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

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Train, bus via Barcelona  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Girona Avn / ...
  3. Take the bus from Girona to Roses - La Ciutadella 4

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Fly, bus  •  6h 55m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Barcelona (BCN) MAD - BCN
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona Airport El Prat T2 to Roses - La Ciutadella

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Train, bus  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Girona Ave
  2. Take the bus from Girona to Roses 4

Bus  •  11h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Barcelona
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord to Roses(Ciutadella) Bcn21 / ...

Bus via Figueres  •  12h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Barcelona N738
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona Bus Station North to Figueras Central Bus station Figueras Central Bus station - Barcelona El Prat Airport Terminal 1 / ...

Drive  •  7h 14m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Roses 743.1 km

Madrid to Roses by train and bus

The journey time between Madrid and Roses is around 5h 59m and covers a distance of around 762 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 35m. Operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe SNCF, Renfe Viajeros and others, the Madrid to Roses service departs from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arrives in Roses - La Ciutadella. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Services
5h 59m Average Duration
€70 Cheapest Price
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Roses is 112.

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Roses is to bus via Figueres which costs €40 - €65 and takes 12h.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Roses is to train and bus via Barcelona which costs €70 - €170 and takes 5h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Roses. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Roses(Ciutadella) via Barcelona Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 15m.

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The distance between Madrid and Roses is 610 km. The road distance is 743.1 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Roses without a car is to train and bus via Barcelona which takes 5h 59m and costs €70 - €170.

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

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

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Madrid to Roses bus services, operated by Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord, arrive at Roses(Ciutadella) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Roses is 743 km. It takes approximately 7h 14m to drive from Madrid to Roses.

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  • Distance: 609.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 59m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Roses, Catalonia, Spain?

You can take a bus from Madrid to Roses via Barcelona Nord in around 11h 15m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €140
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €140
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€20 - €140
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
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
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Girona
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €35
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€9 - €13
Promo+
€14 - €16
Flexible
€24 - €35
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Girona
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€70 - €140
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€70 - €95
Promo+
€80 - €86
Flexible
€100 - €140
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Girona
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Girona
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €90
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Girona
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Moventis
Phone
+34 902 302 025
Email
sarfa@sarfa.es
Website
moventis.es
Bus from Girona to Roses - La Ciutadella
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€2 - €11
Website
Moventis
Bus from Girona to Roses
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€2 - €11
Website
Moventis
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Roses - La Ciutadella
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€2 - €27
Website
Moventis
Bus from Barcelona Airport El Prat T2 to Roses - La Ciutadella
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€2 - €27
Website
Moventis
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
alsa.com
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.barcelona
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Roses(Ciutadella)
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Sagales
Phone
93 593 13 00
Email
info@sagales.com
Website
sagales.com
Bus from Barcelona Bus Station North to Figueras Central Bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Sagales
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Figueres
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Blablabus

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