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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid to Dublin Airport (DUB) by plane, bus, bus and ferry, train, night bus, car or car ferry

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Fly  •  4h 59m

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

€19 - €74

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Bus, bus and ferry via Paris  •  40h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Paris 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

€89 - €112

Bus, bus and ferry  •  41h 17m

  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

€150 - €219

Train, bus, bus and ferry  •  42h 51m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Zaragoza-Delicias Ave
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Irun Alv
  3. Take the bus from Irun to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  4. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

€168 - €260

Train, night bus, bus and ferry  •  42h 28m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Zaragoza-Delicias Ave
  2. Take the night bus from Zaragoza to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

€181 - €272

Drive, car ferry  •  30h 48m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Roscoff
  2. Take the car ferry from Roscoff to Cork Port
  3. Drive from Cork Port to Dublin Airport (DUB)

Madrid to Dublin Airport (DUB) by bus, walk and bus and ferry

The journey time between Madrid and Dublin Airport (DUB) is around 2 days 1h and covers a distance of around 2352 km. The fastest journey normally takes 39h 35m. Operated by FlixBus, Blablabus, National Express and others, the Madrid to Dublin Airport (DUB) service departs from Madrid and arrives in Zone 15, stop 7348. Typically four services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2 days 1h
Fastest journey time:
39h 35m
Services per week:
4
Cheapest price:
€89
Carbon emissions:
309 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
16:40
Last service departs at:
20:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid to Dublin Airport (DUB) bus, walk and bus and ferry schedules

Spain → Ireland
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International entry into Ireland from Spain

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Ireland from Spain

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Managed isolation facility confirmation prior to booking flight
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in Ireland

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Considerations leaving from Spain

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Ireland from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Dublin Airport (DUB) is 1850 24 1850.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Dublin Airport (DUB) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Dublin Airport (DUB) is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1850 24 1850.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from Ireland.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Dublin Airport (DUB) is to fly which costs €19 - €75 and takes 4h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Dublin Airport (DUB) is to fly which costs €19 - €75 and takes 4h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Dublin Airport (DUB). However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Zone 15, stop 7348 via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine, London Victoria and Gardiner Street Lwr, stop 1171. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40h 52m.

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The distance between Madrid and Dublin Airport (DUB) is 1459 km.

The best way to get from Madrid to Dublin Airport (DUB) without a car is to bus and bus and ferry via Paris which takes 40h 52m and costs €85 - €120.

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It takes approximately 4h 59m to get from Madrid to Dublin Airport (DUB), including transfers.

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Madrid to Dublin Airport (DUB) 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 2h 30m.

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Madrid to Dublin Airport (DUB) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Dublin station.

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Dublin Airport (DUB) is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 7:49 PM in Madrid and 6:49 PM in Dublin Airport (DUB).

Map of how to get from Madrid to Dublin Airport (DUB).
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  • Distance: 1459.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 59m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Dublin Airport (DUB), Ireland?

Ryanair, Aer Lingus and six other airlines fly from Madrid to Dublin Airport (DUB) hourly.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €210
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€11 - €75
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€11 - €75
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €260
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €160
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €190
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€50 - €290
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Zaragoza-Delicias
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€30 - €40
Promo+
€37 - €40
Flexible
€50 - €65
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 Zaragoza-Delicias to Irun
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€22 - €28
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Paris
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
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
9h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Blablabus
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 - €19
Website
National Express
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
Bus from Irun to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
20h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
alsa.com
Night bus from Zaragoza to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
26h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€130 - €180
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
+353 21 427 7801
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.ie
Website
brittanyferries.ie
Car ferry from Roscoff to Cork Port
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once a week
Website
Brittany Ferries

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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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