You would think Lisbon to Madrid and vice versa is a popular rail route, no? I mean, Lisbon to Madrid sounds as important to business travelers, locals, and tourists as, say, Paris to Brussels or Florence to Rome, don't you think? Well, you and I think wrong. There is only ONE train a day between Lisbon and Madrid, and it is a night train, a sleeper. Huh?! This is how business people travel between two bustling capital cities? They all take an 11 hour long sleeper-train ride? I don't think so. Maybe they all fly easyJet? Maybe they all drive?
I was hoping for a nice little train ride out of Lisbon towards Spain with maybe a stop in between in some cute little town along the way. It just doesn't exist. Looks like it's time to introduce our kids to sleeping on a train!