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There are 5 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Madrid by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Madrid (MAD) FRA - MAD

$50 - $199

4 alternative options

Train  •  16 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Avignon TGV Tgv
  3. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$302 - $391

Bus Eurolines DE  •  30 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Karlsruhe 022 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Madrid

$111 - $154

Bus Eurolines CH  •  34 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Basel, Basel central station 108
  2. Take the bus from Basel to Madrid

$150 - $229

Drive  •  17 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Madrid 1141.1 miles

$240 - $350

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Madrid is to fly which costs 40€ - 180€ and takes 3 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Madrid is to fly which costs 40€ - 180€ and takes 3 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Madrid via Karlsruhe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha via Mannheim Hbf and Avignon TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 1 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Madrid is 1436 km. The road distance is 1825.8 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 16 h 1 min and costs 260€ - 340€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Madrid, including transfers.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Madrid bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Madrid train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Madrid is to fly which takes 3 h 12 min and costs 40€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 260€ - 340€ and takes 16 h 1 min, you could also bus, which costs 95€ - 140€ and takes 30 h 30 min.

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  • Distance: 897.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 12 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Madrid, Spain?

Lufthansa, Ryanair and 11 other airlines fly from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Madrid via Mannheim Hbf and Avignon TGV in around 16 h 1 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $450
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Train operators
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$160 - $180
1st Class
$210 - $320
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 Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Madrid
Ave. Duration
27 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Website
eurolines.de
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Madrid
Ave. Duration
26 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $190
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eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Madrid bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Madrid station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Madrid train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Madrid is 1826 km. It takes approximately 17 h 1 min to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Madrid.

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Ryanair, LATAM Chile, Air Europa and three other airlines offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Madrid Airport.

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