There are 7 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  •  5 h 14 min

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

$41 - $196

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Train, bus and ferry  •  32 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV Tgv
  3. Take the train from Valence TGV to Lille Europe Tgv
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to London Victoria
  5. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

$365 - $459

Bus, bus and ferry via Paris, Paris  •  40 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Paris, Paris 793
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to London 700
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

$147 - $236

Bus ALSA, bus and ferry  •  40 h 46 min

  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

$112 - $191

Train, car ferry, bus and ferry  •  41 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santander A
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
  3. Take the train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871

$241 - $593

Train, car ferry, carferry  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Santander A
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
  3. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff
  4. Take the carferry from Roscoff to Rosslare
  5. Take the train from Rosslare Europort to Grand Canal Dock

$257 - $676

Drive, carferry  •  33 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Cherbourg
  2. Take the carferry from Cherbourg to Dublin

$224 - $355

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Dublin. However, there are services departing from Santo Domingo and arriving at Dublin via Madrid, Paris, Paris and London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 37 min.

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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 32 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to get from Madrid to Dublin, including transfers.

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

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

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

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Dublin is 1 h behind Madrid. It is currently 11:41 AM in Madrid and 10:41 AM in Dublin.

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

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There are 1188+ hotels available in Dublin. Prices start at $102 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 905.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 14 min

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

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

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Porto
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $2,200
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
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 Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santander
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Santander
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Valence TGV to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
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
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 Madrid to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
16 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to London
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
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
Bus from Madrid - Avénida de America to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$80 - $110
Car
$250 - $360
Car ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$35 - $45
Car
$75 - $120
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Roscoff to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $160
On Foot
$60 - $70
Car ferry from Cherbourg to Dublin
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $160
On Foot
$75 - $90
car
$115
Passenger
$41

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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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