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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Warsaw by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Warsaw Chopin  •  6h 29m

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

$58 - $269

Cheapest option

Fly to Warsaw Modlin  •  7h 9m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Warsaw Modlin (WMI) MAD - WMI

$50 - $282

6 alternative options

Train  •  27h 40m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris-Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
  4. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice
  5. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Warszawa Centralna Ec

$560 - $744

Bus ALSA  •  33h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Lvov
  2. Take the bus from Lviv to Warszawa

$164 - $288

Bus Eurolines CZ  •  46h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Avenida America to Praha ÚAN Florenc
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Warsaw, Warsaw West 1301 / ...

$152 - $243

Train, night train  •  40h 54m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Marseille-St-Charles Ave
  2. Take the train from Gare de Marseille-St-Charles to Gare de Nice-Ville Tgv
  3. Take the night train from Nice Ville to Warszawa Centralna R / ...

$334 - $517

Drive, train  •  30h 27m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Malgrat de Mar
  2. Take the train from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona Sants R1
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  5. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Fulda Ice
  6. Drive from Fulda to Warsaw

$554 - $757

Drive  •  26h 16m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Warsaw 1784.9 miles

$330 - $490

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Warsaw is to fly which costs 40€ - 250€ and takes 7h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Warsaw is to fly which costs 50€ - 240€ and takes 6h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Warsaw. However, there are services departing from Madrid Estacion Sur and arriving at Centrum 05 via Lviv and Dw. Zachodni 01. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 15m.

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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 Barcelona Sants, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris-Nord, Köln Hbf and Berlin Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 40m.

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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 which takes 27h 40m and costs 480€ - 650€.

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It takes approximately 6h 29m to get from Madrid to Warsaw, including transfers.

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Madrid to Warsaw bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid Estacion Sur 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 6h 29m and costs 50€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 480€ - 650€ and takes 27h 40m, you could also bus, which costs 140€ - 260€ and takes 33h 15m.

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  • Distance: 1431.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 29m

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

LOT, Brussels Airlines and 10 other airlines fly from Madrid to Warsaw hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Warsaw via Barcelona Sants, Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord, Paris-Nord, Köln Hbf, and Berlin Hbf in around 27h 40m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Warsaw Modlin
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $350
Flights from Madrid to Warsaw Modlin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $350
Flights from Madrid to Warsaw Modlin via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$40 - $350
Flights from Madrid to Warsaw Modlin via Pisa
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$40 - $350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Warsaw Chopin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Warsaw Chopin via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Warsaw Chopin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Warsaw Chopin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Madrid to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Warsaw Chopin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Warsaw Chopin via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Madrid to Warsaw Chopin via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,300 - $7,000
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Warsaw Chopin via Zurich
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Madrid to Warsaw Chopin via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
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 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 Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
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 Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
renfe.com
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris-Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$190 - $260
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Fulda
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
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 Gare de Marseille-St-Charles to Gare de Nice-Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $75
Night train from Nice Ville to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
28h 33m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$160 - $270
Website
en.oui.sncf
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
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 Madrid Estacion Sur to Lvov
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $230
Website
alsa.com
AGAT
Phone
+48 (81) 884 41 09
Email
agat@agat.eu
Website
agat.eu
Bus from Lviv to Warszawa
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $31
Schedules at
agat.eu
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Lviv to Warszawa
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Madrid Avenida America to Praha ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
34h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
elines.cz
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 Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Warsaw, Warsaw West
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Warsaw Chopin Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 40m.

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Madrid to Warsaw bus services, operated by PKS Polonus, arrive at Warszawa station.

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Madrid to Warsaw train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Warszawa Centralna station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Warsaw is 2856 km. It takes approximately 26h 16m to drive from Madrid to Warsaw.

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LOT, British Airways, TAP Portugal and seven other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Warsaw Chopin Airport.

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There are 3126+ hotels available in Warsaw. Prices start at $36 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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