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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Brussels  •  5 h 14 min

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

$57 - $204

Cheapest option

Fly from Charleroi  •  6 h 2 min

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

$47 - $233

5 alternative options

Train  •  12 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/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 / ...

$365 - $459

Bus FlixBus  •  21 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Paris, Paris 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Madrid 793

$88 - $149

Bus, train  •  23 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruselas Nord Eurolines to Zaragoza
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$127 - $188

Bus Autocares Grupo Samar  •  24 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North to Paris Gallieni
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Madrid

$117 - $219

Drive  •  15 h

  1. Drive from Brussels to Madrid 984.8 miles

$200 - $300

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Madrid is to fly which costs 40€ - 200€ and takes 6 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Madrid is to fly which costs 45€ - 180€ and takes 5 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Madrid via Paris, Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha via Paris Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon and Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 39 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Madrid is 1316 km. The road distance is 1575.7 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 12 h 39 min and costs 310€ - 400€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to get from Brussels to Madrid, including transfers.

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Brussels to Madrid bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Madrid is to fly which takes 5 h 14 min and costs 45€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 310€ - 400€ and takes 12 h 39 min, you could also bus, which costs 75€ - 130€ and takes 21 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 822.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 14 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Madrid, Spain?

Brussels Airlines, Iberia and nine other airlines fly from Brussels to Madrid every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Madrid via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Barcelona Sants in around 12 h 39 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Charleroi to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Charleroi to Madrid via Porto
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Charleroi to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Charleroi to Madrid via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$270 - $400
Spanish Railways AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Nord Eurolines to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Brussels-North to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $85
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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