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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Leon Ave / ...

$52 - $77

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Leon

$35 - $55

4 alternative options

Trenhotel  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the Trenhotel from Madrid-Chamartin to León Atlantico

$52 - $72

Drive  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to León 217.4 miles

$40 - $60

Fly to Oviedo, bus  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Oviedo (OVD) MAD - OVD
  2. Take the bus from Oviedo to Leon

$82 - $252

Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bilbao (BIO) MAD - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Leon

$57 - $205

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

Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to León every 4 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 13 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to León once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Oviedo
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Madrid-Chamartin to León
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Leon
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Oviedo to Leon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bilbao to Leon
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Ouibus

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Madrid Airport (MAD) to León?

The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and León is 286 km. The road distance is 348 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to León?

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to León is to bus which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 4 h 30 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to León?

The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to León is to drive which takes 3 h 23 min and costs 30€ - 50€.

Is there a direct train between Madrid Airport (MAD) and León?

No, there is no direct train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to León. However, there are services departing from Aeropuerto T4 and arriving at Leon via Madrid-Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 28 min.

Is there a direct bus between Madrid Airport (MAD) and León?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 and arriving at Leon. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

How long does it take to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to León?

It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to León, including transfers.