Newbie question: no train schedules shown after Dec 10 - Lisbon to Madrid

  • 14 November 2022
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We will be visiting our daughter who is studying abroad. My husband and I bought global passes and are trying to get from Lisbon to Madrid on December 13. However, I am never able to see any trains scheduled after December 10. Why is that? This is stressing me out, as I like to have my plans in place. Thanks for a response.


Best answer by rvdborgt 14 November 2022, 16:27

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There’s a Europe wide timetable change on december 11th. Some companies are slow updating their itineraries and the rail planner from Eurail only updates a couple of times a month.

Best use the rail planners from the local companies (CP and RENFE) - although you might want to cross the border by bus, since railway connections between Portugal and Spain are of poor quality.

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There aren't many possibilities by train between Lisbon and Madrid and they're listed here:

I don't expect any changes from 11 December but do verify.