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

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Fly  •  6 h 4 min

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

$116 - $408

6 alternative options

Bus, train via Barcelona Sants  •  24 h 30 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 / ...

$214 - $359

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

$201 - $386

Train  •  27 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ec
  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 / ...

$421 - $585

Bus  •  34 h 6 min

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

$124 - $291

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

$163 - $781

Drive  •  20 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Madrid 1370.2 miles

$260 - $390

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The cheapest way to get from Zagreb to Madrid is to fly which costs 750 kn - 2.700 kn and takes 6 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zagreb to Madrid is to fly which costs 750 kn - 2.700 kn and takes 6 h 4 min.

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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.

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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 Villach Hbf, Stuttgart Hbf, Strasbourg, Montpellier Saint-Roch and Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 43 min.

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

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Madrid without a car is to bus and train which takes 24 h 30 min and costs 1.300 kn - 2.400 kn.

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It takes approximately 6 h 4 min to get from Zagreb to Madrid, including transfers.

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Zagreb to Madrid bus services, operated by Arriva d.o.o., depart from Zagreb station.

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

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Madrid is to fly which takes 6 h 4 min and costs 750 kn - 2.700 kn. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 2.700 kn - 3.800 kn and takes 27 h 43 min, you could also bus, which costs 800 kn - 1.900 kn and takes 34 h 6 min.

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Map of how to get from Zagreb to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 1063.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 4 min

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

Iberia, Lufthansa and five other airlines fly from Zagreb to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zagreb to Madrid via Villach Hbf, Stuttgart Hbf, Strasbourg, Montpellier Saint-Roch, and Barcelona Sants in around 27 h 43 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zagreb to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zagreb to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $420
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zagreb to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Train operators
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 Grenoble to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $27
1st Class
$25 - $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 - $200
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
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 - $65
Train from Strasbourg to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$200 - $300
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $140
Spanish Railways AVE
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 Villach Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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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 Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
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
$45 - $110
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Lyon
Ave. Duration
16 h 6 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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 - $180
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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The quickest flight from Zagreb Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 55 min.

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Zagreb to Madrid bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Madrid station.

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Zagreb to Madrid train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zagreb to Madrid is 2192 km. It takes approximately 20 h 40 min to drive from Zagreb to Madrid.

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

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There are 3657+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Zagreb Airport is to shuttle which takes 27 min and costs 90 kn - 700 kn.

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