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 Tenerife  •  4 h 26 min

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

$34 - $247

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Fly to Arrecife  •  4 h 42 min

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

$44 - $275

Fly to Las Palmas  •  5 h 3 min

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

$35 - $238

Fly to Tenerife Sur Apt  •  4 h 51 min

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

$47 - $302

Train, car ferry Naviera Armas  •  39 h 48 min

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

$176 - $234

Bus, car ferry  •  43 h 24 min

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

$145 - $197

Drive, car ferry  •  40 h 42 min

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

$185 - $259

Train, car ferry Acciona Trasmediterranea  •  44 h 19 min

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

$261 - $460

Bus, car ferry via Seville  •  46 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Estacion Sur to Seville
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Huelva 83
  3. Take the car ferry from Huelva to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

$156 - $252

Questions & Answers

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 44 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Madrid to Canary Islands, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Tenerife Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 50 min.

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Canary Islands is 1 h behind Madrid. It is currently 6:48 AM in Madrid and 5:48 AM in Canary Islands.

Ryanair, Norwegian Air International, Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Tenerife Airport.

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There are 1939+ hotels available in Canary Islands. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Canary Islands.
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  • Distance: 1095.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 26 min

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

Iberia, Air Europa and six other airlines fly from Madrid to San Cristóbal de La Laguna hourly.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Arrecife
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Madrid to Arrecife via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Flights from Madrid to Arrecife via Tenerife
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Madrid to Arrecife via Las Palmas
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Madrid to Las Palmas
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife Sur Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife Sur Apt via A Coruna
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife Sur Apt via Granada
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife Sur Apt via Las Palmas
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife Sur Apt via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife Sur Apt via Alicante
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Madrid to Arrecife
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Las Palmas
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Las Palmas via Tenerife
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Las Palmas
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Arrecife
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Madrid to Las Palmas
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife Sur Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $450
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Arrecife via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Huelva-Termino
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Cadiz
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Socibus
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Seville
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Seville to Huelva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Acciona Trasmediterranea
Phone
+34 (0) 917369957
Website
trasmediterranea.es
Car ferry from Cadiz to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Ave. Duration
39 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$180 - $360
Schedules at
trasmediterranea.es
Lobby
$190
Cabin
$360

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