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There are 5 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Forbidden City by plane, train or car

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Fly Madrid to Beijing Capital  •  15h 16m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Beijing Capital (PEK) MAD - PEK

¥3687 - ¥12097

Cheapest option

Fly Madrid to Beijing Daxing, train  •  18h 17m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Beijing Daxing (PKX) MAD - PKX
  2. Take the train from Beijing Daxing International Airport to Caoqiao

¥2501 - ¥6115

3 alternative options

Fly Madrid to Tianjin Binhai, train  •  15h 58m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Tianjin Binhai (TSN) MAD - TSN
  2. Take the train from Tianjin Station to Beijing South

¥2617 - ¥8671

Train to Valencia, fly to Beijing Capital  •  19h 35m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
  2. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Beijing Capital (PEK) VLC - PEK

¥5161 - ¥13680

Drive  •  5 days 8h

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Forbidden City 11617.6 km

¥8500 - ¥13000

Madrid (MAD) to Beijing Capital (PEK) flights

The flight time between Madrid (MAD) and Beijing Capital (PEK) is around 15h 21m and covers a distance of around 9206 km. The fastest flight normally takes 10h 45m. Services are operated by Air China, Air France, Lufthansa and others. Typically 66 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Flight route overview

Average flight journey time:
15h 21m
Fastest flight journey time:
10h 45m
Flight distance:
9206 km
Flights per week:
66
Cheapest price:
¥3564
Carbon emissions:
1866 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
08:30
Last flight departs at:
20:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid (MAD) to Beijing Capital (PEK) flight schedules

Spain → China
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International entry into China from Spain

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents

Restricted for: Non-essential travel

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Conditions of entry into China from Spain

  • 14-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in China

1m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Spain

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering China from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Forbidden City is 120.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Forbidden City is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Forbidden City is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 120.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from China.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 19 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: IATA.

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This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Forbidden City is to fly and train which costs €310 - €800 and takes 18h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Forbidden City is to fly which costs €470 - €1600 and takes 15h 16m.

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It is 9221 km from Madrid Atocha Station to Forbidden City. It is approximately 11617.6 km to drive.

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It takes approximately 15h 16m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Forbidden City, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Beijing Capital Airport is the direct flight which takes 10h 45m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Forbidden City is 11618 km. It takes approximately 5 days 8h to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Forbidden City.

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Air China, Air France, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Beijing Capital Airport.

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There are 753+ hotels available in Forbidden City. Prices start at ¥750 per night.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Forbidden City.
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  • Distance: 9220.6 km
  • Duration: 15h 16m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Forbidden City, China?

Air China, Air France and seven other airlines fly from Madrid Atocha Station to Forbidden City every 3 hours.

Airlines
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Madrid to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
¥8500 - ¥16000
Flights from Madrid to Beijing Capital via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥3700 - ¥10000
Flights from Madrid to Beijing Daxing via Beijing Capital, Changchun
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
¥6500 - ¥13000
Flights from Madrid to Beijing Daxing via Beijing Capital, Hefei
Ave. Duration
19h 55m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
¥6500 - ¥13000
Flights from Madrid to Beijing Daxing via Beijing Capital, Qingdao
Ave. Duration
22h 25m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
¥6000 - ¥12000
Flights from Madrid to Tianjin Binhai
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
¥6000 - ¥11000
Flights from Valencia to Beijing Capital via Madrid
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
¥11000 - ¥20000
Flights from Valencia to Beijing Capital via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥20000
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Beijing Capital via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
¥3600 - ¥12000
Flights from Madrid to Tianjin Binhai via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
¥2500 - ¥8500
Flights from Valencia to Beijing Capital via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥4600 - ¥15000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Beijing Capital via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥6000 - ¥13000
Flights from Valencia to Beijing Capital via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥4700 - ¥13000
Flights from Valencia to Beijing Capital via Munich
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥4700 - ¥13000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Beijing Capital via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥3500 - ¥11000
Flights from Valencia to Beijing Capital via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥4500 - ¥13000
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Beijing Capital via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
¥4000 - ¥10000
Flights from Valencia to Beijing Capital via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
¥4900 - ¥13000
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Madrid to Beijing Daxing via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥2400 - ¥6000
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Madrid to Beijing Capital via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
¥3700 - ¥9500
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Beijing Daxing via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥2400 - ¥7000
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Beijing Daxing via Zurich
Ave. Duration
17h 15m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥2400 - ¥5500
Train operators
Beijing Airport Express
Website
bjsubway.com
Train from Beijing Daxing International Airport to Caoqiao
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
¥35
Schedules at
bdia.com.cn
China Railways C-Class
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Tianjin Station to Beijing South
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥50 - ¥80
Website
Trip.com
China Railways G-Class
Train from Tianjin to Beijing South
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥65 - ¥85
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥65 - ¥85
1st Class Seat
¥100 - ¥130
Business Class Seat
¥260 - ¥310
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
¥310 - ¥650
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
¥310 - ¥400
Promo+
¥360 - ¥390
Flexible
¥490 - ¥650
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥200 - ¥250
Website
Renfe Viajeros

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