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There are 12 ways to get from Ireland to Spain by plane, bus, bus and ferry, train, car or car ferry

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 Dublin to Madrid  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Madrid (MAD) DUB - MAD

$41 - $188

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Fly Cork to Barcelona  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Barcelona (BCN) ORK - BCN

$67 - $335

Fly Dublin to Barcelona  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Barcelona (BCN) DUB - BCN

$49 - $331

Fly Cork to Malaga  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Malaga (AGP) ORK - AGP

$68 - $300

Fly Dublin to Malaga  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Malaga (AGP) DUB - AGP

$50 - $256

Fly Dublin to Murcia, bus  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Murcia (MJV) DUB - MJV
  2. Take the bus from Los Bloques to Murcia

$75 - $623

Fly Dublin to Alicante, bus  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Alicante (ALC) DUB - ALC
  2. Take the bus from Alicante Airport to Murcia

$70 - $450

Bus and ferry, train, bus  •  33 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar Est
  4. Take the bus from Lille to Girona
  5. Take the train from Girona to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

Drive, car ferry  •  36 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Dublin to Rosslare
  2. Take the car ferry from Rosslare to Pembroke
  3. Drive from Pembroke to Plymouth
  4. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  5. Drive from Santander to Madrid

$239 - $594

Bus and ferry, bus ALSA  •  39 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Madrid

$109 - $198

Bus and ferry, bus Ouibus  •  41 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris Centre - Bercy
  3. Take the bus from Paris Centre - Bercy to Madrid - Avénida de America

$95 - $132

Train, car ferry  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the train from Pearse to Rosslare Europort
  2. Take the car ferry from Rosslare to Roscoff
  3. Take the car ferry from Roscoff to Plymouth
  4. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  5. Take the train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin A

$260 - $674

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The cheapest way to get from Ireland to Spain is to fly which costs 35€ - 170€ and takes 5 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ireland to Spain is to fly which costs 35€ - 170€ and takes 5 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ireland to Spain. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Cibeles via Londres Victoria Coach Station, Bilbao and Intercambiador de Avenida de America. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 22 min.

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The distance between Ireland and Spain is 1462 km.

The best way to get from Ireland to Spain without a car is to bus and ferry and train and bus which takes 33 h 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to get from Ireland to Spain, including transfers.

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Ireland to Spain bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dublin station.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 25 min.

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Ireland to Spain bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Madrid - Avénida de America station.

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Iberia, Aer Lingus, Transavia France and four other airlines offer flights from Dublin Airport to Madrid Airport.

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Map of how to get from Ireland to Spain.
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  • Distance: 913.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 20 min

What companies run services between Ireland and Spain?

Iberia, Aer Lingus and eight other airlines fly from Swords to Madrid hourly.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Dublin to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Cork to Barcelona via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Cork to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Cork to Malaga via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Malaga
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Dublin to Malaga via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Dublin to Malaga via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Dublin to Malaga via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Dublin to Malaga via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Dublin to Murcia
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Murcia via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Murcia via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $1,000
Flights from Dublin to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Cork to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $1,100
Flights from Cork to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Dublin to Malaga
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Dublin to Murcia via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Flights from Cork to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $1,100
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Cork to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Dublin to Malaga
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Dublin to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $1,200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Flights from Cork to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Cork to Malaga via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Dublin to Malaga via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Cork to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Cork to Malaga via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Dublin to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $2,200
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,600
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Dublin to Madrid via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,600
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Spanish Railways AVE
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
LAT bus
Phone
968 25 00 88
Email
info@latbus.com
Website
latbus.com
Bus from Los Bloques to Murcia
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
latbus.com
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 Alicante Airport to Murcia
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Lille to Girona
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
starbus.es
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 Bilbao to Madrid - Avénida de America
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
Bus from London to Paris Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris Centre - Bercy to Madrid - Avénida de America
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Rosslare to Pembroke
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$38 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $43
Car ferry from Rosslare to Roscoff
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$60 - $70
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$80 - $110
Car
$250 - $360
Car ferry from Roscoff to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$35 - $45
Car
$75 - $120

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