There are 5 ways to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Palencia by train, bus, night train or car

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  •  2 h 37 min

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

$37 - $57

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h

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

$30 - $50

3 alternative options

Bus via Madrid  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Palencia

$54 - $83

Trenhotel  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the Trenhotel from Madrid-Chamartin to RENFE Palencia Atlantico

$37 - $52

Drive  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Palencia 168.3 miles

$30 - $50

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

Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Palencia hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 28 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Palencia twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 4 h.

Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Madrid-Chamartin to RENFE Palencia
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Palencia
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Palencia
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Palencia is 186 km. The road distance is 269 km.

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Palencia is to drive which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 41 min.

The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Palencia is to train which takes 2 h 37 min and costs 30€ - 50€.

No, there is no direct train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Palencia. However, there are services departing from Madrid Airport (MAD) and arriving at Palencia via Madrid-Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 37 min.

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

It takes approximately 2 h 37 min to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Palencia, including transfers.