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There are 7 ways to get from Madrid to Rota 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.

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Train  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Puerto de S Maria A

$70 - $88

Cheapest option

Bus Socibus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Puerto Santa Maria

$32 - $48

5 alternative options

Bus ALSA  •  11 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Cadiz

$45 - $72

Drive  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Rota 407.2 miles

$75 - $120

Fly to Jerez, bus  •  5 h 18 min

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

$77 - $381

Fly to Sevilla, train, bus  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Sevilla (SVQ) MAD - SVQ
  2. Take the train from Sevilla Santa Justa to Puerto de S Maria
  3. Take the bus from El Puerto De Santa Maria to Rota

$49 - $257

Fly to Malaga, bus  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Malaga (AGP) MAD - AGP
  2. Take the bus from Malaga Airport to Jerez De La Frontera

$58 - $282

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Rota is to bus which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 9 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Rota is to train which costs 60€ - 80€ and takes 5 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Rota. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Rota via El Puerto de Santa María. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Rota is 481 km. The road distance is 651.6 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Rota without a car is to train which takes 5 h 3 min and costs 60€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to get from Madrid to Rota, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid to Rota is to train which takes 5 h 3 min and costs 60€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 9 h 15 min.

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

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Madrid to Rota bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Cadiz station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Rota.
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  • Distance: 300.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 3 min

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

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Madrid to Rota every 3 hours. Tickets cost $65 - $85 and the journey takes 3 h 36 min. Alternatively, Socibus operates a bus from Madrid to Rota every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 7 h 45 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Jerez
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Madrid to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $420
Flights from Madrid to Malaga via Melilla
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $420
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga via Tangier
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $220
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Puerto de S Maria
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
renfe.com
Train from Sevilla Santa Justa to Puerto de S Maria
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Socibus
Website
socibus.es
Bus from Madrid to Puerto Santa Maria
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
socibus.es
Book at
compra.socibus.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 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 Cadiz
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Bahia de Cadiz
Phone
+34 (0) 955 038 665
Website
siu.cmtbc.es
Bus from El Puerto De Santa Maria to Rota
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
siu.cmtbc.es
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Malaga Airport to Jerez De La Frontera
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Rota is 652 km. It takes approximately 6 h 22 min 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 1103+ hotels available in Rota. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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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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