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

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Fly from Brussels  •  5 h 17 min

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

$42 - $204

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Fly from Charleroi  •  6 h 2 min

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

$47 - $233

Train to Paris CDG, fly  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Airport Charles de Gaulle
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Madrid (MAD) CDG - MAD

$127 - $339

Train SNCF  •  12 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Avignon TGV Thalys
  2. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$376 - $490

Train inOui TGV  •  12 h 16 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 / ...

$364 - $457

Bus  •  21 h 10 min

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

$87 - $149

Drive  •  15 h

  1. Drive from Brussels to Madrid 984.8 miles

$200 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Madrid is to fly which costs 40€ - 210€ and takes 6 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Madrid is to fly which costs 35€ - 180€ and takes 5 h 17 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 10 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 Avignon TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 14 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 14 min and costs 320€ - 430€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 17 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 17 min and costs 35€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 320€ - 430€ and takes 12 h 14 min, you could also bus, which costs 75€ - 130€ and takes 21 h 10 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 17 min

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

Brussels Airlines, Iberia and nine other airlines fly from Brussels to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Madrid via Avignon TGV in around 12 h 14 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Charleroi to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Airport Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$80 - $110
1st Class
$110 - $150
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$250 - $310
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$250 - $310
1st Class
$330 - $460
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 - $160
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Spanish Railways AVE
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

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

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Brussels to Madrid train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Madrid is 1576 km. It takes approximately 15 h to drive from Brussels to Madrid.

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Air Europa, Ryanair, Swiss and three other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 3737+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs 4€ - 18€.

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