There are 9 ways to get from Brussels to Madrid by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Brussels  •  5h 31m

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

47€ - 238€

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Fly from Charleroi  •  6h 6m

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

33€ - 254€

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  6h 54m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Madrid (MAD) AMS - MAD

96€ - 328€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duesseldorf Flughafen Terminal
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Madrid (MAD) DUS - MAD

123€ - 612€

Train to Luxembourg, fly  •  8h 33m

  1. Take the train from Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. to Luxembourg
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Madrid (MAD) LUX - MAD

38€ - 266€

Train via Paris  •  12h 37m

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

220€ - 398€

Train  •  12h 59m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Narbonne Tgv
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

234€ - 324€

Bus  •  21h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Paris, Gallieni 400 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Madrid Av America 210

71€ - 169€

Drive  •  14h 56m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Madrid 1575.6 km

180€ - 280€

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Madrid is to fly which costs 45€ - 240€ and takes 5h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Madrid is to fly which costs 45€ - 240€ and takes 5h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles, Nord and arriving at Madrid Av America via Paris, Gallieni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon and Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 37m.

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The distance between Brussels and Madrid is 1316 km. The road distance is 1575.6 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Madrid without a car is to train via Paris which takes 12h 37m and costs 220€ - 400€.

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It takes approximately 5h 31m to get from Brussels to Madrid, including transfers.

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Brussels to Madrid bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Bruxelles, Nord station.

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Madrid is to fly which takes 5h 31m and costs 45€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train via Paris, which costs 220€ - 400€ and takes 12h 37m, you could also bus, which costs 70€ - 170€ and takes 21h 30m.

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  • Distance: 1316.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 31m

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

Brussels Airlines, Air Europa and 10 other airlines fly from Brussels to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Madrid via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Barcelona-Sants in around 12h 37m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 260€
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 500€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 600€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 600€
Flights from Luxembourg to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 320€
Flights from Luxembourg to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
180€ - 320€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 310€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 300€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 380€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Flights from Luxembourg to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 210€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 200€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 190€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 320€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
Flights from Charleroi to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 290€
Flights from Charleroi to Madrid via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
29€ - 290€
Flights from Charleroi to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
29€ - 290€
Flights from Luxembourg to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
20€ - 270€
Flights from Luxembourg to Madrid via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
20€ - 270€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 440€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 490€
Flights from Luxembourg to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 350€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 260€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
110€ - 850€
Flights from Luxembourg to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 270€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 380€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 380€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Luxembourg to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 400€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 230€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 85€
Comfort
70€ - 95€
Premium
85€ - 120€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duesseldorf Flughafen Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
70€ - 150€
Website
Thalys
Standard
70€ - 100€
Comfort
85€ - 110€
Premium
100€ - 150€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Website
Thalys
Standard
75€ - 110€
Comfort
90€ - 120€
Premium
110€ - 160€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
18€ - 26€
1st Class
28€ - 40€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Narbonne to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Renfe AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 80€
Promo+
68€ - 73€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
160€ - 230€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
160€ - 190€
1st Class
190€ - 230€
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Paris, Gallieni
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Madrid Av America
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Eurolines FR
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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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Brussels to Madrid bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Madrid Av America station.

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Brussels to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe 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 14h 56m to drive from Brussels to Madrid.

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Air Europa, Ryanair, KLM and four other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 4933+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 87€ 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 16€ - 18€.

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