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

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Fly from Vienna  •  6h 1m

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

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Train to Graz, fly  •  10h 20m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Graz Hbf
  2. Fly from Graz (GRZ) to Madrid (MAD) GRZ - MAD

Train  •  22h 45m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Strasbourg Bahnhof 83
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  5. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

Train, bus via Barcelona  •  23h 26m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Nuremberg central bus station to Mulhouse
  3. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  5. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

Bus  •  31h 38m

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

Train, bus  •  35h 36m

  1. Take the train from Wien Westbahnhof to St.Poelten Hbf 970 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sankt Pölten to Lyon Perrache
  3. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Madrid

Night train, bus  •  43h 33m

  1. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Ljubljana Nj
  2. Take the bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station to Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur Sofia Central Bus Station - Lisbon Oriente / ...

Drive  •  22h 17m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Madrid 2371.4 km

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Madrid is to fly which costs €45 - €250 and takes 6h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Madrid is to fly which costs €45 - €250 and takes 6h 1m.

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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 31h 38m.

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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 München Hbf, Strasbourg, Lyon Part Dieu and Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 45m.

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The distance between Vienna and Madrid is 1809 km. The road distance is 2371.4 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 22h 45m and costs €310 - €500.

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It takes approximately 6h 1m 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 Railjet, depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Madrid is to fly which takes 6h 1m and costs €45 - €250. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €310 - €500 and takes 22h 45m, you could also bus, which costs €250 - €360 and takes 31h 38m.

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  • Distance: 1809.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 1m

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

Ryanair, Iberia and nine other airlines fly from Vienna to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vienna to Madrid via Muenchen Hbf, München Hbf, Strasbourg Bahnhof, Strasbourg, Lyon Part Dieu, and Barcelona-Sants in around 22h 45m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Flights from Graz to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Flights from Graz to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Flights from Graz to Madrid via Vienna, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Flights from Graz to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Flights from Graz to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Flights from Graz to Madrid via Vienna, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Vienna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €330
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €330
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€40 - €330
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Vienna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €410
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €950
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Graz to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €1300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Graz to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€270 - €1200
Train operators
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 Wien Hbf to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Railjet
Train from Wien Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €80
Website
Railjet
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Wien Hbf to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €17
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€10 - €13
Business
€14 - €17
1st Class
€14 - €17
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
PKP Intercity

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability and large families entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Wien Hbf to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €16
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €12
1st Class
€12 - €16
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Wien Hbf to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Wien Hbf to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Wien Westbahnhof to St.Poelten Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 München Hbf to Strasbourg Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Strasbourg Bahnhof to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Wien Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€85 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Strasbourg to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€80 - €95
1st Class
€90 - €110
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€65 - €85
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€65 - €80
1st Class
€70 - €85
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Wien Westbahnhof to St.Poelten Hbf
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
Nightjet
Bus operators
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nuremberg central bus station to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Sankt Pölten to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
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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SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Wien to Timisoara
Ave. Duration
9h 53m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€50 - €70
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. 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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Timisoara to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
20h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€200 - €290
Website
alsa.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station to Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
34h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Union Ivkoni

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Madrid is 2371 km. It takes approximately 22h 17m to drive from Vienna to Madrid.

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Brussels Airlines, Iberia, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 837+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs €3 - €11.

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