There are 7 ways to get from Madrid to Frankfurt am Main by plane, train, bus 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Frankfurt  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Frankfurt (FRA) MAD - FRA

$57 - $219

6 alternative options

Fly to Nuremberg, train  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Nuremberg (NUE) MAD - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

$94 - $376

Train  •  14 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

$398 - $508

Bus Eurolines DE  •  30 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Karlsruhe
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 017 / ...

$108 - $153

Bus Eurolines CH  •  34 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Basel
  2. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station N307 / ...

$144 - $231

Bus ALSA  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Frankfurt Main Station

$95 - $150

Drive  •  17 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Frankfurt am Main 1147.3 miles

$240 - $350

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs 50€ - 200€ and takes 5 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs 50€ - 200€ and takes 5 h 19 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Frankfurt am Main is 1446 km. The road distance is 1835.7 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to get from Madrid to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Frankfurt Main Station station. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 2 days 4 h.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which takes 5 h 19 min and costs 50€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 340€ - 450€ and takes 14 h 51 min, You could also bus, which costs 90€ - 140€ and takes 30 h 14 min..

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 904 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 19 min

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Lufthansa, Ryanair and 10 other airlines fly from Madrid to Frankfurt am Main hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Frankfurt am Main via Barcelona Sants, Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, Chatelet Les Halles, Les Halles, Gare de l'Est, and Paris Est in around 14 h 51 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Madrid to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Madrid to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $450
Flights from Madrid to Nuremberg via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Nuremberg via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Flights from Madrid to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Nuremberg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Nuremberg via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $900
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Madrid to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Spanish Railways AVE
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $220
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $220
1st Class
$260 - $390
Train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $240
Bus operators
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 - $140
Website
eurolines.de
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Madrid to Basel
Ave. Duration
26 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Book at
eurolines.ch

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