Directions from Madrid to Frankfurt am Main

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Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 16 min

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

$58 - $219

5 alternative options

Train  •  14 h 57 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 / ...

$397 - $525

Bus Ouibus  •  25 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Avénida de America to Hernani Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Hernani to Frankfurt Ouibus

$68 - $95

Bus Eurolines DE  •  30 h 16 min

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

$110 - $157

Bus ALSA  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Frankfurt Main Station

$100 - $150

Drive  •  17 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Frankfurt am Main 1147.3 miles

$240 - $350

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 every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Frankfurt am Main via Barcelona Sants, Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Lyon Banlieue, Paris Nord RER, and Paris Est in around 14 h 57 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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $450
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
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $200
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
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$270 - $400
Train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$170 - $250
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Madrid - Avénida de America to Hernani
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Hernani to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
Ouibus
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
FlixBus
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Madrid and Frankfurt am Main is 1446 km. The road distance is 1836 km.

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 25 h 36 min.

The quickest way to get from Madrid to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which takes 5 h 16 min and costs 50€ - 190€.

No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Barcelona Sants, Paris Lyon Banlieue and Paris Est. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 57 min.

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

It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to get from Madrid to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.