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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Alpe d'Huez by train, bus, 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.

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Train  •  11h 20m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud Ave / ...
  3. Take the train from Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud to Grenoble Universités-Gières

308€ - 453€

Cheapest option

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  11h 48m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) MAD - MXP
  2. Take the train from Novara to St Jean De Maurienne Arvan

86€ - 444€

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Bus  •  21h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid, Madrid to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
  2. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Grenoble 709 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Gare Routiere to Agence Transisere Vfd

115€ - 157€

Drive  •  12h 36m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Alpe d'Huez 1287.8 km

140€ - 210€

Fly to Geneva, train  •  8h 56m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Geneva (GVA) MAD - GVA
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Grenoble Universites Gieres

255€ - 466€

Fly to Lyon, train, bus  •  9h 16m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Lyon (LYS) MAD - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Grenoble
  3. Take the bus from Gare Routiere to Agence Transisere Vfd

125€ - 316€

Fly to Turin, train  •  10h 11m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Turin (TRN) MAD - TRN
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to St Jean De Maurienne Arvan

113€ - 495€

Fly to Marseille, train, bus  •  11h 3m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Marseille (MRS) MAD - MRS
  2. Take the train from Aix En Provence Tgv to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
  3. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Grenoble
  4. Take the bus from Gare Routiere to Agence Transisere Vfd

155€ - 519€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Alpe d'Huez is to bus which costs 110€ - 160€ and takes 21h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Alpe d'Huez is to fly and train which costs 250€ - 470€ and takes 8h 56m.

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The distance between Madrid and Alpe d'Huez is 950 km. The road distance is 1287.8 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Alpe d'Huez without a car is to train which takes 11h 20m and costs 300€ - 460€.

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It takes approximately 11h 20m to get from Madrid to Alpe d'Huez, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Alpe d'Huez is to train which takes 11h 20m and costs 300€ - 460€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 110€ - 160€ and takes 21h 20m.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Alpe d'Huez is 1288 km. It takes approximately 12h 36m to drive from Madrid to Alpe d'Huez.

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easyJet, Swiss, Iberia and Air France offer flights from Madrid Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 1064+ hotels available in Alpe d'Huez. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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  • Distance: 949.6 km
  • Duration: 11h 20m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Alpe d'Huez, France?

You can take a train from Madrid to Alpe d'Huez via Barcelona-Sants, Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud, and Grenoble Universités-Gières in around 11h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Alpe d'Huez via Lyon, Lyon Perrache, Gare Routiere, and Agence Transisere Vfd in around 21h 20m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 400€
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 420€
Flights from Madrid to Lyon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 600€
Flights from Madrid to Turin
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 250€
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 150€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 350€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 250€
Flights from Madrid to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 390€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 300€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 320€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
22€ - 130€
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 170€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 80€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 80€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Lyon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 600€
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 150€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 250€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 270€
Flights from Madrid to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 280€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 270€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 400€
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 400€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
12€ - 110€
Flights from Madrid to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 280€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 340€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 180€
Air Leisure
Website
air-leisure.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 290€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 80€
Promo+
68€ - 73€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud to Grenoble Universités-Gières
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Grenoble Universites Gieres
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
33€ - 39€
1st Class
29€ - 34€
Train from Torino Porta Susa to St Jean De Maurienne Arvan
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 41€
1st Class
31€ - 36€
Train from Novara to St Jean De Maurienne Arvan
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
Train from Aix En Provence Tgv to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 28€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
12€ - 18€
Rail 1st Class
19€ - 28€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid, Madrid to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Grenoble - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Blablabus
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon, Perrache to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
Eurolines FR
Transisère
Phone
+33 820 08 38 38
Website
transisere.fr
Bus from Gare Routiere to Agence Transisere Vfd
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
Transisère

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