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There are 10 ways to get from Stuttgart to Madrid by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Stuttgart  •  5h 48m

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Madrid (MAD) STR - MAD

69€ - 196€

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Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Madrid (MAD) FRA - MAD

90€ - 326€

Train to Strasbourg, fly  •  7h 22m

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

104€ - 492€

Train to Zurich, fly  •  8h 11m

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

96€ - 318€

Train, train to Munich, fly  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen-Pasing
  2. Take the train from Muenchen-Pasing to Muenchen Flughafen Terminal
  3. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Madrid (MAD) MUC - MAD

86€ - 421€

Train  •  17h 5m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  4. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

220€ - 382€

Bus  •  29h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart to Karlsruhe
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Madrid

117€ - 173€

Bus via Zürich  •  32h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart, Böblingen to Zurich N24 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Madrid Avenida de América

97€ - 251€

Bus #2  •  3 days 4h

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart to Madrid

200€ - 280€

Drive  •  17h 9m

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Madrid 1767.4 km

200€ - 300€

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The cheapest way to get from Stuttgart to Madrid is to fly which costs 65€ - 200€ and takes 5h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart to Madrid is to fly which costs 65€ - 200€ and takes 5h 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Stuttgart and arriving at Madrid. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 3 days 4h.

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No, there is no direct train from Stuttgart to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Karlsruhe Hbf, Lyon Part Dieu and Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 5m.

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The distance between Stuttgart and Madrid is 1377 km. The road distance is 1767.4 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 17h 5m and costs 220€ - 390€.

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It takes approximately 5h 48m to get from Stuttgart to Madrid, including transfers.

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

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Stuttgart to Madrid train services, operated by Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS), depart from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Madrid is to fly which takes 5h 48m and costs 65€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 220€ - 390€ and takes 17h 5m, you could also bus, which costs 110€ - 180€ and takes 29h 40m.

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  • Distance: 1376.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 48m

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

Iberia, Lufthansa and eight other airlines fly from Stuttgart to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Stuttgart to Madrid via Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof, Karlsruhe Hbf, Lyon Part Dieu, and Barcelona-Sants in around 17h 5m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 320€
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 320€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 250€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 250€
Flights from Munich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 380€
Flights from Munich to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 380€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 230€
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 2700€
Flights from Strasbourg to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 310€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Munich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 270€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 290€
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Strasbourg to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 320€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 220€
Flights from Munich to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 450€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 390€
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 430€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 330€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 330€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 95€
Flights from Munich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 210€
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 1500€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 220€
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 340€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 220€
Flights from Munich to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 270€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Munich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 270€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 290€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 350€
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen-Pasing
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 50€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
25€ - 30€
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
90€ - 120€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
90€ - 110€
1st Class
100€ - 120€
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen-Pasing
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
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
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen-Pasing
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Railjet
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 Muenchen-Pasing to Muenchen Flughafen Terminal
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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)
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
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 85€
Promo+
70€ - 75€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Stuttgart to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Madrid
Ave. Duration
27h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
Website
eurolines.de
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Stuttgart, Böblingen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
80€ - 190€
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eurolines.ch
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 Stuttgart to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 days 4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
200€ - 280€
Website
alsa.com

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Stuttgart to Madrid is 1767 km. It takes approximately 17h 9m to drive from Stuttgart to Madrid.

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Iberia, Air France, Swiss and four other airlines offer flights from Stuttgart Airport to Madrid Airport.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Stuttgart Airport is to train which takes 27 min and costs 3€ - 6€.

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