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There are 7 ways to get from Amsterdam to Madrid by plane, train, bus, car or shuttle

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Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 34m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Madrid (MAD) AMS - MAD

34€ - 243€

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Train to Brussels, fly  •  7h 17m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Madrid (MAD) BRU - MAD

98€ - 231€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  8h 3m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Madrid (MAD) DUS - MAD

69€ - 264€

Train  •  15h 27m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
  2. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Barcelona-Sants Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

302€ - 590€

Bus  •  23h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk > Hazeldonk - Pays Bas > Hazeldonk - Belgique > Neuville en Ferrain - Belgique > Neuville en Ferrain - France > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Madrid 793

71€ - 90€

Drive  •  16h 53m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Madrid 1769.1 km

220€ - 320€

Shuttle, bus  •  25h 20m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Amsterdam to Zarautz
  2. Take the bus from Zarautz to Vitoria-Gasteiz
  3. Take the bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Madrid

196€ - 215€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madrid is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Madrid is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Madrid is 1.5 metres.

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No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from Spain.

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Last updated: 11 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Madrid is to fly which costs 30€ - 250€ and takes 5h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Madrid is to fly which costs 30€ - 250€ and takes 5h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk and arriving at Madrid via Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud and Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 27m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Madrid is 1481 km. The road distance is 1769.1 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 15h 27m and costs 300€ - 600€.

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It takes approximately 5h 34m to get from Amsterdam to Madrid, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Madrid bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Madrid train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Madrid is to fly which takes 5h 34m and costs 30€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 300€ - 600€ and takes 15h 27m, you could also bus, which costs 70€ - 90€ and takes 23h 15m.

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  • Distance: 1481.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 34m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Madrid, Spain?

KLM, Air Europa and seven other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Amsterdam to Madrid via Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud and Barcelona-Sants in around 15h 27m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 350€
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 240€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 390€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 800€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 280€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 290€
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 120€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 800€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 280€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 130€
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 290€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 410€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 420€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 500€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
190€ - 650€
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
120€ - 210€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
65€ - 320€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 160€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 160€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 280€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 410€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 130€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
55€ - 80€
Comfort
65€ - 90€
Premium
80€ - 110€
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
180€ - 390€
Website
Thalys
Standard
180€ - 260€
Comfort
200€ - 260€
Premium
290€ - 390€
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 50€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
22€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Renfe AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 85€
Promo+
70€ - 75€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Starliner
Phone
+31 (0) 172-881316
Email
info@starliner.nl
Website
starliner.nl
Shuttle from Amsterdam to Zarautz
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
160€
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Starliner
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from Zarautz to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 13€
Website
Lurraldebus
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Zarautz - Suhiltzaileen Biribilgunea to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 13€
Schedules at
pesa.net
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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Amsterdam to Madrid bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Madrid station.

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Amsterdam to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Madrid is 1769 km. It takes approximately 16h 53m to drive from Amsterdam to Madrid.

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Air Europa, Iberia, Lufthansa and five other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 5774+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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