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

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Fly from Frankfurt  •  5h 37m

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

43€ - 214€

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Train to Cologne Bonn, fly  •  7h 7m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Madrid (MAD) CGN - MAD

92€ - 333€

Train to Strasbourg, fly  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Strasbourg
  2. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Madrid (MAD) SXB - MAD

112€ - 272€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  7h 46m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Madrid (MAD) DUS - MAD

85€ - 594€

Train  •  15h 16m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Avignon Tgv Tgv
  2. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

217€ - 305€

Bus via Valladolid  •  30h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt - Main station to Valladolid Frankfurt - Main station > Mainz > Monpach - Allemagne > Monpach - Luxembourg > Luxembourg > Düdelingen - Luxembourg > Düdelingen - France > Thionville > Metz > Reims > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Orléans > Tours > Poitiers > Bordeaux City Centre > Bayonne > Biriatou - France > Biriatou - Spain > San Sebastián > Conex San Sebastian > Bilbao > Valladolid > Salamanca > Ciudad Rodrigo > Fuentes de Onoro - Espagne > Fuentes de Onoro - Portugal > Vilar Formoso > Guarda > Covilha > Fundao > Castelo Branco > Abrantes > Torres Novas > Santarem > Lisbon - 7 Rios
  2. Take the bus from Valladolid to Madrid Moncloa

156€ - 212€

Bus  •  31h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Airport to Karlsruhe 217 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Madrid

98€ - 150€

Bus #2  •  3 days 4h

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Main Station to Madrid

180€ - 260€

Drive  •  17h 9m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Madrid 1838.3 km

210€ - 310€

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Madrid is to fly which costs 40€ - 220€ and takes 5h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Madrid is to fly which costs 40€ - 220€ and takes 5h 37m.

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

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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 Avignon Tgv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 16m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Madrid is 1446 km. The road distance is 1838.3 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 15h 16m and costs 210€ - 310€.

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It takes approximately 5h 37m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Madrid, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Frankfurt Main Station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Madrid train services, operated by TGV inOui, 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 5h 37m and costs 40€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 210€ - 310€ and takes 15h 16m, you could also bus via Valladolid, which costs 150€ - 220€ and takes 30h 7m.

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  • Distance: 1446.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 37m

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

Lufthansa, LATAM Chile and nine other airlines fly from Frankfurt am Main to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Madrid via Avignon Tgv in around 15h 16m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 310€
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 310€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 550€
Flights from Strasbourg to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
190€ - 600€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 600€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 600€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 140€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 140€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 140€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 140€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 140€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 140€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid via Palermo
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 140€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 140€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
Flights from Strasbourg to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 400€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 410€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 470€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 470€
Flights from Strasbourg to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 310€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 500€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 300€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 180€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
100€ - 800€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 370€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Madrid via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130€ - 190€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
130€ - 160€
1st Class
160€ - 190€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Avignon Tgv to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Bus operators
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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Frankfurt - Main station to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
26h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
140€ - 190€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Valladolid to Madrid Moncloa
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 22€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Frankfurt Main Station to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 days 4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
180€ - 260€
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt Airport to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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

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Frankfurt am Main to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, 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 17h 9m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Madrid.

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

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Madrid train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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

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There are 3960+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to line 35802 train which takes 16 min and costs 3€ - 5€.

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