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There are 5 ways to get from Madrid to Costa Brava by train, bus, car or plane

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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Train  •  5h 14m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Sants to Blanes R1

69€ - 95€

Cheapest option

Fly, bus  •  5h 38m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Barcelona (BCN) MAD - BCN
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona Airport El Prat T1 to Tossa de Mar

37€ - 150€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  10h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Barcelona 252
  2. Take the bus from Estació del Nord to Tossa de Mar 2

37€ - 115€

Bus via Barcelona  •  11h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Est Sur to Barcelona Nord 252
  2. Take the bus from Estació del Nord to Tossa de Mar 2

73€ - 114€

Drive  •  6h 51m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Costa Brava 436.1 miles

70€ - 110€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Costa Brava is to fly and bus which costs 35€ - 150€ and takes 5h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Costa Brava is to train which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 5h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Costa Brava. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Tossa de Mar via Estació del Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 10m.

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The distance between Madrid and Costa Brava is 574 km. The road distance is 697.8 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Costa Brava without a car is to train which takes 5h 14m and costs 65€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 5h 14m to get from Madrid to Costa Brava, including transfers.

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Madrid to Costa Brava bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Costa Brava is to train which takes 5h 14m and costs 65€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 120€ and takes 10h 10m.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Madrid to Costa Brava bus services, operated by Moventis, arrive at Tossa de Mar station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Costa Brava.
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  • Distance: 358.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 14m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Costa Brava, Spain?

You can take a train from Madrid to Costa Brava via Sants, Blanes, and Blanes in around 5h 14m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Costa Brava via Barcelona and Estació del Nord in around 10h 10m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 220€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
renfe.com
Renfe Cercanias
Website
renfe.com
Train from Sants to Blanes
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
renfe.com
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Blanes
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Schedules at
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. 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 to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Madrid Av America to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Madrid Est Sur to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Moventis
Phone
Sarbus - 935 806 700 , La Vallesana - 935 806 700, Houses - 937 981 100 , Sarfa - 902 302 025
Website
moventis.es
Bus from Estació del Nord to Tossa de Mar
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 15€
Schedules at
moventis.es
Book at
compras.moventis.es
Bus from Barcelona Airport El Prat T1 to Tossa de Mar
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 15€
Schedules at
moventis.es
Book at
compras.moventis.es

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Costa Brava is 698 km. It takes approximately 6h 51m to drive from Madrid to Costa Brava.

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Air Europa, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 4028+ hotels available in Costa Brava. Prices start at 70€ per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 26m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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