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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Jaén by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Granada, bus  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Granada (GRX) MAD - GRX
  2. Take the bus from Granada to Jaen

$86 - $317

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Airport Barajas to Jaén 601

$22 - $35

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Fly to Sevilla, train  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Sevilla (SVQ) MAD - SVQ
  2. Take the train from Sevilla Santa Justa to Cordoba Central
  3. Take the train from Cordoba Central to Jaen

$76 - $289

Fly to Jerez, train  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Jerez (XRY) MAD - XRY
  2. Take the train from Aeropuerto de Jerez to Jaen

$113 - $415

Fly to Almeria, train  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Almeria (LEI) MAD - LEI
  2. Take the train from Almeria to Linares-Baeza
  3. Take the train from Linares-Baeza to Jaen

$122 - $345

Train Spanish Railways AVE  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Cordoba Central Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Cordoba Central to Jaen Ir

$63 - $95

Train  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanías to Jaen Ir

$43 - $65

Drive  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Jaén 216.4 miles

$40 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Jaén is to bus which costs 19€ - 30€ and takes 5 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Jaén is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3 h 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid Airport Barajas and arriving at Jaén. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Jaén. However, there are services departing from Madrid Airport and arriving at Jaen via Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and Cordoba Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 21 min.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Jaén is 303 km. The road distance is 346.2 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Jaén without a car is to train which takes 5 h 21 min and costs 55€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Jaén, including transfers.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Jaén bus services, operated by Autocares Grupo Samar, depart from Madrid Airport Barajas station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Jaén train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Jaén is to train which takes 5 h 21 min and costs 55€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 30€ and takes 5 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Jaén.
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  • Distance: 189.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

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

You can take a train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Jaén via Atocha, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, and Cordoba Central in around 5 h 21 min. Alternatively, Autocares Grupo Samar operates a bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Jaén 5 times a week. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h 45 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Granada
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Flights from Madrid to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Madrid to Jerez
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Madrid to Almeria
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Sevilla Santa Justa to Cordoba Central
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Cordoba Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
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 Cordoba Central to Jaen
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
renfe.com
Train from Aeropuerto de Jerez to Jaen
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Train from Almeria to Linares-Baeza
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Train from Linares-Baeza to Jaen
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanías to Jaen
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
renfe.com
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 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 Granada to Jaen
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Granada Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Jaén bus services, operated by Autocares Grupo Samar, arrive at Jaén station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) to Jaén is 346 km. It takes approximately 3 h 32 min to drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Jaén.

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Iberia offers flights from Madrid Airport to Granada Airport.

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There are 75+ hotels available in Jaén. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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