There are 5 ways to get from Madrid to Palamós by train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Girona Ave / ...

$152 - $203

Cheapest option

Bus Ruse Bus  •  12 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Barcelona 0800
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord to Palamós, Sarfa 1

$31 - $63

3 alternative options

Bus ALSA  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Barcelona
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord to Palamós, Sarfa 1

$43 - $87

Drive  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Palamós 445.7 miles

$80 - $130

Fly, train, bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Barcelona (BCN) MAD - BCN
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Girona
  3. Take the bus from Girona to Hospital de Palamós

$51 - $191

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Palamós. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Palamós, Sarfa via Barcelona Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 5 min.

More details

The distance between Madrid and Palamós is 594 km. The road distance is 713.1 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Madrid to Palamós without a car is to train which takes 4 h 36 min and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Madrid to Palamós, including transfers.

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Madrid to Palamós is to train which takes 4 h 36 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 5 min.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

Search flights

Madrid to Palamós bus services, operated by Moventis, arrive at Palamós, Sarfa station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Palamós is 713 km. It takes approximately 6 h 56 min to drive from Madrid to Palamós.

Get driving directions

Air Europa, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Barcelona Airport.

Search flights

Map of how to get from Madrid to Palamós.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 371.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 36 min

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

Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Madrid to Palamós every 2 hours. Tickets cost $85 - $120 and the journey takes 3 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Palamós via Barcelona and Barcelona Nord in around 11 h 5 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Girona
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
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 to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.com
Moventis
Phone
Sarbus - 935 806 700 , La Vallesana - 935 806 700, Houses - 937 981 100 , Sarfa - 902 302 025
Website
moventis.es
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Palamós, Sarfa
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $26
Schedules at
moventis.es
Book at
compras.moventis.es
Bus from Girona to Hospital de Palamós
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $8
Schedules at
moventis.es
Book at
compras.moventis.es
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org

Want to know more about travelling around Spain

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

There are 1951+ hotels available in Palamós. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

More details

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

More details