There are 9 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Madrid by plane, train, shuttle, car or bus

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Fly from Frankfurt  •  5 h 25 min

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

$58 - $219

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Shuttle to Luxembourg, fly  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Luxembourg Airport
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Madrid (MAD) LUX - MAD

$53 - $240

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Madrid (MAD) DUS - MAD

$126 - $349

Train  •  14 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$391 - $505

Train, drive  •  20 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Strasbourg En
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv
  3. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar R1
  5. Drive from Malgrat de Mar to Madrid

$322 - $437

Bus Ouibus  •  29 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport 328 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cologne to Madrid - South Station Ouibus

$76 - $114

Bus Eurolines DE  •  31 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Karlsruhe 108 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Madrid

$109 - $165

Bus ALSA  •  3 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Main Station to Madrid

$120 - $190

Drive  •  17 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Madrid 1148.9 miles

$240 - $350

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt Main Station station and arriving at Madrid. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 3 days 4 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha via Paris Nord RER, Paris Gare de Lyon and Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 51 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Madrid is 1446 km. The road distance is 1838.2 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 14 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Madrid, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Madrid bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Madrid train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Madrid is to fly which takes 5 h 25 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 14 h 51 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 29 h 39 min.

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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 am Main to Madrid bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Madrid - South Station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 904 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 25 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Madrid, Spain?

Lufthansa, LATAM Chile and eight other airlines fly from Frankfurt am Main to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Madrid via Paris Est, Paris Nord RER, Paris Lyon Banlieue, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Barcelona Sants in around 14 h 51 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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Luxembourg to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Luxembourg to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $450
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Flights from Luxembourg to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $310
Flights from Luxembourg to Madrid via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $310
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Luxembourg to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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(Main)Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $400
Train from Strasbourg to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
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
2 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$70 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $140
Spanish Railways AVE
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
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
Flibco
Phone
+352 26 58 57 1
Website
flibco.com
Shuttle from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Luxembourg Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $40
Schedules at
flibco.com
Standard Ticket
$30 - $40
Low
$6
High
$34
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 central station to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Frankfurt am Main, Hbf. Südseite, Pforzheimer Straße to Cologne/Bonn Airport, Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Cologne to Madrid - South Station
Ave. Duration
24 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
Ouibus
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 - $150
Website
eurolines.de
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 Frankfurt Main Station to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 days 4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
alsa.com

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Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt am Main to Madrid is 1838 km. It takes approximately 17 h 11 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Madrid.

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

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Madrid bus tickets online with Busbud.

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There are 3655+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs .

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