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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $29.83
  2. 30 day advance $29.83
  3. 7 day advance $44.74
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Travelling from Madrid to Lisbon by train

Fast trains from Madrid to Lisbon take around 10 hours and 30 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 498 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Madrid and Lisbon.

Are there direct trains from Madrid to Lisbon?

Direct trains from Madrid to Lisbon have been found.

We usually find at least one direct train on the route from Madrid to Lisbon every weekday.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

How long is the train journey from Madrid to Lisbon?

The Madrid to Lisbon train travel time is normally about 10 hours and 30 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Madrid to Lisbon train times and schedule?

On weekdays the only direct train to Lisbon is usually scheduled to depart Madrid around 21:43. This is the same at the weekend.

What's the Madrid to Lisbon train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Madrid to Lisbon are $29.83.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $29 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $44. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

When to book Madrid to Lisbon train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Madrid to Lisbon by train.

Which train companies operate between Madrid and Lisbon?

Trenhotel is the train company that operates on the route from Madrid to Lisbon.

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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  1. The night train from Madrid to Lisbon is one of Europe’s longest-standing overnight rail services. For more than half a century, this train – called the Lusitania – has been a mainstay of the timetables. Today the Lusitania is the sole surviving direct train between the two capital cities on the Iberian Peninsula. It initially runs north-west from Madrid to serve Avila and Salamanca, only then turning south-west and heading more decisively for Lisbon. The train reaches the Spanish-Portuguese border just after two in the morning. The border formalities of yesteryear are long gone and you won’t be disturbed at all.

    Madrid to Lisbon (night train)

    On a moonlit night the first part of the journey on the Lusitania night train out of Madrid is exceptional as the train climbs up over the rugged Sierra de Guadarrama to reach its first stop at Avila. The train then makes a dozen further stops on its overnight journey to Lisbon. The last hour of the journey down the Tejo Valley to Lisbon in the morning has a pacific beauty about it.

    Like all night trains from Madrid, this service departs from Chamartin station in the northern suburbs of the Spanish capital. The following morning, the train stops first at the modernistic Oriente station in Lisbon and then continues to Santa Apolónia station where it terminates.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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