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

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Fly from Frankfurt  •  5h 15m

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

€33 - €134

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Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  6h 42m

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

€80 - €368

Train to Strasbourg, fly  •  7h 8m

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

€118 - €286

Train, bus  •  16h 25m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Bordeaux St Jean Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Madrid Barajas Airport 793

€209 - €289

Train  •  16h 49m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  3. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

€229 - €349

Bus  •  24h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt central train station to Paris N1305 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Madrid Barajas Airport 793

€84 - €105

Drive  •  16h 47m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Tres Cantos 1820.1 km

€190 - €290

Frankfurt am Main to Tres Cantos by train, subway, walk and bus

The journey time between Frankfurt am Main and Tres Cantos is around 19h 32m and covers a distance of around 1835 km. The fastest journey normally takes 19h 31m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, TGV inOui, Paris Metro and others, the Frankfurt am Main to Tres Cantos service departs from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arrives in Av.Parque-Pza.Puerta Madrid. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
19h 32m
Fastest journey time:
19h 31m
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
147 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
12:49
Last service departs at:
12:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frankfurt am Main to Tres Cantos train, subway, walk and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
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  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
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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
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Tres Cantos is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Tres Cantos is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Tres Cantos is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

Yes, entry into Germany from Spain is currently restricted.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Tres Cantos is to fly, which costs €30 - €140 and takes 5h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Tres Cantos is to fly which costs €30 - €140 and takes 5h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main station to Tres Cantos. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt central train station and arriving at Av.Parque-Pza.Puerta Madrid via Paris and Av.Hispanidad-Aeropuerto T4. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Tres Cantos. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Tres Cantos via Lyon Part Dieu, Barcelona-Sants and Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 49m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Tres Cantos is 1430 km. The road distance is 1820.1 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Tres Cantos without a car is to train and bus which takes 16h 25m and costs €200 - €290.

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It takes approximately 5h 15m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Tres Cantos, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Tres Cantos bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt central train station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Tres Cantos 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 Tres Cantos is to fly which takes 5h 15m and costs €30 - €140. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €220 - €350 and takes 16h 49m, you could also bus, which costs €80 - €110 and takes 24h 35m.

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  • Distance: 1430.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 15m

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

Lufthansa, Air Europa and nine other airlines fly from Frankfurt am Main to Tres Cantos hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Tres Cantos via Lyon Part Dieu, Barcelona-Sants, Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, and Atocha in around 16h 49m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €310
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Flights from Strasbourg to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €250
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €270
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €270
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €700
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €700
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €200
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Flights from Strasbourg to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€140 - €250
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €170
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €380
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €380
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Madrid via Nantes
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €260
Flights from Strasbourg to Madrid via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€45 - €240
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €210
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€65 - €320
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 Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Railjet
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 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€90 - €110
1st Class
€100 - €120
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€85 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€85 - €100
1st Class
€95 - €110
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€100 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
Renfe SNCF
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
Bus operators
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 Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Madrid Barajas Airport
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt central train station to Paris
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€29 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Madrid Barajas Airport
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
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 Tres Cantos bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Madrid Barajas Airport station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Tres Cantos train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Tres Cantos is 1820 km. It takes approximately 16h 47m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Tres Cantos.

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Air Europa, Iberia, Alitalia and two other airlines offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 1468+ hotels available in Tres Cantos. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to line 35880 train which takes 15 min and costs €3 - €5.

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