There are 7 ways to get from Irun to Madrid by plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

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Fly  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Fly from San Sebastian (EAS) to Madrid (MAD) EAS - MAD

$81 - $277

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Bus Ouibus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Madrid - Avénida de America Ouibus

$19 - $27

5 alternative options

Train via Zaragoza Delicias  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from San Sebastian to Zaragoza Delicias A / ...
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$82 - $115

Bus ALSA  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Madrid

$32 - $78

Train  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Irun to Madrid-Chamartin Ir / ...

$78 - $95

Rideshare  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Irun to Madrid 294.7 miles

$25 - $35

Drive  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Irun to Madrid 295.2 miles

$55 - $85

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No, there is no direct bus from Irun to Madrid. However, there are services departing from IRUN Ida and arriving at Madrid - Avénida de America via San Sebastián. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Irun to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Ventas de Irún and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha via San Sebastian and Zaragoza Delicias. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 47 min.

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The distance between Irun and Madrid is 361 km. The road distance is 472.3 km.

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The best way to get from Irun to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 6 h 47 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to get from Irun to Madrid, including transfers.

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Irun to Madrid bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from San Sebastián station.

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Irun to Madrid train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from San Sebastian station.

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The best way to get from Irun to Madrid is to fly which takes 2 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 6 h 47 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 7 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from San Sebastian Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Irun to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 225.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 2 min

What companies run services between Irun, Spain and Madrid, Spain?

Iberia flies from Irun to Madrid every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Irun to Madrid via Donostia - San Sebastián, San Sebastian, and Zaragoza Delicias in around 6 h 47 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from San Sebastian to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Train from Irun to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
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 San Sebastián to Madrid - Avénida de America
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
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 San Sebastian to Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Irun to Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Book at
blablacar.es

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Irun 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 Irun to Madrid is 472 km. It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to drive from Irun to Madrid.

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Iberia offers flights from San Sebastian Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 3655+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Irun and Madrid. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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