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

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Recommended option

Bus  •  5h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Ciudad Rodrigo

€26 - €40

2 alternative options

Train, night train  •  7h 16m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca Alv
  2. Take the night train from Salamanca to Vilar Formoso Trenhotel Surexpreso

€28 - €38

Drive  •  3h 8m

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Rodrigo 313.8 km

€30 - €45

Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Rodrigo by train and night train

The journey time between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Ciudad Rodrigo is around 7h 58m and covers a distance of around 395 km. The fastest journey normally takes 7h 58m. Operated by Renfe Cercanias, Renfe Viajeros and Comboios De Portugal, the Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Rodrigo service departs from Aeropuerto T4 and arrives in Ciudad Rodrigo. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
7h 58m
Fastest journey time:
7h 58m
Journey distance:
395 km
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
20 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
20:01
Last service departs at:
20:01

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Rodrigo train and night train schedules

Madrid Airport (MAD) → Ciudad Rodrigo
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ciudad Rodrigo is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ciudad Rodrigo is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Ciudad Rodrigo is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 20 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Rodrigo is to train and night train which costs €28 - €40 and takes 7h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Rodrigo is to drive which costs €30 - €45 and takes 3h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Rodrigo. However, there are services departing from Aeropuerto T4 and arriving at Ciudad Rodrigo via Madrid Estacion Sur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Rodrigo. However, there are services departing from Aeropuerto T4 and arriving at Ciudad Rodrigo via Madrid-Chamartin, Salamanca and Vilar Formoso. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 16m.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Ciudad Rodrigo is 249 km. The road distance is 313.8 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Rodrigo without a car is to bus which takes 5h 39m and costs €25 - €40.

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It takes approximately 5h 39m to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Rodrigo, including transfers.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Rodrigo bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Rodrigo train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Madrid-Chamartin station.

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

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Map of how to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Rodrigo.
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  • Distance: 248.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 39m

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

ALSA operates a bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Ciudad Rodrigo twice daily. Tickets cost €24 - €35 and the journey takes 4h.

Train operators
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
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban and intercity trains; international and domestic high-speed trains; and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto – these connect to trains in Portugal's cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Night train from Salamanca to Vilar Formoso
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€9 - €13
Bus operators
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Madrid Estacion Sur to Ciudad Rodrigo
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
alsa.com

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Rodrigo train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Vilar Formoso station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Rodrigo is 314 km. It takes approximately 3h 8m to drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ciudad Rodrigo.

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