There are 9 ways to get from Madrid to Canary Islands by plane, train, car ferry, bus or car

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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Fly to Arrecife  •  4h 37m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Arrecife (ACE) MAD - ACE

53€ - 261€

Cheapest option

Fly to Las Palmas  •  5h 35m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Las Palmas (LPA) MAD - LPA

32€ - 334€

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Fly to Tenerife  •  4h 40m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Tenerife (TFN) MAD - TFN

42€ - 330€

Fly to Tenerife Sur Apt  •  5h 14m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Tenerife Sur Apt (TFS) MAD - TFS

103€ - 452€

Train, car ferry via Huelva  •  39h 42m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Huelva Alv / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Huelva to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

133€ - 4349€

Bus, car ferry via Huelva  •  43h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid, Estacion Sur to Huelva Madrid
  2. Take the car ferry from Huelva to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

123€ - 4343€

Drive, car ferry  •  40h 39m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Huelva
  2. Take the car ferry from Huelva to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

162€ - 4397€

Train, car ferry  •  44h 18m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cadiz Alv
  2. Take the car ferry from Cadiz to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

206€ - 378€

Bus, car ferry  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Cadiz
  2. Take the car ferry from Cadiz to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

217€ - 397€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Canary Islands is to fly which costs 30€ - 340€ and takes 5h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Canary Islands is to fly which costs 50€ - 270€ and takes 4h 37m.

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The distance between Madrid and Canary Islands is 1752 km.

The best way to get from Madrid to Canary Islands without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 44h 18m and costs 200€ - 380€.

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It takes approximately 4h 37m to get from Madrid to Canary Islands, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Arrecife Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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Canary Islands is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 8:22 PM in Madrid and 7:22 PM in Canary Islands.

Canaryfly, Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and two other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Arrecife Airport.

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There are 2031+ hotels available in Canary Islands. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Canary Islands.
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  • Distance: 1752.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 37m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Canary Islands, Spain?

Iberia, Air Europa and four other airlines fly from Madrid to Arrecife hourly.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Arrecife
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Flights from Madrid to Arrecife via Valencia
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Flights from Madrid to Arrecife via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 650€
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife via Oviedo
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
100€ - 650€
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife via Vigo
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 650€
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife via Valencia
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 650€
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife Sur Apt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 410€
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife Sur Apt via Las Palmas
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 410€
Flights from Madrid to Las Palmas
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 280€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Arrecife
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 210€
Flights from Madrid to Arrecife via Oviedo
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
60€ - 240€
Flights from Madrid to Arrecife via Tenerife
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 240€
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 500€
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 500€
Flights from Madrid to Las Palmas
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 310€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Arrecife
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 650€
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife Sur Apt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Flights from Madrid to Las Palmas
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife Sur Apt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 460€
Flights from Madrid to Las Palmas
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 350€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Arrecife via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 430€
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 900€
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife Sur Apt via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife Sur Apt via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1004€
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Huelva
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cadiz
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Cadiz
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
FRS Ferries
Phone
+34 956 68 18 30
Email
info@frs.es
Website
frs.es
Car ferry from Huelva to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Ave. Duration
36h 35m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
1700€ - 4300€
Website
FRS Ferries
Passenger
1699€
Standard Car
4296€

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