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There are 8 ways to get from Croatia to Madrid by plane, shuttle, train, bus 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  •  6h 24m

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

$104 - $297

Cheapest option

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  38h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Ljubljana N952 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Madrid

$87 - $134

6 alternative options

Fly from Split  •  7h 47m

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

$125 - $356

Shuttle to Venice, fly  •  8h 49m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Pula railway Stattion to Venice Airport
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Madrid (MAD) VCE - MAD

$129 - $754

Fly from Zadar  •  5h 47m

  1. Fly from Zadar (ZAD) to Madrid (MAD) ZAD - MAD

$146 - $337

Train  •  26h 40m

  1. Take the train from Zagreb to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv
  4. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...
  5. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$343 - $484

Bus ALSA  •  2 days 16h

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Venice, Venice Mestre 427 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mestre to Madrid

$153 - $249

Drive  •  20h 38m

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Madrid 1371.1 miles

$260 - $390

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The cheapest way to get from Croatia to Madrid is to bus which costs 550 kn - 900 kn and takes 38h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Croatia to Madrid is to fly which costs 900 kn - 2.200 kn and takes 5h 47m.

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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 via Ljubljana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Croatia to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Zagreb and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha via Stuttgart Hbf, Strasbourg, Montpellier Saint-Roch and Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 40m.

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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 train which takes 26h 40m and costs 2.200 kn - 3.200 kn.

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It takes approximately 6h 24m to get from Croatia to Madrid, including transfers.

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

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Croatia to Madrid train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Zagreb station.

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The best way to get from Croatia to Madrid is to fly which takes 6h 24m and costs 650 kn - 2.000 kn. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 2.200 kn - 3.200 kn and takes 26h 40m, you could also bus, which costs 550 kn - 900 kn and takes 38h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Croatia to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 1108.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 24m

What companies run services between Croatia and Madrid, Spain?

Iberia, Lufthansa and five other airlines fly from Velika Gorica to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zagreb to Madrid via Stuttgart Hbf, Strasbourg, Montpellier Saint-Roch, and Barcelona Sants in around 26h 40m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Zagreb to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Flights from Split to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Split to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Split to Madrid via Florence
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Venice to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Zadar to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Split to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Split to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Venice to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Zadar to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,000
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zagreb to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Zagreb to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Flights from Split to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Split to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Split to Madrid via Florence
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Venice to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Split to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flights from Venice to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Venice to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zagreb to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Venice to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Split to Madrid via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Split to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Venice to Madrid via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Split to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from Venice to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Venice to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zagreb to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Split to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Split to Madrid via Nantes
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Split to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Split to Madrid via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $65
Train from Strasbourg to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$200 - $300
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $140
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zagreb to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Venice, Venice Mestre
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Crnja Tours
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Arriva Slovenia
Phone
090 74 11
Website
arriva.si
Bus from Zagreb to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
arriva.si
Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
autoherc.getbybus.com
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Zagreb Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 55m.

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

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Croatia to Madrid train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, 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, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 4069+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Croatia to Split Airport is to line 37 bus which takes 40m and costs 18 kn.

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