There are 7 ways to get from Madrid to Split by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly  •  7 h 56 min

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

$125 - $356

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Train, bus Eurolines FR  •  33 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Girona Ave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Gerona/Girona to Beziers
  3. Take the train from Beziers to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  4. Take the bus from Lyon to Split

$342 - $488

Bus Eurolines FR  •  38 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 748
  2. Take the bus from Lyon to Split

$223 - $351

Train, bus via Zürich HB  •  39 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Girona Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Girona to Figueres Ir / ...
  3. Take the bus from Figueres to Dijon
  4. Take the train from Dijon Ville to Zürich HB Tgv
  5. Take the train from Zürich HB to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. En
  6. Take the train from Zagreb to Split

Bus, night bus  •  43 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Mestre
  2. Take the night bus from Venice, Venice Mestre to Split N535

$137 - $218

Bus Atlassib  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Padova
  2. Take the bus from Padova to Pula
  3. Take the bus from Pula to Split

Drive  •  23 h 42 min

  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 7 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Split is to fly which costs 100€ - 310€ and takes 7 h 56 min.

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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 38 h 41 min.

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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 33 h 5 min and costs 290€ - 420€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 56 min to get from Madrid to Split, including transfers.

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Madrid to Split bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Split is to fly which takes 7 h 56 min and costs 100€ - 310€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 190€ - 300€ and takes 38 h 41 min.

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There is no direct flight from Madrid Airport to Split Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 40 min 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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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Split is 2457 km. It takes approximately 23 h 42 min to drive from Madrid to Split.

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Swiss, Iberia, British Airways and seven other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Split Airport.

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  • Distance: 1060 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 56 min

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

Lufthansa, Transavia France and 15 other airlines fly from Madrid to Split hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Split via Lyon, Lyon Perrache and Lyon in around 38 h 41 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Split via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Split via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Split via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Split via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Madrid to Split via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Split via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Split via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Beziers to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$100 - $150
Train from Dijon Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Figueres
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Website
renfe.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
14 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Gerona/Girona to Beziers
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid to Mestre
Ave. Duration
31 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
alsa.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 Madrid to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
16 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Venice, Venice Mestre to Split
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Figueres to Dijon
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
starbus.es
Atlassib
Phone
(004) 0269 229.224
Email
informatii@atlassib.es
Website
atlassib.es
Bus from Madrid to Padova
Ave. Duration
29 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
atlassib.es
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Padova to Pula
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com

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