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There are 5 ways to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt

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

Train to Hamburg, fly

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

Train

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Avignon Tgv
  3. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Berlin - Central Train Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Madrid

Drive

  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid
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International entry into Spain from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vatican
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Spain

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain 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
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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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 Germany from Spain.

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Last updated: 25 Nov 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid is to fly which costs €35 - €220 and takes 6h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid is to fly which costs €35 - €220 and takes 6h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin Hauptbahnhof station to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Berlin - Central Train Station and arriving at Madrid via Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Avignon Tgv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 29m.

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The distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Madrid is 1868 km. The road distance is 2369.1 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 20h 29m and costs €300 - €450.

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It takes approximately 6h 19m to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid, including transfers.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Berlin - Central Train Station.

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

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid is to fly which takes 6h 19m and costs €35 - €220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €300 - €450 and takes 20h 29m, you could also bus, which costs €80 - €110 and takes 34h 25m.

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  • Distance: 1867.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 19m

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

Iberia, Ryanair and eight other airlines fly from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Avignon Tgv in around 20h 29m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €460
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €320
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €450
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €460
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €700
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €240
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €190
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €190
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €1100
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 Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €20
Website
Flixtrain
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 Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€130 - €190
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€130 - €160
1st Class
€160 - €190
Renfe SNCF
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Berlin - Central Train Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€29 - €40
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
Frequency
Once 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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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 5m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid is 2369 km. It takes approximately 21h 17m to drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid.

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Ryanair, Iberia, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Madrid Airport.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 31 min and costs €3 - €50.

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