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

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Fly from Dusseldorf  •  5h 38m

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

52€ - 519€

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Train to Cologne Bonn, fly  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln/Bonn Flughafen
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Madrid (MAD) CGN - MAD

65€ - 320€

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  6h 44m

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

61€ - 296€

Train, train to Eindhoven, fly  •  7h 54m

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

56€ - 273€

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  7h 57m

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Madrid (MAD) AMS - MAD

81€ - 270€

Train  •  15h 42m

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Avignon Tgv Tgv
  3. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

299€ - 501€

Bus via Logroño  •  27h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Logroño
  2. Take the bus from Logroño to Madrid Pamplona to Madrid / ...

133€ - 201€

Bus, train  •  30h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Palencia, Palencia N1153
  2. Take the train from Palencia to Madrid-Chamartin Alv / ...

97€ - 152€

Bus  •  3 days 9h

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Madrid

220€ - 300€

Drive  •  16h 36m

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Madrid 1763.2 km

200€ - 310€

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The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Madrid is to train and fly which costs 65€ - 320€ and takes 6h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Madrid is to fly which costs 50€ - 550€ and takes 5h 38m.

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

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No, there is no direct train from Düsseldorf to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Duesseldorf Hbf and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon and Avignon Tgv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 42m.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Madrid is 1447 km. The road distance is 1763.2 km.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 15h 42m and costs 290€ - 500€.

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It takes approximately 5h 38m to get from Düsseldorf to Madrid, including transfers.

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Düsseldorf to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Düsseldorf station.

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Düsseldorf to Madrid train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Duesseldorf Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Madrid is to fly which takes 5h 38m and costs 50€ - 550€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 290€ - 500€ and takes 15h 42m, you could also bus via Logroño, which costs 130€ - 210€ and takes 27h 30m.

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  • Distance: 1447 km
  • Duration: 5h 38m

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

Air Europa, Iberia and 10 other airlines fly from Düsseldorf to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Düsseldorf to Madrid via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Avignon Tgv in around 15h 42m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 150€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 150€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 150€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 150€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 150€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 150€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid via Palermo
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 150€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 150€
Flights from Eindhoven to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Flights from Eindhoven to Madrid via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Flights from Eindhoven to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Flights from Eindhoven to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Flights from Eindhoven to Madrid via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 600€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 600€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 550€
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 320€
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 320€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 490€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 300€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 180€
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 320€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 480€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 370€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 480€
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 420€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 430€
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
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€ - 310€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
100€ - 800€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
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€ - 370€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 370€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 380€
Train operators
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
National Express Rail
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
10€ - 24€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
1st Class
17€ - 24€
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
21€ - 29€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Train from Venlo to Eindhoven Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 24€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 14€
1st Class
17€ - 24€
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 19€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
1st Class
14€ - 19€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
eurobahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 240€
Website
Thalys
Standard
110€ - 160€
Comfort
130€ - 170€
Premium
170€ - 240€
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 Paris Gare De Lyon to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
100€ - 120€
1st Class
110€ - 140€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Avignon Tgv to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Palencia to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Palencia to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 55€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
23€ - 30€
Promo+
28€ - 31€
Flexible
40€ - 55€
Bus operators
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 Düsseldorf to Logroño
Ave. Duration
23h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 170€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Logroño to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Düsseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 days 9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
220€ - 300€
Website
alsa.com
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Düsseldorf to Palencia, Palencia
Ave. Duration
26h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 95€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 40m.

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Düsseldorf to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Düsseldorf to Madrid is 1763 km. It takes approximately 16h 36m to drive from Düsseldorf to Madrid.

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Air Europa, KLM, British Airways and four other airlines offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 4662+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Dusseldorf Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 2€ - 60€.

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