There are 7 ways to get from Cádiz to Madrid by train, bus, rideshare, car, plane or shuttle

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Train  •  4 h 4 min

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

$70 - $90

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Rideshare  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cádiz to Madrid 404.5 miles

$28 - $60

5 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Cadiz to Madrid

$30 - $65

Drive  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Cádiz to Madrid 404.9 miles

$75 - $110

Train to Jerez, fly  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Cádiz to Aeropuerto de Jerez
  2. Fly from Jerez (XRY) to Madrid (MAD) XRY - MAD

$77 - $380

Train to Sevilla, fly  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Cadiz to Sevilla Santa Justa
  2. Fly from Sevilla (SVQ) to Madrid (MAD) SVQ - MAD

$52 - $256

Shuttle to Malaga, fly  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Cádiz to Malaga Airport
  2. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Madrid (MAD) AGP - MAD

$81 - $620

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cadiz and arriving at Madrid. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cadiz and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 4 min.

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The distance between Cádiz and Madrid is 488 km. The road distance is 647.8 km.

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The best way to get from Cádiz to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 4 h 4 min and costs .

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The train from Cadiz to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha takes 4 h 4 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Cádiz to Madrid bus services, operated by Socibus, depart from Cadiz station.

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Cádiz to Madrid train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Cadiz station.

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The best way to get from Cádiz to Madrid is to train which takes 4 h 4 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 5 min.

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

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Cádiz to Madrid bus services, operated by Socibus, arrive at Madrid station.

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  • Distance: 304.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 4 min

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

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Cádiz to Madrid every 3 hours. Tickets cost $70 - $90 and the journey takes 4 h 4 min. Alternatively, Socibus operates a bus from Cádiz to Madrid every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 8 h 5 min. ALSA also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Jerez to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Sevilla to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Malaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $420
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Malaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
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 Cadiz to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Train from Cádiz to Aeropuerto de Jerez
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $17
Website
renfe.com
Train from Cadiz to Sevilla Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Socibus
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 Cadiz to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.com
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Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cádiz to Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Book at
blablacar.es

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Cádiz to Madrid train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cádiz to Madrid is 648 km. It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to drive from Cádiz to Madrid.

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Iberia offers flights from Jerez Airport to Madrid Airport.

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Book your Cádiz to Madrid bus tickets online with Busbud.

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There are 3655+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Cádiz and Madrid. 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 Cádiz to Malaga Airport is to shuttle which takes 3 h 15 min and costs .

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