How to travel from Madrid to Frankfurt am Main

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from Madrid to Frankfurt am Main

You can get from Madrid to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Madrid to Frankfurt am Main on Dec 02 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:50AMMadrid Barajas Airport5h40 12:30PMFrankfurt am Main Airport
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06:50AMMadrid Barajas Airport10h05 04:55PMFrankfurt am Main Airport
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Travel Information between Madrid and Frankfurt am Main

distanceDistance897 miles (1446 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$3 - $197
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $3 (€3) • 37 h 21 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $185 (€173) • 2 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Air Europa

Travel 897 miles (1446 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train to Frankfurt am Main from Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $3 (€3). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Air Europa among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Madrid to Frankfurt am Main.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to Frankfurt am Main

Travel Tips: Travel to Frankfurt am Main 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 Madrid to Frankfurt am Main.
FAQs

International travel from Madrid, Spain to Frankfurt am Main, Germany is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Germany if coming from Spain?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Frankfurt am Main if traveling from Madrid?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Frankfurt am Main, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Germany 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 11/6/22; 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 between Madrid and Frankfurt am Main.

Return travel to Madrid, Spain from Germany is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Spain from Germany?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Spain:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Spain 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 Madrid, Spain was last verified on 11/17/22. 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 Madrid from Frankfurt am Main.

You can travel between Madrid and Frankfurt am Main 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Frankfurt am Main is by taking a train with an average price of $3 (€3).

This is compared to other travel options to Frankfurt am Main:

Taking a train is about $194 (€182) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $197 (€185) for this journey.

A train is generally $181 (€170) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $185 (€173) from Madrid to Frankfurt am Main.

The fastest way from Madrid to Frankfurt am Main is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 30 min.

There are alternative travel options to Frankfurt am Main that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 26 h 40 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 37 h 21 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 897 miles (1446 km) between Madrid and Frankfurt am Main.

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Frankfurt am Main is:

  • 2 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Madrid to Frankfurt am Main as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Madrid to Frankfurt am Main depart from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 to Frankfurt am Main, Flughafen (Terminal 1).
  • Most travelers catch their flight from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Frankfurt am Main Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Frankfurt am Main by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Madrid to Frankfurt am Main tickets on Omio for $197 (€185).
  • Travel with Air Europa for flights to Frankfurt am Main. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Air Europa Madrid to Frankfurt am Main tickets on Omio for $185 (€173).

Yes, there are direct routes from Madrid to Frankfurt am Main with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by bus with.
  • You can take a direct flight with Air Nostrum, Lufthansa or Air Europa.

Direct services to Frankfurt am Main 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 trip.

Omio customers who travel from Madrid to Frankfurt am Main often also extend their vacation to go to Berlin, Paris or Munich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Frankfurt am Main and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • Bus tickets cost $197 (€185) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing $185 (€173) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $3 (€3) one way.

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

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