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There are 7 ways to get from Munich to Madrid by train, plane, bus, night train or car

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Train to Munich, fly  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the train from Marienplatz to Flughafen München
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Madrid (MAD) MUC - MAD

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Train to Salzburg, fly  •  9h 22m

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

Train  •  16h 50m

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Paris Est 83
  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

Bus via Lyon  •  27h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Lyon Perrache SNCF Train Station Lyon Perrache SNCF Train Station - Berlin Central Bus Station / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Madrid N748

Night train, bus  •  40h 16m

  1. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova Nj
  2. Take the bus from Verona Viale Girolamo Cardinale to Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur Sofia Central Bus Station - Lisbon Oriente / ...

Bus  •  4 days 7h

  1. Take the bus from Munich to Madrid

Drive  •  18h 27m

  1. Drive from Munich to Madrid 1960.5 km

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Madrid is to bus via Lyon which costs €75 - €120 and takes 27h 45m.

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The fastest way to get from Munich to Madrid is to train and fly. Taking this option will cost €55 - €300 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 München Hbf and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Gare du Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon and Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 50m.

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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 50m and costs €280 - €440.

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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 RegioJet, depart from Munich Central Bus Station.

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Munich to Madrid train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from München Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Madrid is to train which takes 16h 50m and costs €280 - €440. Alternatively, you can bus via Lyon, which costs €75 - €120 and takes 27h 45m.

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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?

You can take a train from Munich to Madrid via Paris Est, Gare du Nord, Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Barcelona-Sants in around 16h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Munich to Madrid via Lyon Perrache SNCF Train Station and Lyon Perrache in around 27h 45m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €460
Flights from Munich to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €460
Flights from Salzburg to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€200 - €1000
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Munich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €420
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Munich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €420
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Munich to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Flights from Salzburg to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Salzburg to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €210
Flights from Salzburg to Madrid via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €210
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Munich to Madrid via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Salzburg to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Salzburg to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €420
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Marienplatz to Flughafen München
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
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 München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from München Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€140 - €190
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10 to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Phone
+49 8024 997171
Email
kontakt@bayerischeoberlandbahn.de
Website
brb.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
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
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Lyon Perrache SNCF Train Station
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
RegioJet
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Munich central bus station to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Verona Viale Girolamo Cardinale to Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
29h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
Union Ivkoni
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
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, Air France, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Munich Airport to Madrid Airport.

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