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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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Train  •  4h 4m

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

35€ - 50€

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Rideshare  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the rideshare from Cádiz to Madrid 647.1 km

24€ - 50€

5 alternative options

Bus  •  8h 50m

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

28€ - 70€

Drive  •  6h 12m

  1. Drive from Cádiz to Madrid 647.8 km

65€ - 100€

Train to Jerez, fly  •  3h 50m

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

Train to Sevilla, fly  •  4h 54m

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

44€ - 520€

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

78€ - 778€

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The cheapest way to get from Cádiz to Madrid is to rideshare which costs 24€ - 50€ and takes 7h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Cádiz to Madrid is to train which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 4h 4m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cadiz and arriving at Madrid, Estacion Sur. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 50m.

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

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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 4h 4m and costs 35€ - 50€.

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The train from Cadiz to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha takes 4h 4m including transfers and departs once daily.

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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 4m and costs 35€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 70€ and takes 8h 50m.

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

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

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Cadiz to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha once daily. Tickets cost 35€ - 50€ and the journey takes 4h 4m. Alternatively, Socibus operates a bus from Cadiz to Madrid, Estacion Sur 5 times a day. Tickets cost 28€ - 40€ and the journey takes 8h 50m. ALSA also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Jerez to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 320€
Flights from Sevilla to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 390€
Flights from Malaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 420€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Sevilla to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 290€
Flights from Malaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 320€
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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Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Cadiz to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Cadiz to Sevilla-Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
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
24€ - 50€
Book at
blablacar.es

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

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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 648 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 train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Cádiz to Madrid bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 4056+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 87€ 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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