest Gipsyy bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 28 minutes.

Distance312 mi (502 km)
Shortest duration6h 28m
Cheapest price€9.84
Trips per day9
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from Lisbon to Madrid?

€13.59 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

€42€28€14AprApr

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Lisbon to Madrid is expected to be between €17 and €38. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is 1 May 2024, when tickets are available for 1 May 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just €21.

Monthly average prices

€47€37€28€19€9MJJASONDJFMA

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 €29 – 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 €44 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

€47€37€28€19€93020100

The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 20 days in advance to save €28.97 or more on your 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 compare on Wanderu. With 13 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
FlixBus139h 31m€34.81
Gipsyy27h 30m€37.23
Union Ivkoni19h 0m€20.96
  • 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 13 trips from Lisbon to Madrid, and usually makes the trip in about 9 hours and 31 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 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

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 13 minutes to cover the 502 kilometers from Lisbon to Madrid. However, the fastest bus 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 bus 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 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, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go."

The first bus leaves at 05:00 and the last bus leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all buses from Lisbon to Madrid, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 15 scheduled buses that travel from Lisbon to Madrid every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 9 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Lisbon?

Main departure station: Estação do Oriente

Lisbon has two bus stations with service to Madrid.

All bus stations in Lisbon:

  • Estação do Oriente

  • Praça Marechal Humberto Delgado

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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