Hanover to Madrid by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    18hr 4m
  • Distance
    1,679 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    29hr 9m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Hanover to Madrid by train

Fast trains from Hanover to Madrid take around 18 hours and 4 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,679 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Hanover and Madrid.

1. Are there direct trains from Hanover to Madrid?

Journeys between Hanover and Madrid usually involve 3 changes of train.

We usually find around 10 departures on the route from Hanover to Madrid every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 14 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Hanover to Madrid?

The Hanover to Madrid train travel time is normally about 18 hours and 4 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Hanover to Madrid train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Madrid is usually scheduled to depart Hanover around 04:59 and the last train is around 23:59. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Hanover around 04:30, and the last at 00:04.

When to book Hanover to Madrid train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Hanover to Madrid by train.

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Which train companies operate between Hanover and Madrid?

More than one train company operates on the route from Hanover to Madrid, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • AVE
  • Alleo
  • FS100
  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • TGV
  • Thalys

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.