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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to La Molina by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Barcelona, train  •  5h 35m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Barcelona (BCN) MAD - BCN
  2. Take the train from PlaÇa Catalunya to La Molina

Cheapest option

Fly to Toulouse, train  •  7h 26m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Toulouse (TLS) MAD - TLS
  2. Take the train from St Agne to Latour De Carol Enveitg

€62 - €202

4 alternative options

Train  •  7h 39m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Sants to La Molina R3

Bus  •  11h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Barcelona/Sants
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona to La Molina SkiBus La Molina

€64 - €114

Bus, train  •  13h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Barcelona N738
  2. Take the train from Arc De Triomf to La Molina R3

Drive  •  6h 28m

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to La Molina 661.2 km

€60 - €95

Madrid Airport (MAD) to La Molina by train

The train journey time between Madrid Airport (MAD) and La Molina is around 8h 36m and covers a distance of around 768 km. The fastest train normally takes 6h 43m. Operated by Renfe Cercanias and Renfe AVE, the Madrid Airport (MAD) to La Molina train service departs from Aeropuerto T4 and arrives in La Molina. Typically 39 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
8h 36m
Fastest train time:
6h 43m
Trains per week:
39
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
40 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:32
Last train departs at:
20:01

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Airport (MAD) to La Molina train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
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Madrid Airport (MAD) → La Molina
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in La Molina is 112.

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to La Molina is to drive which costs €60 - €95 and takes 6h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to La Molina is to drive which costs €60 - €95 and takes 6h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to La Molina. However, there are services departing from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 and arriving at La Molina via Sants - Gayarre and Barcelona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to La Molina. However, there are services departing from Aeropuerto T4 and arriving at La Molina via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 39m.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and La Molina is 506 km. The road distance is 661.2 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to La Molina without a car is to train which takes 7h 39m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 35m to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to La Molina, including transfers.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to La Molina bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to La Molina train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to La Molina is to train which takes 7h 39m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €60 - €120 and takes 11h 7m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to La Molina.
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  • Distance: 506.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 35m

What companies run services between Madrid Airport (MAD), Spain and La Molina, Catalonia, Spain?

You can take a train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to La Molina via Atocha, Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, and Sants in around 7h 39m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to La Molina via Barcelona/Sants, Sants - Gayarre, Pl Catalunya - Portal de l'Àngel, and Barcelona in around 11h 7m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Badajoz
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €230
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €140
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €140
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€23 - €140
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 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from PlaÇa Catalunya to La Molina
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Train from Sants to La Molina
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Train from Arc De Triomf to La Molina
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Renfe Cercanias
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 St Agne to Latour De Carol Enveitg
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€20 - €29
Rail 1st Class
€29 - €45
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
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 - Barajas Airport T4 to Barcelona/Sants
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 19m.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to La Molina bus services, operated by Sagales, arrive at La Molina station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to La Molina train services, operated by Renfe Cercanias, arrive at La Molina station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) to La Molina is 661 km. It takes approximately 6h 28m to drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to La Molina.

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Vueling Airlines, Air Europa, Ryanair and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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