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There are 7 ways to get from Madrid to Rota by train, bus, car, plane or car ferry

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Train  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Puerto De Santa Maria Alv

37€ - 48€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid, Estacion Sur to El Puerto de Santa María Madrid

30€ - 61€

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Bus via Jerez de la Frontera  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Jerez De La Frontera

48€ - 67€

Drive  •  6h 22m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Rota 653.1 km

60€ - 95€

Fly to Jerez, bus  •  5h 27m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Jerez (XRY) MAD - XRY
  2. Take the bus from El Puerto de Santa María to Rota

55€ - 85€

Fly to Sevilla, bus  •  6h 16m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Sevilla (SVQ) MAD - SVQ
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Rota

52€ - 177€

Fly to Tangier, car ferry, bus  •  8h 34m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Tangier (TNG) MAD - TNG
  2. Take the car ferry from Tangier to Tarifa
  3. Take the bus from Tarifa to Puerto de Santa María

98€ - 283€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Rota is to train which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 5h 21m.

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The fastest way to get from Madrid to Rota is to train which takes 5h 21m and costs 35€ - 50€.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Rota. However, there are services departing from Madrid, Estacion Sur and arriving at Rota via El Puerto de Santa María. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 2m.

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The distance between Madrid and Rota is 481 km. The road distance is 653.1 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Rota without a car is to train which takes 5h 21m and costs 35€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 5h 21m to get from Madrid to Rota, including transfers.

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Madrid to Rota bus services, operated by Socibus, depart from Madrid, Estacion Sur station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Rota is to train which takes 5h 21m and costs 35€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 29€ - 65€ and takes 9h 2m.

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

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Madrid to Rota bus services, operated by Socibus, arrive at El Puerto de Santa María station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Rota.
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  • Distance: 480.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 21m

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

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Puerto De Santa Maria 4 times a day. Tickets cost 35€ - 45€ and the journey takes 3h 54m. Alternatively, Socibus operates a bus from Madrid, Estacion Sur to El Puerto de Santa María twice daily. Tickets cost 28€ - 60€ and the journey takes 7h 35m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Jerez
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Flights from Madrid to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Flights from Madrid to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 190€
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Madrid to Tangier
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Madrid to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 310€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
24€ - 180€
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-Puerta De Atocha to Puerto De Santa Maria
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Socibus
Phone
+34 902 22 92 92
Email
comunicacion@socibus.es?__xts__=
Website
socibusventas.es
Bus from Madrid, Estacion Sur to El Puerto de Santa María
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
28€ - 60€
Schedules at
socibusventas.es
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Bus from Tarifa to Puerto de Santa María
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Schedules at
socibusventas.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 Jerez De La Frontera
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Bahia de Cadiz
Phone
+34 (0) 955 038 665
Website
siu.cmtbc.es
Bus from El Puerto de Santa María to Rota
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Schedules at
siu.cmtbc.es
Ferry operators
Inter Shipping
Phone
+34 956 68 47 29
Email
info@intershipping.es
Website
intershipping.es
Car ferry from Tangier to Tarifa
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
38€
Website
Inter Shipping

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Rota is 653 km. It takes approximately 6h 22m to drive from Madrid to Rota.

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Iberia offers flights from Madrid Airport to Jerez Airport.

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There are 349+ hotels available in Rota. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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