There are 7 ways to get from Vienna to Madrid by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Madrid (MAD) VIE - MAD

$95 - $387

6 alternative options

Train via Les Halles  •  22 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$515 - $700

Train  •  23 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv
  5. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...
  6. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$440 - $615

Bus ALSA  •  31 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Wien to Timisoara
  2. Take the bus from Timisoara to Madrid Estacion Sur

$190 - $280

Train #2  •  31 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Nice Ville En
  2. Take the train from Nice Ville to Marseille-St-Charles Tgv
  3. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$323 - $436

Bus Eurolines CZ  •  42 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Madrid Estación Sur Autobuses

$136 - $212

Drive  •  22 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Madrid 1486 miles

$280 - $410

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Madrid is to fly which costs 80€ - 330€ and takes 6 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Madrid is to fly which costs 80€ - 330€ and takes 6 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Wien and arriving at Madrid Estacion Sur via Timisoara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha via Nürnberg Hbf, Stuttgart Hbf, Strasbourg, Montpellier Saint-Roch and Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 5 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Madrid is 1809 km. The road distance is 2377.5 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 22 h 30 min and costs 430€ - 600€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 3 min to get from Vienna to Madrid, including transfers.

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Vienna to Madrid bus services, operated by SC Latino Expres S.R.L., depart from Wien station.

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Vienna to Madrid train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Madrid is to fly which takes 6 h 3 min and costs 80€ - 330€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 430€ - 600€ and takes 22 h 30 min, you could also bus, which costs 160€ - 240€ and takes 31 h 38 min.

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 5 min.

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Vienna to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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  • Distance: 1130.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 3 min

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Madrid, Spain?

Iberia, Wizz Air and 13 other airlines fly from Vienna to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vienna to Madrid via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Paris Est, Gare de l'Est, Les Halles, Chatelet Les Halles, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Barcelona Sants in around 22 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Vienna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Vienna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Tunis
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$270 - $400
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Strasbourg to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $180
1st Class
$200 - $310
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$70 - $80
1st Class
$100 - $140
Train from Nice Ville to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Spanish Railways AVE
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Nice Ville to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
en.oui.sncf
Russian Railways
Bus operators
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Wien to Timisoara
Ave. Duration
9 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
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 Timisoara to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
20 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
alsa.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Madrid Estación Sur Autobuses
Ave. Duration
36 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Schedules at
elines.cz

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