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Travelling from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Madrid by train

Looking to travel from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Madrid by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 20 hours 55 minutes to travel from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Madrid by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 16 hours 22 minutes though. You'll usually find 6 trains per day running along the 898 miles (1445 km) route between these two destinations. You’ll need to make 1 change during the journey to Madrid, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Madrid start from €78.00 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you’re feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Madrid by train, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times.

Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Madrid by train

It takes an average of 20h 55m to travel from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Madrid by train, over a distance of around 898 miles (1445 km). There are normally 6 trains per day travelling from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Madrid and tickets for this journey start from €78 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 16h 22m
PriceFrom €78
Distance898 miles (1445 km)
Frequency6 trains per day
First train02:45
Last train16:56
Departure stationFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
Arrival stationMadrid
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus

Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Madrid train times

Check out the next trains departing from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Madrid for martedì 18º ottobre 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
01:45 19:55 18h 10m, 4 changes
03:00 19:55 16h 55m, 5 changes
05:56 22:12 16h 16m, 3 changes
12:57 14:45 25h 48m, 1 change
13:06 14:45 25h 39m, 2 changes
15:56 14:45 22h 49m, 3 changes

Cheap train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Madrid

The price of train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Madrid starts at €78 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Madrid by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.
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Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Madrid? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Madrid take?

The average journey time by train between Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Madrid is 20 hours and 55 minutes, with around 6 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Madrid by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Madrid is 16 hours and 22 minutes.

How much does the train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Madrid cost?

Train ticket prices from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Madrid can start from as little as €78 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Madrid?

No, there are no direct train services from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Madrid. Travelling from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Madrid by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Madrid leave?

The first train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Madrid leaves at 02:45. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Madrid leave?

The last train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Madrid leaves at 16:56. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Madrid by train?

Trains travelling from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Madrid cover a distance of around 898 miles (1445 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Madrid to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Madrid for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/18/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 11/24/2022 for travel on 11/24/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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