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There are 11 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Madrid by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Dusseldorf  •  5h 29m

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

$78 - $281

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Train to Cologne Bonn, fly  •  6h 19m

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

$72 - $311

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Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  6h 34m

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

$93 - $268

Train to Brussels, fly  •  7h 53m

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf to Brussels - Midi
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Madrid (MAD) BRU - MAD

$130 - $303

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  8h 2m

  1. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Madrid (MAD) AMS - MAD

$121 - $303

Train, train to Eindhoven, fly  •  7h 45m

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

$74 - $305

Train  •  14h 42m

  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 / ...

$432 - $537

Bus ALSA  •  27h 40m

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

$98 - $167

Bus Eurolines DE  •  34h

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

$121 - $174

Bus  •  3 days 9h

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Madrid

$140 - $210

Drive  •  16h 46m

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Madrid 1104.6 miles

$230 - $340

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The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Madrid is to fly which costs 65€ - 250€ and takes 5h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Madrid is to fly which costs 65€ - 250€ and takes 5h 29m.

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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 9h.

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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 14h 42m.

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

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 14h 42m and costs 370€ - 470€.

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It takes approximately 5h 29m 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 Düsseldorf station.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Madrid is to fly which takes 5h 29m and costs 65€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 370€ - 470€ and takes 14h 42m, you could also bus, which costs 85€ - 150€ and takes 27h 40m.

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  • Distance: 904.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 29m

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 14h 42m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $450
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Eindhoven to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Eindhoven to Madrid via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Eindhoven to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $450
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$70 - $100
1st Class
$100 - $140
Train from Düsseldorf to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $200
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$150 - $200
1st Class
$200 - $280
Eurobahn
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
eurobahn.de
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 Venlo to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
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
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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
$80 - $130
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Logroño to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Düsseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 days 9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
alsa.com
PLM Autocares
Phone
+34 902 14 41 74
Email
info@plmautocares.com
Website
plmautocares.com
Bus from Logroño to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
plmautocares.com
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 Düsseldorf to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $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
27h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Website
eurolines.de

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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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 Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Düsseldorf to Madrid is 1767 km. It takes approximately 16h 46m to drive from Düsseldorf to Madrid.

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Air Europa, Swiss, Vueling Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Madrid Airport.

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Book your Düsseldorf to Madrid bus tickets online with ALSA.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Dusseldorf Airport is to train which takes 12m and costs 1€ - 7€.

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