How to get from Athens to Madrid

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from Athens to Madrid

You can get from Athens to Madrid by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Athens to Madrid on 09 Aug we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

13:55Athens International Airport6h55 19:50Madrid Barajas Airport
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15:25Athens International Airport7h45 22:10Madrid Barajas Airport
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13:55Athens International Airport3h50 16:45Madrid Barajas Airport
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Travel Information between Athens and Madrid

distanceDistance1468 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£3 - £271
fastestFastest modeFlight • £271 • 3 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesVueling

Travel 1468 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train to Madrid from Athens. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Vueling among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight from Athens to Madrid.

Travel Tips: Travel from Athens to Madrid

Travel 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 Athens to Madrid.

International travel from Athens, Greece to Madrid, Spain is: Fully open.

Can I enter Spain if coming from Greece?

Entry into Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Greece.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Madrid if travelling from Athens?

Conditions of entry:

  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

What measures do I need to follow in Madrid, Spain due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Spain 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 28/07/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Madrid from Athens.

The restriction level for your return to Athens, Greece from Spain is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Athens from Madrid restricted?

Entry into Greece is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Athens from Madrid?

Conditions of reentry into Greece:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Athens, Greece?

You should observe these safety measures in Greece as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Greece was last checked on 03/08/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Athens from Madrid closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways to travel from Athens to Madrid including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Athens to Madrid. Tickets for a train cost on average £3.

This is compared to other travel options to Madrid:

A train is about £3 less than a coach, which costs on average £5 for this trip.

A train is generally £269 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £271 from Athens to Madrid.

The fastest way to get to Madrid from Athens is by flight with an average travel time of 3 h 50 min.

There are alternative travel options to Madrid that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 62 h 30 min   of travel time.

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The distance from Athens to Madrid is approximately 1468 miles.

The average frequency per day from Athens to Madrid is:

  • Around 1 coach per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Madrid from Athens as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Athens to Madrid:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Athens, Sidirodromon (Αθήνα, Σιδηροδρόμων) and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Most travellers take a flight from Athens International Airport to Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Most travellers take a train from Athens to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

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

  • Travel with Vueling for flights to Madrid. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Vueling Athens to Madrid tickets on Omio for £271.

Yes, there are direct routes from Athens to Madrid with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct flights to take to Madrid with Aegean Airlines or Iberia.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Madrid tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this route.

Looking to extend your trip from Athens to Madrid? Many Omio customers who go from Athens to Madrid usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. If you're looking to explore Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla from Madrid, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before travelling from Athens to Madrid, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is on average £5 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this journey is on average £271 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is on average £3 one way.

But we recommend booking Athens to Madrid tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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