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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 22m

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

32€ - 104€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to La Corogne 591.4 km

30€

6 alternative options

Fly to Santiago de Compostela  •  3h 26m

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

32€ - 152€

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

41€ - 193€

Train  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to La Coruna-San Cristobal Alv

46€ - 64€

Bus  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to A Coruña/La Coruña

47€ - 65€

Bus via Ourense  •  10h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Ourense Auto Res
  2. Take the bus from Ourense to Entrexardíns

51€ - 74€

Drive  •  5h 36m

  1. Drive from Madrid to A Coruña 591.9 km

55€ - 85€

Madrid → Galicia
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Galicia is to rideshare which costs 30€ and takes 6h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Galicia is to fly which costs 30€ - 110€ and takes 3h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Galicia. However, there are services departing from Madrid Estacion Sur and arriving at A Coruña via Alfonso Molina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 2m.

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It is 424 km from Madrid to Galicia. It is approximately 591.9 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Galicia without a car is to train which takes 6h 28m and costs 45€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 3h 22m 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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The best way to get from Madrid to Galicia is to fly which takes 3h 22m and costs 30€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 6h 28m, you could also bus, which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 7h 2m.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Vigo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Madrid to Galicia bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at A Coruña/La Coruña station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Galicia.
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  • Distance: 424.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 22m

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

Air Europa and Iberia fly from Madrid to Vigo 4 times a day. Alternatively, Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Madrid-Chamartin to La Coruna-San Cristobal twice daily. Tickets cost 40€ - 55€ and the journey takes 5h 6m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 150€
Flights from Madrid to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 190€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 130€
Flights from Madrid to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 150€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
21€ - 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 La Coruna-San Cristobal
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Autos Cal Pita
Phone
981 235 759
Email
autoscalpita@autoscalpita.es
Website
alsacalpita.es
Bus from A Coruña - Ponte da Pasaxe to Oleiros
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
1€ - 2€
Schedules at
alsacalpita.es
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 A Coruña/La Coruña
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
alsa.com
Arriva Galicia, S.L.
Phone
+34 (0) 981 31 12 13
Email
atencioncliente@arriva.es
Website
arriva.gal
Bus from Ourense to Entrexardíns
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 24€
Schedules at
arriva.gal
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to La Corogne
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€
Book at
blablacar.es

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Galicia is 592 km. It takes approximately 5h 36m 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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There are 21+ hotels available in Galicia. Prices start at 75€ 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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