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There are 7 ways to get from Madrid to Vela Luka by plane, shuttle, ferry, train, bus or night bus

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 Dubrovnik, shuttle  •  9h 54m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Dubrovnik (DBV) MAD - DBV
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Dubrovnik Airport to Vela Luka – hotel Korkyra

883 kn - 1.554 kn

Cheapest option

Fly to Split, Catamaran  •  11h 9m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Split (SPU) MAD - SPU
  2. Take the Catamaran from Split to Vela Luka

540 kn - 1.864 kn

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Train, bus, Catamaran  •  38h 25m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Karlsruhe Hbf Tgv
  4. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Split
  5. Take the Catamaran from Split to Vela Luka 604

2.073 kn - 3.118 kn

Train, bus, line 9608 ferry, line 9604 Catamaran  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona Sants to Freiburg
  3. Take the bus from Freiburg to Split
  4. Take the line 9608 ferry from Split to Hvar
  5. Take the line 9604 Catamaran from Hvar to Vela Luka

1.509 kn - 2.255 kn

Bus, train, Catamaran  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Mestre
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale Re / ...
  3. Take the bus from Trieste to Split
  4. Take the Catamaran from Split to Vela Luka 604

1.497 kn - 2.447 kn

Bus  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Venecia
  2. Take the bus from Venezia - Tronchetto to Zagreb
  3. Take the bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Vela Luka

1.643 kn - 2.186 kn

Bus, shuttle, night bus  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Padova
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Padova to Rovinj
  3. Take the night bus from Rovinj Central Bus Station to Zadar Central Bus Station
  4. Take the bus from Zadar Central Bus Station to Vela Luka

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Vela Luka is to fly and Catamaran which costs 70€ - 250€ and takes 11h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Vela Luka is to fly and shuttle which costs 110€ - 210€ and takes 9h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Vela Luka. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Vela Luka via Venezia, Venezia - Tronchetto and Zagreb Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 2h.

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The distance between Madrid and Vela Luka is 1715 km.

The best way to get from Madrid to Vela Luka without a car is to train and bus and Catamaran which takes 38h 25m and costs 270€ - 420€.

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It takes approximately 9h 54m to get from Madrid to Vela Luka, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Dubrovnik Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 55m.

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Madrid to Vela Luka bus services, operated by Autotrans d.d., arrive at Vela Luka station.

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Air Europa, Croatia Airlines, Iberia and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Dubrovnik Airport.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Vela Luka.
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  • Distance: 1714.8 km
  • Duration: 9h 54m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Vela Luka, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Madrid to Vela Luka via Venezia, Tronchetto Mercato, Venezia - Tronchetto, Zagreb, and Zagreb Central Bus Station in around 2 days 2h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
490 kn - 1.000 kn
Flights from Madrid to Dubrovnik via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 kn - 1.500 kn
Flights from Madrid to Dubrovnik via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
490 kn - 1.000 kn
Flights from Madrid to Split via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 3.100 kn
Flights from Madrid to Split via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.000 kn
Flights from Madrid to Split via Ibiza, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 3.100 kn
Flights from Madrid to Split via Ibiza, Rome
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 3.100 kn
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Dubrovnik via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 kn - 1.500 kn
Flights from Madrid to Split via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 3.100 kn
Flights from Madrid to Split via Mahon, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 3.100 kn
Flights from Madrid to Split via Ibiza, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 3.100 kn
Flights from Madrid to Split via Ibiza, Rome
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 3.100 kn
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Split via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 3.600 kn
Flights from Madrid to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 3.600 kn
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Split via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
600 kn - 3.300 kn
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Split via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
800 kn - 3.600 kn
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Split via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
650 kn - 2.800 kn
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Split via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 4.900 kn
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
480 kn - 900 kn
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
480 kn - 650 kn
Promo+
520 kn - 560 kn
Flexible
650 kn - 900 kn
Renfe SNCF
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
650 kn - 900 kn
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
650 kn - 800 kn
1st Class
750 kn - 900 kn
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75 kn - 150 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
130 kn - 150 kn
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
100 kn - 400 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
100 kn - 150 kn
Base Standard
220 kn - 300 kn
Base Premium
280 kn - 400 kn
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75 kn - 110 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
75 kn - 110 kn
Bus operators
Korkyra INFO
Phone
+385 91 571 4355
Email
info@korkyra.info
Website
korkyra.info
Shuttle from Dubrovnik Airport to Vela Luka – hotel Korkyra
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
340 kn - 390 kn
Schedules at
dubrovniktokorcula.com
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Karlsruhe to Split
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
440 kn - 650 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Trieste to Split
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
270 kn - 380 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Eurolines DE
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Freiburg to Split
Ave. Duration
22h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
480 kn - 600 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 to Mestre
Ave. Duration
30h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 1.600 kn
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid to Venecia
Ave. Duration
30h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 1.600 kn
Website
alsa.com
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Venezia - Tronchetto to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
250 kn - 280 kn
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Vela Luka
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
250 kn - 350 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Night bus from Rovinj Central Bus Station to Zadar Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
180 kn - 260 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Bus from Zadar Central Bus Station to Vela Luka
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
190 kn - 270 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Atlassib
Phone
(004) 0269 229.224
Email
informatii@atlassib.es
Website
atlassib.es
Bus from Madrid to Padova
Ave. Duration
29h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
atlassib.es
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Padova to Rovinj
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
310 kn - 3.200 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
310 kn - 340 kn
Private
1.700 kn - 3.200 kn
Ferry operators
Jadrolinija
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Contact Details
Phone
+385 51 666 111
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Ferry from Split to Vela Luka
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40 kn - 50 kn
Website
Jadrolinija
Passenger Fare
40 kn - 50 kn
Ferry from Hvar to Vela Luka
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26 kn - 32 kn
Website
Jadrolinija
Passenger Fare
26 kn - 32 kn

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