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

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Train  •  5 h 59 min

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

$83 - $123

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Bus Ruse Bus  •  11 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Barcelona 0800
  2. Take the bus from Estació del Nord to Tossa de Mar 2

$31 - $54

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Bus ALSA  •  10 h 10 min

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

$43 - $78

Drive  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Costa Brava 436.1 miles

$80 - $120

Fly, bus  •  5 h 34 min

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

$42 - $173

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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 10 h 10 min.

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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 5 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 59 min 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 5 h 59 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 10 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Costa Brava is 698 km. It takes approximately 6 h 52 min 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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Map of how to get from Madrid to Costa Brava.
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  • Distance: 358.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 59 min

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

You can take a train from Madrid to Costa Brava via Barcelona Sants and Blanes in around 5 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Costa Brava via Barcelona and Estació del Nord in around 10 h 10 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Blanes
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
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 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 Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.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 Estació del Nord to Tossa de Mar
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $17
Schedules at
moventis.es
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compras.moventis.es
Bus from Barcelona Airport El Prat T1 to Tossa de Mar
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $17
Schedules at
moventis.es
Book at
compras.moventis.es
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org

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There are 2217+ hotels available in Costa Brava. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs .

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