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

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Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  6h 29m

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

30€ - 157€

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Fly from Berlin Tegel  •  9h 23m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Madrid (MAD) TXL - MAD

54€ - 116€

Train to Dresden, fly  •  9h 53m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Madrid (MAD) DRS - MAD

94€ - 225€

Train to Hamburg, fly  •  8h 9m

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

78€ - 282€

Train  •  21h 21m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  4. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

318€ - 490€

Bus  •  34h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. 160
  2. Take the bus from Dresden central station to Paris
  3. Take the bus from Paris to Madrid 793

107€ - 221€

Drive  •  21h 17m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Madrid 2369.1 km

250€ - 370€

Berlin to Madrid by train

The train journey time between Berlin and Madrid is around 37h 49m and covers a distance of around 2564 km. The fastest train normally takes 37h 49m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, TGV inOui and others, the Berlin to Madrid train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Typically five trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin to Madrid train schedules

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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: 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 Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • 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
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, China, Hong Kong and Macau
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
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
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, South Africa, Botswana, Comoros, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Peru, Colombia and India

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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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • 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.

Yes, entry into Germany from Spain is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 11 May 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Berlin to Madrid is to fly, which costs 29€ - 160€ and takes 6h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Madrid is to fly which costs 29€ - 160€ and takes 6h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm and arriving at Madrid via Dresden central station and Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Lyon Part Dieu and Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 21m.

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The distance between Berlin and Madrid is 1870 km. The road distance is 2369.1 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 21h 21m and costs 310€ - 490€.

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It takes approximately 6h 29m to get from Berlin to Madrid, including transfers.

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Berlin to Madrid bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm station.

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Berlin 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 to Madrid is to fly which takes 6h 29m and costs 29€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 310€ - 490€ and takes 21h 21m, you could also bus, which costs 100€ - 230€ and takes 34h 35m.

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  • Distance: 1869.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 29m

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

Iberia, Ryanair and nine other airlines fly from Berlin to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Madrid via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Lyon Part Dieu, and Barcelona-Sants in around 21h 21m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 330€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Madrid via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 320€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Madrid via Munich, Brussels
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 210€
Flights from Dresden to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 410€
Flights from Dresden to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 410€
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 360€
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 360€
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 320€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Madrid via Munich, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 320€
Flights from Dresden to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 290€
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 300€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Madrid via Munich, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 280€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Madrid via Munich, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 320€
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Madrid via Munich, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 320€
Flights from Dresden to Madrid via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
70€ - 150€
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 300€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
24€ - 160€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Madrid via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
24€ - 160€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Madrid via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24€ - 160€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Madrid via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
55€ - 290€
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
230€ - 390€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 330€
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Madrid via Munich, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Madrid via Munich, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 190€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 700€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Hamburg to Madrid via Basel
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Train operators
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 Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Railjet
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
Hourly
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 Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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 Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
100€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Renfe SNCF
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
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
RegioJet
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 Berlin - Central Bus Station to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
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 Berlin central bus station to Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dresden central station to Paris
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Dresden Bayrische Strasse
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
80€ - 95€
Website
Comati PSG

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 10m.

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

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

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

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Iberia, Brussels Airlines, Swiss and four other airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Madrid Airport.

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