There are 7 ways to get from Madrid to Amsterdam by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 18m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) MAD - AMS

47€ - 222€

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Fly to Eindhoven, train  •  7h 2m

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

63€ - 277€

Train via Paris  •  15h 20m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Perpignan Ave
  2. Take the train from Perpignan to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord to Amsterdam Centraal

312€ - 508€

Train  •  15h 29m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Avignon Tgv Ave
  2. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to Amsterdam Centraal Thalys

284€ - 554€

Bus  •  24h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Bilbao Malaga > Motril > Granada > Jaen > Bailen > Madrid - South Station > Madrid - Avénida de America > Bilbao > Conex San Sebastian > San Sebastián > Biriatou - Spain > Biriatou - France > Bayonne > Bordeaux City Centre > La Rochelle > Nantes > Rennes / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Amsterdam

134€ - 202€

Bus via Paris  •  25h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Est Sur to Paris, Gallieni 210
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Amsterdam, Duivendrecht 400

82€ - 117€

Drive  •  16h 48m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Amsterdam 1771.8 km

230€ - 350€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Amsterdam is to fly which costs 45€ - 230€ and takes 5h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Amsterdam is to fly which costs 45€ - 230€ and takes 5h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Amsterdam via Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Perpignan, Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 20m.

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The distance between Madrid and Amsterdam is 1481 km. The road distance is 1771.8 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Amsterdam without a car is to train via Paris which takes 15h 20m and costs 310€ - 550€.

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It takes approximately 5h 18m to get from Madrid to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Madrid to Amsterdam bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Amsterdam train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Amsterdam is to fly which takes 5h 18m and costs 45€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can train via Paris, which costs 310€ - 550€ and takes 15h 20m, you could also bus, which costs 130€ - 210€ and takes 24h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 1481.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 18m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

KLM, Air Europa and seven other airlines fly from Madrid to Amsterdam hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Amsterdam via Perpignan, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Nord in around 15h 20m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 360€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 320€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 300€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Madrid to Eindhoven via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Madrid to Eindhoven via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 370€
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 370€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 480€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 440€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Madrid to Eindhoven via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Train operators
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.

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Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Eindhoven Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
15€ - 35€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
15€ - 21€
1st Class
24€ - 35€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70€ - 95€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Perpignan to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
130€ - 180€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
130€ - 150€
1st Class
150€ - 180€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 230€
Website
Thalys
Standard
110€ - 150€
Comfort
120€ - 160€
Premium
160€ - 230€
Train from Avignon Tgv to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
200€ - 440€
Website
Thalys
Standard
200€ - 280€
Comfort
220€ - 290€
Premium
320€ - 440€
Bus operators
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 Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Madrid Av America to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Madrid Est Sur to Paris, Gallieni
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Amsterdam, Duivendrecht
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR

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

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

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Madrid to Amsterdam train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Amsterdam is 1772 km. It takes approximately 16h 48m to drive from Madrid to Amsterdam.

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Air Europa, Lufthansa, Vueling Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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