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

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Fly from Munich  •  6 h 4 min

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

$67 - $258

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Train to Zurich, fly  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Madrid (MAD) ZRH - MAD

$146 - $368

Train  •  17 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$436 - $585

Bus Eurolines CH  •  31 h

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

$138 - $229

Bus Eurolines DE  •  32 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Karlsruhe 027 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Madrid

$116 - $177

Bus ALSA  •  4 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from Munich to Madrid

$140 - $220

Drive  •  18 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Madrid 1226.6 miles

$250 - $380

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

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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 Stuttgart Hbf, Paris Nord RER, Paris Gare de Lyon and Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 25 min.

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The distance between Munich and Madrid is 1484 km. The road distance is 1962.6 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 17 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 4 min 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, depart from München Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Madrid is to fly which takes 6 h 4 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 17 h 25 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 31 h.

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 35 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Munich to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 927.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 4 min

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

Lufthansa, Iberia and 10 other airlines fly from Munich to Madrid every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a train from Munich to Madrid via Stuttgart Hbf, Paris Est, Paris Nord RER, Paris Lyon Banlieue, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Barcelona Sants in around 17 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Munich to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Munich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Munich to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Munich to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Munich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Munich to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Train operators
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 München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
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.

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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
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from München ZOB to Zürich, Sihlquai/HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Madrid Avenida de América
Ave. Duration
26 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Madrid
Ave. Duration
27 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
eurolines.de
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 Munich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 days 7 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
alsa.com

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Munich to Madrid train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Madrid is 1963 km. It takes approximately 18 h 34 min to drive from Munich to Madrid.

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Air Europa, Vueling Airlines, Iberia and two other airlines offer flights from Munich Airport to Madrid Airport.

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