There are 5 ways to get from Madrid to Amsterdam by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Amsterdam  •  5 h 14 min

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

$73 - $235

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Fly to Eindhoven, train  •  6 h 40 min

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

$81 - $318

Train  •  15 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris-Nord to Amsterdam Centraal

$338 - $436

Bus, train  •  24 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Avénida de America to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Amsterdam Centraal Intercity direct / ...

$84 - $127

Drive  •  16 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Amsterdam 1106.9 miles

$260 - $390

Questions & Answers

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 Barcelona Sants Station, Paris Lyon Banlieue and Paris-Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 5 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Amsterdam is 1481 km. The road distance is 1771 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 15 h 5 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to get from Madrid to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Madrid to Amsterdam train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, 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 5 h 14 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 15 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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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 1771 km. It takes approximately 16 h 52 min to drive from Madrid to Amsterdam.

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Air Europa, British Airways, Vueling Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 925.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 14 min

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

KLM, Iberia and eight other airlines fly from Madrid to Amsterdam hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Amsterdam via Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Sants Station, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Lyon Banlieue, Paris Nord RER, and Paris-Nord in around 15 h 5 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Eindhoven via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Eindhoven via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Eindhoven via Pisa
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
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 to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
renfe.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris-Nord to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$180 - $260
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $120
Premier
$100 - $140
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Madrid - Avénida de America to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
20 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
Ouibus

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