There are 3 ways to get from Madrid to Ciudad Rodrigo by bus, night train or car

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Bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Ciudad Rodrigo

$27 - $45

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Trenhotel  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the Trenhotel from Madrid Chamartín Station to Ciudad Rodrigo Lusitania

$41 - $62

Drive  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Ciudad Rodrigo 188.5 miles

$35 - $55

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Ciudad Rodrigo. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Ciudad Rodrigo. However, there are services departing from Madrid Sol and arriving at Ciudad Rodrigo via Madrid Chamartín Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 36 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Ciudad Rodrigo is 240 km. The road distance is 301.7 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Ciudad Rodrigo without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 30 min and costs .

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The bus from Madrid to Ciudad Rodrigo takes 4 h 30 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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Madrid to Ciudad Rodrigo train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Madrid Chamartín Station.

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Madrid to Ciudad Rodrigo bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Ciudad Rodrigo station.

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Madrid to Ciudad Rodrigo train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Ciudad Rodrigo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Ciudad Rodrigo is 302 km. It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to drive from Madrid to Ciudad Rodrigo.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Ciudad Rodrigo.
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  • Distance: 150.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 30 min

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain?

ALSA operates a bus from Madrid to Ciudad Rodrigo 3 times a day. Tickets cost $27 - $45 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min.

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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Madrid Chamartín Station to Ciudad Rodrigo
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
renfe.com
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 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 to Ciudad Rodrigo
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
alsa.com

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There are 40+ hotels available in Ciudad Rodrigo. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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