There are 6 ways to get from Dublin to Madrid by plane, car ferry, train, car, bus and ferry or bus

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

Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 17 min

  1. DUB - MAD

$46 - $197

5 alternative options

Car ferry, train via Avignon TGV  •  23 h 8 min

  1. Ave

$479 - $1,073

Car ferry, drive  •  35 h 24 min

$249 - $633

Bus and ferry, bus ALSA  •  39 h 6 min

  1. 871

$145 - $206

Bus and ferry, bus FlixBus  •  39 h 52 min

  1. 871
  2. 700
  3. 793

$135 - $222

Car ferry, train  •  2 days 6 h

  1. A

$221 - $724

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Madrid, Spain?

Iberia, Ryanair and eight other airlines fly from Dublin to Madrid hourly.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $1,300
Flights from Dublin to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Dublin to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Dublin to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $2,200
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Dublin to Madrid via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to London Euston
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $250
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$95 - $150
Anytime Day Single
$150 - $250
Eurostar
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39 - $44
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $44
car
$118
Passenger
$42
Car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$80 - $90
car
$118
Passenger
$42
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$85 - $120
Car
$280 - $390
Car ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$30 - $40
Car
$60 - $85
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Santander
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Adult
$100 - $140
Car
$340 - $480

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Dublin and Madrid is 1449 km.

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Madrid is to fly which costs 35€ - 170€ and takes 5 h 17 min.

The quickest way to get from Dublin to Madrid is to fly which takes 5 h 17 min and costs 35€ - 170€.

No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Madrid via Londres Victoria Coach Station and Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 6 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to get from Dublin to Madrid, including transfers.