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

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Fly from Stuttgart

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

Train to Frankfurt, fly

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Madrid (MAD)

Train to Strasbourg, fly

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

Train to Zurich, fly

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

Train

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris l'Est
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
  3. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha

Bus via Paris

  1. Take the bus from Leonberg Bus Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Madrid

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart to Madrid

Drive

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Madrid

Stuttgart to Madrid by train

The train journey time between Stuttgart and Madrid is around 25h 16m and covers a distance of around 2285 km. This includes an average layover time of around 12h 7m. The fastest train normally takes 24h 53m. Operated by TGV inOui, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, DB Fernverkehr AG and others, the Stuttgart to Madrid train service departs from Stuttgart Hbf and arrives in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
13h 9m
Layover time:
12h 7m
Total time:
25h 16m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
24h 53m
Train distance:
2285 km
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€240
Carbon emissions:
120 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
18:52
Last train departs at:
18:52

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Stuttgart to Madrid train schedules

Germany → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Vatican
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Spain

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Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madrid is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Madrid is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Madrid is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Spain.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 15 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Stuttgart to Madrid is to fly, which costs €50 - €170 and takes 5h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart to Madrid is to fly which costs €50 - €170 and takes 5h 46m.

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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 Hbf and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon and Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 50m.

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The distance between Stuttgart and Madrid is 1377 km. The road distance is 1760.7 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 14h 50m and costs €240 - €390.

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It takes approximately 5h 46m 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 TGV inOui, depart from Stuttgart Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Madrid is to fly which takes 5h 46m and costs €50 - €170. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €240 - €390 and takes 14h 50m, you could also bus via Paris, which costs €70 - €100 and takes 26h 6m.

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  • Distance: 1376.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 46m

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

Iberia, Air France and seven other airlines fly from Stuttgart to Madrid every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Stuttgart to Madrid via Paris l'Est, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Barcelona-Sants in around 14h 50m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €260
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €370
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €140
Flights from Strasbourg to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€140 - €290
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €390
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €220
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €220
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €250
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €250
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €380
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Flights from Strasbourg to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €230
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €450
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €370
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €200
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €120
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€26 - €120
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €460
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €3100
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€140 - €800
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€140 - €2500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€24 - €180
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €270
Train operators
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Strasbourg Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€35 - €45
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€90 - €110
1st Class
€100 - €130
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 Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€100 - €140
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
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
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Leonberg Bus Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
RegioJet
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 Paris to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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. 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 25m.

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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 1761 km. It takes approximately 16h 52m to drive from Stuttgart to Madrid.

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Vueling Airlines, Iberia, Swiss and four other airlines offer flights from Stuttgart Airport to Madrid Airport.

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