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There are 5 ways to get from Madrid to Burgos by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Burgos

$24 - $40

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3h 3m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Burgos 151.3 miles

$12 - $20

3 alternative options

Train  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Burgos Rosa de Lima A / ...

$37 - $52

Train via Valladolid Campo Grande  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Valladolid Campo Grande A
  2. Take the train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Burgos Rosa de Lima A / ...

$37 - $63

Drive  •  2h 36m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Burgos 151.4 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Burgos is to rideshare which costs 11€ - 17€ and takes 3h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Burgos is to drive which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 2h 36m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Burgos. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Burgos. However, there are services departing from Madrid Sol and arriving at Burgos Rosa de Lima via Madrid-Chamartin and Valladolid Campo Grande. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 45m.

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The distance between Madrid and Burgos is 214 km. The road distance is 242.3 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Burgos without a car is to bus which takes 2h 45m and costs 21€ - 35€.

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The bus from Madrid to Burgos takes 2h 45m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Madrid to Burgos bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Burgos train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Madrid-Chamartin station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Burgos is to bus which takes 2h 45m and costs 21€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 3h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Burgos.
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  • Distance: 133.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 45m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Burgos, Spain?

ALSA operates a bus from Madrid to Burgos hourly. Tickets cost $24 - $40 and the journey takes 2h 45m. Alternatively, Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Madrid to Burgos every 3 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 2h 26m.

Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Burgos Rosa de Lima
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Valladolid Campo Grande
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Burgos Rosa de Lima
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Valladolid to Gare de Burgos-Rosa-de-Lima
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Burgos
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Burgos
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Book at
blablacar.es

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Madrid to Burgos bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Burgos station.

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Madrid to Burgos train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Burgos Rosa de Lima station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Burgos is 242 km. It takes approximately 2h 36m to drive from Madrid to Burgos.

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There are 125+ hotels available in Burgos. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Madrid and Burgos. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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