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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Madrid

distanceDistance763 miles (1230 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
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carriersTrain companiesFirst Great Western Service

Trains from Cardiff to Madrid cover the 763 miles (1230 km) long journey taking on average 25 h 53 min with our travel partners like First Great Western Service. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Train companies: Great Western Rail trains Cardiff to Madrid

Great Western Rail will get you between Cardiff and Madrid at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Great Western Rail

Looking for trains from Cardiff to Madrid? Great Western Rail is one of the best companies to travel with on the 763 miles (1230 km) journey between Cardiff and Madrid. As an official travel partner of Great Western Rail, Omio quickly shows you the latest Great Western Rail train timetables, tickets and offers (such as luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Cardiff to Madrid routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable Great Western Rail train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains between Cardiff and Madrid, you can quickly see if the Great Western Rail ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Cardiff - Madrid train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with Great Western Rail!

Great Western Rail from Cardiff to Madrid train information:

  • Average Duration: 25 h 53 min
  • Great Western Rail frequency: 1 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Cardiff to Madrid

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FAQs

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

Can I enter Spain from United Kingdom?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

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

All travellers in Spain must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 24/06/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Cardiff and Madrid as this information can change.

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

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

Reentry to United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is fully 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?

  • There are no current restrictions

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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

Last verified on 25/06/2022. 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.

When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Cardiff and Madrid via train to be approximately 763 miles (1230 km).
On average the Cardiff to Madrid train time is 25 h 53 min  covering the 763 miles (1230 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

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

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Cardiff Central, is located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city centre of Cardiff.

The most popular arrival train station, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, is located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre of Madrid.

For the best Cardiff to Madrid train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with First Great Western Service. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Cardiff to Madrid to compare what amenities they may offer.
The average number of trains departing Cardiff for Madrid is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
You can take the first train from Cardiff to Madrid at 06: 47   or take the last train from Cardiff to Madrid leaving at 12: 54. Look for the latest Cardiff Madrid train timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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The major railway station for departures from Cardiff is Cardiff Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cardiff Central for your trip between Cardiff and Madrid.
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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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