There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Copenhagen by plane, train, bus, night 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  6 h

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Copenhagen (CPH) MAD - CPH

$44 - $193

7 alternative options

Train, bus  •  29 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Girona Ave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Girona to Marseille
  3. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Tgv
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice
  5. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ec

$463 - $654

Train, night bus, bus  •  31 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Girona Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Girona to Figueres Ir / ...
  3. Take the night bus from Figueras to Perpignan
  4. Take the train from Perpignan to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  5. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Copenhagen

$343 - $461

Bus FlixBus  •  34 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Paris, Paris 793
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Copenhagen N770

$149 - $251

Bus Eurolines FR  •  42 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Bordeaux
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux to Copenhagen

$209 - $386

Bus, train  •  2 days 20 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Essen
  2. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ec

$202 - $328

Drive, train  •  27 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Lüneburg Ice
  3. Drive from Lüneburg to Copenhagen

$452 - $673

Drive  •  24 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Copenhagen 1635.9 miles

$370 - $550

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Copenhagen is to fly which costs 35€ - 170€ and takes 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Copenhagen is to fly which costs 35€ - 170€ and takes 6 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Copenhagen. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Copenhagen via Paris, Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 10 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Copenhagen is 2072 km. The road distance is 2617.4 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Copenhagen without a car is to train and bus which takes 29 h 58 min and costs 390€ - 600€.

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It takes approximately 6 h to get from Madrid to Copenhagen, including transfers.

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Madrid to Copenhagen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Copenhagen is to fly which takes 6 h and costs 35€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 120€ - 220€ and takes 34 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Copenhagen.
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  • Distance: 1295.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Copenhagen, Denmark?

Norwegian Air International, Iberia and 10 other airlines fly from Madrid to Copenhagen hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Copenhagen via Paris, Paris in around 34 h 10 min.

Airlines
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Madrid to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Flights from Madrid to Copenhagen via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Copenhagen via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Copenhagen via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Madrid to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Copenhagen via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Copenhagen via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Copenhagen via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Copenhagen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$200 - $220
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $220
1st Class
$260 - $390
Train from Perpignan to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$170 - $190
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$170 - $190
1st Class
$220 - $340
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$45 - $90
Danish Railways (DSB)
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 Girona to Figueres
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Website
renfe.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Essen, Essen central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Second Class
$45 - $90
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Lüneburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Girona to Marseille
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bordeaux to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
31 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$160 - $250
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Gerona/Girona to Marsella
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid to Essen
Ave. Duration
2 days 10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
alsa.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Night bus from Figueras to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Madrid to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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