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There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Madrid by plane, train, bus or car

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

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Fly from Frankfurt  •  5h 25m

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

$58 - $219

6 alternative options

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  7h 10m

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

$126 - $349

Train  •  14h 47m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est Tgv / ...
  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 / ...

$404 - $524

Bus Eurolines DE  •  30h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Karlsruhe 017 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Madrid

$108 - $154

Bus Eurolines CH  •  33h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Basel, Basel central station 322 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Basel to Madrid

$141 - $226

Bus ALSA  •  3 days 4h

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Main Station to Madrid

$120 - $190

Drive  •  17h 11m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Madrid 1148.9 miles

$240 - $350

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Madrid is to fly which costs 50€ - 190€ and takes 5h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Madrid is to fly which costs 50€ - 190€ and takes 5h 25m.

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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 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 Paris Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon and Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 47m.

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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 14h 47m and costs 350€ - 460€.

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

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

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Frankfurt am Main to Madrid train services, operated by inOui TGV, 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 25m and costs 50€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 350€ - 460€ and takes 14h 47m, you could also bus, which costs 90€ - 140€ and takes 30h 40m.

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

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

Lufthansa, Ryanair and 11 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, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Barcelona Sants in around 14h 47m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $450
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $450
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
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
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $240
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Spanish Railways AVE
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 central station to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Frankfurt to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Website
Marino Autolinee
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Madrid
Ave. Duration
27h 25m
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
26h 41m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $190
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eurolines.ch
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 4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
alsa.com

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

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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 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 17h 11m to drive from Frankfurt am Main 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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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Madrid bus tickets online with ALSA.

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There are 3870+ 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 13m and costs 9€ - 14€.

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