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There are 9 ways to get from Madrid to Ourense by train, bus, rideshare, car, plane or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Madrid-Chamartin  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Orense-Empalme A

$56 - $72

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Rideshare  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Orense 313.9 miles

$29

7 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Orense-Empalme A

$55 - $75

Bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Ourense Auto Res

$35 - $50

Drive  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Ourense 313.2 miles

$55 - $90

Fly to Santiago de Compostela, train  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) MAD - SCQ
  2. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Orense-Empalme

$38 - $148

Fly to A Coruna, train  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to A Coruna (LCG) MAD - LCG
  2. Take the train from A Coruna to Orense-Empalme

$66 - $224

Fly to Porto, shuttle  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Porto (OPO) MAD - OPO
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Porto Airport to Ourense

$277 - $397

Fly to Vigo, train  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Vigo (VGO) MAD - VGO
  2. Take the train from Vigo Urzaiz to Santiago de Compostela
  3. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Orense-Empalme

$59 - $246

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Ourense is to rideshare which costs 25€ and takes 5 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Ourense is to fly and train which costs 30€ - 130€ and takes 4 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Ourense. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Orense-Empalme. Services depart twice a week, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 31 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Ourense is 408 km. The road distance is 501.1 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Ourense without a car is to train which takes 5 h 38 min and costs 45€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to get from Madrid to Ourense, including transfers.

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Madrid to Ourense bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, depart from Madrid station.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid to Ourense is to train which takes 5 h 38 min and costs 45€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 6 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Ourense.
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  • Distance: 254.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 38 min

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

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Madrid to Ourense every 4 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $70 and the journey takes 4 h 28 min. Alternatively, Avanza Grupo operates a bus from Madrid to Ourense 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 6 h 50 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
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
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $160
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Madrid to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
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 Orense-Empalme
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Orense-Empalme
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to Orense-Empalme
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Website
renfe.com
Train from A Coruna to Orense-Empalme
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
renfe.com
Train from Vigo Urzaiz to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Shuttle from Porto Airport to Ourense
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$254
Schedules at
vmtransfers.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar.es
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Orense
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29
Book at
blablacar.es

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

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Madrid to Ourense bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, arrive at Ourense station.

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Madrid to Ourense train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Orense-Empalme station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Ourense is 501 km. It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to drive from Madrid to Ourense.

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Ryanair and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Santiago de Compostela Airport.

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Book your Madrid to Ourense train tickets online with Loco2.

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Book your Madrid to Ourense bus tickets online with Busbud.

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There are 160+ hotels available in Ourense. Prices start at $43 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Madrid and Ourense. 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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