There are 8 ways to get from Rota to Madrid by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Puerto de S Maria to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha A

$67 - $89

Cheapest option

Bus Socibus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Santa Maria to Madrid

$32 - $49

6 alternative options

Bus ALSA  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Rota to Seville M-905
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Madrid - Estacion Sur

$49 - $87

Rideshare  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Rota to Madrid 407 miles

$39 - $42

Drive  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Rota to Madrid 406.8 miles

$75 - $120

Bus to Jerez, fly  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Rota to El Puerto De Santa Maria
  2. Fly from Jerez (XRY) to Madrid (MAD) XRY - MAD

$77 - $381

Bus, train to Sevilla, fly  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Rota to El Puerto De Santa Maria
  2. Take the train from Puerto de S Maria to Sevilla Santa Justa
  3. Fly from Sevilla (SVQ) to Madrid (MAD) SVQ - MAD

$49 - $257

Bus to Malaga, fly  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Rota to El Puerto De Santa Maria
  2. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Madrid (MAD) AGP - MAD

$84 - $648

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rota to Madrid is to bus which costs 27€ - 45€ and takes 9 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rota to Madrid is to bus and fly which costs 65€ - 330€ and takes 4 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rota to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Rota and arriving at Madrid via Puerto Santa Maria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

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The distance between Rota and Madrid is 481 km. The road distance is 651 km.

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The best way to get from Rota to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 5 h 13 min and costs 55€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to get from Rota to Madrid, including transfers.

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Rota to Madrid bus services, operated by Socibus, depart from Puerto Santa Maria station.

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The best way to get from Rota to Madrid is to train which takes 5 h 13 min and costs 55€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 27€ - 45€ and takes 9 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Jerez Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Rota to Madrid bus services, operated by Socibus, arrive at Madrid station.

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Map of how to get from Rota to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 300.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 13 min

What companies run services between Rota, Spain and Madrid, Spain?

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Rota to Madrid every 3 hours. Tickets cost $65 - $85 and the journey takes 3 h 38 min. Alternatively, Socibus operates a bus from Rota to Madrid every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 7 h 45 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Jerez to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Sevilla to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Sevilla to Madrid via Almeria
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Malaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $420
Flights from Malaga to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Malaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Malaga to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Puerto de S Maria to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
renfe.com
Train from Puerto de S Maria to Sevilla Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Socibus
Website
socibus.es
Bus from Puerto Santa Maria to Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
socibus.es
Book at
compra.socibus.es
Transportes Comes
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 Seville to Madrid - Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Bahia de Cadiz
Phone
+34 (0) 955 038 665
Website
siu.cmtbc.es
Bus from Rota to El Puerto De Santa Maria
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
siu.cmtbc.es
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rota to Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$39 - $42
Book at
blablacar.es

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Yes, the driving distance between Rota to Madrid is 651 km. It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to drive from Rota to Madrid.

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Iberia offers flights from Jerez Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 3683+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Rota and Madrid. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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