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There are 8 ways to get from Belgium to Madrid by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Brussels  •  5h 23m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Madrid (MAD) BRU - MAD

39€ - 119€

7 alternative options

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Koeln Hbf
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  3. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Madrid (MAD) DUS - MAD

84€ - 379€

Fly from Charleroi  •  5h 16m

  1. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Madrid (MAD) CRL - MAD

45€ - 340€

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Madrid (MAD) AMS - MAD

80€ - 342€

Train  •  14h 18m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants Tgv
  3. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

224€ - 405€

Bus via Paris  •  22h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine Brussels City Center - Midi Train station > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Madrid 793

69€ - 92€

Bus  •  46h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Bruselas to Burgos
  2. Take the bus from Burgos to Madrid

151€ - 219€

Drive  •  14h 50m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Madrid 1572.2 km

160€ - 250€

Belgium → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Belgium

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Spain, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, China, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil and South Africa are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Belgium

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Belgium
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from Belgium.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
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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.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

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

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Last updated: 11 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Belgium to Madrid is to fly which costs 35€ - 120€ and takes 5h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Belgium to Madrid is to fly which costs 45€ - 340€ and takes 5h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belgium to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Bourse and arriving at Madrid via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station and Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 22m.

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No, there is no direct train from Belgium to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Bourse and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon and Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 18m.

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The distance between Belgium and Madrid is 1309 km. The road distance is 1572.2 km.

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The best way to get from Belgium to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 14h 18m and costs 220€ - 410€.

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It takes approximately 5h 23m to get from Belgium to Madrid, including transfers.

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Belgium to Madrid bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station.

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Belgium to Madrid train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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The best way to get from Belgium to Madrid is to fly which takes 5h 23m and costs 35€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 220€ - 410€ and takes 14h 18m, you could also bus via Paris, which costs 65€ - 95€ and takes 22h 22m.

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Map of how to get from Belgium to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 1308.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 23m

What companies run services between Belgium and Madrid, Spain?

Air Europa, Iberia and seven other airlines fly from Schaerbeek to Madrid every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Madrid via Gare Du Midi, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Barcelona-Sants in around 14h 18m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
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€
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€
KLM
Website
klm.com
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€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 350€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
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€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 290€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
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€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Charleroi to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 200€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
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€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
190€ - 650€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 500€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 420€
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€
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€
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
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 95€
Website
Thalys
Standard
50€ - 70€
Comfort
60€ - 80€
Premium
70€ - 95€
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Thalys
Standard
40€ - 55€
Comfort
50€ - 70€
Premium
50€ - 75€
Train from Anvers-Central to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
50€ - 75€
Comfort
65€ - 85€
Premium
75€ - 110€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Website
Thalys
Standard
75€ - 110€
Comfort
90€ - 120€
Premium
110€ - 160€
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
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 Brussels South to Paris
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Bruselas to Burgos
Ave. Duration
42h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130€ - 190€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Burgos to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Belgium to Madrid is 1572 km. It takes approximately 14h 50m to drive from Belgium to Madrid.

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Brussels Airlines, Air Europa, Iberia and six other airlines offer flights from Brussels 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 Belgium to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 8€ - 10€.

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