There are 9 ways to get from Munich to Madrid by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Munich  •  6h 1m

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

42€ - 239€

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Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  8h 8m

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

90€ - 347€

Train to Zurich, fly  •  9h 34m

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

65€ - 257€

Train to Innsbruck, fly  •  9h 54m

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

132€ - 541€

Train  •  18h 34m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Avignon Tgv Tgv
  4. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

252€ - 421€

Bus  •  31h

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Zurich X06 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Madrid Avenida de América

85€ - 220€

Bus via Karlsruhe  •  33h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Karlsruhe N1961 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Madrid

99€ - 157€

Bus #2  •  4 days 7h

  1. Take the bus from Munich to Madrid

220€ - 310€

Drive  •  18h 32m

  1. Drive from Munich to Madrid 1964 km

220€ - 330€

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Madrid is to fly which costs 40€ - 240€ and takes 6h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Madrid is to fly which costs 40€ - 240€ and takes 6h 1m.

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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 Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof, Karlsruhe Hbf and Avignon Tgv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 34m.

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The distance between Munich and Madrid is 1484 km. The road distance is 1964 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 18h 34m and costs 250€ - 430€.

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It takes approximately 6h 1m to get from Munich to Madrid, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Munich to Madrid is to fly which takes 6h 1m and costs 40€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 250€ - 430€ and takes 18h 34m, you could also bus, which costs 80€ - 220€ and takes 31h.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 1484.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 1m

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

Lufthansa, Air Europa and 11 other airlines fly from Munich to Madrid every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a train from Munich to Madrid via Stuttgart Hbf, Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof, Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof, Karlsruhe Hbf, and Avignon Tgv in around 18h 34m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 320€
Flights from Munich to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 320€
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 390€
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 390€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 400€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 400€
Flights from Innsbruck to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 700€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Munich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 320€
Flights from Innsbruck to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 700€
Flights from Innsbruck to Madrid via Vienna, Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 750€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Munich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 240€
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 290€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 230€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Munich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 240€
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 230€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 300€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Munich to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 320€
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 320€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Munich to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 310€
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 390€
Flights from Innsbruck to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Munich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 240€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 290€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 290€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 650€
Flights from Innsbruck to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 700€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
110€ - 430€
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 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
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 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 60€
1st Class
45€ - 60€
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
25€ - 30€
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120€ - 160€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
120€ - 140€
1st Class
130€ - 160€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Zuerich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 28€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from München Ost to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
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Urlaubs-Express
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 Ost to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
24€ - 40€
Website
Railjet
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Schedules at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Avignon Tgv to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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, Munich central bus station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from München ZOB Hackerbrucke to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
RegioJet
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Munchen, ZOB to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
Eurolines FR
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Madrid Avenida de América
Ave. Duration
26h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
75€ - 190€
Book at
eurolines.ch
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Karlsruhe Central Bus Station Southside
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 27€
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Nomago
Economy
14€ - 20€
Premium
17€ - 23€
Family&friends
19€ - 27€
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 ALSA, arrive at Madrid station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Madrid is 1964 km. It takes approximately 18h 32m 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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Book your Munich to Madrid bus tickets online with Busbud.

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There are 3960+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Munich to Munich Airport is to line 8833 train which takes 35 min and costs 6€ - 10€.

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