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from Frankfurt to Madrid

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Travel Information between Frankfurt and Madrid

distanceDistance896 miles (1445 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$29 - $72
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $29 (€24) • 2 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $29 (€24) • 2 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Air Europa

Take a bus or flight to travel 896 miles (1445 km) to Madrid from Frankfurt. 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 $29 (€24). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Air Europa among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Frankfurt to Madrid.

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Travel from Frankfurt 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 Frankfurt to Madrid.
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Madrid, Spain if I’m coming from Frankfurt, Germany?

International travel from Frankfurt, 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 Frankfurt?

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 12/7/21; 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 to Madrid from Frankfurt.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Frankfurt, Germany from Madrid, Spain?

The restriction level for your return to Frankfurt, Germany from Spain is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Frankfurt from Madrid restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Frankfurt from Madrid?

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

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

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Frankfurt, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 12/6/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Frankfurt from Madrid closer to your date of departure here.

What are the ways to get from Frankfurt to Madrid?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Frankfurt and Madrid. You can take a bus or flight.

What is the cheapest way to get from Frankfurt to Madrid?

The cheapest way to go to Madrid from Frankfurt is by taking a flight, which costs on average $29 (€24).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Madrid:

Taking a flight is usually $43 (€36) less than taking a bus to Madrid, which costs on average $72 (€60) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way to get from Frankfurt to Madrid?

The fastest way to get to Madrid from Frankfurt is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 45 min.

Other travel options to Madrid can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Madrid by bus can take on average 26 h 40 min.

What is the distance from Frankfurt to Madrid?

You should expect to travel around 896 miles (1445 km) between Frankfurt and Madrid.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Frankfurt to Madrid?

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Frankfurt, Stuttgarter Straße (Fermomnibusbahnhof) to Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
Which travel companies can get me from Frankfurt to Madrid?

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Madrid by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Frankfurt to Madrid for $72 (€60).
  • Travel with Air Europa to go to Madrid by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Air Europa Frankfurt to Madrid tickets on Omio for $29 (€24).
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Frankfurt to Madrid?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Frankfurt to Madrid often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Frankfurt and Madrid itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Madrid and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I book tickets from Frankfurt to Madrid online for the best deals?

Before traveling from Frankfurt to Madrid, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $72 (€60) one way for this journey.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $29 (€24) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Frankfurt to Madrid tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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