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Fly from Munich  •  6h 2m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Madrid (MAD) MUC - MAD

€42 - €159

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Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  7h 58m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Madrid (MAD) STR - MAD

€92 - €377

Train to Zurich, fly  •  8h 52m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36 to Zuerich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Madrid (MAD) ZRH - MAD

€59 - €135

Train to Salzburg, fly  •  9h 30m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Madrid (MAD) SZG - MAD

€51 - €200

Train to Innsbruck, fly  •  10h 20m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Innsbruck Hbf
  2. Fly from Innsbruck (INN) to Madrid (MAD) INN - MAD

€126 - €234

Train  •  16h 48m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Paris l'Est Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants Tgv
  3. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

€270 - €408

Bus via Lyon  •  29h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Munich central bus station to Lyon Perrache 106
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Madrid N748

€91 - €112

Bus  •  4 days 7h

  1. Take the bus from Munich to Madrid

€220 - €310

Drive  •  18h 27m

  1. Drive from Munich to Madrid 1960.5 km

€210 - €310

Munich to Madrid by train

The train journey time between Munich and Madrid is around 26h 48m and covers a distance of around 2525 km. The fastest train normally takes 26h 24m. Operated by TGV inOui, Transilien, Renfe SNCF and others, the Munich to Madrid train service departs from Muenchen Hbf and arrives in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
26h 48m
Fastest train time:
26h 24m
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€270
Carbon emissions:
133 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:23
Last train departs at:
06:46

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Munich to Madrid train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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International entry into Spain from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Conditions of entry into Spain from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia and Sweden. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Macau, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and United Kingdom
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
This applies to arrivals from India
  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area, Australia, Brazil, India, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand and United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Brazil, India and South Africa
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
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Rules to follow in Spain

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Considerations leaving from Germany

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madrid is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Madrid is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Madrid is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

Yes, entry into Germany from Spain is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 23 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Madrid is to fly which costs €40 - €160 and takes 6h 2m.

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The fastest way to get from Munich to Madrid is to fly. Taking this option will cost €40 - €160 and takes 6h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich and arriving at Madrid. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 4 days 7h.

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No, there is no direct train from Munich to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Muenchen Hbf and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon and Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 48m.

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The distance between Munich and Madrid is 1484 km. The road distance is 1960.5 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 16h 48m and costs €270 - €410.

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It takes approximately 6h 2m to get from Munich to Madrid, including transfers.

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

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Munich to Madrid train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Muenchen Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Madrid is to fly which takes 6h 2m and costs €40 - €160. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €270 - €410 and takes 16h 48m, you could also bus via Lyon, which costs €90 - €120 and takes 29h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 1484.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 2m

What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Madrid, Spain?

Lufthansa, Air Europa and nine other airlines fly from Munich to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Munich to Madrid via Paris l'Est, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Barcelona-Sants in around 16h 48m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €370
Flights from Munich to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €370
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €700
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €700
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €260
Flights from Salzburg to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Innsbruck to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Munich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €240
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Flights from Salzburg to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €290
Flights from Salzburg to Madrid via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€95 - €280
Flights from Innsbruck to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €270
Flights from Innsbruck to Madrid via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €270
Flights from Innsbruck to Madrid via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €280
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Munich to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €400
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €280
Flights from Salzburg to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €360
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Munich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €220
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€26 - €130
Flights from Innsbruck to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €180
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€65 - €320
Flights from Salzburg to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €280
Flights from Salzburg to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €290
Flights from Innsbruck to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€90 - €270
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Munich to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €850
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €210
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Munich to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €550
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Salzburg to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €130
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Madrid via Bristol
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Ost to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €60
1st Class
€45 - €60
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€120 - €170
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€120 - €140
1st Class
€140 - €170
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Railjet
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Railjet
Train from Muenchen Ost to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€24 - €40
Website
Railjet
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36 to Zuerich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €28
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10 to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
Bus operators
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 Munich central bus station to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
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 Munich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 days 7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€220 - €310
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 40m.

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Munich to Madrid bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Madrid station.

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Munich to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Madrid is 1960 km. It takes approximately 18h 27m to drive from Munich to Madrid.

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Air Europa, Iberia, Air France and three other airlines offer flights from Munich Airport to Madrid Airport.

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The best way to get from Munich to Munich Airport is to line 6805 train which takes 36 min and costs €6 - €10.

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