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

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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Fly to Split  •  7h 31m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Split (SPU) MAD - SPU

$125 - $356

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Fly to Zadar, bus  •  8h 39m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Zadar (ZAD) MAD - ZAD
  2. Take the bus from Zadar to Split

$154 - $355

Train, bus via Barcelona Sants  •  31h 43m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv / ...
  4. Take the bus from Lyon to Split

$319 - $497

Train, bus  •  32h 54m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Marseille-St-Charles Ave
  2. Take the bus from Marseille to Split

$279 - $402

Bus  •  37h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Lyon
  2. Take the bus from Lyon to Split

$231 - $356

Drive  •  23h 42m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Split 1535.4 miles

$300 - $440

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Split is to fly which costs 100€ - 310€ and takes 7h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Split is to fly which costs 100€ - 310€ and takes 7h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Split. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Split via Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37h 51m.

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The distance between Madrid and Split is 1696 km. The road distance is 2456.6 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Split without a car is to train and bus which takes 31h 43m and costs 270€ - 440€.

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It takes approximately 7h 31m to get from Madrid to Split, including transfers.

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Madrid to Split bus services, operated by Autocares Grupo Samar, depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Split is to fly which takes 7h 31m and costs 100€ - 310€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 200€ - 310€ and takes 37h 51m.

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There is no direct flight from Madrid Airport to Split Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 15m and has one stopover.

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Madrid to Split bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Split station.

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  • Distance: 1060 miles
  • Duration: 7h 31m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Split, Croatia?

Vueling Airlines, Lufthansa and 20 other airlines fly from Madrid to Split every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Split via Lyon in around 37h 51m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Split via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Zadar
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Zadar via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Split via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Zadar via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,000
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Split via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Zadar via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Split via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Split via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Madrid to Split via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Split via Brussels
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Split via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Split via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
renfe.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $140
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$90 - $120
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 Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $100
Bus operators
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Zadar to Split
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zadar to Split
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Dalmacija Bus
Phone
+385 (0)21 32 62 26
Email
josdedic@inet.hr
Website
dalmacijabus.hr
Bus from Zadar to Split
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
dalmacijabus.hr
Slavonija Bus
Phone
+385 (0)35 475-300
Email
info@slavonija-bus.hr
Website
slavonija-bus.hr
Bus from Zadar to Split
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
slavonija-bus.hr
Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Zadar to Split
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
autoherc.getbybus.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zadar to Split
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Zadar Central Bus Station to Split Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Crnja Tours
Puntamica Line d.d.o.
Phone
+385 (23) 315 331
Email
info@puntamika-line.hr
Website
puntamika-line.hr
Bus from Zadar to Split
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
puntamika-line.hr
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Split
Ave. Duration
20h 51m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$140 - $230
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Marseille to Split
Ave. Duration
23h 53m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Split is 2457 km. It takes approximately 23h 42m to drive from Madrid to Split.

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Air Europa, Edelweiss Air, Iberia and nine other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Split Airport.

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There are 12836+ hotels available in Split. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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