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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid to Dublin by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, car ferry 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.

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Fly  •  5h 28m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Dublin (DUB) MAD - DUB

48€ - 403€

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Train, bus and ferry  •  29h 37m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  4. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

326€ - 601€

Bus, bus and ferry via Paris  •  39h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid, Madrid to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine 793
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

88€ - 107€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  40h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

145€ - 210€

Train, car ferry  •  2 days 7h

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santander Alv
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Portsmouth
  3. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
  4. Take the car ferry from Cherbourg to Dublin

165€ - 532€

Drive, car ferry  •  33h 53m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Cherbourg
  2. Take the car ferry from Cherbourg to Dublin

200€ - 318€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Dublin is to bus and bus and ferry via Paris which costs 85€ - 110€ and takes 39h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Dublin is to fly which costs 45€ - 410€ and takes 5h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Dublin. However, there are services departing from Madrid, Madrid and arriving at Dublin via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39h 11m.

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The distance between Madrid and Dublin is 1449 km.

The best way to get from Madrid to Dublin without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 29h 37m and costs 320€ - 600€.

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It takes approximately 5h 28m to get from Madrid to Dublin, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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Madrid to Dublin bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Dublin station.

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Dublin is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 7:28 AM in Madrid and 6:28 AM in Dublin.

Map of how to get from Madrid to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 1449 km
  • Duration: 5h 28m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Dublin, Ireland?

Iberia, Ryanair and six other airlines fly from Madrid to Dublin hourly.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 500€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 110€
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 110€
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
40€ - 110€
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Porto
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 110€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 300€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 410€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 220€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
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 SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Madrid-Chamartin to Santander
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid, Madrid to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
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 Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Santander to Portsmouth
Ave. Duration
23h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
75€ - 100€
Car
240€ - 340€
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26€ - 75€
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
26€ - 35€
Car
50€ - 75€
Condor Ferries
Phone
01202 207216
Email
contactcentre@condorferries.co.uk
Website
condorferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Condor Ferries
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Cherbourg to Dublin
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 80€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
65€ - 80€
car
100€
Passenger
35€

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Aer Lingus, Iberia, Air France and four other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Dublin Airport.

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