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There are 6 ways to get from Bucharest to Madrid by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Madrid (MAD) OTP - MAD

$48 - $235

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  29 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Brasov Ir / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brasov to Zaragoza
  3. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$191 - $294

Train  •  45 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Brasov Ir / ...
  2. Take the train from Brasov to Budapest-Keleti Ic
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Rj
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Avignon TGV Tgv
  5. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$543 - $744

Bus Amring  •  46 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucureşti - Militari to Madrid - Estacion Sur

$81 - $113

Bus Maxibus Travel  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Madrid

Drive  •  32 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Madrid 2003.8 miles

$370 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Madrid is to fly which costs $45 - $240 and takes 7 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Madrid is to fly which costs $45 - $240 and takes 7 h 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bucharest and arriving at Madrid. Services depart twice a week, and operate Monday and Tuesday. The journey takes approximately 2 days 3 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Bucharest to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Bucuresti Nord Gara A and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha via Brasov, Budapest-Keleti, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Avignon TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45 h 1 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Madrid is 2473 km. The road distance is 3206 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Madrid without a car is to train and bus which takes 29 h 14 min and costs $190 - $300.

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It takes approximately 7 h 26 min to get from Bucharest to Madrid, including transfers.

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Bucharest to Madrid bus services, operated by Maxibus Travel, depart from Bucharest station.

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Bucharest to Madrid train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Bucuresti Nord Gara A station.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Madrid is to fly which takes 7 h 26 min and costs $45 - $240. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $500 - $750 and takes 45 h 1 min, you could also bus, which costs $80 - $120 and takes 46 h 48 min.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 1545.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 26 min

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Madrid, Spain?

Ryanair, Tarom and 14 other airlines fly from Bucharest to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bucharest to Madrid via Brasov, Budapest-Keleti, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, and Avignon TGV in around 45 h 1 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Madrid via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Madrid via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Brasov
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Brasov to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
13 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Spanish Railways AVE
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
11 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $310
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $200
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$180 - $200
1st Class
$230 - $350
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Brasov to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
alsa.com
Amring
Phone
+4-0269-238.788
Website
amring.autogari.ro
Bus from Bucureşti - Militari to Madrid - Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
45 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
amring.autogari.ro
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Bucharest to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro

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The quickest flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h.

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Bucharest to Madrid bus services, operated by Maxibus Travel, arrive at Madrid station.

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Madrid is 1 h behind Bucharest. It is currently 1:56 AM in Bucharest and 12:56 AM in Madrid.

Bucharest to Madrid train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Madrid is 3206 km. It takes approximately 32 h 13 min to drive from Bucharest to Madrid.

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Tarom, Blue Air, Wizz Air and five other airlines offer flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 3751+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is to shuttle which takes 44 min and costs $1 - $2.

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