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

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Recommended option

Train  •  4h 29m

  1. Take the train from Cadiz to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Alv

35€ - 50€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the rideshare from Cádiz to Madrid 646.7 km

25€ - 55€

5 alternative options

Bus  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Cadiz to Madrid, Estacion Sur Cádiz

35€ - 70€

Drive  •  6h 12m

  1. Drive from Cádiz to Madrid 647.4 km

60€ - 95€

Train to Jerez, fly  •  3h 46m

  1. Take the train from Cadiz to La Parra
  2. Fly from Jerez (XRY) to Madrid (MAD) XRY - MAD

43€ - 130€

Shuttle to Malaga, fly  •  6h 16m

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

62€ - 446€

Train to Sevilla, fly  •  5h 59m

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

40€ - 98€

Cádiz to Madrid by train

The train journey time between Cádiz and Madrid is around 4h 14m and covers a distance of around 623 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 4m. Operated by Renfe Viajeros, the Cádiz to Madrid train service departs from Cadiz and arrives in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Typically 27 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 14m
Fastest train time:
4h 4m
Trains per week:
27
Cheapest price:
35€
Carbon emissions:
32 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:15
Last train departs at:
17:28

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cádiz to Madrid train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Cádiz to Madrid is to rideshare which costs 25€ - 55€ and takes 7h 2m.

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The fastest way to get from Cádiz to Madrid is to train and fly which takes 3h 46m and costs 40€ - 130€.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cadiz and arriving at Madrid, Estacion Sur. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cadiz and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 29m.

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The distance between Cádiz and Madrid is 488 km. The road distance is 647.4 km.

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The best way to get from Cádiz to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 4h 29m and costs 35€ - 50€.

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The train from Cadiz to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha takes 4h 29m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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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 Renfe Viajeros, depart from Cadiz station.

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The best way to get from Cádiz to Madrid is to train which takes 4h 29m and costs 35€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 70€ and takes 8h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Cádiz to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 487.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 29m

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

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Cadiz to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha 5 times a day. Tickets cost 35€ - 50€ and the journey takes 4h 29m. Alternatively, Socibus operates a bus from Cadiz to Madrid, Estacion Sur twice daily. Tickets cost 35€ - 60€ and the journey takes 8h 20m. ALSA also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Jerez to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 180€
Flights from Malaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from Malaga to Madrid via Melilla
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from Sevilla to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 85€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Malaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 170€
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Malaga to Madrid via Tangier
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
150€ - 450€
Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Cadiz to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Cadiz to La Parra
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Cadiz to Sevilla-San Bernardo
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe Cercanias

This regional commuter train system (also known as Cercanías) connects Barcelona with Catalonia and the Barcelona metropolitan area, including popular destinations like Sitges and the Costa Brava. The network of routes mostly runs overground and connects to many Barcelona metro and bus stations. Trains run frequently, and tickets can be bought at station ticket machines on the day of travel. Two children per adult (up to 6 years) can travel for free. If you’re arriving or departing Barcelona on a domestic AVE or long-distance train, check your ticket for a 5-digit Combinado Cercanias code, which is redeemable for a free local ticket from the ticket machines.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Cádiz to Aeropuerto De Jerez
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Renfe Cercanias
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. 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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Cadiz to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
alsa.com
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Cádiz to Malaga Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
35€ - 330€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
37€ - 41€
Private
180€ - 330€
Private w/ cancellation
293€
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cádiz to Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
25€ - 55€
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Jerez Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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Cádiz to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cádiz to Madrid is 647 km. It takes approximately 6h 12m 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 Omio and Busbud.

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There are 1524+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 75€ 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 3h 15m and costs 35€ - 330€.

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