There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Galicia by plane, bus, train, rideshare or car

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Fly to Vigo  •  3h 17m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Vigo (VGO) MAD - VGO

35€ - 159€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Lugo 500.4 km

25€

6 alternative options

Fly to Santiago de Compostela  •  3h 26m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) MAD - SCQ

29€ - 172€

Fly to A Coruna, line 169 bus  •  3h 44m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to A Coruna (LCG) MAD - LCG
  2. Take the line 169 bus from A Coruña - Ponte da Pasaxe to Oleiros

33€ - 183€

Bus  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Lugo

35€ - 55€

Train  •  7h 49m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Lugo Alv

40€ - 52€

Bus via Ourense  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Ourense Auto Res
  2. Take the bus from Ourense to Lugo Área de Lugo

42€ - 59€

Drive  •  4h 47m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Lugo 500.2 km

50€ - 80€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Galicia is to rideshare which costs 25€ and takes 5h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Galicia is to fly which costs 35€ - 160€ and takes 3h 17m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid Estacion Sur and arriving at Lugo. Services depart every four hours, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Galicia. However, there are services departing from Sol and arriving at Lugo via Madrid-Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 49m.

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The distance between Madrid and Galicia is 424 km. The road distance is 500.2 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Galicia without a car is to bus which takes 5h 35m and costs 35€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 3h 17m to get from Madrid to Galicia, including transfers.

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Madrid to Galicia bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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Madrid to Galicia train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Madrid-Chamartin station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Galicia is to fly which takes 3h 17m and costs 35€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 5h 35m, you could also train, which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 7h 49m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Galicia.
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  • Distance: 424.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 17m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Galicia, Spain?

Iberia and Air Europa fly from Madrid to Vigo every 3 hours. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Lugo every 4 hours. Tickets cost 35€ - 55€ and the journey takes 5h 35m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Flights from Madrid to Vigo via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Flights from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 190€
Flights from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
23€ - 190€
Flights from Madrid to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Madrid to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24€ - 170€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
16€ - 110€
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Lugo
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Autos Cal Pita
Phone
981 235 759
Email
autoscalpita@autoscalpita.es
Website
autoscalpita.com
Bus from A Coruña - Ponte da Pasaxe to Oleiros
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
1€ - 2€
Schedules at
autoscalpita.com
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 Estacion Sur to Lugo
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
alsa.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Ourense to Lugo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Schedules at
monbus.es
Transporte de Galicia
Website
tmg.xunta.gal
Bus from Ourense to Lugo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Schedules at
tmg.xunta.gal
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Lugo
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
25€
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Vigo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Madrid to Galicia bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Lugo station.

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Madrid to Galicia train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Lugo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Galicia is 500 km. It takes approximately 4h 47m to drive from Madrid to Galicia.

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Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Vigo Airport.

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Book your Madrid to Galicia bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 63+ hotels available in Galicia. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Madrid and Galicia. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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