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There are 6 ways to get from Dublin to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha by plane, ferry, train, bus, car ferry or car

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Recommended option

Fly

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Madrid (MAD)

5 alternative options

Ferry, train, bus

  1. Take the ferry from Dublin Port Terminal 2 to Holyhead Port
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Hereford
  3. Take the bus from Hereford to London Victoria Coach Station
  4. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
  5. Take the bus from Bilbao to Madrid - Barajas Airport T4

Ferry, train, bus via Logroño

  1. Take the ferry from Dublin Port Terminal 2 to Holyhead Port
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Newport (S Wales)
  3. Take the bus from NEWPORT, South Wales to London Victoria Coach Station
  4. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Logroño
  5. Take the train from Logrono to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha

Car ferry, ferry, train

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  2. Take the ferry from Cherbourg Port to Portsmouth Port
  3. Take the ferry from Portsmouth Port to Santander Port
  4. Take the train from Santander to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha

Car ferry, train, bus

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Shrewsbury
  3. Take the bus from Shrewsbury to London Victoria Coach Station
  4. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Palencia
  5. Take the train from Palencia to Madrid-Chamartin

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Dublin to Cork Port
  2. Take the car ferry from Cork Port to Roscoff
  3. Drive from Roscoff to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha

Dublin (DUB) to Madrid (MAD) flights

The flight time between Dublin (DUB) and Madrid (MAD) is around 4h 58m and covers a distance of around 1452 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 8m. The fastest flight normally takes 2h 25m. Services are operated by Iberia, Ryanair, Aer Lingus and others. Typically 145 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
3h 49m
Layover time:
1h 8m
Total time:
4h 58m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
2h 25m
Flight distance:
1452 km
Flights per week:
145
Cheapest price:
€18
Carbon emissions:
294 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
05:00
Last flight departs at:
18:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Dublin (DUB) to Madrid (MAD) flight schedules

Ireland → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Ireland

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

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Ireland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Ireland
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden

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Rules to follow in Spain

1.5m

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Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Ireland

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 Ireland.

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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
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha 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 Ireland from Spain.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 27 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 travel updates.
This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is to fly which costs €15 - €75 and takes 5h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is to fly which costs €15 - €75 and takes 5h 45m.

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It is approximately 1450 km to get from Dublin to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha.

The best way to get from Dublin to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha without a car is to ferry and train and bus which takes 40h 48m and costs €270 - €390.

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It takes approximately 5h 45m to get from Dublin to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is 1h ahead of Dublin. It is currently 4:06 PM in Dublin and 5:06 PM in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha.

Iberia, Aer Lingus, British Airways and four other airlines offer flights from Dublin Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 1483+ hotels available in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to line 782 bus which takes 21 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha.
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  • Distance: 1450.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 45m

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Spain?

Iberia, Ryanair and nine other airlines fly from Dublin to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha hourly.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€19 - €100
Flights from Dublin to Madrid via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€19 - €100
Flights from Dublin to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€19 - €100
Flights from Dublin to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€19 - €100
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from Dublin to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€110 - €340
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Dublin to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €270
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Dublin to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €210
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €300
Train operators
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Holyhead to Hereford
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Holyhead to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €170
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Holyhead to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
tfw.wales
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 Logrono to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Santander to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Palencia to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Hereford to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
National Express
Bus from NEWPORT, South Wales to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
National Express
Bus from Shrewsbury to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
National Express
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 Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Madrid - Barajas Airport T4
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Logroño
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€110 - €170
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Palencia
Ave. Duration
2 days 0h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€150 - €220
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Ferry from Dublin Port Terminal 2 to Holyhead Port
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€33 - €37
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
€120 - €140
On Foot
€33 - €37
Car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €80
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
€120 - €140
On Foot
€65 - €80
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Ferry from Cherbourg Port to Portsmouth Port
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€28 - €75
Book at
Brittany Ferries
Adult
€28 - €35
Car
€50 - €75
Ferry from Portsmouth Port to Santander Port
Ave. Duration
29h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€95 - €420
Book at
Brittany Ferries
Adult
€95 - €120
Car
€300 - €420
Car ferry from Cork Port to Roscoff
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
Brittany Ferries

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