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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  •  5h 23m

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

39€ - 119€

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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

89€ - 348€

Train  •  13h 14m

  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

225€ - 398€

Train via Bordeaux  •  19h 8m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Bordeaux St Jean Tgv
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Hendaye Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Irun to Madrid-Principe Pio

203€ - 297€

Bus via Paris  •  21h

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine Brussels City Center - Midi Train station > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Madrid 793

67€ - 90€

Bus  •  45h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Bruselas Nord Eurolines to Burgos
  2. Take the bus from Burgos to Madrid

158€ - 216€

Drive  •  14h 50m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Madrid 1572.2 km

160€ - 250€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madrid is 112.

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The social distance requirement in Madrid is 1.5 metres.

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The cost-effective way to get from Brussels to Madrid is to fly, which costs 35€ - 120€ and takes 5h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Madrid is to fly which costs 35€ - 120€ and takes 5h 23m.

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

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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 13h 14m.

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The distance between Brussels and Madrid is 1316 km. The road distance is 1572.2 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 13h 14m and costs 220€ - 400€.

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It takes approximately 5h 23m to get from Brussels to Madrid, including transfers.

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Brussels to Madrid bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station.

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Brussels to Madrid train services, operated by Thalys, 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 23m and costs 35€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 220€ - 400€ and takes 13h 14m, you could also bus via Paris, which costs 65€ - 90€ and takes 21h.

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  • Distance: 1316.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 23m

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

Air Europa, Iberia and seven other airlines fly from Brussels to Madrid every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Madrid via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Barcelona-Sants in around 13h 14m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 350€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 290€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 800€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 390€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 130€
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 290€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 800€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
120€ - 210€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
190€ - 650€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 420€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 160€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 160€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 130€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 280€
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 85€
Comfort
70€ - 95€
Premium
85€ - 120€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Website
Thalys
Standard
75€ - 110€
Comfort
90€ - 120€
Premium
110€ - 160€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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€
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 Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130€ - 180€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
130€ - 160€
1st Class
150€ - 180€
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Bordeaux St Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 60€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
28€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
40€ - 60€
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Irun to Madrid-Principe Pio
Ave. Duration
8h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
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 Brussels South to Paris
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
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. 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 Bruselas Nord Eurolines to Burgos
Ave. Duration
42h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130€ - 190€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Burgos to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
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 FlixBus, arrive at Madrid station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Madrid is 1572 km. It takes approximately 14h 50m to drive from Brussels to Madrid.

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Brussels Airlines, Air Europa, Iberia and six other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 5774+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 8€ - 10€.

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