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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid to Oktoberfest, Munich by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Munich  •  5h 59m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Munich (MUC) MAD - MUC

€50 - €170

5 alternative options

Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  8h 15m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Stuttgart (STR) MAD - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen Hbf

€92 - €390

Train  •  17h 36m

  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 l'Est to Muenchen Hbf Tgv

€270 - €406

Bus via Barcelona  •  31h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Barcelona
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona to Munich central bus station N728

€113 - €150

Bus  •  3 days 6h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Munich

€190 - €270

Drive  •  18h 19m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Oktoberfest, Munich 1954.7 km

€210 - €310

Madrid to Oktoberfest, Munich by train and walk

The journey time between Madrid and Oktoberfest, Munich is around 34h 33m and covers a distance of around 2527 km. The fastest journey normally takes 26h 49m. Operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe SNCF, Transilien and others, the Madrid to Oktoberfest, Munich service departs from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arrives in Oktoberfest, Munich. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
34h 33m
Fastest journey time:
26h 49m
Journey distance:
2527 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€270
Carbon emissions:
133 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:30
Last service departs at:
20:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid to Oktoberfest, Munich train and walk schedules

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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
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  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Oktoberfest, Munich is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Oktoberfest, Munich is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Oktoberfest, Munich is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from Germany.

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Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Oktoberfest, Munich is to fly which costs €50 - €170 and takes 5h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Oktoberfest, Munich is to fly which costs €50 - €170 and takes 5h 59m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Munich. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 3 days 6h.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Oktoberfest, Munich. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Muenchen Hbf via Barcelona-Sants, Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris l'Est. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 36m.

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The distance between Madrid and Oktoberfest, Munich is 1482 km. The road distance is 1954.7 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Oktoberfest, Munich without a car is to train which takes 17h 36m and costs €270 - €410.

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It takes approximately 5h 59m to get from Madrid to Oktoberfest, Munich, including transfers.

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Madrid to Oktoberfest, Munich bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Oktoberfest, Munich train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Oktoberfest, Munich is to fly which takes 5h 59m and costs €50 - €170. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €270 - €410 and takes 17h 36m, you could also bus via Barcelona, which costs €110 - €150 and takes 31h 37m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Oktoberfest, Munich.
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  • Distance: 1482.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 59m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Oktoberfest, Munich?

Air Europa, Lufthansa and six other airlines fly from Madrid to Oktoberfest, Munich hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Oktoberfest, Munich via Barcelona-Sants, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord, Paris l'Est, and Muenchen Hbf in around 17h 36m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €370
Flights from Madrid to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €370
Flights from Madrid to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Munich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €400
Flights from Madrid to Stuttgart via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €240
Flights from Madrid to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Flights from Madrid to Stuttgart via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€40 - €170
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €240
Flights from Madrid to Stuttgart via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€40 - €170
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €220
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Munich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €850
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Munich via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €550
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Munich via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €380
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Railjet
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €60
1st Class
€45 - €60
Train from Paris l'Est to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€120 - €170
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€120 - €140
1st Class
€140 - €170
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
renfe-sncf.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. 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 to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid to Munich
Ave. Duration
3 days 6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€190 - €270
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
22h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€65 - €85
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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Madrid to Oktoberfest, Munich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Munich central bus station.

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Madrid to Oktoberfest, Munich train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Muenchen Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Oktoberfest, Munich is 1955 km. It takes approximately 18h 19m to drive from Madrid to Oktoberfest, Munich.

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Air Europa, Iberia, Alitalia and four other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Munich Airport.

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