There are 7 ways to get from Zagreb to Madrid by plane, bus, train, shuttle 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  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Madrid (MAD) ZAG - MAD

$116 - $406

6 alternative options

Bus, train via Barcelona Sants  •  24 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Grenoble
  2. Take the train from Grenoble to Valence TGV
  3. Take the train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$258 - $347

Bus FlixBus, train  •  27 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles N482
  2. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$200 - $373

Train  •  30 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Zürich HB En
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville TGV / ...
  3. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Belfort-Montbéliard TGV Tgv
  4. Take the train from Belfort-Montbéliard TGV 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

$380 - $535

Bus  •  34 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Lyon
  2. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Madrid 748

$175 - $288

Shuttle, bus  •  38 h 6 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb to Venezia Mestre
  2. Take the bus from Mestre Viale Stazione to Madrid Méndez Alvaro-Áncora

$162 - $771

Drive  •  20 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Madrid 1370.2 miles

$260 - $390

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zagreb to Madrid is to fly which costs 750 kn - 2.700 kn and takes 5 h 46 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Zagreb to Madrid is to fly which costs 750 kn - 2.700 kn and takes 5 h 46 min.

More details

The distance between Zagreb and Madrid is 1701 km. The road distance is 2192.3 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 5 h 46 min to get from Zagreb to Madrid, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Zagreb to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Zagreb and arriving at Madrid via Lyon, Lyon Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 6 min.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Zagreb to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha via Zürich HB, Mulhouse Ville, Belfort-Montbéliard TGV, Montpellier Saint-Roch and Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 5 min.

More details

Zagreb to Madrid train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Beograd station.

More details

Map of how to get from Zagreb to Madrid.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 1063.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 46 min

What companies run services between Zagreb, Croatia and Madrid, Spain?

Iberia, Lufthansa and eight other airlines fly from Zagreb to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zagreb to Madrid via Zürich HB, Mulhouse Ville, Belfort-Montbéliard TGV, Montpellier Saint-Roch, and Barcelona Sants in around 30 h 5 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Zagreb to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zagreb to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zagreb to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zagreb to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Train operators
SNCF
Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Grenoble to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $27
1st Class
$24 - $40
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $33
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $33
1st Class
$47 - $52
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Belfort-Montbéliard TGV
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $19
1st Class
$25 - $35
Train from Belfort-Montbéliard TGV to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $240
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $130
Spanish Railways AVE
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
14 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$101
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Lyon
Ave. Duration
16 h 6 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$106
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zagreb to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles
Ave. Duration
18 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Madrid
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Zagreb to Marseille
Ave. Duration
19 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Zagreb to Lyon
Ave. Duration
16 h 46 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

Want to know more about travelling around Spain

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.