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Munich - Madrid Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 10 intercity buses per day from Munich to Madrid. Traveling by bus from Munich to Madrid usually takes around 35 hours and 49 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 29 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance923 mi (1485 km)
Shortest duration29h 5m
Cheapest price$107.27
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Munich to Madrid?

$132.89 is the average price of a bus ticket from Munich to Madrid. While it’s on the pricier side for a bus ticket, taking the bus is still a cheaper alternative to flying. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$271$217$163$108$54MAMJJASONDJF

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in November. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $160 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Munich to Madrid in April, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $255 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Munich to Madrid?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Munich to Madrid. FlixBus connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus101d 11h 50m$188.35
  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 10 trips from Munich to Madrid, and usually makes the trip in about 35 hours and 50 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 35 hours and 49 minutes to cover the 1485 kilometers from Munich to Madrid. However, the fastest bus only takes 29 hours and 5 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Munich to Madrid for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet."

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Munich to Madrid, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from Munich to Madrid every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

City Information

Munich

Boasting a quaint beauty that has withstood the test of time, Munich is a vibrant city where the old meets the new. One of the most noticeable events in the city is Oktoberfest. The festival is the largest beer festival in the world, and it is here that you can enjoy a huge variety of beers, as well as local specialties and themed entertainment. For those who want to learn more about the city’s architectural history, consider visiting the Church of Our Lady, which features two unique dome-topped towers, forming an eye-catching part of Munich’s skyline. If you simply wish to enjoy a stroll around town, the English Garden, with its signature Chinesischen Turm, will offer the reprieve you need.

Among the local favorites in the city are Spatenhaus and Haxnbauer, both of which serve authentic hearty Munich dishes. For a more affordable dinner, you could check out the beer gardens such as Seehaus Biergarten or Augustinerkeller.

München Hauptbahnhof, located at the center of Munich, is the principal train station in the city serving all Deutsche Bahn trains that pass through town. Munich’s Central Bus Station is located in the heart of the city, making it easy to catch a bus by FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus or Sindbad. The main airport is the Franz Josef Strauss International Airport, which lies 19 miles northeast of the city center.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Munich?

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Main departure station: Central Bus Station

Munich's Central Bus Station (or ZOB) is very close to the city's train station and within a short walk of Old Town. As the center of Munich's intercity bus travel services, this station welcomes bus lines like FlixBus and RegioJet. The station is expansive, with multiple stories of offices that overlook the train tracks outside. Passengers will find many fast-food options, as well as convenience stores, ATMs, and public restrooms inside the station.

All bus stations in Munich:

  • Central Bus Station

  • Fröttmaning

  • Willy-Brandt-Allee 11

Where does the bus arrive in Madrid?

Main arrival station: Central Bus Station

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Madrid.

Bus stations in Madrid:

  • Central Bus Station

  • Madrid Airport (T4)

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