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There are 9 ways to get from Cádiz to Madrid by train, bus, night bus, rideshare, car, plane or shuttle

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Train  •  4h 29m

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

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Rideshare  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the rideshare from Cádiz to Madrid 646.7 km

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Train via Seville  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the train from Cadiz to Sevilla-Santa Justa Alv / ...
  2. Take the train from Sevilla-Santa Justa to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave / ...

Bus  •  8h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Cadiz to Madrid Estacion Sur

Night bus  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the night bus from San Fernando Av. del Cid to Madrid South Bus Station San Fernando Av. del Cid - Madrid Barajas Airport Terminal 1 / ...

Drive  •  6h 12m

  1. Drive from Cádiz to Madrid 647.4 km

Train to Jerez, fly  •  3h 36m

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

Train to Sevilla, fly  •  4h 51m

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

Shuttle to Malaga, fly  •  5h 56m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Cádiz to Malaga Airport
  2. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Madrid (MAD) AGP - MAD
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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 36m and costs €55 - €220.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cadiz and arriving at Madrid Estacion Sur. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 8h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cadiz and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Services depart four 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 four times a day.

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Cádiz to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, 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 €45 - €70 and takes 8h 35m.

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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 4 times a day. Tickets cost €35 - €50 and the journey takes 4h 29m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Cadiz to Madrid Estacion Sur once daily. Tickets cost €45 - €70 and the journey takes 8h 35m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Jerez to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €290
Flights from Sevilla to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €280
Flights from Malaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €290
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Malaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €230
Saudia
Website
saudia.com
Flights from Malaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €170
Kuwait Airways
Website
kuwaitairways.com
Flights from Malaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€170 - €550
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
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Cadiz to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Cadiz to Sevilla-Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Sevilla-Santa Justa to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Cadiz to La Parra
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Sevilla-Santa Justa to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €95
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€45 - €65
Promo+
€54 - €58
Flexible
€70 - €95
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Cadiz to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
alsa.com
Socibus
Phone
+34 915 304 417
Email
socibus@socibus.es
Website
socibusventas.es
Night bus from San Fernando Av. del Cid to Madrid South Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Socibus
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 ALSA, 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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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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