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There are 7 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Brussels South by plane, bus, train or car

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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

Train via Barcelona

  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-Principe Pio to Pasajes
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

Bus via Paris

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Paris
  2. Take the bus from Paris - 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 9m and covers a distance of around 2014 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 30m. Services are operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe SNCF, Paris RER and others. Typically 16 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

16 Weekly Services
13h 9m Average Duration
€225 Cheapest Price
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The cost-effective way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Brussels South is to fly, which costs €40 - €280 and takes 5h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Brussels South is to fly which costs €40 - €280 and takes 5h 32m.

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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 - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 57m.

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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 9m.

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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 Barcelona which takes 13h 9m and costs €220 - €400.

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It takes approximately 5h 32m 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 32m and costs €40 - €280. Alternatively, you can train via Barcelona, which costs €220 - €400 and takes 13h 9m, you could also bus via Paris, which costs €65 - €95 and takes 21h 57m.

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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 32m

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

Brussels Airlines, Air Europa 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 9m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €300
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€35 - €300
Flights from Madrid to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €420
Flights from Madrid to Charleroi via Porto
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €420
Flights from Madrid to Charleroi via Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €420
Flights from Madrid to Charleroi via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€45 - €420
Flights from Madrid to Charleroi via Tetouan
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €420
Flights from Madrid to Charleroi via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €420
Flights from Madrid to Charleroi via Tangier
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €490
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€90 - €650
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €460
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €490
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €440
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €700
Train operators
Renfe AVE
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
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
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Pasajes
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €140
1st Class
€130 - €160
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
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €17
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 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Brussels South
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
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
blablacar.fr
Bus from Paris - Bercy Seine to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
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
+34 910 207 007
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Burgos
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
ALSA
Bus from Burgos to Bruselas
Ave. Duration
41h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€140 - €200
Website
ALSA

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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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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Air Europa, Swiss, Lufthansa and four other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Brussels Airport.

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