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

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Fly  •  6h 19m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Madrid (MAD) CPH - MAD

€35 - €289

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Train  •  25h 43m

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Koeln Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice
  4. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud Tgv
  5. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Barcelona-Sants Tgv / ...
  6. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

€341 - €840

Train via Béziers  •  25h 48m

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Koeln Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice
  4. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Beziers Tgv
  5. Take the train from Beziers to Barcelona-Sants Ave / ...
  6. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

€366 - €705

Bus  •  40h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen central train station to Duisburg central train station N74
  2. Take the bus from Duisburg to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Madrid

€173 - €246

Drive, car train  •  29h 57m

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Hamburg Altona
  2. Take the car train from Hamburg Altona to Lörrach Hbf
  3. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Madrid

Drive  •  23h 48m

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Madrid 2618.5 km

€310 - €450

Copenhagen to Madrid by train

The train journey time between Copenhagen and Madrid is around 33h 47m and covers a distance of around 3166 km. The fastest train normally takes 31h 51m. Operated by Danish Railways (DSB), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Copenhagen to Madrid train service departs from København H and arrives in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Typically 13 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
33h 47m
Fastest train time:
31h 51m
Trains per week:
13
Cheapest price:
€341
Carbon emissions:
167 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:26
Last train departs at:
15:26

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Copenhagen to Madrid train schedules

Denmark → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Denmark

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Denmark
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Denmark

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from Denmark
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia and Sweden. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Macau, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and United Kingdom
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
This applies to arrivals from India
  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area, Australia, Brazil, India, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand and United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Brazil, India and South Africa
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area

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Rules to follow in Spain

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Considerations leaving from Denmark

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from Denmark.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madrid is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Madrid is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Madrid is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Denmark from Spain.

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Last updated: 23 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Madrid is to fly which costs 260 kr - 2200 kr and takes 6h 19m.

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The fastest way to get from Copenhagen to Madrid is to fly which takes 6h 19m and costs 260 kr - 2200 kr.

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No, there is no direct bus from Copenhagen station to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Copenhagen central train station and arriving at Madrid via Duisburg and Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Copenhagen to Madrid. However, there are services departing from København H and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Hamburg Hbf, Koeln Hbf, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud and Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 43m.

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The distance between Copenhagen and Madrid is 2072 km. The road distance is 2618.5 km.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 25h 43m and costs 2500 kr - 6500 kr.

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It takes approximately 6h 19m to get from Copenhagen to Madrid, including transfers.

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Copenhagen to Madrid bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Copenhagen central train station.

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Copenhagen to Madrid train services, operated by Danish Railways (DSB), depart from København H station.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Madrid is to fly which takes 6h 19m and costs 260 kr - 2200 kr. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 2500 kr - 6500 kr and takes 25h 43m, you could also bus, which costs 1200 kr - 1900 kr and takes 40h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Copenhagen to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 2072.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 19m

What companies run services between Copenhagen, Denmark and Madrid, Spain?

Ryanair, Iberia and 10 other airlines fly from Copenhagen to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Copenhagen to Madrid via Hamburg Hbf, Koeln Hbf, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud, and Barcelona-Sants in around 25h 43m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €360
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €280
Flights from Copenhagen to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €230
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €440
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €200
Flights from Copenhagen to Madrid via Bristol
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€25 - €130
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €350
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Train operators
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg central station to Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €28
Website
Flixtrain
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€65 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€150 - €330
Website
Thalys
Standard
€150 - €220
Comfort
€170 - €230
Premium
€240 - €330
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€120 - €170
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€120 - €150
1st Class
€140 - €170
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Beziers
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€160 - €220
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€160 - €190
1st Class
€190 - €220
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Beziers to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Car train from Hamburg Altona to Lörrach Hbf
Ave. Duration
10h 31m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Copenhagen central train station to Duisburg central train station
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Duisburg to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
20h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Copenhagen Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 15m.

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Copenhagen to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Copenhagen to Madrid is 2619 km. It takes approximately 23h 48m to drive from Copenhagen to Madrid.

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Ryanair, Iberia, British Airways and six other airlines offer flights from Copenhagen Airport to Madrid Airport.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Copenhagen Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 45 kr - 65 kr.

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