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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Galicia by plane, bus, train, night train, rideshare or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Vigo  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Vigo (VGO) MAD - VGO

$37 - $203

Cheapest option

Fly to Santiago de Compostela  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) MAD - SCQ

$27 - $127

6 alternative options

Fly to A Coruna, line 169 bus  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to A Coruna (LCG) MAD - LCG
  2. Take the line 169 bus from A Coruña - Ponte da Pasaxe to Oleiros

$50 - $198

Bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Lugo

$35 - $55

Train  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Lugo(SP) A

$66 - $87

Trenhotel  •  10 h 13 min

  1. Take the Trenhotel from Madrid-Chamartin to Lugo Atlantico

$82 - $102

Rideshare  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Lugo 312.7 miles

$29

Drive  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Lugo 312.7 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Galicia is to rideshare which costs 25€ and takes 5 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Galicia is to fly which costs 23€ - 110€ and takes 3 h 11 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid Estacion Sur and arriving at Lugo. Services depart every four hours, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Galicia. However, there are services departing from Madrid Sol and arriving at Lugo(SP) via Madrid-Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 39 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Galicia is 424 km. The road distance is 500.3 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Galicia without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 35 min and costs 30€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Madrid to Galicia, including transfers.

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Madrid to Galicia bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid to Galicia is to fly which takes 3 h 15 min and costs 30€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 5 h 35 min, you could also train, which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 7 h 39 min.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Galicia.
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  • Distance: 265.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 15 min

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

Air Europa and Iberia fly from Madrid to Vigo every 4 hours. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid to Lugo every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 5 h 35 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Flights from Madrid to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Madrid to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $160
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 Lugo(SP)
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Madrid-Chamartin to Lugo
Ave. Duration
8 h 54 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Autos Cal Pita
Website
autoscalpita.com
Bus from A Coruña - Ponte da Pasaxe to Oleiros
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
autoscalpita.com
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 Estacion Sur to Lugo
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Lugo
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Vigo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Madrid to Galicia train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Lugo(SP) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Galicia is 500 km. It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to drive from Madrid to Galicia.

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Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Vigo Airport.

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Book your Madrid to Galicia bus tickets online with Busbud.

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There are 50+ hotels available in Galicia. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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