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There are 6 ways to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Berlin Brandenburg

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg (BER) to Madrid (MAD)

Train to Hamburg, fly

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Madrid (MAD)

Train

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
  4. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha

Train via Saint-Marcel-lès-Valence

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
  4. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Barcelona-Sants
  5. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Paris
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Madrid

Drive

  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid by train and bus

14 Weekly Services
19h 51m Average Duration
€320 Cheapest Price
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  • Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Conditions of entry into Spain from Germany

  • There are no current restrictions
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Yes, entry into Spain is currently allowed from Germany.

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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
  • There are no current restrictions

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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, returning to Germany from Spain is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 9 Jan 2023
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid is to fly which costs €35 - €200 and takes 6h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid is to fly which costs €35 - €200 and takes 6h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Lyon Part Dieu, Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud and Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 33m.

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The distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Madrid is 1868 km. The road distance is 2368.9 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 19h 51m and costs €320 - €550.

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It takes approximately 6h 15m to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid, including transfers.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid is to fly which takes 6h 15m and costs €35 - €200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €320 - €550 and takes 19h 51m, you could also bus, which costs €100 - €140 and takes 35h 15m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 5m.

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

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Map of how to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 1867.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 15m

What companies run services between Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany and Madrid, Spain?

Iberia, Ryanair and six other airlines fly from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Paris Est, Gare de l'Est, Gare de Lyon - Diderot, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Barcelona-Sants in around 19h 51m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €440
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €440
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €470
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €470
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €390
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €410
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Madrid via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €490
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €470
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €250
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€35 - €250
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €380
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €450
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €700
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 Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€85 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€120 - €170
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Czech Railways (ČD)
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €20
Website
Flixtrain
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Renfe AVE
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Renfe Viajeros
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€32 - €37
1st Class
€27 - €32
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€13 - €20
Rail 1st Class
€21 - €35
Bus operators
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Paris
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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