There are 7 ways to get from Madrid to Dubrovnik by plane, train, bus, ferry, car ferry or car

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Fly  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Dubrovnik (DBV) MAD - DBV

$119 - $320

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Train, bus  •  34 h 59 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 Chambery-Challes-E
  4. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  5. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Trieste Centrale Fr
  6. Take the bus from Trieste Zob to Dubrovnik Zob

$329 - $460

Train, bus, ferry  •  37 h 18 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 Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  4. Take the bus from Lyon to Split
  5. Take the ferry from Split to Dubrovnik

$344 - $508

Bus Eurolines DE  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Karlsruhe
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe Hbf to Dubrovnik

$191 - $271

Bus Atlassib  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Padova
  2. Take the bus from Padova to Pula
  3. Take the bus from Pula to Dubrovnik

Bus, car ferry  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Roma
  2. Take the bus from Roma to Grottaminarda
  3. Take the bus from Grottaminarda to Bari Porto
  4. Take the car ferry from Bari to Dubrovnik

$199 - $281

Drive  •  26 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Dubrovnik 1657.1 miles

$320 - $470

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Dubrovnik. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Dubrovnik via Karlsruhe Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 4 h.

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The distance between Madrid and Dubrovnik is 1826 km. The road distance is 2651.3 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Dubrovnik without a car is to train and bus which takes 34 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 59 min to get from Madrid to Dubrovnik, including transfers.

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Madrid to Dubrovnik bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Dubrovnik is to fly which takes 5 h 59 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 4 h.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Dubrovnik Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 45 min.

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Madrid to Dubrovnik bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Dubrovnik station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Dubrovnik is 2651 km. It takes approximately 26 h 7 min to drive from Madrid to Dubrovnik.

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Norwegian Air International, Air Europa, Lufthansa and five other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Dubrovnik Airport.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Dubrovnik.
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  • Distance: 1141.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 59 min

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Dubrovnik, Croatia?

Iberia, Norwegian Air International and six other airlines fly from Madrid to Dubrovnik 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Dubrovnik via Karlsruhe and Karlsruhe Hbf in around 2 days 4 h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Madrid to Dubrovnik via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Dubrovnik via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Madrid to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Dubrovnik via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Dubrovnik via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Dubrovnik via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
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.

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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 - $85
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Train from Valence TGV to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
1st Class
$44 - $46
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Trieste Zob to Dubrovnik Zob
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
globtour.com
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Madrid to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
27 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Karlsruhe Hbf to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
eurolines.de
Atlassib
Phone
(004) 0269 229.224
Email
informatii@atlassib.es
Website
atlassib.es
Bus from Madrid to Padova
Ave. Duration
29 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
atlassib.es
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Padova to Pula
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Pula to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
15 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
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 Roma
Ave. Duration
2 days 6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Website
alsa.com
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Roma to Grottaminarda
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
Ferry operators

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