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There are 4 ways to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid (Station) by train, bus or car

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Train, bus via Paris

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Bordeaux St Jean
  4. Take the bus from Burdeos to Madrid

Cheapest

Bus

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

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Madrid

Drive

  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid (Station)

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid (Station) by train and bus

The journey time between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Madrid (Station) is around 47h 7m and covers a distance of around 2461 km. This includes an average layover time of around 14h 2m. The fastest journey normally takes 34h 47m. Operated by S-Bahn Berlin, Deutsche Bahn Regional, Bahn DE and others, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid (Station) service departs from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof and arrives in Avenida De América. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
33h 4m
Layover time:
14h 2m
Total time:
47h 7m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
34h 47m
Journey distance:
2461 km
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
€90
Carbon emissions:
306 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
01:27
Last service departs at:
22:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid (Station) train and bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid (Station) is to bus which costs €85 - €250 and takes 35h 6m.

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The fastest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid (Station) is to drive which takes 21h 11m and costs €260 - €390.

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The distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Madrid (Station) is 1864 km. The road distance is 2363.5 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid (Station) without a car is to train and bus via Paris which takes 21h 20m and costs €330 - €490.

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It takes approximately 21h 20m to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid (Station), including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid (Station) is 2364 km. It takes approximately 21h 11m to drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid (Station).

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Map of how to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid (Station).
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  • Distance: 1864.4 km
  • Duration: 21h 20m

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

You can take a bus from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Madrid (Station) via S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf, S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf, Berlin ZOB [Fernbus], Paris, Madrid Barajas Airport, and Aeropuerto T4 in around 35h 6m.

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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€95 - €130
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 Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€100 - €120
1st Class
€110 - €140
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€85 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€85 - €100
1st Class
€95 - €110
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin central station to Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
Flixtrain
Bus operators
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Burdeos to Madrid
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Düsseldorf to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
alsa.com
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Madrid Barajas Airport
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
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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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 - ZOB to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
Blablabus

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