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Train Information to Madrid from Cardiff

distanceDistance763 miles (1230 km)
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Trains from Cardiff to Madrid cover the 763 miles (1230 km) long trip with our travel partners like. There are direct train services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

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FAQs
What are the travel restrictions for Madrid, Spain if I'm coming from Cardiff, United Kingdom by train?

Travel between Cardiff, United Kingdom and Madrid, Spain by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Spain from United Kingdom?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Spain from Cardiff?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Madrid, Spain?

When travelling in Spain, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 17/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Cardiff and Madrid before travelling.

Are there restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Spain by train?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Madrid to Cardiff is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Spain?

Reentry to United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Madrid?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Cardiff, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

Last verified on 17/10/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Madrid to Cardiff train here.

What is the distance from Cardiff to Madrid by train?
The train distance from Cardiff to Madrid is around 763 miles (1230 km).
Which train station from Cardiff to Madrid do I depart from? Which Madrid train station from Cardiff do I arrive in?

When taking the train between Cardiff and Madrid, you can choose to depart from train stations like Cardiff Central, Cardiff (Queen Street) and Cardiff (Cathays). Your trip can end in train stations such as Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Cardiff Central   and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Where do I find the Cardiff train station to Madrid? Where is the Madrid train station?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Cardiff Central and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the train station to the city centre in Madrid.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Madrid
Cardiff Central is the most popular Cardiff railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cardiff for your journey to Madrid.
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Ticket office hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Connections to/from station
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

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