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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Madrid

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

Is international entry into Madrid from Cardiff restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • 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
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

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

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

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

The above information was last checked on 16/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Madrid from Cardiff closer to your date of departure here.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to United Kingdom from Madrid, Spain?

Return travel from Spain to United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Cardiff from Madrid?

Entry into 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?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • 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 requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

Last checked on 15/01/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Cardiff from Madrid.

How many miles is it from Cardiff to Madrid by train?

The Cardiff to Madrid train distance is approximately 763 miles (1230 km).

What is the departure train station in Cardiff and arrival train station in Madrid?

When taking a train from Cardiff, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Cardiff Central, Cardiff (Queen Street) and Cardiff (Cathays). When you arrive in Madrid, your train can arrive in train stations including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Cardiff Central   to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Where is the Cardiff train station located? Where is the Madrid train station located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Cardiff Central and travel around 0.2 miles (425 m) 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 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the train station to the city centre in Madrid.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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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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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

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