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

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

Fly from Stuttgart  •  5h 48m

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

77€ - 228€

Cheapest option

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  6h 28m

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

68€ - 223€

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Train to Strasbourg, fly  •  6h 58m

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

132€ - 337€

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

92€ - 262€

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

93€ - 296€

Train  •  13h 56m

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

337€ - 435€

Bus  •  29h 40m

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

117€ - 173€

Bus via Zürich  •  31h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart, Böblingen to Zurich 024 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Madrid Avenida de América

122€ - 214€

Bus #2  •  3 days 4h

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart to Madrid

110€ - 180€

Drive  •  17h 9m

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Madrid 1104.7 miles

200€ - 300€

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The cheapest way to get from Stuttgart to Madrid is to fly which costs 75€ - 230€ and takes 5h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart to Madrid is to fly which costs 75€ - 230€ 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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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 13h 56m and costs 330€ - 440€.

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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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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Madrid is to fly which takes 5h 48m and costs 75€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 330€ - 440€ and takes 13h 56m, you could also bus, which costs 110€ - 180€ and takes 29h 40m.

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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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  • Distance: 860.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 48m

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

Iberia, Swiss and nine other airlines fly from Stuttgart to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Stuttgart to Madrid via Paris Est, Gare de l'Est, Gare d'Austerlitz, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Barcelona-Sants in around 13h 56m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 420€
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 420€
Flights from Strasbourg to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
170€ - 750€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 470€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 470€
Flights from Munich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 430€
Flights from Munich to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 430€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 650€
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 460€
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 390€
Flights from Strasbourg to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
280€ - 1600€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 340€
Flights from Munich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 410€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 750€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 460€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 340€
Flights from Munich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 410€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 440€
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Strasbourg to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 440€
Flights from Munich to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 430€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 330€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Flights from Munich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 350€
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 340€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 340€
Flights from Munich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 410€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 480€
Flights from Munich to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 480€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 170€
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
60€ - 170€
Flights from Strasbourg to Madrid via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Flights from Strasbourg to Madrid via Porto
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 250€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Porto
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 390€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 700€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

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 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen-Pasing
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen-Pasing to Muenchen Flughafen Terminal
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Railjet
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen-Pasing
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
oebb.at
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 36€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
30€ - 36€
1st Class
45€ - 60€
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
100€ - 110€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
100€ - 110€
1st Class
130€ - 190€
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
170€ - 200€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
170€ - 200€
1st Class
230€ - 340€
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
Hourly
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
renfe.com
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Stuttgart, Böblingen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 19€
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
100€ - 180€
Book at
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
110€ - 180€
Website
alsa.com

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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, Swiss, Vueling Airlines and five 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 27m and costs 10€ - 16€.

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