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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid to Costa Brava by train, bus or plane

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Train, bus  •  9h

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Girona Ave
  2. Take the bus from Girona to Palafrugell Girona-Aeroport C.B.-Platja D'Aro / ...

79€ - 144€

5 alternative options

Train  •  9h 20m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Flassa Re / ...

80€ - 138€

Bus  •  13h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Barcelona
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord to Palafrugell Barcelona - Pals / ...

Bus via Cuenca  •  17h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Cuenca
  2. Take the bus from Cuenca to Barcelona Nord
  3. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord to Palafrugell

Fly to Barcelona, train, line 42 bus, line 64 bus, travel  •  9h 34m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Barcelona (BCN) MAD - BCN
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Flassa
  3. Take the line 42 bus from Flaça to Palafrugell
  4. Take the line 64 bus from Palafrugell to Passeig La Torre - Camí de Ronda
  5. Travel from Passeig La Torre - Camí de Ronda to Costa Brava

Fly to Mahon, travel  •  7h 32m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Mahon (MAH) MAD - MAH
  2. Travel from Mahon to Costa Brava

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Costa Brava is to train and bus which costs 75€ - 150€ and takes 9h.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Costa Brava is to train and bus which costs 75€ - 150€ and takes 9h.

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The distance between Madrid and Costa Brava is 575 km.

The best way to get from Madrid to Costa Brava without a car is to train and bus which takes 9h and costs 75€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 9h to get from Madrid to Costa Brava, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Costa Brava is to train which takes 9h 20m and costs 80€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13h 23m.

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

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There are 3885+ hotels available in Costa Brava. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Costa Brava.
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  • Distance: 575 km
  • Duration: 9h

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

You can take a train from Madrid to Costa Brava via Barcelona-Sants, Flassa, Flaça, Palafrugell, and Passeig La Torre - Camí de Ronda in around 9h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Costa Brava via Barcelona Nord, Palafrugell, and Passeig La Torre - Camí de Ronda in around 13h 23m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 250€
Flights from Madrid to Mahon
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 380€
Flights from Madrid to Mahon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 400€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Flights from Madrid to Mahon
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 600€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 400€
Flights from Madrid to Mahon via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 600€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Mahon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 470€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Girona
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
70€ - 130€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
70€ - 95€
Promo+
80€ - 85€
Flexible
100€ - 130€
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 85€
Promo+
70€ - 75€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
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 Barcelona-Sants to Flassa
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Transports Elèctrics Interurbans S.A.
Phone
+34 972204868
Email
teisa-bus@teisa-bus.com
Website
teisa-bus.com
Bus from Girona to Palafrugell
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Schedules at
teisa-bus.com
Moventis
Phone
Sarbus - 935 806 700 , La Vallesana - 935 806 700, Houses - 937 981 100 , Sarfa - 902 302 025
Website
moventis.es
Bus from Girona to Palafrugell
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
2€ - 7€
Website
Moventis
Bus from Flaça to Palafrugell
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
2€ - 6€
Website
Moventis
Bus from Palafrugell to Passeig La Torre - Camí de Ronda
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
3€
Website
Moventis
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
45€ - 65€
Website
alsa.com
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Palafrugell
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord

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