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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Brussels South by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Brussels

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Brussels (BRU)

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Fly to Charleroi, bus

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Charleroi (CRL)
  2. Take the bus from Charleroi Airport to Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West

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Fly to Paris CDG, train

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Paris CDG (CDG)
  2. Take the train from Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV to Bruxelles Midi

Train via Paris

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

Train

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Narbonne
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Bruxelles Midi

Bus via Paris

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

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Burgos
  2. Take the bus from Burgos to Bruselas

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Brussels South

Madrid Atocha Station to Brussels South by walk and train

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and Brussels South is around 13h 33m and covers a distance of around 2018 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 1m. Services are operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe SNCF, Transilien and others. Typically 14 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

14 Weekly Services
13h 33m Average Duration
€222 Cheapest Price
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The cost-effective way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Brussels South is to fly and bus, which costs €30 - €130 and takes 6h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Brussels South is to fly which costs €35 - €190 and takes 5h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Brussels South station. However, there are services departing from Estación De Atocha and arriving at Brussels City Center - Midi Train station via Madrid and Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 37m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Atocha Station to Brussels South. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi via Barcelona-Sants, Gare de Lyon and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 33m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Brussels South is 1315 km. The road distance is 1568.9 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Brussels South without a car is to train via Paris which takes 13h 33m and costs €220 - €400.

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It takes approximately 5h 45m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Brussels South, including transfers.

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

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Madrid Atocha Station to Brussels South 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 Brussels South is to fly which takes 5h 45m and costs €35 - €190. Alternatively, you can train via Paris, which costs €220 - €400 and takes 13h 33m, you could also bus via Paris, which costs €65 - €95 and takes 21h 37m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Brussels South.
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  • Distance: 1314.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 45m

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

Ryanair, Iberia and seven other airlines fly from Madrid Atocha Station to Brussels South hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid Atocha Station to Brussels South via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Barcelona-Sants, Paris Gare De Lyon, Gare de Lyon, Gare du Nord, Paris Nord, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 13h 33m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€27 - €320
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€27 - €320
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€27 - €320
Flights from Madrid to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€22 - €250
Flights from Madrid to Charleroi via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€22 - €250
Flights from Madrid to Charleroi via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €250
Flights from Madrid to Charleroi via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €250
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €340
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €440
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €440
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €390
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €420
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €550
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €450
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €370
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €420
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €430
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €390
Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €75
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €55
Rail 1st Class
€50 - €75
Train from Narbonne to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€130 - €240
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€130 - €190
Rail 1st Class
€160 - €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 Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€55 - €70
1st Class
€55 - €70
Train from Narbonne to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€160 - €230
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€160 - €190
1st Class
€190 - €230
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €85
Promo+
€70 - €75
Flexible
€90 - €120
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €110
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Bus operators
Flibco
Phone
+352 26 58 57 1
Email
info@flibco.com
Website
flibco.com
Bus from Charleroi Airport to Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Flibco
Standard Ticket
€11 - €14
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Paris
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Brussels South
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €20
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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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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
Blablabus
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Burgos
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Burgos to Bruselas
Ave. Duration
41h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€140 - €200
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Brussels South bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Brussels City Center - Midi Train station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Brussels South train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Brussels South is 1569 km. It takes approximately 14h 37m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Brussels South.

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Brussels Airlines, Air Europa, KLM and five other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Brussels Airport.

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