There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Warsaw by plane, train, bus 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Warsaw  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Warsaw (WAW) MAD - WAW

$58 - $269

Cheapest option

Fly to Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki (WMI) MAD - WMI

$50 - $282

6 alternative options

Fly to Lodz, train  •  13 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Lodz (LCJ) MAD - LCJ
  2. Take the train from Lodz Widzew to Warszawa Centralna

$89 - $331

Train, bus  •  30 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Zaragoza Delicias Ave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Lvov
  3. Take the train from Lvov to Przemysl Gl. Ic
  4. Take the train from Przemysl Gl. to Krakow Glowny Ic
  5. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Centralna Eic / ...

$201 - $311

Train  •  33 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Girona Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Girona to Port Bou Ir / ...
  3. Take the train from Cerbère to Montpellier Saint-Roch
  4. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Strasbourg Tgv
  5. Take the train from Strasbourg to Warszawa Wschodnia En

$437 - $563

Bus  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estación Sur Autobuses to Praha ÚAN Florenc
  2. Take the bus from Prague to Warszawa 848002

$155 - $242

Drive, train  •  28 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Göttingen Ice
  3. Drive from Göttingen to Warsaw

$437 - $663

Drive  •  26 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Warsaw 1784.9 miles

$330 - $490

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Warsaw is to fly which costs 40€ - 240€ and takes 7 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Warsaw is to fly which costs 45€ - 230€ and takes 6 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Warsaw. However, there are services departing from Santo Domingo and arriving at Centrum 05 via Madrid Estación Sur Autobuses, Prague and Dw. Zachodni 01. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 1 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Warsaw. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Warszawa Centralna via Girona, Cerbère, Montpellier Saint-Roch, Strasbourg and Warszawa Wschodnia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 16 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Warsaw is 2290 km. The road distance is 2855.8 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Warsaw without a car is to train and bus which takes 30 h 2 min and costs 170€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to get from Madrid to Warsaw, including transfers.

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Madrid to Warsaw bus services, operated by Eurolines CZ, depart from Madrid Estación Sur Autobuses station.

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Madrid to Warsaw train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Warsaw is to fly which takes 6 h 24 min and costs 45€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 370€ - 480€ and takes 33 h 16 min, you could also bus, which costs 130€ - 210€ and takes 2 days 1 h.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Warsaw.
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  • Distance: 1431.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 24 min

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Warsaw, Poland?

LOT, Lufthansa and 13 other airlines fly from Madrid to Warsaw hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Warsaw via Girona, Port Bou, Cerbère, Montpellier Saint-Roch, Strasbourg, and Warszawa Wschodnia in around 33 h 16 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $350
Flights from Madrid to Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $350
Flights from Madrid to Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $350
Flights from Madrid to Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $350
Flights from Madrid to Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $350
Flights from Madrid to Lodz via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Madrid to Lodz via Dublin
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Warsaw via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Warsaw via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Lodz via Munich
Ave. Duration
16 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Madrid to Lodz via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Warsaw via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Warsaw via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Madrid to Warsaw
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Warsaw via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Warsaw via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Warsaw via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Train operators
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Lodz Widzew to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$9 - $13
Train from Lvov to Przemysl Gl.
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$5 - $9
1st Class
$8 - $12
Train from Przemysl Gl. to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$14 - $20
Łódzka Kolej Aglomeracyjna (LKA)
Phone
42 205 55 15
Email
bok@lka.lodzkie.pl
Website
lka.lodzkie.pl
Train from Łódź Widzew to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
lka.lodzkie.pl
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Girona
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
renfe.com
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 Girona to Port Bou
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $18
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 Cerbère to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $75
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$160 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$160 - $180
1st Class
$210 - $310
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Strasbourg to Warszawa Wschodnia
Ave. Duration
15 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Website
pass.rzd.ru
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 Basel Bad Bf to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
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 Zaragoza to Lvov
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Madrid Estación Sur Autobuses to Praha ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
34 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Schedules at
elines.cz

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