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There are 6 ways to get from Salou to Madrid by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Camp de Tarragona to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$72 - $107

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the night bus from Salou to Madrid

$40 - $61

4 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Salou to Madrid

$45 - $70

Drive  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Salou to Madrid 343.7 miles

$65 - $95

Train to Barcelona, fly  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Salou to Barcelona Sants
  2. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Madrid (MAD) BCN - MAD

$50 - $183

Train to Valencia, fly  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Salou to Valencia Estacio del Nord
  2. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Madrid (MAD) VLC - MAD

$68 - $278

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The cheapest way to get from Salou to Madrid is to bus which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 7 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salou to Madrid is to train which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 4 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salou and arriving at Madrid. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 20 min.

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The distance between Salou and Madrid is 415 km. The road distance is 549.9 km.

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The best way to get from Salou to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 4 h 20 min and costs 60€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Salou to Madrid, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Salou to Madrid is to train which takes 4 h 20 min and costs 60€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 7 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Salou to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 259.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

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

Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Salou to Madrid hourly. Tickets cost $65 - $95 and the journey takes 2 h 37 min. Alternatively, HIFE S.A. operates a bus from Salou to Madrid twice daily. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 7 h 20 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Valencia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Valencia to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Valencia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Salou to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Salou to Valencia Estacio del Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from Salou to Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
hife.es
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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
Night bus from Salou to Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
alsa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Salou to Madrid is 550 km. It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to drive from Salou to Madrid.

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Air Europa, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 3724+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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