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There are 3 ways to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid Airport to Atocha C1
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Ciudad Real A / ...

$22 - $38

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Bus  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Ciudad Real 607 / ...

$18 - $19

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real 136.7 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real is to bus which costs 16€ - 17€ and takes 4 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real is to train which costs 19€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real. However, there are services departing from Madrid Airport and arriving at Ciudad Real via Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 51 min.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Ciudad Real is 170 km. The road distance is 218.7 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 1 h 51 min and costs 19€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 51 min to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real, including transfers.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real train services, operated by Madrid Cercanías (RENFE), depart from Madrid Airport station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real is to train which takes 1 h 51 min and costs 19€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 17€ and takes 4 h 49 min.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Ciudad Real station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real is 219 km. It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real.
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  • Distance: 106.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 51 min

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 1 h 51 min. Alternatively, AISA operates a bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Real 4 times a day. Tickets cost $16 and the journey takes 3 h 19 min.

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Ciudad Real
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
AISA
Phone
+34 (0) 902198788
Website
aisa-grupo.com
Bus from Madrid to Ciudad Real
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
aisa-grupo.com

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