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Fly to Brussels, train  •  6h 39m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Brussels (BRU) MAD - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Bruges / Brugge

€46 - €144

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Fly to Charleroi, train  •  7h 59m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Charleroi (CRL) MAD - CRL
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Bruges / Brugge

€46 - €179

Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  9h 13m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) MAD - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Bruges / Brugge

€97 - €256

Train  •  14h 36m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv
  4. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Bruges / Brugge Ic / ...

€243 - €362

Bus  •  22h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Paris 793 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Bruges N702 / ...

€72 - €92

Train, bus  •  23h 25m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Tudela De Navarra Alv
  2. Take the bus from Tudela to Lille
  3. Take the train from Courtrai / Kortrijk to Bruges / Brugge Ic / ...

€134 - €205

Drive  •  14h 35m

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Bruges 1556.6 km

€170 - €250

Bus, shuttle, train  •  28h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Airport T to Pamplona
  2. Take the bus from Pamplona to Biarritz Estacion De Tren
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Biarritz to Gentbrugge
  4. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Bruges / Brugge Ic / ...

€188 - €204

Madrid Atocha Station to Bruges by walk and train

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and Bruges is around 24h 39m and covers a distance of around 2107 km. The fastest journey normally takes 22h 8m. Operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe SNCF, TGV inOui and others, the Madrid Atocha Station to Bruges service departs from Madrid Atocha Station and arrives in Bruges / Brugge. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
24h 39m
Fastest journey time:
22h 8m
Journey distance:
2107 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€243
Carbon emissions:
111 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
20:40
Last service departs at:
20:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to Bruges walk and train schedules

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Conditions of entry into Belgium from Spain

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Andorra, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and United States
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Lesotho, Macau, Malawi, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in Belgium

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bruges is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bruges is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bruges is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from Belgium.

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Last updated: 29 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Bruges is to fly and train which costs €45 - €150 and takes 6h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Bruges is to fly and train which costs €45 - €150 and takes 6h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Estación De Atocha and arriving at Bruges via Madrid and Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Atocha Station to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Bruges / Brugge via Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 36m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Bruges is 1314 km. The road distance is 1556.6 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Bruges without a car is to train which takes 14h 36m and costs €240 - €370.

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It takes approximately 6h 39m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Bruges, including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Bruges bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Bruges train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Bruges is to train which takes 14h 36m and costs €240 - €370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €70 - €95 and takes 22h 58m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Bruges.
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  • Distance: 1313.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 39m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Bruges, Belgium?

You can take a train from Madrid Atocha Station to Bruges via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 14h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Bruges via Estación De Atocha, Estación Sur, Madrid, and Paris in around 22h 58m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €360
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €270
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €430
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €430
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €360
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €360
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €190
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €150
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €180
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €240
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €180
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€18 - €140
Flights from Madrid to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€19 - €150
Flights from Madrid to Charleroi via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€19 - €150
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€130 - €380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €230
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €230
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €330
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €14
1st Class
€15 - €22
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €16
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €16
1st Class
€16 - €24
Train from Courtrai / Kortrijk to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €10
1st Class
€10 - €15
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€5 - €9
1st Class
€9 - €13
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €85
Premium
€75 - €110
Renfe AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
Renfe SNCF
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Tudela De Navarra
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Paris
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Bruges
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Tudela to Lille
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Pamplona to Biarritz Estacion De Tren
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
alsa.com
Starliner
Phone
+31 (0) 172-881316
Email
info@starliner.nl
Website
starliner.nl
Shuttle from Biarritz to Gentbrugge
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€150
Book at
Starliner

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Madrid Atocha Station to Bruges bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bruges station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Bruges train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Bruges / Brugge station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Bruges is 1557 km. It takes approximately 14h 35m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Bruges.

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