There are 10 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Madrid by plane, train, car or bus

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 Dusseldorf  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Madrid (MAD) DUS - MAD

$79 - $269

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  24 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to San Sebastián Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Madrid - Avénida de America Ouibus

$66 - $93

8 alternative options

Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  6 h

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Madrid (MAD) CGN - MAD

$66 - $334

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Madrid (MAD) FRA - MAD

$94 - $269

Train, train to Eindhoven, fly  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Venlo
  2. Take the train from Venlo to Eindhoven
  3. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Madrid (MAD) EIN - MAD

$79 - $309

Train  •  14 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf 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

$434 - $539

Train, drive  •  19 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar R1
  4. Drive from Malgrat de Mar to Madrid

$438 - $556

Bus Eurolines DE  •  34 h

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Karlsruhe 027 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Madrid

$121 - $184

Bus ALSA  •  3 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Madrid

$140 - $220

Drive  •  16 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Madrid 1104.6 miles

$230 - $340

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Madrid is to bus which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 24 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Madrid is to fly which costs 65€ - 240€ and takes 5 h 24 min.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Madrid is 1447 km. The road distance is 1767.4 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to get from Düsseldorf to Madrid, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Madrid. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 3 days 9 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Düsseldorf to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha via Paris Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon and Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 15 min.

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

Air Europa, Iberia and 11 other airlines fly from Düsseldorf to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Düsseldorf to Madrid via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Barcelona Sants in around 14 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Madrid via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Madrid via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Madrid via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Flights from Eindhoven to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Eindhoven to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Eindhoven to Madrid via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Eindhoven to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $450
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Madrid via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
eurobahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Venlo to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $200
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$150 - $200
1st Class
$200 - $280
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$270 - $400
Spanish Railways AVE
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Düsseldorf to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
18 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
Ouibus
Bus from San Sebastián to Madrid - Avénida de America
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Düsseldorf to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Madrid
Ave. Duration
27 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
eurolines.de

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