Munich to Madrid by train

  • First train
    04:03
  • Last train
    00:01
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    17hr 7m
  • Distance
    1,485 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    10
  • Avg. journey time
    27hr 37m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Munich to Madrid by train

Fast trains from Munich to Madrid take around 17 hours and 7 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,485 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Munich and Madrid.

1. Are there direct trains from Munich to Madrid?

Journeys between Munich and Madrid usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Munich 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 31 departures.

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

The Munich to Madrid train travel time is normally about 17 hours and 7 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Madrid is usually scheduled to depart Munich around 04:42 and the last train is around 00:01. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Munich around 04:03, and the last at 00:01.

When to book Munich to Madrid train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 4 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 Munich to Madrid by train.

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Which train companies operate between Munich and Madrid?

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

  • AVE
  • FS100
  • Inter City Express
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • RENFE-SNCF
  • TGV

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.