There are 6 ways to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Picos de Europa by plane, bus, train, taxi or car

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Fly to Santander, bus  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Santander (SDR) MAD - SDR
  2. Take the bus from Santander to Urdón

$109 - $436

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Torrelavega
  2. Take the bus from Torrelavega to Urdón

$87 - $119

4 alternative options

Fly to Oviedo, bus  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Oviedo (OVD) MAD - OVD
  2. Take the bus from Oviedo to Arriondas
  3. Take the bus from Arriondas to Arenas De Cabrales

$100 - $273

Train, taxi  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Reinosa A
  2. Take a taxi from Reinosa to Picos de Europa

$152 - $197

Train, bus  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Valladolid Campo Grande A / ...
  2. Take the bus from Valladolid to Pto.Ponton

$167 - $227

Drive  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Picos de Europa 325 miles

$60 - $90

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Picos de Europa is to drive which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 5 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Picos de Europa is to fly and bus which costs 90€ - 380€ and takes 5 h 47 min.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Picos de Europa is 318 km. The road distance is 520 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Picos de Europa without a car is to train and taxi which takes 6 h 21 min and costs 130€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Picos de Europa, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Santander Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) to Picos de Europa is 520 km. It takes approximately 5 h 50 min to drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Picos de Europa.

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Iberia offers flights from Madrid Airport to Santander Airport.

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There are 526+ hotels available in Picos de Europa. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Picos de Europa.
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  • Distance: 199 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 47 min

What companies run services between Madrid Airport (MAD), Spain and Picos de Europa, Spain?

You can take a bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Picos de Europa via Torrelavega, Torrelavega, and Urdón in around 9 h 7 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Madrid to Oviedo
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $330
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Reinosa
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Valladolid Campo Grande
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Autobuses Palomera S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 942 88 06 11
Website
autobusespalomera.com
Bus from Santander to Urdón
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
autobusespalomera.com
Bus from Torrelavega to Urdón
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
autobusespalomera.com
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 Oviedo to Arriondas
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Arriondas to Arenas De Cabrales
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Valladolid to Pto.Ponton
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Torrelavega
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
Taxi from Reinosa to Picos de Europa
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140

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