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There are 8 ways to get from Mönchengladbach to Madrid by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Dusseldorf

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

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Train to Cologne Bonn, fly

  1. Take the train from Moenchengladbach Hbf to Koeln/Bonn Flughafen
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Madrid (MAD)

Train to Eindhoven, fly

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

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly

  1. Take the train from Venlo to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Madrid (MAD)

Train, train to Brussels, fly

  1. Take the train from Mönchengladbach, Hbf to Aachen, Hbf
  2. Take the train from Aachen, Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
  3. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Madrid (MAD)

Train

  1. Take the train from Mönchengladbach, Hbf to Aachen, Hbf
  2. Take the train from Aachen, Hbf to Bruxelles Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lyon Part Dieu
  4. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants
  5. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Mönchengladbach central train station to Brussels-North train station
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  3. Take the bus from Paris to Madrid

Drive

  1. Drive from Mönchengladbach to Madrid

Mönchengladbach to Madrid by train

The train journey time between Mönchengladbach and Madrid is around 16h 31m and covers a distance of around 2226 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 17m. The fastest train normally takes 16h 27m. Operated by National Express, Deutsche Bahn Regional, Bahn DE and others, the Mönchengladbach to Madrid train service departs from Mönchengladbach, Hbf and arrives in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
14h 13m
Layover time:
2h 17m
Total time:
16h 31m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
16h 27m
Train distance:
2226 km
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
117 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:22
Last train departs at:
06:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Mönchengladbach to Madrid train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mönchengladbach to Madrid is to train and fly which costs €35 - €140 and takes 6h 27m.

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The fastest way to get from Mönchengladbach to Madrid is to fly. Taking this option will cost €50 - €190 and takes 6h 14m.

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No, there is no direct train from Mönchengladbach to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Mönchengladbach, Hbf and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Aachen, Hbf, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Lyon Part Dieu and Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 57m.

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The distance between Mönchengladbach and Madrid is 1430 km. The road distance is 1742.3 km.

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The best way to get from Mönchengladbach to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 16h 57m and costs €270 - €500.

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It takes approximately 6h 14m to get from Mönchengladbach to Madrid, including transfers.

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Mönchengladbach to Madrid train services, operated by National Express, depart from Mönchengladbach, Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Mönchengladbach to Madrid is to fly which takes 6h 14m and costs €50 - €190. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €270 - €500 and takes 16h 57m, you could also bus, which costs €80 - €120 and takes 24h 24m.

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

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Map of how to get from Mönchengladbach to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 1429.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 14m

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

Air Europa, Iberia and eight other airlines fly from Mönchengladbach to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Mönchengladbach to Madrid via Aachen, Hbf, Bruxelles Midi, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Lyon Part Dieu, and Barcelona-Sants in around 16h 57m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €300
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €300
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €330
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €360
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €360
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €270
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €320
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €250
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€85 - €280
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €460
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€28 - €110
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€28 - €110
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€28 - €110
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Madrid via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €110
Flights from Eindhoven to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €140
Flights from Eindhoven to Madrid via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €140
Flights from Eindhoven to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€40 - €140
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€21 - €140
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €250
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€90 - €270
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €300
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €250
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€90 - €270
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €300
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €130
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €210
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€21 - €170
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €500
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €410
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €380
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €270
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €200
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€60 - €260
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Moenchengladbach Hbf to Koeln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mönchengladbach Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from MG Hbf /Europaplatz to Köln Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
Bahn DE
Train from MG Hbf /Europaplatz to Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €19
Website
Bahn 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 Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €24
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €14
1st Class
€17 - €24
Train from Venlo to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€21 - €28
1st Class
€35 - €50
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Mönchengladbach, Hbf to Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€14 - €18
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 Moenchengladbach Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Aachen Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Aachen Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from MG Hbf /Europaplatz to Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Aachen, Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Aachen, Hbf to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Aachen Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€55 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €90
Premium
€75 - €110
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 Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€130 - €150
Renfe SNCF
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
Bus operators
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 Mönchengladbach central train station to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels South to Paris
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Mönchengladbach Kaiserstraße to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
Blablabus

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