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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to San Fernando by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Bahia Sur Alv

35€ - 50€

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Bus  •  9h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid, Estacion Sur to San Fernando Madrid

36€ - 66€

4 alternative options

Bus via Madrid Estacion Sur  •  10h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to San Fernando

52€ - 72€

Drive  •  6h 12m

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to San Fernando 651.6 km

60€ - 95€

Fly to Jerez, train  •  4h 26m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Jerez (XRY) MAD - XRY
  2. Take the train from La Parra to Bahia Sur

50€ - 140€

Fly to Sevilla, train  •  5h 53m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Sevilla (SVQ) MAD - SVQ
  2. Take the train from Sevilla-Santa Justa to Bahia Sur

49€ - 110€

Madrid Atocha Station to San Fernando by walk and train

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and San Fernando is around 3h 58m and covers a distance of around 611 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 51m. Operated by Renfe Viajeros, the Madrid Atocha Station to San Fernando service departs from Madrid Atocha Station and arrives in Bahia Sur. Typically 27 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 58m
Fastest journey time:
3h 51m
Services per week:
27
Cheapest price:
35€
Carbon emissions:
32 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:30
Last service departs at:
16:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to San Fernando walk and train schedules

Madrid Atocha Station → San Fernando
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to San Fernando is to train which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 4h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to San Fernando is to train which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 4h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to San Fernando. However, there are services departing from Estación De Atocha and arriving at San Fernando via Madrid, Estacion Sur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 23m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Bahia Sur. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 9m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and San Fernando is 489 km. The road distance is 651.6 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to San Fernando without a car is to train which takes 4h 15m and costs 35€ - 50€.

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The train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Bahia Sur takes 4h 9m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Madrid Atocha Station to San Fernando bus services, operated by Socibus, depart from Madrid, Estacion Sur station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to San Fernando train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to San Fernando is to train which takes 4h 15m and costs 35€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 70€ and takes 9h 23m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to San Fernando.
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  • Distance: 488.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 15m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and San Fernando, Spain?

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Bahia Sur 5 times a day. Tickets cost 35€ - 50€ and the journey takes 4h 9m. Alternatively, Socibus operates a bus from Madrid, Estacion Sur to San Fernando twice daily. Tickets cost 35€ - 65€ and the journey takes 8h 10m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Jerez
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 180€
Flights from Madrid to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 85€
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Bahia Sur
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from La Parra to Bahia Sur
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Sevilla-Santa Justa to Bahia Sur
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Aeropuerto De Jerez to San Fernando Bahía Sur
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Renfe Cercanias
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 Estacion Sur to San Fernando
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Jerez Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Madrid Atocha Station to San Fernando bus services, operated by Socibus, arrive at San Fernando station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to San Fernando train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Bahia Sur station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to San Fernando is 652 km. It takes approximately 6h 12m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to San Fernando.

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Iberia offers flights from Madrid Airport to Jerez Airport.

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There are 311+ hotels available in San Fernando. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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