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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Canary Islands by plane, train, car ferry, car or bus

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

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

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Fly to Tenerife Sur Apt

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

6 alternative options

Fly to Arrecife

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

Fly to Gran Canaria

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Gran Canaria (LPA)

Train, car ferry

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

Drive, car ferry

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

Bus, car ferry

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

Bus, car ferry via Madrid Estacion Sur

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

Madrid (MAD) to Tenerife (TFN) flights

The flight time between Madrid (MAD) and Tenerife (TFN) is around 4h 40m and covers a distance of around 1770 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 9m. The fastest flight normally takes 2h 50m. Services are operated by Iberia, Air Europa, Ryanair and others. Typically 168 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
3h 31m
Layover time:
1h 9m
Total time:
4h 40m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
2h 50m
Flight distance:
1770 km
Flights per week:
168
Cheapest price:
€48
Carbon emissions:
585 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:20
Last flight departs at:
20:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid (MAD) to Tenerife (TFN) flight schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Canary Islands is to fly which costs €40 - €150 and takes 4h 36m.

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The fastest way to get from Madrid to Canary Islands is to fly which takes 4h 36m and costs €40 - €150.

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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 39h 30m and costs €150 - €350.

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It takes approximately 4h 36m 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 2h 50m.

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Canary Islands is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 2:14 PM in Madrid and 1:14 PM in Canary Islands.

Binter Canarias, Air Europa, Ryanair and two other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Tenerife Airport.

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There are 272+ 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 36m

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

Iberia, Air Europa and three other airlines fly from Madrid to La Laguna hourly.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €300
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €330
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €330
Flights from Madrid to Arrecife
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €400
Flights from Madrid to Arrecife via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€160 - €600
Flights from Madrid to Gran Canaria
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €270
Flights from Madrid to Gran Canaria via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €380
Flights from Madrid to Gran Canaria via Tenerife
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €270
Flights from Madrid to Gran Canaria via Malaga
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €380
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife Sur Apt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €400
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife Sur Apt via Gran Canaria
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Flights from Madrid to Arrecife
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €480
Flights from Madrid to Gran Canaria
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €230
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife Sur Apt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€28 - €470
Binter Canarias
Website
bintercanarias.com
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife via Gran Canaria
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €300
Flights from Madrid to Gran Canaria
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €270
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife Sur Apt via Gran Canaria
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €400
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €300
Flights from Madrid to Arrecife
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €460
Flights from Madrid to Gran Canaria
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Tenerife via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €330
Flights from Madrid to Arrecife via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€160 - €600
Flights from Madrid to Gran Canaria via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €380
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 Cadiz
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
4 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

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