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There are 5 ways to get from Athens to Madrid by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  7h 8m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Madrid (MAD) ATH - MAD

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Train, bus via Timișoara  •  38h 20m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Ic
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Timişoara
  3. Take the bus from Timisoara to Zaragoza
  4. Take the train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

Train, bus  •  2 days 13h

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Ic
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou Bus Stop to Sofia Central Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Madrid

Bus  •  2 days 14h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sofia Central Bus Station Piraeus Port Astiggos - Varna Central Bus Station / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur Sofia Central Bus Station - Lisbon Oriente

Drive  •  34h 43m

  1. Drive from Athens to Madrid 3662.2 km

Athens to Madrid by bus

The bus journey time between Athens and Madrid is around 2 days 14h and covers a distance of around 4082 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Union Ivkoni, Citylines, Valeross and others, the Athens to Madrid bus service departs from Athens and arrives in Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur. Typically nine buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

9 Weekly Buses
2 days 14h Average Duration
€349 Cheapest Price
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Greece → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Greece

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Greece
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Greece

  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health screen upon arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
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Rules to follow in Spain

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Considerations leaving from Greece

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, entry into Spain is currently allowed from Greece.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madrid is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Madrid is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Madrid is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, returning to Greece from Spain is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 1 Jul 2022
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The cost-effective way to get from Athens to Madrid is to fly, which costs €65 - €250 and takes 7h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Madrid is to fly which costs €65 - €250 and takes 7h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur via Sofia Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 14h.

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The distance between Athens and Madrid is 2369 km. The road distance is 3662.2 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Madrid without a car is to train and bus via Timișoara which takes 38h 20m and costs €270 - €440.

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It takes approximately 7h 8m to get from Athens to Madrid, including transfers.

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Athens to Madrid bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Madrid is to fly which takes 7h 8m and costs €65 - €250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €340 - €480 and takes 2 days 14h.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 50m.

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Athens to Madrid bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur station.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 2369.5 km
  • Duration: 7h 8m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Madrid, Spain?

Aegean Airlines, Iberia and 16 other airlines fly from Athens to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Madrid via Sofia Central Bus Station in around 2 days 14h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €470
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€420 - €700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €470
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Basel
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €380
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €280
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €700
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €35
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Airport
€10
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€30 - €40
Promo+
€37 - €40
Flexible
€50 - €65
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
Phone
+30-2310540970
Email
info@simeonidistours.gr
Website
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Timişoara
Ave. Duration
14h 36m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €80
Schedules at
simeonidistours.gr
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Timisoara to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€180 - €260
Website
alsa.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou Bus Stop to Sofia Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Athens to Sofia Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
2 days 0h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
Union Ivkoni
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 days 1h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€120 - €150
Website
Yubim
Citylines
Phone
+359 2 812 0810
Email
support@citylines.bg
Website
citylines.eu
Bus from Athens Karolou to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €50
Website
Citylines
Valeross
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 days 1h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€320 - €420
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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Madrid is 1h behind Athens. It is currently 1:10 AM in Athens and 12:10 AM in Madrid.

Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Madrid is 3662 km. It takes approximately 34h 43m to drive from Athens to Madrid.

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Air Europa, Aegean Airlines, Vueling Airlines and eight other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 834+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs €10.

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