There are 8 ways to get from Croatia to Madrid by plane, bus, train, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Zagreb  •  3h 57m

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Madrid (MAD) ZAG - MAD

79€ - 300€

Cheapest option

Fly from Split  •  6h 26m

  1. Fly from Split (SPU) to Madrid (MAD) SPU - MAD

67€ - 172€

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Bus, train via Montpellier  •  26h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Grenoble 26
  2. Take the train from Grenoble to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud Ter
  3. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

153€ - 260€

Night train, train  •  29h 53m

  1. Take the night train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Graz Hbf En
  2. Take the train from Graz Hbf to Zuerich Hb Ec
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville Tgv
  4. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Nimes Tgv
  5. Take the train from Nimes to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

376€ - 554€

Bus via Lyon  •  34h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Lyon, Perrache 26 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Madrid, Madrid N748

102€ - 136€

Bus  •  39h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Padova
  2. Take the bus from Padova to Madrid

Bus, train  •  2 days 16h

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Trieste
  2. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre Re / ...
  3. Take the bus from Mestre to Madrid

240€ - 375€

Drive  •  20h 38m

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Madrid 2193.7 km

230€ - 350€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Croatia to Madrid is to fly which costs 500 kn - 1.300 kn and takes 6h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Croatia to Madrid is to fly which costs 550 kn - 2.300 kn and takes 3h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Croatia to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Zagreb and arriving at Madrid, Madrid via Lyon, Lyon Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Croatia to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Zagreb Glavni Kol. and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Graz Hbf, Zürich HB, Mulhouse Ville and Nimes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 53m.

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The distance between Croatia and Madrid is 1773 km. The road distance is 2193.7 km.

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The best way to get from Croatia to Madrid without a car is to bus and train via Montpellier which takes 26h 52m and costs 1.100 kn - 2.000 kn.

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It takes approximately 3h 57m to get from Croatia to Madrid, including transfers.

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Croatia to Madrid bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Zagreb station.

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Croatia to Madrid train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Zagreb Glavni Kol. station.

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The best way to get from Croatia to Madrid is to fly which takes 3h 57m and costs 550 kn - 2.300 kn. Alternatively, you can bus via Lyon, which costs 750 kn - 1.100 kn and takes 34h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Croatia to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 1773.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 57m

What companies run services between Croatia and Madrid, Spain?

Iberia, Lufthansa and seven other airlines fly from Velika Gorica to Madrid every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zagreb to Madrid via Lyon, Perrache and Lyon, Lyon Perrache in around 34h 40m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 700€
Flights from Zagreb to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 700€
Flights from Split to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 370€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zagreb to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
Flights from Split to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 430€
Flights from Split to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 430€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 490€
Flights from Split to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 400€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zagreb to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 310€
Flights from Split to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 440€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zagreb to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 550€
Flights from Split to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 500€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Split to Madrid via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
80€ - 310€
Flights from Split to Madrid via Bristol
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 310€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zagreb to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 370€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Split to Madrid via Nantes
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Split to Madrid via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 310€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Split to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
270€ - 700€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Split to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
320€ - 470€
Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Grenoble to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 28€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
12€ - 18€
Rail 1st Class
19€ - 28€
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
25€ - 55€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
25€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
35€ - 55€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Grenoble to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
40€ - 55€
Train from Zuerich Hb to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
34€ - 40€
1st Class
30€ - 35€
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Nimes
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
100€ - 120€
1st Class
110€ - 140€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Nimes to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Night train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Graz Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120€ - 170€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
18€ - 20€
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 20€
Base Standard
30€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Zagreb to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Zagreb to Lyon, Perrache
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Eurolines FR
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zagreb to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
50€ - 65€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Madrid, Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Zagreb to Padova
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Zagreb to Padova
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
38€ - 43€
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Atlassib
Phone
(004) 0269 229.224
Email
informatii@atlassib.es
Website
atlassib.es
Bus from Padova to Madrid
Ave. Duration
29h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
atlassib.es
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Trieste
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
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 Mestre to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 days 7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
210€ - 290€
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Zagreb Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 5m.

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Croatia to Madrid bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Madrid, Madrid station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Croatia to Madrid is 2194 km. It takes approximately 20h 38m to drive from Croatia to Madrid.

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Iberia, Vueling Airlines, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 3960+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Croatia to Zagreb Airport is to taxi which takes 5 min and costs 65 kn - 80 kn.

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