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There are 3 ways to get from Malta to Madrid by plane, bus and ferry, bus or train

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Fly  •  5h 24m

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Madrid (MAD) MLA - MAD

42€ - 353€

2 alternative options

Bus and ferry, bus, train  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  2. Take the bus from CATANIA - Via Archimede to Padova - Autostazione Via Della Pace Stallo 12
  3. Take the bus from Padova to Zaragoza
  4. Take the train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

Bus and ferry, bus  •  4 days 0h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Roma Tiburtina
  3. Take the bus from Roma to Madrid

418€ - 555€

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Last updated: August 12 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Malta to Madrid is to fly which costs 40€ - 360€ and takes 5h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Malta to Madrid is to fly which costs 40€ - 360€ and takes 5h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Malta to Madrid. However, there are services departing from San Pawl il-Bahar and arriving at Madrid via Valletta, Catania and Roma. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 days 0h.

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The distance between Malta and Madrid is 1661 km.

The best way to get from Malta to Madrid without a car is to bus and ferry and bus and train which takes 2 days 1h and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 24m to get from Malta to Madrid, including transfers.

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Malta to Madrid bus services, operated by Virtu Ferries Ltd, depart from Valletta station.

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The quickest flight from Malta Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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Malta to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid station.

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Ryanair, Air Leisure, Vueling Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Malta Airport to Madrid Airport.

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Map of how to get from Malta to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 1661.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 24m

What companies run services between Malta and Madrid, Spain?

Air Malta, Iberia and five other airlines fly from Qormi to Madrid 4 times a day.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Malta to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 1100€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Malta to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
230€ - 1700€
Flights from Malta to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Malta to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 210€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malta to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 700€
Air Leisure
Website
air-leisure.com
Flights from Malta to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
45€ - 280€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Malta to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
270€ - 700€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Malta to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 65€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
30€ - 40€
Promo+
37€ - 40€
Flexible
50€ - 65€
Bus operators
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Phone
(+356) 22069999
Email
res@virtuferries.com
Website
virtuferries.com
Bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
82€
Website
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from CATANIA - Via Archimede to Padova - Autostazione Via Della Pace Stallo 12
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Baltour
Atlassib
Phone
(004) 0269 229.224
Email
informatii@atlassib.es
Website
atlassib.es
Bus from Padova to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
atlassib.es
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Catania to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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 Roma to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 days 6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
280€ - 390€
Website
alsa.com

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