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

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Fly from Dusseldorf  •  5 h 24 min

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

$78 - $281

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Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly  •  6 h 19 min

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

$72 - $311

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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

$93 - $269

Train, train to Eindhoven, fly  •  7 h 41 min

  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

$79 - $312

Train to Amsterdam, fly  •  7 h 49 min

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

$121 - $303

Train  •  14 h 25 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 / ...

$430 - $534

Bus Eurolines DE  •  33 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Karlsruhe N177 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Madrid

$120 - $183

Bus ALSA  •  3 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Madrid Ouibus

$100 - $210

Drive  •  16 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Madrid 1104.6 miles

$230 - $340

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Madrid. Services depart once a week, and operate Friday and Sunday. 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 RER, Paris Gare de Lyon and Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 25 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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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 14 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 24 min 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 5 h 24 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 14 h 25 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 33 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Düsseldorf to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 904.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 24 min

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 Nord RER, Paris Lyon Banlieue, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Barcelona Sants in around 14 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 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 47 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
Flights from Amsterdam to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $450
Flights from Amsterdam to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 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
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
Flights from Amsterdam to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
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
Flights from Amsterdam to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Madrid via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Madrid via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $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
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
57 min
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
32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
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
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
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
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
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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
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
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
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.

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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 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
27 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
eurolines.de
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 Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 days 9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
alsa.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Düsseldorf to Madrid - Avénida de America
Ave. Duration
25 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Website
Ouibus

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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 16 h 46 min to drive from Düsseldorf to Madrid.

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Air Europa, Vueling Airlines, Norwegian Air International and three other airlines offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Madrid Airport.

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Book your Düsseldorf to Madrid bus tickets online with Busbud and Distribusion.

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There are 3655+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $54 USD 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 .

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