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There are 4 ways to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Aeropuerto T4 to Atocha
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Ciudad Real-Central

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Estación Sur De Autobuses to Infantas-Estacion De Autobuses
  2. Take the bus from Aranjuez Calle de las Infantas to Ciudad Real Ctra. Fuensanta

Line 203 bus, bus

  1. Take the line 203 bus from Aeropuerto T4 to Cibeles
  2. Take the bus from Madrid to Ciudad Real

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real is to bus which costs €16 - €24 and takes 5h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real is to drive which costs €22 - €35 and takes 2h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real. However, there are services departing from Aeropuerto T4 and arriving at Ciudad Real via Cibeles and Madrid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real. However, there are services departing from Aeropuerto T4 and arriving at Ciudad Real-Central via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 8m.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Ciudad Real is 170 km. The road distance is 217.8 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real without a car is to train which takes 2h 8m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 8m to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real, including transfers.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real bus services, operated by Empresa Municipal de Transportes, depart from Aeropuerto T4 station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real train services, operated by Renfe Cercanias, depart from Aeropuerto T4 station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real is to train which takes 2h 8m and costs . Alternatively, you can line 203 bus and bus, which costs and takes 4h 39m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real.
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  • Distance: 169.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 8m

What companies run services between Madrid Airport (MAD), Spain and Ciudad Real, Spain?

You can take a train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real via Atocha and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha in around 2h 8m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real via Cibeles, Glorieta De San Vicente, and Madrid in around 4h 39m.

Train operators
Renfe Cercanias

This regional commuter train system (also known as Cercanías) connects Barcelona with Catalonia and the Barcelona metropolitan area, including popular destinations like Sitges and the Costa Brava. The network of routes mostly runs overground and connects to many Barcelona metro and bus stations. Trains run frequently, and tickets can be bought at station ticket machines on the day of travel. Two children per adult (up to 6 years) can travel for free. If you’re arriving or departing Barcelona on a domestic AVE or long-distance train, check your ticket for a 5-digit Combinado Cercanias code, which is redeemable for a free local ticket from the ticket machines.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Aeropuerto T4 to Atocha
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Ciudad Real-Central
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Ciudad Real-Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €45
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€17 - €23
Promo+
€22 - €25
Flexible
€30 - €45
Bus operators
Empresa Municipal de Transportes
AISA
Phone
+34 (0) 902198788
Website
aisa-grupo.com
Bus from Madrid to Ciudad Real
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
aisa-grupo.com
Consorcio de Transportes de Madrid
Phone
012
Email
tarjetatransportepublico@madrid.org
Website
crtm.es
Bus from Estación Sur De Autobuses to Infantas-Estacion De Autobuses
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid
Interbus
Phone
+34 (0) 902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
interbus.es
Bus from Madrid Méndez Álvaro to Aranjuez
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Interbus
Bus from Aranjuez Calle de las Infantas to Ciudad Real Ctra. Fuensanta
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
Interbus

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real bus services, operated by AISA, arrive at Ciudad Real station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Ciudad Real-Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real is 218 km. It takes approximately 2h 20m to drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real.

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