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There are 6 ways to get from Vienna to Madrid by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  6h 2m

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

46€ - 281€

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Train  •  23h 44m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Rjx / ...
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Strasbourg Tgv
  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

337€ - 556€

Train, bus  •  27h 37m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Linz Hbf Rjx / ...
  2. Take the bus from Linz Industriezeile to Lyon Perrache
  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

173€ - 331€

Bus  •  31h 38m

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

251€ - 358€

Bus via Padova  •  38h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Hbf to Padua, Autostaz. VIALE della Pace RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Padova to Madrid

Drive  •  22h 17m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Madrid 2371.4 km

230€ - 340€

Austria → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Austria

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Austria

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
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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 Austria from Spain.

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Last updated: 4 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Madrid is to fly which costs 45€ - 290€ and takes 6h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Madrid is to fly which costs 45€ - 290€ and takes 6h 2m.

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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 Muenchen Hbf, Strasbourg, Lyon Part Dieu and Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 44m.

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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 23h 44m and costs 330€ - 600€.

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It takes approximately 6h 2m 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 6h 2m and costs 45€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 330€ - 600€ and takes 23h 44m, you could also bus, which costs 250€ - 360€ and takes 31h 38m.

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  • Distance: 1809.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 2m

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

Wizz Air, Iberia and eight other airlines fly from Vienna to Madrid every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vienna to Madrid via Muenchen Hbf, Strasbourg, Lyon Part Dieu, and Barcelona-Sants in around 23h 44m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Vienna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 360€
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 700€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Vienna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 360€
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 700€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Vienna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
23€ - 130€
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Vienna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 410€
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 410€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 480€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
180€ - 420€
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 420€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
180€ - 420€
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 420€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 700€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
Train operators
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 Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Wien Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Wien Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 26€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Wien Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
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 Muenchen Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 85€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
65€ - 80€
1st Class
70€ - 85€
Train from Strasbourg to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
80€ - 95€
1st Class
85€ - 110€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Strasbourg to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
130€ - 240€
Website
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 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 85€
Promo+
70€ - 75€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Vienna, Hbf to Linz, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 17€
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
5€ - 9€
1st Class
11€ - 17€
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 Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 45€
Website
Railjet
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Linz Industriezeile to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Timisoara to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
20h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
200€ - 290€
Website
alsa.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Hbf to Padua, Autostaz. VIALE della Pace
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
RegioJet
Atlassib
Phone
(004) 0269 229.224
Email
informatii@atlassib.es
Website
atlassib.es
Bus from Padova to Madrid
Ave. Duration
29h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
atlassib.es

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

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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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Iberia, Air France, KLM and six other airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Madrid Airport.

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