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There are 9 ways to get from Germany to Madrid by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Stuttgart  •  5h 43m

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Madrid (MAD) STR - MAD

78€ - 246€

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Fly from Frankfurt  •  5h 38m

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

25€ - 104€

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Fly from Dusseldorf  •  5h 38m

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Madrid (MAD) DUS - MAD

52€ - 344€

Fly from Munich  •  6h 2m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Madrid (MAD) MUC - MAD

37€ - 159€

Fly from Hamburg  •  6h 19m

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Madrid (MAD) HAM - MAD

48€ - 194€

Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  6h 29m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Madrid (MAD) BER - MAD

29€ - 147€

Train  •  21h 55m

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

316€ - 498€

Bus  •  35h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Südkreuz Bf to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.
  2. Take the bus from Dresden central station to Paris
  3. Take the bus from Paris to Madrid 793

109€ - 146€

Drive  •  21h 22m

  1. Drive from Berlin to Madrid 2372 km

250€ - 370€

Germany to Madrid by train

The train journey time between Germany and Madrid is around 37h 58m and covers a distance of around 2567 km. The fastest train normally takes 37h 58m. Operated by S-Bahn Berlin, Deutsche Bahn Regional, ODEG and others, the Germany to Madrid train service departs from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf and arrives in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Typically five trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Germany to Madrid train schedules

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International entry into Spain from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Spain, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, China, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Israel, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil and South Africa are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Macau, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, South Africa, Botswana, Comoros, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Peru, Colombia and India

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Rules to follow in Spain

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from Germany.

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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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
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  • Regional restriction measures in place
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madrid is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Madrid is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Madrid 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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Last updated: 17 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Germany to Madrid is to fly which costs 25€ - 110€ and takes 5h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Germany to Madrid is to fly which costs 25€ - 110€ and takes 5h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Germany to Madrid. However, there are services departing from S+U Alexanderpl./Grunerstr.(Bln) [Grunerstr.] and arriving at Madrid via Berlin, Südkreuz Bf, Dresden central station and Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35h 28m.

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No, there is no direct train from Germany to Madrid. However, there are services departing from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Berlin Hbf, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Lyon Part Dieu and Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 55m.

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The distance between Germany and Madrid is 1610 km. The road distance is 2372 km.

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The best way to get from Germany to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 21h 55m and costs 310€ - 500€.

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It takes approximately 5h 43m to get from Germany to Madrid, including transfers.

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Germany to Madrid bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Berlin, Südkreuz Bf station.

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Germany to Madrid train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Germany to Madrid is to fly which takes 5h 43m and costs 75€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 310€ - 500€ and takes 21h 55m, you could also bus, which costs 100€ - 150€ and takes 35h 28m.

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  • Distance: 1609.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 43m

What companies run services between Germany and Madrid, Spain?

Iberia, Swiss and four other airlines fly from Stuttgart to Madrid every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin to Madrid via Berlin Hbf, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Lyon Part Dieu, and Barcelona-Sants in around 21h 55m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 1100€
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 220€
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 220€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Flights from Munich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 380€
Flights from Munich to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 380€
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 360€
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 360€
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 300€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 270€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 190€
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 160€
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 200€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 210€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 170€
Flights from Munich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 290€
Flights from Munich to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 430€
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 350€
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 350€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 400€
Flights from Munich to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 290€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 250€
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 550€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 160€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 210€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 170€
Flights from Munich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 290€
Flights from Munich to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 430€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
22€ - 120€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 130€
Flights from Munich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 200€
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
65€ - 250€
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
170€ - 600€
Flights from Munich to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
160€ - 600€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
20€ - 180€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Madrid via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
20€ - 180€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Madrid via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
20€ - 180€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 320€
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 300€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 300€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 270€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Basel
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 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 Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
95€ - 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 Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 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
3h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 85€
Promo+
70€ - 75€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Berlin, Südkreuz Bf to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
RegioJet
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Berlin - Südkreuz to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dresden central station to Paris
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Germany to Madrid bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Madrid station.

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Germany to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Germany to Madrid is 2372 km. It takes approximately 21h 22m to drive from Germany to Madrid.

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Iberia, Swiss, Vueling Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Stuttgart Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 1533+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Germany to Stuttgart Airport is to train which takes 27 min and costs 3€ - 6€.

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