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from Essen to Madrid

You can get from Essen to Madrid by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Essen to Madrid on Oct 26 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:50PMDusseldorf Airport2h45 10:35PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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07:50PMDusseldorf Airport2h45 10:35PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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12:05PMDusseldorf Airport2h45 02:50PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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06:00PMDusseldorf Airport5h15 11:15PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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02:40PMDusseldorf Airport8h55 11:35PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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Travel Information from Essen to Madrid

distanceDistance916 miles (1477 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$132 - $153
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $132 (€108) • 2 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $132 (€108) • 2 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesIberia or Flixbus

Travel 916 miles (1477 km) by flight or bus between Essen and Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $132 (€108). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Iberia or Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Essen to Madrid.

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Travel from Essen to Madrid
Travel to Madrid easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Essen to Madrid.
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Madrid, Spain from Essen, Germany?

International travel from Essen, Germany to Madrid, Spain is: Partially open.

Can I enter Spain if coming from Germany?

Entry into Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Madrid if traveling from Essen?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

What measures do I need to follow in Madrid, Spain due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Spain must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 10/24/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Essen to Madrid.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Essen, Germany from Madrid, Spain due to COVID-19?

Return travel to Essen, Germany from Spain is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Spain?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Germany from Spain?

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Germany?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Germany to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Essen, Germany was last verified on 10/24/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Essen from Madrid.

How do I reach Madrid from Essen?

There are 2 ways to get from Essen to Madrid: flight or bus.

What is the cheapest way from Essen to Madrid?

The cheapest way to go to Madrid from Essen is by taking a flight, which costs on average $132 (€108).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Madrid:

A flight is $21 (€17) less than a bus for this trip with tickets for a bus from Essen to Madrid costing on average $153 (€125).

What is the fastest way from Essen to Madrid?

The quickest way to travel to Madrid from Essen is by flight, which takes on average 2 h 45 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 27 h 55 min.

What is the distance from Essen to Madrid?

You should expect to travel around 916 miles (1477 km) between Essen and Madrid.

Where do I depart from Essen? Where do I arrive in Madrid?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Essen to Madrid:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof) to Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Essen to Madrid?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Essen to Madrid, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Iberia for flights to Madrid. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Iberia Essen to Madrid tickets on Omio for $132 (€108).
  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Madrid. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Essen to Madrid tickets on Omio for $153 (€125).
Can I find a direct route to Madrid from Essen?

Yes, there are direct routes from Essen to Madrid with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct flights with Iberia.

Direct services to Madrid tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Where should I go next after I travel to Madrid from Essen?
Many of our customers traveling from Essen to Madrid don't make Madrid their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Madrid are Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Madrid to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase tickets to Madrid from Essen online for the best deals?

When planning your trip from Essen to Madrid, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost $132 (€108) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets are costing $153 (€125) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Essen to Madrid online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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