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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Gijon / Xixon

$30 - $55

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Gijón 292.4 miles

$29

6 alternative options

Train via Madrid-Chamartin  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Gijón A

$56 - $77

Train  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Gijón A

$55 - $75

Trenhotel, bus  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Take the Trenhotel from Madrid-Chamartin to León Atlantico
  2. Take the bus from Leon to Gijon / Xixon

$67 - $102

Drive  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Gijón 292.3 miles

$55 - $80

Fly to Oviedo, bus  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Oviedo (OVD) MAD - OVD
  2. Take the bus from Oviedo to Gijon / Xixon

$60 - $222

Fly to Santander, bus  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Santander (SDR) MAD - SDR
  2. Take the bus from Santander to Gijon / Xixon

$79 - $415

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Gijón is to rideshare which costs 25€ and takes 5 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Gijón is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4 h 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid Estacion Sur and arriving at Gijon / Xixon. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Gijón. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 31 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Gijón is 383 km. The road distance is 467.7 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Gijón without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 45 min and costs 30€ - 45€.

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The bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Gijon / Xixon takes 5 h 45 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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

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Madrid to Gijón train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Madrid-Chamartin station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Gijón is to bus which takes 5 h 45 min and costs 30€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 5 h 59 min.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Gijón.
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  • Distance: 239.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 45 min

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

ALSA operates a bus from Madrid to Gijón every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 5 h 45 min. Alternatively, Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Madrid to Gijón every 4 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $75 and the journey takes 4 h 49 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Oviedo
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Train operators
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 Madrid-Chamartin to Gijón
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Gijón
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Madrid-Chamartin to León
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
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 Estacion Sur to Gijon / Xixon
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Leon to Gijon / Xixon
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Oviedo to Gijon / Xixon
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Santander to Gijon / Xixon
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Gijón
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29
Book at
blablacar.es

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

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Madrid to Gijón bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Gijon / Xixon station.

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Madrid to Gijón train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Gijón station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Gijón is 468 km. It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to drive from Madrid to Gijón.

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Iberia offers flights from Madrid Airport to Oviedo Airport.

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There are 428+ hotels available in Gijón. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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