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There are 9 ways to get from Kaiserslautern to Madrid by train, plane, 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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Train to Saarbrucken, fly  •  8h 19m

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to St Ingbert
  2. Fly from Saarbrucken (SCN) to Madrid (MAD) SCN - MAD

131€ - 436€

Cheapest option

Train, bus to Luxembourg, fly  •  7h 56m

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
  2. Take the bus from Saarbruecken Hbf to Luxembourg
  3. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Madrid (MAD) LUX - MAD

56€ - 207€

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Train, train to Frankfurt, fly  •  7h 3m

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Madrid (MAD) FRA - MAD

76€ - 225€

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly  •  8h 40m

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Strasbourg
  3. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Madrid (MAD) SXB - MAD

147€ - 365€

Train, train to Basel, fly  •  8h 53m

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
  3. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Madrid (MAD) BSL - MAD

84€ - 292€

Train via Paris  •  13h 16m

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris Est Ice / ...
  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

314€ - 401€

Train  •  16h 36m

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Avignon Tgv Tgv
  3. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

266€ - 355€

Bus  •  30h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Kaiserslautern to Karlsruhe N236
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Madrid

91€ - 140€

Drive  •  16h 10m

  1. Drive from Kaiserslautern to Madrid 1077.4 miles

190€ - 290€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kaiserslautern to Madrid is to train and bus and fly which costs 55€ - 210€ and takes 7h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Kaiserslautern to Madrid is to train and fly which costs 75€ - 230€ and takes 7h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kaiserslautern to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Kaiserslautern and arriving at Madrid via Karlsruhe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kaiserslautern to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Kaiserslautern Hbf and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Mannheim Hbf and Avignon Tgv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 36m.

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The distance between Kaiserslautern and Madrid is 1347 km. The road distance is 1723.9 km.

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The best way to get from Kaiserslautern to Madrid without a car is to train via Paris which takes 13h 16m and costs 310€ - 410€.

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It takes approximately 8h 19m to get from Kaiserslautern to Madrid, including transfers.

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Kaiserslautern to Madrid bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Kaiserslautern station.

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Kaiserslautern to Madrid train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Kaiserslautern Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Kaiserslautern to Madrid is to train via Paris which takes 13h 16m and costs 310€ - 410€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 90€ - 140€ and takes 30h 5m.

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  • Distance: 842.1 miles
  • Duration: 8h 19m

What companies run services between Kaiserslautern, Germany and Madrid, Spain?

You can take a train from Kaiserslautern to Madrid via Paris Est, Gare de l'Est, Gare d'Austerlitz, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Barcelona-Sants in around 13h 16m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kaiserslautern to Madrid via Karlsruhe in around 30h 5m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Saarbrucken to Madrid via Luxembourg, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
250€ - 1200€
Flights from Saarbrucken to Madrid via Luxembourg, Munich
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
270€ - 1300€
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 420€
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 420€
Flights from Luxembourg to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 470€
Flights from Strasbourg to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
170€ - 750€
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 600€
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 600€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Saarbrucken to Madrid via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 750€
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 390€
Flights from Strasbourg to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
280€ - 1600€
Flights from Basel to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 500€
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 470€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Luxembourg to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Strasbourg to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 440€
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 430€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Saarbrucken to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
Flights from Saarbrucken to Madrid via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 380€
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 170€
Flights from Luxembourg to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 270€
Flights from Luxembourg to Madrid via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 270€
Flights from Luxembourg to Madrid via Porto
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 270€
Flights from Strasbourg to Madrid via Porto
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 250€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Saarbrucken to Madrid via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 800€
Flights from Luxembourg to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 750€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 330€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 750€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 370€
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 340€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 470€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 650€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 320€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 470€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

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 Kaiserslautern Hbf to St Ingbert
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
17€ - 26€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 20€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
15€ - 20€
1st Class
27€ - 31€
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
16€ - 20€
1st Class
28€ - 31€
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
27€ - 32€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
27€ - 32€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 85€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
75€ - 85€
1st Class
100€ - 150€
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
170€ - 200€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
170€ - 200€
1st Class
230€ - 340€
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
6h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140€ - 160€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
140€ - 160€
1st Class
180€ - 280€
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 17€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
trenitalia.com
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 60€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
24€ - 35€
1st Class
40€ - 60€
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
65€ - 90€
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon Tgv to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 170€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
110€ - 170€
1st Class
170€ - 270€
Bus operators
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Phone
+352 24 89 24 89
Website
cfl.lu
Bus from Saarbruecken Hbf to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
cfl.lu
Mobiliteit
Phone
+352 2465 2465
Email
service@verkeiersverbond.lu
Website
mobiliteit.lu
Bus from Saarbrücken Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare routière
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
Mobiliteit
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 Kaiserslautern to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 11€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
85€ - 130€
Website
eurolines.de

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There is no direct flight from Saarbrucken Airport to Madrid Airport. The quickest flight takes 8h 40m and has one stopover.

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Kaiserslautern to Madrid bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Madrid station.

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Kaiserslautern to Madrid train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kaiserslautern to Madrid is 1724 km. It takes approximately 16h 10m to drive from Kaiserslautern to Madrid.

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Eurowings, Ryanair, Iberia and two other airlines offer flights from Saarbrucken Airport to Madrid Airport.

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