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Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 19 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cardiff to Madrid is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

First Great Western Service
13:2026h25
Cardiff
15:45Madrid
£7871One-way
6 changes

Train timetableCardiff to Madrid

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, 19 May
First Great Western Service
13:2026h25
Cardiff
15:45Madrid
6 changes

This is the last train of the day.

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Train times from Cardiff to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 19 May

Fastest Journey

1d 2 h 25 m

Average

1d 2 h 25 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

1231 km

To travel from Cardiff to Madrid you need to make at least 6 changes.

First Great Western Service
13:2026h25
Cardiff
15:45Madrid
£7871One-way
6 changes

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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Madrid

distanceDistance763 miles
durationAverage train duration25 h 53 min
priceAverage train ticket price£782 (€870)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainNo

Trains from Cardiff to Madrid cover the 763 miles long route and usually take around 25 h 53 min. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £782, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £782. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes.

FAQs: Cardiff to Madrid train

FAQs: Travel by train from Cardiff 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 Cardiff to Madrid.
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Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Madrid can start from as little as £782 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cardiff to Madrid is £782; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time from Cardiff to Madrid is on average 25 h 53 min   for the 763 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go between Cardiff and Madrid by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cardiff to Madrid leaves at 13: 20. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cardiff to Madrid leaves at 13: 52.

When departing from Cardiff, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Cardiff Central, Cardiff Queen Street and Rhoose Cardiff International Airport. When arriving in Madrid, you can end your route in train stations like Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes, Madrid Atocha Cercanias and Madrid Chamartín.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cardiff Central, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre.

You have options as you can travel to Madrid from Cardiff 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Cardiff and Madrid

Cardiff
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
Public transport options for Cardiff Central
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance)
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Public transport options for Cardiff Queen Street
Onward travel information: Limited service from stop outside station Mondays to Fridays
Location for Rail Replacement Services: For services towards Cardiff Central use the bus stop at the front of the station. For services towards Cathays use the bus stop in front of the shop opposite the station entrance. Please ask a member of station staff if you are unsure of which stop to use.
Rhoose Cardiff International AirportParkingAccessibility
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Phone Number
+44 3333211202
Public transport options for Rhoose Cardiff International Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Wait at bus stop on Station Road adjacent to level crossing
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Public transport options for Cardiff Bay
Onward travel information: There is a bus stop outside the station.
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Wait at the bus stop close to the station entrance on Bute Street
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Public transport options for Whitchurch (Cardiff)
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Along the A470 (Northern Avenue) towards Cardiff at the bus stop after the junction with Caedelyn Road

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