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There are 9 ways to get from Madrid to Arroa by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Chamartin  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Tolosa Alv

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Bus via Askatasunaren Hiribidea, 28  •  7h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - South Station to San Sebastián BlaBlaCar Bus

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Train  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Billabona Zizurkil 18061

Bus  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Tolosa

Drive  •  4h 19m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Arroa 435.8 km

Fly to San Sebastian, bus  •  5h 7m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to San Sebastian (EAS) MAD - EAS
  2. Take the bus from Askatasunaren Hiribidea, 28 to Arroa Auzoa

Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  5h 27m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bilbao (BIO) MAD - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Bilbao to Donostiako Autobus Geltokia
  3. Take the bus from Askatasunaren Hiribidea, 28 to Arroa Auzoa

Fly to Pamplona, bus  •  5h 39m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Pamplona (PNA) MAD - PNA
  2. Take the bus from Pamplona to Tolosa

Fly to Santander, bus  •  7h 43m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Santander (SDR) MAD - SDR
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to San Sebastian
Madrid → Arroa
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Arroa is to bus via Askatasunaren Hiribidea, 28 which costs €18 - €23 and takes 7h 18m.

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The fastest way to get from Madrid to Arroa is to drive. Taking this option will cost €45 - €75 and takes 4h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Arroa. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Kale Berria, 66 - Eliza via Oria Kalea - Zezen Plaza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 14m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Principe Pio and arriving at Billabona Zizurkil. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 5m.

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The distance between Madrid and Arroa is 337 km. The road distance is 435.8 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Arroa without a car is to train via Chamartin which takes 6h 52m and costs €35 - €55.

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It takes approximately 6h 52m to get from Madrid to Arroa, including transfers.

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Madrid to Arroa bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Arroa train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Madrid-Principe Pio station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Arroa is to train via Chamartin which takes 6h 52m and costs €35 - €55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €60 and takes 7h 14m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Arroa.
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  • Distance: 336.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 52m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Arroa, Basque Country, Spain?

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Madrid-Chamartin to Tolosa once daily. Tickets cost €30 - €45 and the journey takes 5h 2m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid to Tolosa once daily. Tickets cost €35 - €55 and the journey takes 6h 30m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €230
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €200
Flights from Madrid to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Flights from Madrid to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €200
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €160
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
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Tolosa
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Billabona Zizurkil
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Tolosa
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
alsa.com
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Madrid - South Station to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Blablabus
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from Askatasunaren Hiribidea, 28 to Arroa Auzoa
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €3
Schedules at
Lurraldebus
Lurraldebus Transportes Pesa S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Aeropuerto Bilbao to Donostiako Autobus Geltokia
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Lurraldebus Transportes Pesa S.A.
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Email
info@monbus.es
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Pamplona to Tolosa
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Schedules at
monbus.es

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to San Sebastian Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Madrid to Arroa bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Tolosa station.

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Madrid to Arroa train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Billabona Zizurkil station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Arroa is 436 km. It takes approximately 4h 19m to drive from Madrid to Arroa.

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Iberia offers flights from Madrid Airport to San Sebastian Airport.

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There are 182+ hotels available in Arroa. Prices start at €87 per night.

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