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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Avanza Grupo  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Zafra to Mérida Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Mérida to Madrid Auto Res

$28 - $76

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Rideshare  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Zafra to Madrid 251.2 miles

$20 - $23

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Train  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Zafra to Madrid-Atocha Cercanías Ir

$55 - $75

Bus Autocares Grupo Samar  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Zafra to Villanueva de la Serena
  2. Take the bus from Villanueva de la Serena to Madrid 900 / ...

$37 - $52

Drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Zafra to Madrid 251.3 miles

$45 - $70

Bus to Badajoz, fly  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Zafra to Badajoz
  2. Fly from Badajoz (BJZ) to Madrid (MAD) BJZ - MAD

$90 - $214

Bus to Sevilla, fly  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Zafra to Seville
  2. Fly from Sevilla (SVQ) to Madrid (MAD) SVQ - MAD

$38 - $258

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Zafra to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Zafra and arriving at Madrid via Mérida. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zafra and arriving at Madrid-Atocha Cercanías. Services depart four times a week, and operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 53 min.

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The distance between Zafra and Madrid is 322 km. The road distance is 402.1 km.

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The best way to get from Zafra to Madrid without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to get from Zafra to Madrid, including transfers.

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Zafra to Madrid bus services, operated by Leda, depart from Zafra station.

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Zafra to Madrid train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Zafra station.

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The best way to get from Zafra to Madrid is to bus which takes 5 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 53 min.

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The quickest flight from Badajoz Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Zafra to Madrid bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, arrive at Madrid station.

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Map of how to get from Zafra to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 201.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 45 min

What companies run services between Zafra, Extremadura, Spain and Madrid, Spain?

You can take a bus from Zafra to Madrid via Mérida in around 5 h 45 min. Alternatively, Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Zafra to Madrid 4 times a week. Tickets cost $55 - $75 and the journey takes 5 h 53 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Badajoz to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Flights from Sevilla to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zafra to Madrid-Atocha Cercanías
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Leda
Phone
+34 (0) 954 90 83 53
Email
info@leda.es
Website
leda.es
Bus from Zafra to Mérida
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
leda.es
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regular.autobusing.com
Bus from Zafra to Villanueva de la Serena
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
leda.es
Book at
regular.autobusing.com
Bus from Zafra to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
leda.es
Book at
regular.autobusing.com
Bus from Zafra to Seville
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
leda.es
Book at
regular.autobusing.com
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 Zafra to Merida
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Zafra to Seville
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
alsa.com
La Sepulvedana
Phone
+34 902 11 96 99
Email
sepulvedana@gruposepulvedana.com
Website
lasepulvedana.es
Bus from Zafra to Mérida
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
lasepulvedana.es
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zafra to Merida
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Zafra to Seville
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Avanza Grupo
Phone
+34 (0) 91 272 28 32
Email
informacion@avanzabus.com
Website
avanzabus.com
Bus from Mérida to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Schedules at
avanzabus.com
Auto Res Normal
$33
Auto Res Express
$48
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Zafra to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Book at
blablacar.es

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Zafra to Madrid train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Madrid-Atocha Cercanías station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zafra to Madrid is 402 km. It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to drive from Zafra to Madrid.

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Iberia offers flights from Badajoz Airport to Madrid Airport.

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Book your Zafra to Madrid train tickets online with Loco2.

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Book your Zafra to Madrid bus tickets online with Busbud and Busbud.

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There are 3655+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Zafra and Madrid. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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