How to get from Madrid to Burgos

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from Madrid to Burgos

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

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To get from Madrid to Burgos on 19 Aug we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Madrid and Burgos

distanceDistance133 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£18 - £59
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £18 • 2 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £59 • 1 h 53 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or Renfe Alvia

Travel 133 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train from Madrid to Burgos. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 53 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £18. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Alsa or Renfe Alvia among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Madrid to Burgos.

How to Travel from Madrid to Burgos?

Travelling from Madrid to Burgos should be hassle-free, and passengers have a number of methods at their disposal. Some will prefer to catch the bus through Spain's dramatic landscapes, while others prefer the speed of trains. Both methods offer convenient connections, with bus journey times of around 2 hours 30 minutes and train durations of just under 2 hours 20 minutes.

What is the Cheapest Way To Get from Madrid to Burgos?

Generally speaking, buses will offer the cheapest connections between Madrid and Burgos. Alsa provides two to three buses per hour from Barajas Airport, Estacion Sur, and Avenida de América in central Madrid, and services can take as little as 2 hours 30 minutes. However, trains aren't much more expensive in many cases. Renfe is the main rail operator, running four to six direct trains per day, with journey times starting at 2 hours 17 minutes. Trains run from Principe Po and Chamartin to central Burgos, allowing easy transfers between city centres.

What is the Fastest Way to Travel from Madrid to Burgos?

Buses and trains are relatively similar when it comes to total journey times. The quickest trains will reach Burgos in 2 hours 17 minutes, with no changes required, while the fastest buses take about 2 hours 30 minutes, again with no need to change. The fastest trains tend to run from Chamartin, and those from Principe Pio can take over 4 hours. Bus times vary as well, with some services taking 3 hours 30 minutes (usually from Madrid's Estacion Sur). So searching for the fastest connections is always a good idea.

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Travel from Madrid to Burgos by Train

Taking the train is a popular way to travel to Burgos from Madrid and mixes fast connections with maximum comfort. Renfe is the sole operator of bus services to Burgos and provides four to six direct connections every day of the year. Trains tend to run from early morning until early evening and can take as little as 2 hours 17 minutes to reach Burgos. They leave from both Chamartin and Principe Pio in Madrid. Chamartin will be ideal for those in northern Madrid, while Principe Pio is close to the city centre. All buses run into Rosa de Lima Station in northern Burgos, which is about two miles from the city centre. From there, taxis reach the centre of town in under 10 minutes.

Travel from Madrid to Burgos by Bus

Taking the bus is probably the most popular form of public transport to use between Madrid and Burgos. Alsa operates on the route, running over 40 direct connections every day, and two to three departures per hour during the day. Buses leave from Avenida de América in the city centre, Madrid's Estacion Sur in the south, and Barajas Airport, and journey times start as low as 2 hours 30 minutes. Alsa's services are divided into two classes: standard buses and Supra services. The latter has more legroom and extras like WiFi and on-board entertainment for a slightly higher fee. All run into either Gamonal in eastern Burgos or the city's Estacion de Autobuses. Taxis take four to five minutes from Gamonal, which is just a couple of miles from the centre. Sightseers may prefer services to the bus station, which is a five-minute walk from the historic centre.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to Burgos

Travel to Burgos 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 Madrid to Burgos.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Madrid and Burgos. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Madrid to Burgos is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £18 compared to other travel options to Burgos:

A coach journey is usually £41 less than a journey to Burgos by train, which costs on average £59 for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Burgos from Madrid is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 53 min.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 2 h 30 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 133 miles from Madrid to Burgos.

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Burgos is:

  • Around 2 coaches per day.
  • 3 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Madrid to Burgos 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 Madrid to Burgos:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Burgos, Estación de Autobuses.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Burgos - Rosa De Lima.

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

  • Travel with Alsa for coaches to Burgos. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Alsa Madrid to Burgos tickets on Omio for £18.
  • Renfe Alvia can take you to Burgos by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Renfe Alvia from Madrid to Burgos for £59.

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

  • You can check for a direct coach to Burgos with Alsa with 2 direct coaches per day.
  • You can find 2 direct trains per day to Burgos with Renfe MD or Renfe Alvia.

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

Omio customers who travel from Madrid to Burgos often also extend their holiday to go to Barcelona, Bilbao or Valladolid. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Burgos and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip to Burgos from Madrid, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £18 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £59 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Madrid to Burgos online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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