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Trip Cardiff Madrid

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Cardiff to Madrid

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How to get from Cardiff to Madrid?

We are suggesting 23 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Cardiff Madrid. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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  • Locate cities of Cardiff and Madrid on a map as well as the route Cardiff Madrid and the different connecting points (Adolfo-Suárez de Madrid-Barajas Airport, Cardiff Central Railway Station, Cardiff Coach Station, Cardiff-Wales Airport) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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All modes of transport Cardiff Madrid

For your trip from Cardiff (Wales, United Kingdom) to Madrid (Spain) with a distance of 765 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
No flight allows you to fly directly to Madrid from Cardiff but it is possible to make this trip only by plane with the flight routes Cardiff-London and London-Madrid.
Leave Cardiff and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Cardiff-Wales CWL airport, 9.3 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to London (London City airport, IATA code: LCY) operated by FlyBE. From London, take another plane with Norwegian Air Shuttle, Air Europa, Ryanair, Easyjet, Iberia or British Airways that will carry you to Adolfo-Suárez de Madrid-Barajas airport (Madrid, Spain).
Even though it is not possible to make the trip Cardiff Madrid only by bus, there are other means of transport (plane) that will complete the journey Cardiff-London.
You will board a coach of National Express in Cardiff. The bus will drop you off at London Victoria Coach Station bus station (1.1 mi from London, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Cardiff bus station (0.4 mi from Cardiff) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for London.
Blablacar is the main carpooling platform in Europe where drivers having the route Cardiff-London will be able to share a ride with you that you will combine with a trip by plane in order to cover the entire trip.
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Cardiff to Madrid without changing trains. You can take the train Cardiff-Bristol and travel by plane to get to your final destination.
Trains of CrossCountry or First Great Western to Bristol leave from Cardiff Central railway station in Cardiff. Arrival in Bristol will take place at Bristol Temple Meads station (0.6 mi from the city centre).

Which carriers to travel between Cardiff and Madrid?

Bus companies
The bus company National Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of Cardiff in Cardiff and to the one of London Victoria Coach Station (England United Kingdom)
MegaBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Cardiff (serving Cardiff bus station at 0.4 mi from centre) and the city of Bristol where the coach will drop you off at Bristol station situated at about 0.3 mi from Bristol city centre.
Airlines
Norwegian Air Shuttle carries out a flight from Gatwick LGW airport situated 24.2 mi away from the city centre of London to Madrid (arrival at Adolfo-Suárez de Madrid-Barajas MAD airport)
Air Europa flies on the route from Gatwick LGW airport (located 24.2 mi from London, United Kingdom) to Madrid (serving Adolfo-Suárez de Madrid-Barajas MAD airport)
Easyjet schedules the flight from Bristol BRS airport situated 7.5 mi away from the city centre of Bristol to Madrid (arrival at Adolfo-Suárez de Madrid-Barajas MAD airport)
Ryanair ensures the flight route from Gatwick LGW airport (located 24.2 mi from London, United Kingdom) to Madrid (serving Adolfo-Suárez de Madrid-Barajas MAD airport)
Iberia carries out a flight from Gatwick LGW airport situated 24.2 mi away from the city centre of London to Madrid (arrival at Adolfo-Suárez de Madrid-Barajas MAD airport)
British Airways flies on the route from Heathrow LHR airport (located 14.3 mi from London, United Kingdom) to Madrid (serving Adolfo-Suárez de Madrid-Barajas MAD airport)
FlyBE schedules the flight from Cardiff-Wales CWL airport situated 9.3 mi away from the city centre of Cardiff to London (arrival at London City LCY airport)
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Cardiff-London (131.7 mi)
Railway companies
CrossCountry provides a rail connection Cardiff-Bristol with the train from Cardiff Central railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Bristol Temple Meads at arrival (0.6 mi from centre)
First Great Western transports passengers on a rail line from Cardiff to Bristol with the train which leaves Cardiff Central station to arrive at Bristol Temple Meads railway station (England United Kingdom)

Stop cities from Cardiff or cities to visit near Madrid

When travelling from Madrid to Cardiff by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Bristol located at 26 mi from Cardiff, London 132 mi away from Cardiff (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Madrid or back to Cardiff, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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